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Anyone have any thoughts about this little comp? Pretty sure it wont be liked by those who need full control over everything, but it appeals to me as its quite simple, but with a bit more real time control compared to my Spectracomp. Also Has a dedicated blend knob on the side. 

https://becosfx.com/product/compiq-mini-pro-compressor-pedal-for-guitar-bass/

 

 

 

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Thanks for sharing this one Dave - that pedal does look like it does a LOT in a small package!

Looking at its feature set I'd say it was almost a mini Keeley Compressor Pro clone! And that by all accounts is one of the best comps on the market.

I do love the ability to use this as a limiter (as well as a compressor), by virtue of it having both a 'threshold' dial and being able to combine this with high levels of compression i.e. > 20:1.

Mark from Talking Bass, who is one of my very favourite YouTube bass presenters,  explains how the various features (including the 'counter intuitive' threshold dial!) works.

I love the compactness and the additional 'specialist' features of this pedal e.g. hard knee / soft knee switch option.

In addition over and above the Keeley Bassist Pro it has a clean blend.

My Keeley Bassist, which I'm using as a limiter (and it is one of the most effective in that arena - it knocks spots off the usual competition e.g. the very capable Boss LMB-3) could very well be under threat!

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Well, it looks neat and tidy, and seems to compress/elevate the signal as a compressor should behave within the parameters the user sets it at if they know what they are doing.

Entirely depends what you want your compressor to do or add which will determine the one you go for, difficult to assess on the video whether it adds any musicality to the signal.

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That is a good set of controls for such a small pedal!

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Want one ! 😂 just to try of course.... and then sell, like I usually do with all my pedals... 

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This looks like it’s a dbx 160 type comp so could be a cracking wee unit. Clean blend is always useful especially going for that New York sound. Be interested to hear how folks get on with it. 

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Hopefully they will be more wildly available soon. Ill personally wait until i can get it from one of the usual places. i dont  like dealing direct with overseas companies if i can help it. 

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As @krispn says, this looks to be based on the dbx 160, down to even using the same (?) THAT chipset of the dbx. Assuming it has the legendary punch of the dbx it could make for an awesome bass compressor. I'll reserve judgement until I can get my hands on one.  

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That toggle switch next to the footswitch ? No...that's such a bad idea.

Sometimes you can make things too small.

 

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I guess if its a set and for get always on pedal the mini controls/switch is less of an issue?

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A comment I got back from Becos responding to my post above:

"It is not a clone. It is an original circuit based on the same dynamics technology (a THAT Analog Engine, which is derived from years of dbx engineering legacy) that Keeley and Empress and others use in their pedals. We all try to offer something different, but the bricks we use may be similar or the same. The overall product makes a difference. For instance, you won't find this many features in a similar sized pedal, at such a competitive price."

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Did anyone establish if these were available from a Uk stockiest or just direct from manufacturer....? 

 

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Two more comments from Becos:

"We are taking orders now."

"Please take a look at pedal's manual. We tried to explain all its features in little words. But yes, compression in general is intimidating, especially when it is not clear what is expected from it. Some tend to use compression for "tone shaping", and they feel more attracted to those coloring compression pedals. This is not one of these. the quality of the Analog Engine we use, renders a pristine signal output, without coloring, distortions or artifacts. CompIQ MINI is a very transparent compressor. It handles dynamics without affecting your instrument voice. We like to refer to it as a "mastering tool", where audio content is just left breathing natural and musical dynamics. For instance, Soft Knee, Slower Timings and Threshold controls allow you to attain this."

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On 19/01/2019 at 20:33, dave_bass5 said:

Anyone have any thoughts about this little comp? Pretty sure it wont be liked by those who need full control over everything, but it appeals to me as its quite simple, but with a bit more real time control compared to my Spectracomp. Also Has a dedicated blend knob on the side. 

https://becosfx.com/product/compiq-mini-pro-compressor-pedal-for-guitar-bass/

 

 

 

There is a review on Talkbass.com for this little compressor. It stirred quite a talk about it. You may also find many other compressor reviews there.

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Posted (edited)

This just came in. Unfortunately cannot try till next week. Will report back when I get to play with it. 

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Posted (edited)

This looks even more interesting. It has "tape" saturation, wet/dry mix and tilt Eq. Coming soon apparently. 

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7 hours ago, Opticaleye said:

This looks even more interesting. It has "tape" saturation, wet/dry mix and tilt Eq. Coming soon apparently. 

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Ok happy to admit I'm an ignoramus, but...what the heck is 'tape saturation' and 'tilt EQ' and why should we want it?! 

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1 minute ago, krispn said:

Look up the Fatso compressor or the distressor 😀

Aha so that wasn't you being just trying to be funny about the greater girth of this new pedal then! 😎 

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Posted (edited)

This new bigger pedal is starting to venture dangerously into the "too many choices" for us simple one knob compressor users, I'm gonna need leave the floor on this one for you 'sperts to drool over :)

 

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@Al Krow maybe you could ask the guy from becos who contacted you what their inspiration was for this pedal? I’m guessing that it’s another original circuit design. 

It does appear to have some good features. 

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