It’s always to fun to take a stroll through Kickstarter. It’s become the breeding ground for many cutting edge audio projects – and this one is no different. The nABC from Suono Buono is a truly innovative approach to the art of compression.
nABC – aka Not Another Boring Compressor – offers a truly innovative approach to compression. All analog, portable and fits easily into a modern workflow.
What makes it unique is they way it can be used as a production tool. The nABC can be patched directly into a modular synth rig for example – the sidechain can be triggered using CV gate signals. It can be triggered via MIDI, meaning musicians can set up a sidechain using a sequencer, controller or even a pedal.
The compressor can calibrated to the millisecond. This opens up more possibilities than simple EDM-style pumping effects. You can individually shape every note of an arpeggio, create dynamic gating through a pad and more.
The user interface is surprising simple too. The large rotary controller tweaks the compressor parameters, making it easy for musicians to stay in the creative zone.