Maselec MLA-3 the input signal is split into three frequency-bands. Each band
is passed through a stereo compressor where gain and compression can be
of the compressors are then re-combined and fed to the outputs. There are four
different frequencies for each of the two crossovers that can be separately
selected for the low-to-mid and the mid-to-high bands.
frequency-band compressors have separate controls so that different parts of
the audio spectrum can be adjusted and tuned. With separate gain controls for
each frequency-band, the Maselec MLA-3 can be used as an equalizer.
always adjust the controls for the separate frequency bands to different
settings. There is no technical reason why they should be the same for all
frequencies. Overall Input and Output gain controls make it easy to set up for
different operating levels.
are electronically balanced, virtually ground floating, making them perform as
if they are transformer coupled, but without the associated colouration, low
frequency distortion and restricted bandwidth. The input impedance is 100kohm.
Maximum input >+29dBu (balanced).
are electronically balanced and can deliver >+28dBu into 600ohm (balanced).
Output impedance is 33ohm (balanced and unbalanced). Both inputs and outputs
can be unbalanced by simply grounding either pin 2 or pin 3.
"Mike had to pull some strings
to get to me so soon after release and I can't (won't) send it back! It's the
first multi-band compressor that I've heard that is powerful without adding
unwanted character. I alter the shape of a mix, subtly, without the mix
engineer feeling like, 'You changed my mix'."
McBride is a Chicago based Producer/Engineer whose credits include Rachael
Yamagata, Silversun Pickups, Fall Out Boy, The Walkmen and Veruca Salt. His
, has hosted sessions for artists ranging from Rod Stewart
Mavis Staples to Story of the Year and Rise Against.