IRON in Recording Magazin

IRON Mastering Compressor in Recording Magazin

“Anyone who believes that the world doesn’t need another high-quality hardware compressor and there is nothing to add to the state-of-the-art will be set right with SPL’s new baby.“

In the current edition (3/16) of Recording Magazin (German) Andreas „Igl“ Schönwitz put our IRON Mastering Compressor to the test and wrote a worthwhile article. The expert seems to be pretty convinced that in terms of look, processing and sound, our IRON is an outstanding unit.

 

Look and sound:

There are two detent Alps-Potentiometers with the huge Theshold switches for both channels which are arranged below two analog VU meters, attached on a 4U brushed aluminium front panel of 8 mm thickness. This is a statement in your rack.“

At first listening the Iron is as expected a very clean and discreet variable-bias tube compressor which has its own character. This works very well in terms of mastering and offers a warm and transparent compression of the music material.“

Features and practical experience:

The Iron is more than a variable-bias tube compressor: a very musical compression is achieved through the clever combination of the characteristic curves of two different tubes.“

Through high input levels you can achieve a nice and subtle enrichment of the audio material with tube-overtones.“

Feedback compression of classic tube compressors is complemented by an optical feed forward limiting of peak values of the control voltage, which leads to very reduced low noises and distortion.“

Together with a three-step switching of the tube bias, traits of various compressors are enabled in one single unit.“

The different EQ presets of the sidechain signal gives you more opportunities of processing the signal – the presets are very useful and offer endless possibilities.“

When it comes to processing individual signals, like the drum-buss, vocals or bass (which magically melts with the kick drum using the right sidechain EQ), the Iron reveals its full strength.“

Final conclusion:

Not only is the Iron perfectly processed and sounds excellent but it is also full of innovations and useful features, which besides mastering are also very helpful for ambitious mixing.“

Considering the quality and the range of features, it might be assumed that the price is more than justified. I will order mine in red.“

 

You will find the complete review in the current edition (3/16) of Recording Magazin (German).

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