Compressors are a must for any bass player. Their ability to completely shift your sound so you can make sure you are perfectly sat in a mix is unmatched. The TLC Compressor from Aguilar is really powerful option even with its simple control layout. Designed to match up to any studio rack compressor the TLC is a great choice for any bassist who wants to really dial in their tone.
This compressor works in a very similar way to pretty much every other compressor. With a selection of four controls that cover Level, Threshold, Attack and Slope you have all you need to find that sweet spot for your bass and amp. Just dial in the threshold for the strength of the compression and use the attack and slop controls for how fast or slow you want the effect to be. Finally match up the level to how loud you want your signal to be and you are ready to rock.
Aguilar has spent a long time working out how to get wide sweeping but precise control in to a small compressor like this. That is where their Trans Linear Control comes in and expands what you can do with a pedal of this size. It really is the one compressor for every opportunity.
Here's what Aguilar say about the TLC Compressor
The TLC Compressor is designed to give musicians the ability to control their dynamics in a flexible and musical way, making it an invaluable musical tool for both recording and live use. Our proprietary Trans Linear Control (TLC) circuit enables us to achieve unprecedented levels of performance in a small package.
The TLC Compressor features a four-knob layout to provide a full set of important features. Using a wide range of attack times and variable threshold and slope levels, you'll be able to dial in just the right sound. Aguilar's TLC Compressor gives you a range of control usually found only in expensive studio compressors.
- Threshold control: variable from -30 to -10 dBu
- Slope control: variable from 2:1 to infinity
- Attack control: variable from 10ms to 100ms
- Level control: -infinity to -3dBu
- Low Distortion: (<0.2 %)
- Gig-saver bypass (signal passes even if your battery dies)
- Power: Nine-volt battery or optional universal power supply
- Heavy Duty steel construction
- Inputs: One 1/4" jack
- Outputs: One 1/4" jack
- Controls: Engage switch
- Warranty: Three year limited
- Optional: 9 volt power supply