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

    The reference-class MDX2600 is a marvelous dual-channel Expander/ Gate/Compressor/Peak Limiter that is ideal for: compressing mono/ stereo signals and providing virtually inaudible noise suppression, without loss of high frequencies; increasing vocal presence and energy; and limiting, or smoothing out extremely- high signal peaks. Additionally, the MDX2600 features an integrated Dynamic Enhancer, De-Esser, Low-Contour filter and our revolutionary, switchable Tube simulation – for the extra warmth and transparency of classic tube circuitry. Put simply, the MDX2600 can do amazing things for your vocals or instruments – providing virtually everything you need for studio-quality dynamics processing!

    Audio Dynamics Toolkit

    Here are just a few of the MDX2600’s outstanding capabilities:

    Switchable IKA (Interactive Knee Adaptation) – provides program adaptive compression, combining all the advantages of both hard and soft-knee compression
    IGC (Interactive Gain Control) – combines clipper and program limiter for reliable, inaudible protection against signal peaks
    Enhancer – lets you emphasize the Bass, Midrange and Hi output at selectable frequencies for maximum punch, clarity and detail – without raising overall volume
    Tube Simulation – provides the extra warmth and transparency of classic tube circuitry, creating a sound rich in harmonic content
    De-Esser – “must-have” tool with switchable male/female voice recognition for reducing sibilance, while preserving natural voice timbre – often used to enhance upper-mid, to high-frequency smoothness in vocals, drum overheads, strings, etc.
    Side Chain – allows insertion of graphic/parametric EQ to reduce specific frequencies – also often used to “tighten up” tracks using an internal or external signal to trigger compression, or gating of signal being processed (ex. using bass guitar signal to un-gate kick drum)
    Stereo Couple – links both channels, allowing Channel 1 dials and switches to provide dynamics control over both channels (true stereo processing)

    Revolutionary Tube Simulation

    The secret behind the COMPOSER PRO-XL MDX2600’s incredible sound is our Tube Modeling processor, which exudes the very essence of tube and compression. This amazing circuitry accurately emulates the performance characteristics of highly sought-after classic tube compressors, creating a sound that is so rich in harmonic content – you’ll wonder where we hid the tubes!

    Options Abound

    The MDX2600 features amazingly-accurate 12-segment LED meters for In/Out Level and Gain Reduction, switchable +4 dBu or -10 dBV operating level, Side Chain I/O, and servo-balanced XLR and 1⁄4" Inputs and Outputs. Best of all, the COMPOSER PRO-XL MDX2600 takes up just a single rackspace.

    Sound Value

    The incredible MDX2600 is the ideal solution for becoming the master of your dynamics. With its flexible routing options, all the I/O you could ask for, plus a host of other professional features – the MDX2600 is an exceptional tool for your live shows – and an absolute “must-have” for your studio! Check out the COMPOSER PRO-XL MDX2600 at your BEHRINGER dealer, or place your order online today.

    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.

    March 2003 Read More

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