Xotic Effects SP Compressor Effect Pedal

The compression effect you get out of this pedal from Xotic is based on the Ross Compressor, which has been called the holy grail of effects pedals. It offers the same warm color you’d expect from a Ross pedal but gives you a wider effect range, with a boost of up to 15dB, making it […]

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Xotic Effects SP Compressor Effect Pedal

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The compression effect you get out of this pedal from Xotic is based on the Ross Compressor, which has been called the holy grail of effects pedals. It offers the same warm color you’d expect from a Ross pedal but gives you a wider effect range, with a boost of up to 15dB, making it in many ways an even more useful pedal than the iconic one it’s modeled after.

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The operational transconductance amplifier (OTA) in this pedal uses the same technology as the classic Ross Compressor, the reason for their similarity in sound. It gives the Xotic SP Compressor a beautiful, rich sound with a lot of versatility. Tweaking the dry blend knob gives you a wide range of tonal styles. Whether you want an effect that’s modern or vintage, subtle or in-your-face, this pedal can do it all.

In terms of design, the Xotic SP Compressor is a compact pedal that weighs right around a pound and will fit easily on any pedal rack. The interface is simple and clear, with knobs for volume and blend and a footswitch to toggle the effect on and off.

Specifications:

  • Power: 9V DC or battery (not included)
  • Weight: 1 pound
  • Dimensions: 4”H X 4”W X 5.1”D
  • Boost: +15dB
  • Controls: Volume and blend dials, 3-way compression toggle

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