Thermionic Culture The Phoenix
Thermionic Culture The Phoenix

The Phoenix, Studio compressor from Thermionic Culture.

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Average Score:5.0( 5/5 based on 3 reviews )
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Benjamin Le Jean10/09/2014

Benjamin Le Jean's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Thermionic Culture The Phoenix
Analog compressor vari-mu lamps. Mine is the version with side chain and standby.


Sufficient manual.
Please make sure the compressor is in standby when the LED is on and not the other ... It also compresses always when this mode is engaged.


Mastering use in the master mix or parallel.
I mix through since I have and I'm really enjoying the more gain than the dense one goes. it binds the sauce well and above all it brings a real depth. The color is subtle but it removes the mix collapses. beautiful this is large and when the gain is mounted it roars!
In standby mode it brings another color, narrower at the stereo but against a rather more pleasant audible harmonic distortion.
The side chain is really super helpful and makes it really versatile.
Mastering with faster attack leads to another color remains dense in the grave.
I love everything! It just lacks a Mix / dry and plasmid / side knob and it would be the best!
I use an RME ufx and pmc tb2.


I've had a month I used every day.
I have already worked with Neve, Manley, UA, DBX.

Please take advantage of the environment for this kind of machine. It's not a magic box but it's always better with. Sometimes it's subtle sometimes the hearts.

It's very expensive but it pays for itself what kind of machine and I can not see myself without work now ...

I would do without hesitation that choice!

Elfe2MArs's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" ohhhh cow!"

Thermionic Culture The Phoenix
Stereo compressor with incredible color British
all analog tube class A
gain, attack, release, threshold, bypass (on the new version) is smart, ca multiplies by 4 the life of lamps :)
link button that can compress or not the two channels independently.
side chain bass cut very smart this can compress the bass or not :)


is simple, turn the knobs and you take his slap
Manual a bit limited, but true to say ... it is a damn. What is a compressor ...


then my friends .... uuuuuuuhhhhhhhh it sounds, but then, severe!
acoustic guitars, vocals, bass, strings, moog, b3, etc. etc. ...
on a bus battery that sticks everything together and gives a color .... uuummm honey,
we buy this machine for its incredible color, it complements my machine park perfectly.
it is the opposite of a Distressor, which will be radical, excellent for the big comp, dégueulasser a loop, the phoenix is ​​the reverse, it is to magnify the sound, voices rose to Inside révellent, acoustic guitars at once ooze timber, and then on an overall mix ... aie aie aie!
it will make you go reverbs with subtlety, gives depth, gives this side impalpable as the analog compared to digital, one who has this machine and that tells me that there is no difference between a plug this same quality and crazy machine, I think it should change jobs ...
on the other hand I think we have some great convertos to appreciate all its magic, used with my Mytek 8x192 is unique ...


yes I have another comp: Distressor, manley, ivory, and plugs

what I love most: its color, its simplicity, its mouth, and the sound!
what I like least: I wish I had a tool box ... from radical surgery to the opposite, it is rather a lightweight compressor that can not really destroy, compresséer like crazy, it's all in the subtlety and musicality, but good for my Distressor I ca :)

value for money? hmm ... it's really expensive, but good when it was ... we understand why.

I remake that choice without any hesitation

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

Thermionic Culture The Phoenix
Get Cultured, here described the slogan on his T-Shirt that reoit Phoenix. Thermionic Culture, valve culture, in short, the lamp color and generous in Harmony, as a Summit, in short, a mere beast of access or the sound is right now and no frills, it's big Submitted rings and a Max.
3U, 2 beautiful view of white, chassis and superb hand-made welds, each book is unique and shows.


The manual is very very very very res simple, you just turn the knobs and costs


L "is the drama" to paraphrase one of my very good friend of Lyon, the phoenix is ​​magix, adfonce a fantastic sound mixes, terrible on guitar and vocals and I happens is the only compressor I know who lights the particularity of bringing down the front and give more air, but if you push any cup too much into it, what color, what size it is coarse and highlight your mix like never before. This is the opposite of Alan Smart (SSL and more drastic) it filing away the end of the spectrum, the phoenix bring them back, so many low and air mix in your all color and warm, c is an essential tool for any studio and Eng and wants a big sound.


I've had a year and love it as my Glory Comp, a ring of hell is made by enthusiasts like us, is human like machine and makes you love music. Stop giving our money to people who seek only a, Vik and Phoenix seeks above all our happiness.