Rocktron’s Reaction Series pedals are built into a rugged metal slim form factor chassis, taking up as little space as possible on your pedalboard. The Reaction Compressor is a TRUE BYPASS pedal: when you turn it off…it is out of your signal path!
Control knobs for the Reaction Compressor include SUSTAIN, which controls the amount of Compression and Release characteristics. ATTACK determines how fast the compression reacts. LEVEL controls the output volume.
Typically you want to set the output level after compression has been applied so that it is the same as the pedal in True Bypass – this is called “unity gain” (the same level from pedal on to pedal off). You may want to apply compression, and then actually add volume using the LEVEL control. Now you have added more sustain and drive which can be used before an overdrive pedal, or direct into your amplifier.
Compression helps define articulation for any instrument by limiting how loud a note can get. It also makes lower volume notes louder. The end result is a smoother and more even sound, and that is what you hear on professional recordings.
The footswitch on the Reaction Compressor controls On/Off status as shown by the LED indicator. Reaction stomp boxes run on a 9V Alkaline battery, or may also be powered by Rocktron’s DC OnTap Universal Power Supply adaptor.
- Maximum Input: 3dBu
- Maximum Output: 7dBu
- Input Impedance: 2.2MOhms
- Output Impedance: 10 kOhms
- Current Consumption: 45mA
- Power Requirements: 9V Alkaline Battery or Rocktron DC OnTap Univeral Power Supply (sold seperately). Negative Tip.
- Dimensions: 125mm x 78mm x 61mm (5” x 3.25” x 2.5”)
- Weight: 0.7kg (1.5 lbs)