Kilpatrick Audio Intros Torque Compressor, Redox Reverb (Sneak Preview)

At the 2018 NAMM Show, Kilpatrick Audio, maker of Phenol synthesizer, introduced the Torque Multiband Compressor and the Redox Stereo Reverb.

We talked with designer Andrew Kilpatrick, who gave us a preview of the new effects.

Torque Multiband Compressor is designed to offer many compression engines, from warm and vintage to tight and precise, and was designed with the requirements of electronic musicians and producers in mind.

Features (Preliminary):

  • Stereo compressor with single or multi-band operation (2 or 6 compressors)
  • Multiple compression engines to choose from, including:
    • hard and soft-knee compression
    • auto-ratio leveling
    • electro-optical simulation
    • variable-mu tube compressor simulation
    • automatic gain control for recording or streaming
  • Low-distortion crossover with third-octave frequency selection
  • Pristine analog audio front-end with 24 bit converters
  • High dynamic-range floating point signal processing
  • Low-latency signal processing of less than 1ms
  • High-quality LCD screen shows settings and metering
  • Quick-access parameter controls for threshold, speed and output gain
  • 1/4″ line audio jacks using Neutrik connectors
  • MIDI control of all functions via USB or DIN MIDI
  • Internal memory for storage of up to 99 presets
  • 5V USB powered – great for portable use
  • Dimensions, weight and more details coming soon

Redox is a studio-grade reverb, designed specifically for the needs of electronic musicians and producers.

Features (Preliminary):

  • Stereo algorithmic reverb with high dynamic range processing
  • Many reverb algorithms to choose fron, including:
    • Kilpatrick Audio’s signature Lush Puppy algorithms great for fast synths, drums and guitar
    • Smooth hall types perfect for vocals and ambient sounds
    • Classic recreations of traditional digital algorithms from the 1970s and 1980s
    • many more in development!
  • Adjustable predelay up to 200ms
  • Pristine analog audio front-end with 24 bit converters
  • High dynamic-range floating point signal processing
  • Low-latency signal processing of less than 1ms
  • High-quality LCD screen shows settings and metering
  • Quick-access parameter controls for predelay, filter and size
  • Dedicated MOD button allows algorithm-specific live modulation or modification of the sound
  • 1/4″ line audio jacks using Neutrik connectors
  • MIDI control of all functions via USB or DIN MIDI
  • Internal memory for storage of up to 99 presets
  • 5V USB powered – great for portable use
  • Dimensions, weight and more details coming soon

See the Kilpatrick Audio site for details.

2 thoughts on “Kilpatrick Audio Intros Torque Compressor, Redox Reverb (Sneak Preview)

  1. Great that someone is making a MIDI enabled hardware compressor! But the lack of a sidechain input is very dissapointing. Perchance they figure out a clever way to do it with MIDI, like they mentioned in some demos, but I don’t know how that could replace true sidechaining.

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