Launch price: 369 USD / 329 EUR / 3490 SEK + VAT and shipping
Use the contact form to pre-order, delivery November 2019
The nABC concept is simple: transforming sidechain compression into a creative tool
The nABC is capable of “classic” stereo compression, with specs that match some of the best products on the market. But what makes it unique is its flexibility in combining different analog and digital sidechain sources, enabling new creative possibilities. Attack and release times can be controlled with millisecond precision, and all parameters can be automated in real time.
The nABC is capable of classic off-beat ducking/pumping, as commonly used in electronic music, as well as more creative dynamic sidechain patterns acting differently on single notes. Use it on a mixdown bus or on individual instruments/tracks.
Design sidechain patterns in your DAW and use USB/MIDI for millisecond-level-adjustable attack/release envelope control.
The nABC is easily connected to any sequencer/modular synth with its MIDI, gate and CV sidechain controls. You may connect it to a sequencer for new compression patterns and use the CV to dynamically adjust the sidechain compression depth .
Sidechain compression is relatively uncommon in small live setups, mostly because of the required cable routing and lack of portable compressors. The nABC solves these problems and the footswitch sidechain trigger enables new creative opportunities for live musicians.
Audio demos (nABC prototype)
Using MIDI to trigger sidechain compression.
Using analog gate/CV to trigger sidechain compression.
Comparison between the nABC, a WA76 and a DBX 376. “Traditional” compression, no sidechain.
Manual and preliminary specifications (beta)
|Audio Input||2 x 1/4″, impedance balanced, >100 kOhm|
|Max Audio Input||+19.5dBu|
|Audio Output||2 x ¼”, impedance balanced, 400 Ohm|
|Max Audio Output||+19.5dBu|
|External Sidechain Audio Input:||1 x 1/8”, max 20dBu, 50kOhm, unbalanced|
|External Control Voltage Input:||1 x 1/8”, 0V-10V, unipolar, 50kOhm|
|Gate input:||1 x 1/8”, 0V-5V, unipolar (10V is tolerated)|
|MIDI input||1 x 1/8” TRS (DIN to TRS cable is included)|
|Frequency Response||20Hz-20kHz, +0.5, -0.5dB|
|THD+Noise||Typically <0.06%; @1kHz, 0dBu, 1:1|
|Compressor Threshold Range||-20dBu to +20dBu|
|Compressor Ratio||1:1 to Infinity:1|
|Make-up gain||0dB to +20dB|
|Maximum gain reduction||>30dB|
|Presets||8, user defined|
|MIDI control||Sidechain, alla audio parameters, preset selection|
|MIDI out||Signal level threshold, all audio parameters|
|Compression knee||Adjustable, hard or soft|
|Power||5V via USB, typical 500mA|
|Dimensions||125mm x 125mm x 40mm|