SQ – Mighty Compressor
Your new secret weapon.
Explosive compression with a unique sound.
Inspired by a classic transistor array VCA dynamics processor, the Mighty puts aggressive compression with a unique character inside your SQ.
Used in anger, the explosive characteristics of the Mighty have made it the “must have” tool for engineers who need to make a sound “pop” out of the speakers, or those who want to crush a drum bus into submission for 'New York'-style parallel compression.
Use it for:
- Huge, stand-out kick and snare sounds that cut through a busy mix
- Add snap to bass guitars
- Bring acoustic guitars to the fore and make them sound more percussive
- Beef up the drum bus with 'New York'-style parallel compression
Ben Hammond gives a quick overview of Mighty.
Inspired by a classic transistor array VCA dynamics processor, the Mighty puts aggressive compression with a unique character inside your mixer. Get Mighty for your SQ or Avantis here: https://shop.allen-heath.com/
Looking for "subtle"?
Particularly effective on kick and snare, Mighty also excels on full kit, bass, guitars and just about anything else that needs to cut through a busy mix.
In 'Peak' mode the Mighty works as a super-fast limiter, great for over-the-top drum sounds.
In 'Average' mode the Mighty has a slower attack and lets the peaks through, useful for getting instruments to 'pop' out more.
It's your secret weapon when you need to give any instrument an 'in your face' sound.
Mighty shines on parallel compression duties where it can be used aggressively in the parallel path and then blended in with the dry signal to add real punch whilst maintaining natural dynamics.
Just click the Parallel Path button and adjust the Dry/Wet levels to suit your mix.
"I’m using Mighty for heavy drums – ie. punk rock – because it’s so meaty, so fast, so aggressive and it sounds like nothing else!"