Compressor/limiter based on Neve 2254 with even faster
release times, 1dB stepped gain makeup
The Chandler Limited LTD-2 is based on the Neve 2254 compressor
which is the class A predecessor to the Neve 2264 and Neve 33609. Construction is similar
to the LTD-1. The same audio circuit with a modified set of controls (i.e.
attack times not on original and more and faster release times). The front
panel controls are as follows- 20db gain make up, threshold, attack (6
positions), release (6 positions including auto), stereo link, and bypass.
The control functions and applications seem to be more
similar to those of the venerable Neve 32264a and Neve 33609, with the thick and
rich audio qualities of the Neve 2254a and Neve 2254e. On the whole, this unit
is more than just another "Neve-a-like"... it takes the original Neve
2254 concept to the next level of tone and flexibility.