J.Rockett Audio Designs announce the Airchild Six Sixty Compressor

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J.Rockett Audio Designs announce the Airchild Six Sixty Compressor

Airchild Six Sixty
Words by Mixdown staff

Whether you know it or not, you’ve likely used the famous 660 compressor that the J.Rockett Audio Designs Airchild Six Sixty takes its cues from.

Known for having as many tubes as it does zeroes on its price tag, the 660 is hugely successful, replicated in both hardware and software worlds, but often with an intention for use as a recording and mixing tool. The J.Rockett Audio Designs Airchild stands out as one of the first as a dedicated  guitar and bass pedal.

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The J. Rockett Audio Designs Airchild Six Sixty Compressor is a mono compressor pedal with Threshold and Output controls, as well as a Blend control for parallel-style compression, and a Tone knob to shape your sound further.

The Airchild Six Sixty Compressor is our sonic interpretation of the famous vintage 660 studio compressor.

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For years we have used the original 660 and 670 (Stereo) compressors in the studio and decided to try and make that sonic signature available to the guitar community without the $10-$100k price tag.

That being said, J.Rockett Designs felt that there were already too many clones of that legendary circuit with few other variants available. The typical iconic circuit tends to crush the sound more like a limiter but has also cemented that sound into certain genres of music which is a great sound if so desired.

J.Rockett Audio Designs wanted to make available a compressor that works like a studio compressor which enhances harmonic richness and evens out transients without crushing the entire spectrum.

Keep reading about J.Rockett Audio Designs at Australia’s exclusive distributor Voltage MI here.