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Reference-Class 2-Channel Expander/Gate/Compressor/Peak Limiter with Integrated De-Esser, Dynamic Enhancer and Tube Simulation

  • Switchable IKA (Interactive Knee Adaptation) program-adaptive compression circuitry combines the advantages of hard-knee and soft-knee characteristics
  • Integrated De-esser with switchable male/female voice recognition removes excessive sibilance from your vocal tracks
  • IGC (Interactive Gain Control) peak limiting circuitry combines clipper and program limiter for reliable and inaudible protection against signal peaks
  • Switchable dynamic Enhancer for brilliant, lively audio even with heavy compression
  • IRC (Interactive Ratio Control) expander/gate circuitry for virtually inaudible noise suppression
  • Switchable Tube simulation for the extra warmth and transparency of classic tube circuitry

  • Automatically or manually adjustable attack and release times
  • Switchable Low contour filter prevents "pumping" due to low-frequency dominated compression
  • Stereo couple function with independent output level settings
  • Switchable side chain input with monitor function
  • Separate 12-segment LED meters for input/output levels and gain reduction
  • Dedicated "traffic light" Threshold and De-esser level displays
  • Servo-balanced inputs and outputs with ¼" TRS and gold-plated XLR connectors
  • Relay-controlled hard bypass switch with auto bypass function in case of power failure
  • High-quality components and exceptionally rugged construction ensure long life
  • Conceived and designed by BEHRINGER Germany
Whether you’re recording, mixing or mastering, the COMPOSER PRO-XL MDX2600 gives you total dynamic control. It includes all of the features you would expect from a reference class compressor—plus a voice-adaptive de-esser, a new dynamic enhancer, authentic tube emulation and much more. These are some of the indispensable tools for producing clean, consistent audio with virtually no loss in signal quality.

Reviews from the Press

Specs-wise the range is spick and span. There’s a full ‘20 to 20’ (20Hz to 20kHz) bandwidth and a signal to noise ratio of 115dB. Crosstalk between channels is a respectable -110dB. In other words, these processors will keep up with the converters in most 24-bit recording systems and, in fact, exceed the specs for most converters in 16-bit or budget 24-bit systems. To be honest, there’s little competition for these types of processors in the market and as far as I’m aware nothing else does it for the incredible price. For small PA operators you could rack up 16 dynamics paths for around a thousand bucks! And for the home recordist, not even software plug-ins come this cheaply. All three units fall firmly into the ‘can’t go wrong’ category, and no doubt they’ll be snapped up by the crate load.

March 2003 Read More

The Composer Pro XL is a significant step up from the original Composer and offers far more features than you might expect from such a low-cost unit. [...]

This probably isn't the compressor to buy if you want to add vintage character, though the tube simulation works well enough, but as a general-purpose workhorse it does a great job at an almost unbelievably low UK price. In addition to working well, the Composer Pro XL is nicely styled, ruggedly built and has the benefit of comprehensive I/O connectivity, including side-chain access. Whether for live or studio applications, you can't knock it at the price.

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