Dangerous Music COMPRESSOR


Dangerous Music COMPRESSOR

Redefine the dynamics of your sound with the world’s most intelligent compressor. The Dangerous COMPRESSOR, crafted after more than two years of research and development, achieves modern limiting and compression levels while preserving the music’s vitality. Designed by the renowned Chris Muth, this audiophile-grade tool excels in delivering impact, punch, and clarity, ushering in a new era of dynamic processing.

Key Features

  • Smart Dynamics Dual-Slope Detector: Manages transient peaks and average levels independently, making compression both easier and transparent.
  • Auto Attack/Release: Simplifies dynamic control for top-flight results, with manual override available for detailed tweaking.
  • Internal Sidechain EQ Settings: Features two audiophile-grade EQ settings to enhance sidechain functionality, tailoring the compressor’s response to the material.
  • Stepped Ratio Settings: Provides precise control over compression intensity from mild to extreme, with ratios ranging from 1:1 to 20:1.
  • External Sidechain Routing: Offers additional flexibility for integrating external processing elements.
  • Audiophile-grade VCAs: Ensures pristine sound quality and reliable dynamics control without artifacts.

Transparently Beautiful

The Dangerous COMPRESSOR stands out as a transparent unit that enhances dynamics without obvious audio artifacts. Its clarity allows for subtle control and manipulation of sound dynamics, maintaining the essence of the original audio while imparting a distinctively musical enhancement.

Beyond Versatility

Exceptionally versatile, the Dangerous COMPRESSOR is ideal for any source and style. Whether used on vocals, drums, or the mix bus, it adjusts effortlessly to any setting, from tracking through mastering.

Smart Dynamics for Intelligent Compression

The ‘SmartDyn’ feature activates dual slope detection, enabling the compressor to handle fast transients and maintain average volume levels efficiently. This advanced approach prevents the pumping artifacts commonly associated with aggressive compression settings.

A No Compromise Design with Unique Features

Every aspect of the Dangerous COMPRESSOR—from its dual detectors to automatic functionalities—is designed to deliver nuanced control and exceptional sound quality, marking it as a leader in contemporary audio compression.


  • TEC Award Winner
  • Rockit Award Winner
  • Resolution Award Nominee
  • Sound on Sound Awards Nominee
  • Frequency Response: +/-0.25dB from 15Hz to 80kHz
  • Maximum Level: > +27dBu
  • Noise Floor: < -93dBu band limited from 22Hz to 22kHz
  • THD+N: < 0.005%
  • IMD: < 0.007%
  • Crosstalk Rejection: > 115dB @ 1kHz
  • Input Impedance: 20K Ohms
  • Output Impedance: 50 Ohms
  • Replacement Fuses: USA 500mA fast blow for 120V, Europe 250mA fast blow for 240V
  • Side Chain Filters: Bass cut is 6dB/octave, -3dB at 60Hz. Sibilance boost corner frequency is 1kHz with +2dB at 5kHz shelving
  • Warranty: Free 2 year extended warranty with online registration; Standard Warranty: 90 days parts and labor, subject to inspection. Does not include damage incurred through abusive operation or modifications/attempted repair by unauthorized technicians.