The Alta Moda Audio Hippo is a high-performance bus compressor designed for 500-series compatible rack systems. The Hippo is based on a VCA topology made popular in highly successful recording consoles of the 1980's, but includes many modern features not found on typical bus compressors.
The Hippo features extended attack, release and ratio settings for wide control ranges. Selected controls are continuously variable for enhanced resolution and versatility.
Six-position High Pass Filter on side chain for better control of bass-heavy material. Six-position Warmth control adds rich harmonic distortion to fatten tracks.
Unique channel linking options allow for better control of stereo imaging, including the ability to run the channel detectors independently of one another (Dual mode).
Dual, 20-segment gain-reduction meters monitor both detectors with 1dB resolution.
Blend control allows varying the output between dry and compressed signal for more subtle compression effects.
Gold-contact relays completely remove unit from signal path when bypassed.