The Alta Moda Audio Hippo is a high-performance
bus compressor designed for the 500-series
compatible rack systems. The Hippo is based on a VCA topology made popular in highly successful
recording consoles of the 1980's, but includes many modern features not found on typical bus compressors.
Wide Control Ranges
The Hippo features extended attack, release and ratio settings for
wider control ranges. Selected controls are continuously-variable
for enhanced resolution and versatility.
Enhanced Bass Control
Six-position High Pass Filter on side chain for better control
of bass-heavy material.
Six-position Warmth control adds rich harmonic distortion
to fatten tracks.
Unique channel linking options allow for better control
of stereo imaging, including the ability to run the
channel detectors independently of one another
High Resolution Metering
Dual, 20-segment gain-reduction meters monitor
both detectors with 1dB resolution.
Blend control allows varying the output between
dry and compressed signal for more subtle
Hard Wire Bypass
Gold-contact relays completely remove unit from signal path when bypassed.