The PreSonus CL44 is a four channel compressor/limiter that contains an external side chain. It is a digital unit and has both XLR and 1/4 inch connections. It is a rack mountable unit and will only take up a single rack space.
The configuration of the PreSonus CL44 is really easy to follow and understand. Each channel has a slew of parameters that include lo filter, threshold, ratio, gain, attack, and compander. These parameters, in addition to a few others on the unit make the PreSonus CL44 a versatile compressor/limiter. Everything is laid out smartly and easy to access and the metering that is available definitely comes in handy. I don't have a manual for the PreSonus CL44, but it is easy to use and you don't really need the manual if you don't have one.
The sound quality of the PreSonus CL44 is good, but is nothing that will really blow you away. It is nice to have four good sounding compressors in one, and is really perfect for tracking drums if you like to track drums with compression. I have also used it on electric guitar and bass guitar with good results. These aren't the warmest sounding compressors in the world, but the PreSonus CL44 does sound good and is definitely usable.
I've been using the PreSonus CL44 compressor/limiter for about six months and I've found that it is a nice compressor for the price. It sounds good on a number of different instruments and is definitely useful across the board. The price is really cheap, especially when you consider you are getting four compressors for the price. PreSonus doesn't always make the most reliable gear, but this unit is definitely a well made unit that is perfect for the home studio owner looking to get a few compressors for a cheap price.
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slow_pulse_boy's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
Compressor / limiter linkable analog 4 channel 2 2, which is just a number but potentially btard done everything for me (for Securing a record four live tracks, or use as an insert in the 4 input XLR're my sound card).
SETTING THE trs complete with compression: Threshold, Ratio, High-pass, Attack, Release. Add a single knob for the threshold limit, a compander for planing dynamics also at the bottom (apparently quite discreet) and a gain. A button "optical" provides a compression "vintage" (I do not know if it's vintage but the diffrence is), another automated attack and release, let us add a button of link channel, a bypass, and a saw-nitre rduction showing the level of the signal.
Each channel has an input and an XLR output format, a format TRS insert jack (with a switch to reverse polarity and one for connection to sidechain. The level of sound is param trable by a switch (-10 or +4 db).
For the price, I really do not see what's missing, though, the connection is not very practical ...
The knobs are notched on all their race, and graduations are thinking intelligently, for example, 12 represents the ratio 2:1. On the other hand, the most difficult to rglages for nophyte (attack and release) may be in favor of a dlaisss rglage automatic ear seems to me fine.
The manual, because in English only, do not look, you can even say that it is extremely ugly and made amateur. If the form allows DSIR, the background is irrprochable function and includes a succinct tutorial on compression and that of actual notice. There are examples of well rglages for the guitar, the snare or the voice (with a possibility of use as desseur).
In Charcha well, he may be missing a pair of diagrams, even when.
I may be a BTIS, but I feel that the use knobs heels are not properly compared to the values posters, which is not r dhibitoire trsgnant but for the grip. So, a 0dB limiter rglage stack generates compression and nasty buggers.
The compander is a Mystra for me. At least it does not add breath, but I'm not sure so far as to do something, and the doc is not explicit on this subject trs.
About the compression, which is when the same basic function of the device, so good. I have used this day as a bass and guitars (and on synths / rhythm box "to see.") I would have done tests on the occasion of the vote. ..
At least to gain background, the unit adds virtually no wind.
I use it for 3-4 months.
My exprience compressor / limiter was limited until the effect pedals. So I put on my account inexprience most of what I could blame this unit, an exception prs: connectors (one input / output or send / return jacks in 2 t have much practice, especially when you compare the price of a jack Stereo with that of two mono jacks).
In view of its possibilities and its price, I do not regret my purchase, it is all the same more convenient than carrying two dbx and much cheaper than a compressor 8 channels.