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seedseed 27th April 2011 08:31 AM

weak joe compressor
Hi all,

i built a weak joe compressor and found the unit to be good i tried different combinations of Op amps and nsl 32 opto isolator as well as some home made opto isolator which i found actually worked better. but at maximum compression the compressor seems to distort a bit i figure the attenuation to earth is the culprit for the distortion i can't figure out what else may be causing it. I know that compressor can be a bit of pig in a basket but finding a good diy one to build is another story also any one with any nice schematics of opto compressor please let me know. But for now i have been trying different options to make this particular compressor to just kick that little bit nicer. i would like nice clean compression with a bit of kick when adjusted right but just haven't found a schematic that cuts it but if anyone has any ideas in regards to tweaking the weak joe please let me know. It has got me with the distortion problem this unit has that anyone uses it in any studio.

seedseed 27th April 2011 08:33 AM

weak joe compressor
forgot to post the site link: Weak Joe Optical Compressor

rankot 4th May 2015 08:35 PM

What do you have in mind with "attenuation"? I see only attack/release/threshold/ratio pots!

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