The NICOMPRESSOR (pronounced “Nigh Compressor”) offers distinctive tone shaping capabilities. It achieves exceptional compression dynamics while keeping higher-frequencies intact, making your guitar sound incredibly full and fat, without compromising your tone. In seeking to honor, improve, and expand this concept, Catalinbread developed a broader range of functionality and finely-tuned controls.
BASS & TREBLE
► Expanding on the concept of uncompromising tone, these knobs boost desired frequencies, bringing them to the surface.
► The Treble brightens your tone, making it sparkle, even when compressed.
► The Bass enhances the lower-frequencies and increases sustain when turned up.
► The Gain allows you to experiment by adding some grit or grain to your sound.
► Staying true to its inspiration, this single knob design allows you to find the sweet spot and make adjustments simply and effectively.
► When turned up, the compressor sends out a hot signal, boosting from within.
► When turned down, the next effects in the chain boost the compression.
► All premium analog components, through-hole construction.
► FET based (MPF4393)
► Transistor and op-amp based circuit
► Power Supply: 9 volt
► Current Draw: 11 mA
► Attack Time: 4.8 mS
► Release Time: 350 mS
Foundation Overdrive Series
Our Foundation Series Overdrives emulate classic tube amplifier circuits in pedal form and are designed to be used and treated just like you would the actual amplifiers. All of the real amp feel, dynamics, and tones you know and love at the stomp of a switch! Great for recreating cranked amp tones at low volumes or simulating your home amp into a venue-provided backline.
Delay & Reverb Series
One of our many passions has been to accurately recreate classic echo and reverb units from back in the day - tape, drum, oil can, springs, plate. As sonic archivists, we seek to emulate all of the sounds and behaviors of the original units - respecting those elements that made them so compelling while continually looking for opportunities to expand their range and usefulness. We also look to the muse to steer our direction on completely new paths never really knowing where we will end up - some familiar places and others uncharted.
Boost, Fuzz & Distortion Series
Clean boosting, dirty grit, octave freak-outs, classic garage sounds & screaming space dolphins - we've got your dirt needs covered! From warm and wooly to ripping and chunky. These you simply have to hear to believe!
The spice for your meat and potatoes - create new sonic flavors with a dash of tape flanging, vintage amp tremolo, and old school BBD analog chorus to dish up tasty tones that compliment your unique playing style.