• Classic studio compressor in a Phase 90-sized pedal
• CHTTM Constant Headroom Technology for clear, clean performance
• Ten Gain Reduction status LEDs
• True bypass
The MXR Studio Compressor is powered by one 9-volt battery (remove bottom plate to install), a 9-volt AC adapter such as the Dunlop ECB003/ECB003EU, or the DC BrickTM and Iso-BrickTM power supplies.
• Run a cable from your instrument to the M76’s INPUT jack and run another cable from the M76’s OUTPUT jack to your ampli er.
• Set RELEASE, ATTACK, OUTPUT, and INPUT controls to 12 o’clock and the RATIO control to 4.
• Turn the e ect on by depressing the footswitch.
• Rotate INPUT knob clockwise
to increase input gain reduction—indicated by
number of illuminated GAIN REDUCTION meter LEDs—or counterclockwise to decrease it.
• Rotate the OUTPUT knob clockwise to increase
overall e ect volume or counterclockwise to decrease it.
• Rotate ATTACK knob clockwise to quicken reaction time of compressor—indicated by right-to-left speed of GAIN REDUCTION meter—or counterclockwise to slow
• Rotate RELEASE knob clockwise to quicken compression release—indicated by left-to- right speed of GAIN REDUCTION meter—or counterclockwise to slow it down.
• Use the RATIO knob to select compression ratio. The 4 setting selects a 4:1 ratio, meaning
that if the input level rises 4 decibels above threshold, the output level will only rise by 1 decibel. Therefore, gain has been reduced by 3 decibels. The 8 setting selects an 8:1 compression ratio, 12 selects 12:1, and 20 selects 20:1.
GAIN REDUCTION METER
Short string taps are an easy way to see the meter display compressor reaction time and can be helpful in setting ATTACK and RELEASE controls.