Classic stereo VCA compression

Alta Moda Hippo

The Alta Moda Audio Hippo is a high-performance bus compressor designed for the 500-series compatible rack systems. The Hippo is based on a VCA topology made popular in highly successful recording consoles of the 1980's, but includes many modern features not found on typical bus compressors.

Wide Control Ranges

The Hippo features extended attack, release and ratio settings for wider control ranges. Selected controls are continuously-variable for enhanced resolution and versatility.

Enhanced Bass Control

Six-position High Pass Filter on side chain for better control of bass-heavy material.

Warmth Control

Six-position Warmth control adds rich harmonic distortion to fatten tracks.

Dual/Stereo Detectors

Unique channel linking options allow for better control of stereo imaging, including the ability to run the channel detectors independently of one another (Dual mode).

High Resolution Metering

Dual, 20-segment gain-reduction meters monitor both detectors with 1dB resolution.

Blend Control

Blend control allows varying the output between dry and compressed signal for more subtle compression effects.

Hard Wire Bypass

Gold-contact relays completely remove unit from signal path when bypassed.