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Average Score:4.9( 4.9/5 based on 8 reviews )
 7 reviews88 %
 1 user review13 %
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myriam63660_en02/04/2008

myriam63660_en's review

Carl Martin Compressor Limiter
- compressor limiter

UTILIZATION

- At first the setup can seem a little tricky and you'll need to read the manual (and even the online manual of the constructor website, where you can find some settings) to understand the use of the setting "response", but that's the only difficulty

SOUND QUALITY

Beautiful !
The Carl Martin compressor is well known for being one of the best "non-rack" compressor... Once you try it you understand why

OVERALL OPINION

- been using it for 8 months
- like everything about it
- A little expensive, but it's worth the money
Qill01/07/2014

Qill's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Carl Martin Compressor Limiter
Compressor Pedal by Carl Martin
1 Threshold button
1 Compression button
1 Response button
1 Gain control
1 switch On / Off
Alim integrated sector

UTILIZATION

I use it in front in a Mesa Mark V in drive, clean mode, high gain ...

SOUND QUALITY

This is a pedal comp studio quality that is not a very transparent color effect or another, we easily get the sound we are looking for attention to not put too much at risk of Comp loss and conversely for the Threshold filter that acute ... can play a little on the history of gain boosted the signal
Pedal clean fashion no problemo, it's drive and high gain (amp on) it gets harder, the pedal will add noise which is annoying, it is by removing the chain that remark difference and not just off mode ... blow must provide a noise ...
I have the MXR Custom Comp dynamic, as saying that the Carl Martin offers more opportunity in a modern studio and register while the Dyna Comp is in simplicity (2 buttons) with a vintage grain ...

OVERALL OPINION

Pedal compression acclaimed John Petrucci, it is seeing in his pedalboard that I took and I'm definitely not disappointed with the product even if it uses another Comp / Gate rack format as TC Electronics C400XL the DBX 166XL ... there is one more on the same product
Bought € 145 on occasion I would do in a modern spirit rock / Metal ... if you looking for something straight and square, after fans of vintage is more in the Dyna Comp MXR Custom Shop
fanofromrennes08/08/2013

fanofromrennes's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Perfect"

Carl Martin Compressor Limiter
Features widely described in other reviews ... 100% analog, assembly and high quality components.

UTILIZATION

Extremely comprehensive settings which requires an adjustment period. The manual, even if minimal, is very clear and allows precisely understand the function of each knob and possible interactions.

SOUND QUALITY

I use this effect with a low (under personal supervision of manufacturing luthier Fred Kopo - mahogany body, maple neck / ebony fingerboard, electronics Delano musicman deviation). Set to be discreet in my case, it is only there to mix my sound ... but how effective! As soon as I "pops", the penalty is cruel immediate ... The lack is violent! I must have become "addicted"!

OVERALL OPINION

Used for a few weeks, it is now permanently connected and laid next to my amp head ... I can not do without!
Like his musical presence that knows how to stay quiet but its obvious effectiveness ...

Note, in addition, the friendliness and efficiency of service Carl Martin: I bought this pedal used, but in good cosmetic condition with a very tired potentiometer (which caused a few scares me). I contacted Carl Martin via its website for just know the "ideal" reference potentiometer replacement. In addition to a rapid (within half a day) and very friendly response, they even sent me a new pot by mail (received a few days later). OK, a standard potentiometer is a few euros, but the gesture is particularly commendable and appreciated. 10 minutes dé-soudage/soudage and the pedal was like new!
lnlolo01/13/2013

lnlolo's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" The best!"

Carl Martin Compressor Limiter
Super strong, integrated power supply.

UTILIZATION

I use it on a guitar for clean sounds and crunches. I use it with very little compression (around 9:00) and not a lot of gain (to 12:00) to enhance and give the body.

You do not hear too much compression effect but the difference is significant when it is not.

SOUND QUALITY

One of the best compressors I know. Very transparent, it does its job without changing the sound of the guitar.
No creaking or other noises unpleasant.

OVERALL OPINION

I use it for over 2 years and I do it again this choice without thinking, this is THE reference.
Noarno02/10/2010

Noarno's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Carl Martin Compressor Limiter
Analog compression.
No surprise at the knobs: Threshold, comp responces and gain.
Bypass button.

Metal casing, touch anything that we feel that it's solid, before being convinced by the weight!

UTILIZATION

Like any compressor, the hardest thing is not to turn the knobs, but to understand how to compress what we did get into it.

SOUND QUALITY

Lace!
I use it mainly for bass, but also to make homestudio. Even the voice I pass them in, without abusing either ...
It really is very very good compression: even by attacking with a fairly low threshold and a ratio strong enough, it works really fine, without charge or flatten the sound ... We did not almost hear! But cons, he gives a lot of life and clarity to the signal coming in, also without color ... In short, this is a very reliable tool

OVERALL OPINION

It's really a reference pedal in my opinion. And I even think that this compression can compete with the studio rack models ...
myriam6366005/25/2007

myriam63660's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Carl Martin Compressor Limiter
- Compressor Limiter format PDAL
- Power supply cord intgre

UTILIZATION

- To better apprcier the capabilities of the device (and especially the particular rglage rle "Response") will not be the luxury of consulting the user manual online site that Carl Martin proposes several steps by expressing pRSET of sounds (the manual that came with the pedals is diffrend and less comprehensive).
- The edition of the sounds is pretty easy, I took over a dj patch about in the instructions and I then adapted in 5 minutes I had found my first preset.

SOUND QUALITY

The effect is trs effective, means diffrence right away even with small compression ratios. The sound becomes "full", some frquences become much more audible which magnifies the sound vritablement
We realize change when the sound is cut because the effect does not affect or bypass the TRS bit original sound, very practical to work with precision. For my part I let the effect "on" constantly, the device is used primarily to compress me subtly and make the sound more and homogne further.
Whereas this compressor is the best format compressor pedals by a bunch of guitarists and bass players (on Harmony Central, 35 users note the sound quality 9.2 out of 10).

OVERALL OPINION

Trs efficient compressor, before I used to have the compressor Intgr the digitech GSP 2101 vritablement I love the Carl Martin is the road without problem from my ct old compressor.
I had a few years ago a Boss compressor sustainer CS3, which is frankly infrieur.
The Carl Martin is quite CHRE: about 200 euros, but we're not flying on the goods.
sakaï-02/06/2007

sakaï-'s review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Carl Martin Compressor Limiter
Effect compressor limiter analog. one "in" one "out" jack 6.5. the DC supply is intgre the PDAL and it trs apprciable. the rub is that if transfo crame is much less drle. the Casing is compact has paratsrieux.

UTILIZATION

PDAL a extremely easy use. provided the knobs are trs sensitive and have interference, them. manual not trs explicit but website offers Manir trs simple address this PDAL.

SOUND QUALITY

Bon l one passes to things srieuses. this PDAL absolutely prodigious. 're in good. I use with low. Arveiller compltement harmonics! this therefore effect admirable throughout Spectrum. more nor one hair breath. this compressor is completely invisible except on dynamic it does its job!

OVERALL OPINION

I just procure purpose ago two months. I cherch compressor version PDAL for months and finally I opt for Carl Martin. I play continually with this effect engaged. this compressor works wonder and Exceeds widely few concurents I could try. excellent alternative when no 600 euros version rack
Matt Preacherz09/12/2005

Matt Preacherz's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Carl Martin Compressor Limiter
Compression effect pedals, also with a limiter function. Analog technology.
Connectivity classic Jack as 6.35 ...
No possibility to register pRSET.

UTILIZATION

Configuration extra simple edition sounds really very easy. All extreme are possible, the compression the finest heaviest.
The manual is really excellent, and trs explicit.

SOUND QUALITY

Level sound is really perfect. I use it for my bass, and it is good to have the pedals for those who can not buy a compressor rack 800 euros.
I think the compression is really discrete, and the limiter mode really perfect for slap.

OVERALL OPINION

Nothing wrong, the carl martin. Perfection is not far, nothing to do with the competitors of the market as the Boss LMB 2, worthless cot of this jewel.
The pedals have.