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Origin Effects Launches Compact Series Compressor Pedals

(PRESS RELEASE): Origin Effects has introduced five brand-new compressor pedals. The Origin Compact Series fits the same discrete Class-A circuitry and peerless 1176-style FET compression found in the Cali76 and SlideRIG pedals into five compact stompboxes.

In two short years, the Cali76 and SlideRIG have gained an enviable reputation among discerning professional players. Accurately reproducing the tone and response of the legendary 1176 studio compressor, these large-format floor pedals deliver the kind of musical response, tonal transparency and extremely low noise previously unheard of in a guitar pedal.

The new Compact Series pedals stay true to the same design philosophy and no-compromise approach. While they are smaller and more affordable, these are not cut-down or simplified versions of Origin’s highly regarded effects – far from it. The new pedals retain the high-current, low-noise circuitry and discrete Class-A signal path of the originals, while adding a host of new features designed with the player in mind.

While the Cali76 Compact and SlideRIG Compact provide simpler, more intuitive controls that will allow guitarists to get to great tone quickly and easily, the Cali76 Compact Deluxe and SlideRIG Compact Deluxe actually expand on the feature set of the originals, adding a dry blend control for smooth and transparent parallel compression. Meanwhile, the Cali76 Compact Bass is the first Origin Effects pedal built specifically for bass players, with both parallel compression and sidechain high-pass filter controls built in.

The new range looks set to emulate the success of Origin’s original duo – legendary guitarist and compressor connoisseur David Gilmour has already purchased several prototype pedals from each stage in the Compact Series’ development.

The Compact Series pedals are available now from Origin Effects dealers worldwide.

For more information on Origin Effects Compact Series Compressor Pedals

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