Near immaculate example of my favourite compressor, the Fairfield Circuitry Accountant.
Every operation needs an accountant, and your signal chain is no exception. This little guy will fit right in, no questions asked. Call upon his services to crunch numbers, cook your books and calculate ratios in all confidence that your shit will remain tight. Compression as an effect is a form of dynamics
control; that is to say controlling the difference
in volume between loud parts and quiet parts.
We’re talking about a mostly utilitarian relationship here, but one of trust as well. Whether you enjoy slight, nuanced dynamics control or you just want to squeeze your signal into one dimension, you'll find a use for The Accountant.
Featuring all analogue, JFET feedback compression, The Accountant works well with all signal sources; guitars, bass, vocals, synths, even whole mixes. A simple control interface allows you to change the threshold, compression ratio and makeup gain.
NOTES ON POWERING
This pedal was designed to operate using your typical centre negative, regulated 9-9.6 VDC power supply. The pedal is protected against reversed polarity and overvoltage conditions. Always check your power supply for proper voltage and polarity before connecting. There is no battery connection inside the pedal.
- input impedance 1 M
- output impedance <5 k
- power supply 9-9.6 VDC
- current draw 12 mA
- threshold 50 mVRMS
- attack time 5 ms
- release time 500 ms
- true true bypass
- 1/4” mono input/output jacks
- 2.1mm DC connector
- 3.7” x 1.5” enclosure dimensions