G-Lab BC-1 Boosting Compressor
TSI Distributing press release (Anaheim, CA, January 14, 2010)
TSI Distributing has announced the availability of a new product from European electronics firm G LAB (Guitar Laboratory). The BC-1 Boosting Compressor is a classic analog footpedal design with an optical component to ensure ultra-low noise performance and superior sound quality. The BC-1 is a guitar-specific design that works especially well on crunch and overdriven tones, providing boost and compression as needed, yet without adding pumping or breathing artifacts to the sound.
G LAB has achieved this performance goal by matching its compression setup to the specific signal characteristics of electric guitar and bass. Dual pairs of Boost and Comp controls allow for A and B setups, switchable via footswitch. A second switch takes the BC-1 out of the signal path with G LAB's noise-free True Bypass optical circuitry, ensuring total transparency of the signal.
The BC-1 Boosting Compressor is especially effective when used with a tube amplifier, achieving a new palette of overdrive tones, producing clean, crunch and overdrive sounds, with or without distortion as desired. For maximum effectiveness, G LAB recommends placing the BC-1 directly after the wah-wah pedal in the signal chain. While the BC-1 is an analog device by design, it can also be controlled via its MIDI input, allowing full, fast, and easy command and control while retaining a clean, classic analog tone.
The G LAB BC-1 Boosting Compressor is priced at $339.99.
Boosting Compressor BC-1 is a classic full analog compressor with opto component which ensures the highest sound quality. Thanks to its ultra low noise level the BC-1 works very well as a booster or booster-compressor on crunch and overdriven tones. With the BC-1 your guitar will sound better and it makes playing much easier. You will not hear typical ‘pump' or ‘breath' effect. Thanks to the possibility of changing the time characteristics it is possible to use the BC-1 also with the bass guitar.
Matching the circuits to the guitar signal characteristics enables to achieve the optimal effective working of the compressor. Thanks to its MODE switch it is possible to use the BC-1 with electric or with the bass guitar. Its GAIN switch enables to match the compression to the guitar signal. The adjustment of compression level and boost is done by two pairs (A and B) of BOOST and COMP regulators which are selected by the footswitch. Two footswitches can work in four modes what enables to adjust the unit to the guitarist individual needs. The current compression level is indicated by DUMP indicator.
Clickless TRUE BYPASS based on optical components has no influence on the guitar tone. Used discrete components ensure full transparency of the tone. An additional function is the guitar signal BUFFER. In the effects chain it is recommended to use the BC-1 right after the wah-wah effect.
Boosting Compressor enables to discover new overdriven tones. It is highly useful for tube amps with distorted power amp. The BC-1 connected with such type of amplifier gives clean, crunch and overdriven tones with or without compression.
Thanks to combination of compression and distortion BC-1 widen the tone palette of multi-channel amps and distortion type effects. Your guitar will sound totally different with the BC-1.
For your comfort the BC-1 can be controlled via MIDI (e. g. G LAB GSC-3/2). Thanks to that it can be fast and easy controlled while still keeping the clean analog tone.