Tran­sMORGri­fier £135

If you’re af­ter vin­tage-style com­pres­sion, this de­liv­ers with a dis­tinct voice and plenty of char­ac­ter

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ORI­GIN: Den­mark TYPE: Com­pres­sor pedal FEA­TURES: True by­pass CON­TROLS: Level, Re­lease, At­tack, Ra­tio, by­pass footswitch CON­NEC­TIONS: Stan­dard in­put, stan­dard out­put POWER: 9V bat­tery or 9V DC adap­tor (not sup­plied) DI­MEN­SIONS: 94 (w) x 123 (d) x 48mm (h)

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Hand-built in Den­mark, this pedal of­fers com­pres­sion con­trol via four knobs. Ra­tio turns up the ef­fect bal­anced against the Level knob, which sets the right vol­ume for your sig­nal chain. Even at lower lev­els of the Ra­tio knob you get a de­cent amount of com­pres­sion, the sort that adds a con­sis­tency to your play­ing. At the other ex­treme of the knob, there’s a ton of squashy com­pres­sion, which has a con­sid­er­able ef­fect on your note en­ve­lope – it’s here the At­tack and Re­lease con­trols of­fer a very ef­fec­tive shap­ing fa­cil­ity with a wide de­gree of vari­a­tion for any­one want­ing a click, snap or pop at the front-end of their note. Re­lease is par­tic­u­larly ef­fec­tive in di­alling in more sus­tain as it fa­cil­i­tates the note bloom­ing and ris­ing in vol­ume af­ter the ini­tial com­pres­sion. Not ex­actly trans­par­ent, there’s a slight tre­ble boost and low-end loss, but that may suit some play­ers. [TC]

VER­DICT A char­ac­ter­ful choice for those who like their com­pres­sion as an ob­vi­ous ef­fect 8

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