DR-ZEN2 is a recreation of the classic EMI* TG12413* Limiter used in custom EMI* and Abbey Road* recording and mastering consoles from the late ’60s. A true legend in a league of its own. Delivering true vibe of the vintage hardware, the Zener* inspired DR-ZEN2 DIY product is a state of the art dynamic compressor.
DIY Experience level: LOW MID PRO
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⭐️⭐️⭐️ DR-ZEN2 – THE EMI* ABBEY ROAD SPECIAL EDITION COMPRESSOR/LIMITER ⭐️⭐️⭐️
“Firstly, the unit looks the part. The screen printing on the face plate is clean and sharp, the ‘classic look’ knobs are amazing as are the two meters set 90 degrees to each other and the toggle switches are not too big and obtrusive. In use, having used many of the old units, it didn’t disappoint! The controls were smooth and responsive, the toggle switches were very positive and the level meters gave an accurate display. But it’s the sound that counts and that classic sound punched through as soon as the bypass was turned off! Everything was as true to the original as could be with a rich, creamy compression that only these units could give. Running it soft it gently held things in check but still had a hint of that character and really slamming it made the likes of drum overheads open to a room twice the size! In use for mastering, as always, little is best and it did the job and more with every genre of music I hit it with. Christian Holmes has done an amazing job building this unit.
Well Done. Very impressed!”
Ian Thompson, recording engineer for over 40 years working with artists such as Erasure, Kate Bush, Mike Oldfield, ELO Part II and owner of White Wolf Recording Studio for over 20 years.
Dual mono or linked in stereo
Inspired by vintage zener compressor
Famous British colored sound
Linear Power Supply
Great for tracking and buss
Hi Quality 2U Front Panel & case
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