Carl Martin Comp/Limiter
Carl Martin Comp/Limiter (2018 version)! Just like the Carl Martin Compressor/Limiter, we believe this unit to be the most musically useful guitar dynamics processor on the market. The Carl Martin Comp/Limiter has been developed on request from working musicians to create a very user-friendly yet versatile compressor/limiter, which takes limited real-estate on the board.
The result is this new small handy cool anodized pedal designed for a smaller pedal board footprint, In order to save knobs and to be as user-friendly as possible, the Threshold and Response settings are fixed from factory, leaving the pedal with only two knobs, the Comp and Level.
The Carl Martin Comp/Limiter has been developed to incorporate the same features, sonic clarity, quietness, and performance of the best studio compressor/limiters.
The Carl Martin Comp/Limiter incorporates the special CM developed DC/DC converter circuitry. This enables us to run the pedal with +-12V internally, which is necessary in order to maintain the same sonic quality and headroom as on the “old” Compressor/Limiter, using a regular 9V DC 200mA external power supply.
This is what they say about the Comp/Limiter:
Basstalk Jan. 2018
I think this would be a good choice for those wanting smooth, natural compression. To achieve this, you are going to keep the comp dial at 9:00 or less. The sound is inherently transparent. There is no “tone magic” going on. To my ear, lows were maintained well. Headroom was never an issue. The enclosure is very attractive in my opinion. It is a nice anodized enclosure and with shiny bezel. It is quite light weight but seems well built. Top mounted jacks and 9-volt power input.
In summary, if you want a small, very simple, no frills user friendly compressor capable of limiting or neutral, transparent, subtle compression, the new 2018 Carl Martin Comp/Limiter could be one to put on your short list.
Jim Krueger (Canada)
The Comp/Limiter is fantastic! Way more assertive than the Opto-Comp and very usable for ‘chicken-pickin’ through anything pretty much. Extremely quiet which is impressive for the amount of compression available. My pal Derek who is a studio engineer and a smokin hot guitar player wanted to buy it within 5 minutes of us experimenting….hands down, and he is not a pedal guy at all. He compared it to his LA compressors in his studio for quality and sound.