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boss compressor pedal manualPoints are worth a 1p discount for every point you redeem.We display the number of points available for a product on the product's page on our website. Normally we'll give you one point for every pound you spend, but watch out for double and triple points deals for even more savings! For Store opening times and COVID restrictions, please click here before you visit. A range of effects from gentle compression to squeezed sounds is at your command. Designed for outstanding low-noise performance, the CS-3 also provides EQ for precise sonic control. You can be sure that however much you drop it, kick it, throw it and jump on it, it'll still come back for more. These pedals constantly survive the rigours of rock 'n' roll touring, and that's why they're seen at the feet of top touring pros everywhere. Boss are so sure their compact pedals last the test of time, they cover them with a full five year warranty. You can then choose which finance term you'd like to apply for, and change your deposit if you wish. This is where your finance application is processed. Assuming your application is accepted you'll be able to place your deposit and confirm your order right there. Get approval before 3pm and we'll send your order out the same working day (stock permitting) for next working day delivery! Andertons Music Co. acts as a credit broker and only offers credit products from Secure Trust Bank PLC trading as V12 Retail Finance. Andertons Music Co. is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Credit provided subject to age and status. Solid construction. Set it up as you like it and then just leave it on.Really nice, versatile and genuinely useful pedal.Very pleased.Works very well and is good value for money.That’s why we want to make it as quick and easy as possible for you to get your order, safe and sound! Click the button below to read more. If an item is not at our store location, we may be able to bring stock from our warehouse.

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Moving stock can take up to 60 minutes subject to traffic. If you call ahead, the goods could be waiting for you when you come in. The final request is 2 hours before the store closes each day. That’s why we want to make it as quick and easy as possible for you to get your order, safe and sound! Click the button below to read more. No delivery charges. When used for specific genres, they suit some players perfectly. Country musicians for example, who play those awesome chicken-pickin’ or bluegrass kind of licks discovered the benefits of using a stompbox compressor decades ago. The sound of a compressor working its charm over Nashville-inspired playing has become crucial to that specific kind of sound. And for a clean guitar tone with a bit of chorus and reverb, a compressor pedal will do sparkling, lush wonders. Our Beginner’s Guide to Compression article will give you a more detailed overview of compression, how it’s used and the different kinds of compressors. We highly recommend you check it out if you’re new to compression, or even if you just want to brush up on the basics. CS-3 Compression Sustainer Anyone familiar with BOSS’ long-running range of compressors will definitely be aware of the CS-3 Compression Sustainer pedal, a traditional VCA style compressor that has found a home on the pedalboard of many guitar players, including superstars such as David Gilmour, Bonnie Raitt and U2’s The Edge. The BOSS CS-3 is a core part of the BOSS lineup and is an excellent choice for players seeking a traditional compressor tone. Its classic compression circuitry delivers a pronounced attack, combined with smooth sustain, that all work together to even out the dynamic peaks and troughs of your picking. Not restricted to just guitar players, the CS-3 can be used on practically anything you’d like to plug into it. Bassists, keyboardists and synthesizer artists are some of the musicians who still cherish this small blue wonderbox. Electronic artists such as Aphex Twin and Legowelt for example, have also had great results with this classic stompbox. It sounds great on drum machines, synthesizers and other electronic music instruments, or even as an Auxiliary Send on a mixing board for parallel compression. For some musicians though, the audible tonality found within a classic compressor design is less than desirable. Much like different kinds of reverb types (Spring, Hall, Shimmer, etc.) not all kinds of compression are suitable for all musicians. If you like the notion of what a compressor pedal does for your guitar (like the sustain or the overall evening out of your notes and chords), but aren’t completely comfortable with the signature sound of traditional compressors such as the BOSS CS-3, then you might have been considering boost pedals, overdrives or even EQ pedals to achieve similar results. The CP-1X is a new type of compressor for guitar that aims to preserve the character of your instrument, delivering all the benefits of dynamic compression while eliminating the “squashed” sound of a traditional compressor. The CP-1X is unique in its design, as it completely reimagines a compression pedal from scratch. We mentioned earlier that the CS-3 is a pedal that nearly any musician can use. While this is also true for the CP-1X, it is fundamentally a pedal designed specifically for the guitar, and all the expressive qualities that go into playing the instrument. We’ll explain why in a moment, but first, we should give you some background on the pedal. In the quest for a more “transparent” sounding compressor pedal, some manufacturers in recent times have been releasing designs that incorporate a “blend” control, which allows the user to mix their dry, uncompressed guitar signal with the compressed signal. This is a simple workaround method to achieve results similar to the classic studio technique of “parallel compression”, which is often used as a way to compress drums. Sure, adding some dry signal back in will stop the pedal from colouring your tone too much, but of course, it also mitigates much of the actual compression effect itself. So, what if you want a compressor pedal that still does an effective job of dynamic compression, while maintaining your natural tone, as well as complimenting and (more importantly), understanding your playing. The BOSS CP-1X is an entirely new compression design that uses BOSS’ MDP technology. MDP or Multi-Dimensional Processing is a new innovation from BOSS that has been used in previous pedals such as the TE-2 Tera Echo, the MO-2 Multi Overtone, the DA-2 Adaptive Distortion and the “X” series of classic BOSS overdrives and distortions. Multi-Dimensional Processing (MDP) So how does MDP work. As it turns out, in a really cool way. MDP (and subsequently, the CP-1X) uses intelligent processing to analyse your guitar signal in multiple dimensions, as you play. It listens to each note you play and compresses each one differently, taking into account things like different strings, neck position, single notes, chords, arpeggios and more when deciding exactly how to act on each note. The CP-1X is even able to differentiate the fundamental note of your input waveform vs.Take a look at this diagram: The INPUT diagram shows an uncompressed waveform from a guitar. The blue wave shows the harmonic overtones that come flying off the string as you pick it, which rapidly decay over time. A CONVENTIONAL compressor looks at the entire spectrum of audio information and compresses all the audio at the same rate, in order to bring the total dynamic range into control. In order to bring the (blue) harmonic overtones into control, it has to heavily compress the entire signal, including the fundamental (orange) waveform. This manifests in the note attack, feeling like it is “sucked” away. In the example above, you can see that MDP reduces the harmonic overtones so that the overall volume is under control. In short, the BOSS CP-1X provides advanced dynamics control that never colours or muddies your tone. It’s like you’re plugging into multiple compressors in the one pedal which are doing different things to different frequencies, before blending them all together. Instead of simply “brickwall compressing” your signal, you’re allowing the CP-1X to do its work based on your playing, no matter how sensitive or aggressive your dynamics are. This might sound like the CP-1X is working on your tone. Hardly. In fact, the transparency of the CP-1X is incredible. You won’t hear it, but you’ll know it’s there because your guitar sound will become much more apparent. KEEP IT QUIET! The advanced compression delivered using MDP technology is only part of why the CP-1X is the world’s most advanced guitar compression pedal. A common sore point with compressors is that, by their very nature, they will add some noise to your signal during the “sustain” part of their operation. If you’re also using overdrive and distortion, the compressor can add extra noise, in some cases to unusable levels. This of course is combative with a noise suppressor like the BOSS NS-2, but if pedal real estate is a factor for you, then it can be difficult to keep your levels under control. The CP-1X factors this into its design by using a digital circuit for exceptional noise reduction. Combined with multiple interlocking parameters for intelligently adapting to every register and nuance of your playing, the clarity and preservation of tone that the CP-1X brings to your sound is unparalleled. Another nice trick that the CP-1X pulls is, despite running off a 9v battery or power supply, the internal voltage of the pedal is pumped up to 18v. This offers ample headroom for a clean, punchy sound that has enough capability to cleanly deal with guitars used more frequently today like seven and eight string instruments and acoustic-electrics. Essentially, whatever you play, then the CP-1X will work for you. It’s been described as “removing the blanket” off your guitar sound and works comfortably alongside and with your other stompboxes. If you’ve never used a compressor pedal before, then the CP-1X is a great place to start. If you already know the benefits of compression, then it’s certainly a pedal that’s worth checking out. Think of it as a refreshing new take on a classic effect. Classic compressors such as the CS-3 will (and should!) always be with us. What the BOSS CP-1X does is take a different approach to a similar goal, opening new doors for creative expression. Whichever you prefer, the choice is at your feet. The technology used in the CP-1X is identical to that used in BOSS’ BC-1X Bass Compressor. The BC-1X differs however, in that it is designed and voiced specifically for bass guitars, as opposed to the CP-1X, which is guitar focused. The BC-1X also sounds great on other instruments.The level of EQ adjustment allows the player How about the difference between a Vibrato and a Tremolo. This FX-101 is a resource that categorises They sound great together but now you really. This pedal is great for bringing out the attack in your playing, catering to chickin pickin' techniques, country and western, and lead playing. Let us know YOUR RECENTLY VIEWED ITEMS Browsing History ON Clear History Not responsible for typographical or illustrative errors. Please try again.Please try again.In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. Register a free business account Please try your search again later.This pedal is great for bringing out the attack in your playing, catering to chickin pickin' techniques, country and western, and lead playing. Pig Power is a 9V power supply with 1000 mA can power up to 10 pedals at once (PP10DC 10 Spot Daisy Chain not included), with a minimal design that requires just a single outlet. The adapter features a generous 10ft cable allows you to set up far from a power source, and 110-240c compatibility is ready for international use. The power adapter is backed by a one year limited warranty. Key Features Compresses loud signals and boosts lower signals for a smooth overall sound Onboard Level, Tone, Attack and Sustain controls for precise shaping Low-noise design for super-quiet operation The CS-3 Compression Sustainer pedal compresses louder signals while boosting lower signals Guitar Pedal BOSS CS-3 Specs Nominal Input Level -20 dBu Input Impedance 1 MOhm Nominal Output Level -20 dBu Output Impedance 1 kOhm Equivalent Input Noise -110 dBu Current Draw 11 mA Dimensions 2.9 x 5.13 x 2.4 Weight 15 oz Amazon calculates a product’s star ratings based on a machine learned model instead of a raw data average. The model takes into account factors including the age of a rating, whether the ratings are from verified purchasers, and factors that establish reviewer trustworthiness. Unfortunately, I was finally able to get the CS3 owners manual, and it says: At it's clockwise position, the attack sound is retained, in each note even in fast picking, creating drive sound. At it's clockwise position, the attack sound is retained, in each note even in fast picking, creating drive sound. Try setting it a 50 to begin with. I'm not really a country player but being from North Dakota you have to have some country chops at the ready in case of emergency or when I do fill-ins with bands that play some of that stuff. I've found that the attack knob is very interactive with the sustain knob, the attack at around noon or one o'clock works well for compressing overdriven leads for me. I'm sure this varies with each player's rig and style. Good luck to you with your CS-3, you'll surely find what you need. Paste as plain text instead Display as a link instead Clear editor Upload or insert images from URL. Next (business) day shipping. Will ship worldwide. As one of the longest running Boss pedals, the CS-3 Compression Sustainer remains a staple on thousands of pedalboards, providing all the crunch and squish you could ask for with typical Boss reliability and none of the noise associated with older compressors. Comes in Original Box with Manuals. If you're just getting into the compression game, there's no better place to start than the Boss CS-3 Compression pedal.Please check the fields highlighted in red.Currency. The site may not work properly if you don't update your browser. If you do not update your browser, we suggest you visit old reddit. Press J to jump to the feed. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts Log in sign up User account menu 160 I finally understand my Boss CS-3 Tone - post-compression high cut and boost. Attack - Controls the attack and release of the CS-3 in opposite fashion: counter-clockwise for fast attack and slow release, clockwise for long attack and short release. Between listening and looking at waveforms, this does seem to be the case. Sustain - This is preamplification of the signal before it passes into the CS-3's compressor circuit. The CS-3 is a fixed threshold, hard knee, high ratio VCA compressor. The CS-3 sound It's punchy and articulate, that's how it's voiced. Chickin' pickin' seems to be a prime example but I think the CS-3, set correctly, can find its place in other styles like technical metal more often. It also does alright holding ambient notes and chords with the Attack down and Sustain up but, again, it still has a sense of punch to each note attack. The tale tell signs of compression are less apparent and it's much more forgiving; The CS-3 needs to be dialed in with more of an end goal in mind. Dialing in the CS-3 Controls at noon, set the Sustain level. The CS-3 has a relatively low threshold, you may need a lower input volume on humbucker guitars. I use a buffer pedal to set a consistent level into my pedalboard. Once I like the amount of squash, I set the attack. Counter-clockwise it will sound softer, it will work with chords and held notes better. Too low and it might feel like it's always gain reducing and you'll lose the feeling of compression and articulation. As you move clockwise, you get more articulation for faster lead lines but the compression sounds more obvious. You can back off the Attack or lower the Sustain to taste; it's a balancing act. Towards full clockwise, the attack and release times can create some modulation distortion (much like an 1176 compressor on some settings). Set level and tone to taste. The CS-3, to my ear, doesn't color the tone but single band compression can thicken it up so you can cut mids or boost highs to compensate. The CS-3's tone control sounds piercing to me when boosting, so I recommend EQ elsewhere. What does this mean practically. It cuts, sounds articulate as heck but could sound pumping or clicky. These days I'm getting nicer results with more modest settings. Zero-ing Attack and Sustain doesn't turn the effect off, so you might find a useful setting there. I also believe you can mod a resistor and change the throw of the Sustain knob so you can dial in more subtle gain adjustments. Is this thing noisy. That seems to be a universal complaint but I chock it up to internet hyperbole. All compressors, the way guitarists use them, will include some makeup gain which will increase the noise floor along with it. If you want a really smooth compressor or you like a lot of natural sounding squash then it fundamentally isn't for you. Because the threshold is so low, it could really benefit from a blend control for versatility.If anyone has a specific request maybe I'll record something. And indeed it may be why some pieces of gear get shit on unfairly.BACSIHA.COM/public/ckfinder/userfiles/files/canon-ipf6100-user-manual.pdf They may not realize that all the controls are highly interactive, or that maybe turning one setting down will make another setting seem like it is way higher, or will interactively change the frequencies that are being adjusted, and so on. Or that maybe gain on low, but volume on high will work better, or gasp the volume and tone control on the guitar might work well. It's kind of like the metal zone.I think the problem is that the message gets lost between the designers and the users. Feels a lot more specific in regard to the sustain control and how to dial in, thanks. It is hard to divine meaning from those manuals, though, considering how hilariously bad the technical writing is usually translated.Would love to hear the pedals and more reviews on other Boss pedals from you. I saw one in a Nels Cline video a while back and figured if he uses one it can't be trash. Seems like a fun guy. I feel like this might turn into an impromptu series, I have a few more Boss pedals I can hit easily. It can get noisy but only on extreme settings. I use a keely but am always willing to try something new, or experiment with compression at the beginning and end of my chain. Just curious if theirs any drawbacks to using it with a lower frequency. Looking at some analyzers, I'm really only seeing bass drop under 20Hz with the pedal on. It sounds fine to me, but all my original advice stands since I don't think the pedal with bass is any more or less flexible than it is with guitar. I think the tone knob is less useful for bass which isn't surprising. This is my main comp. I play a lot of funk type stuff so it’s good for that sound without getting too squishy. Great write up, I’m going to try dialing it in based on your settings later. All rights reserved Back to top. If you have a good knowledge of the compression, this pedal can be really much efficient. Another important added value is the quality-price ratio, as regards my personal opinion, obviously. Substantially, it adjusts the mix between the pedal and the original signal. This last must be adjusted directly on the guitar. It increases the sustain, but without producing a distortion. Let's explain a thing, to understand better. The main function of a device of this type is the compression of the louder signal, and the boost of the lower frequencies. This means that it can work as a compressor or as a limiter. The manual explains how to produce a different effect according to the selected values, as we can see in the images below. They can be considered a base, or if we want an excercise, in order to understand how to get a good result with the CS-3. It cannot disappoint. The CS-3 price, about 75 euros, is excellent. My personal opinion is that this Boss device is worth more than how much it costs. It can be also a perfect solution for direct recording. In this context it makes really a good job. An important thing is that exist many different versions, depending on the used chip. The CS-2 uses a VCA (Voltage Controlled Amplifier) instead of the photocouplers used by the CS-1. The VCA’s speeds up the signal processing and makes the attack much faster compared to the CS-1. The Attack knob can however be used to control this. Capable of serving bright, punchy attack that barrels through a mix thanks to the pedal’s construction on photocouplers, the CS-1 can put that bright twang needed for a country tune or added presence for soloing. In the CS-1 this is done by using photocouplers. The later CS-2 and CS-3 used VCA’s (Voltage Controlled Amplifier) to create the same effect. The sound of the CS-1 is thus very different from its successors. You can edit the text in this area, and change where the contact form on the right submits to, by entering edit mode using the modes on the bottom right. We build guitar effects by hand in the quaint landlocked city of Akron, Ohio. Built with high grade components and internally powered by 18v, The Warden has loads of gain and sustain on tap. With complete control over attack, release, sustain and ratio, The Warden will allow everything from a heavy squash with fast attack and release to “barely there” subtle compression. Optical compression has a reputation for having more character than a VCA or FET-based compression and The Warden is no exception. Demo Videos Counterclockwise is treble cut, clockwise is treble boost. The tone is nearly flat around 11 o’clock. 2. Attack: This controls how quickly the compressor reacts and starts leveling the signal. All the way counterclockwise is a fast, nearly immediate reaction. Turning the attack clockwise slows the reaction time. 3. Release: This controls how long it takes the signal to raise back up to the level determined by the Sustain and Ratio settings. All the way counterclockwise is a fast release and the release time slows as you turn it clockwise. 4. Level: This controls the overall output and is affected by the Sustain and Ratio settings. There is no specific unity setting; adjust to taste when you find your perfect compression setting. 5. Ratio: This determines how much the gain reduction affects the signal. All the way up is full compression and the compression is reduced as you turn this counterclockwise which allows more of the boosted, less-compressed signal to come through. There are no defined ratios here. 6. Sustain: This is the heart of The Warden. It controls how hot the signal is, which changes the dynamics of the compression. The Warden is a feedback-style compressor; the hotter the signal, the more active the compression. Audio Samples GUITAR SAMPLES Power This device takes a standard 9 volt DC power supply with a 2.1mm negative center barrel. We always recommend pedal-specific, transformer-isolated wall-wart power supplies or multiple isolated-output supplies. Pedals will make extra noise if there is ripple or unclean power. Switching-type power supplies, daisy chains and non-pedal specific power supplies do not filter dirty power as well and let through unwanted noise. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below. User-Friendly Manuals. Product Instructions. Information about the FM3 may be incomplete or wrong, it's being worked on. The RMS detector type has been improved resulting in smoother decay.Studio FF Compressor 2 is similar to Studio FF Compressor 1 (formerly called Studio Compressor) except that it is an “upwards compressor” as opposed to a downwards compressor. Studio FB Compressor 1 and 2 are feedback compressors with downwards and upwards compression respectively. As these are feedback compressors, they yield a different sound than a feedforward compressor commonly referred to as “fat” with smoother dynamics.When set to negative values, the block compresses the signal. When set to positive values, the block expands the signal. Use it before the Amp block to smooth out your licks and increase sustain, or use it after the Amp block for instant “Hit Record” sound. Since this type uses “variable mu” processing it may add subtle, and possibly desirable, distortion to the audioStudio FB Compressor 1 and 2 are feedback compressors with downwards and upwards compression respectively. As these are feedback compressors, they yield a different sound than a feedforward compressor commonly referred to as “fat” with smoother dynamics.The LA-2A and many other compressors use rectifiers as detectors because it's easy and simple. Whether or not true-RMS is better in actual real-world applications is debatable. There are those that claim that true-RMS detectors more closely replicate the natural compression behavior of the human auditory system. Peak detectors respond more rapidly to transients while RMS detectors have a smoother behavior. It's a generic optical compressor that can be adjusted to sound like a variety of compressors.In existing presets containing a Compressor type that didn’t have a Threshold yet, the value is set to -60dB. Adjust if necessary.If one is low the other should be high. Otherwise the detector will not filter enough. This is the nature of compressors. We allow you to use low times but you should be aware that it can cause distortion. Very low attack times will result in detector chatter.But there are a few compressors with Blend or Mix controls. Use the Mix parameter in the model.Set the sidechain high-cut to around 200 Hz. Now low notes will get compressed more than high notes. This will make the lows clearer when digging in. This is like a variable high-pass filter that gets more intense the harder you play. When you play lightly the compressor will do nothing. As you play harder low frequencies will have less gain than high frequencies. For a more intense effect use the filter section of the sidechain.It has to make assumptions about the incoming level which is just a guess since every guitar is different.It uses less CPU than the other detectors.More information It works great! Because I play vintage output guitars, I like to boost the level going in by adjusting the output of the input block before it. Personally, however, I prefer a faster release, in the neighborhood of 75ms or less.Leave it at the default setting. When using this effect, I like to increase level before the compressor.Keep compression low and set its output level as desired.To reduce pumping caused by low or high end spikes, you can use sidechain filtering to make the compressor less sensitive to such peaks. Very fast and very slow release times tend to make a compressor seem more resistant to pumping, but can bring issues of their own. Another possibility is to switch to a multiband compressor, which handles lows, mids and highs individually.