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We interview guitarist Derek Trucks & take a look at how to play Derek Trucks style slide guitar.
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THE BASSMENT_COMPRESSOR REVIEWS
Compressors are a kind of Swiss Army knife and Aphex is reckoned to be the Victorinox of
compressors. Dan Veall puts the Aphex Punch Factory through some of its many paces.
Aphex is absolutely no stranger to signal processing and has been at the forefront of audio
production since the original ‘Aural Exciter’ hit the market back in 1975. That experience of
35 years in the field, working with countless top name artists, as well studios all over the world
and applied to a huge range of products including
microphone pre-amplifiers, compressors, aural exciters
or even Aphex enhanced MP3 playing phone apps (!)
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the audio business, so we had high expectations of the
Punch Factory when it arrived!
So, Punch Factory? What is it? Put simply, it’s a compressor
pedal with a D.I. output. In reality, it’s a whole
I should add, the Punch Factory is just as suited to
guitar users as it is to bass, but because probably more
bassists use the Punch Factory, it ended up in The
Bassment. That doesn’t mean it’s only suitable for bass
use by any means, so please bear that in mind!
The components of the Punch Factory are engineered
by Aphex themselves for the best possible response and clean signal path. This model, much
like its predecessor that featured a rather eye-catching orange and black livery, uses ‘opto’
technology. In short, this is an optical compression method that makes for a practically invisible
sounding compression on very low settings, through to some lovely squashy compression
on very high ones. With this method, the input signal is tracked directly and both attack and
release times of the compressor are automatically set in relation to that signal.