Romania’s Becos FX has unveiled the CompIQ Pro Stella Compressor pedal for guitar and bass, which promises the versatility of a rack unit in a compact stompbox.
The CompIQ’s compression, limiting and harmonic distortion come courtesy of a true RMS-level sensor and Blackmer VCA.
There are a staggering number of parameters onboard, with controls for ratio, threshold, attack, release, tone and make-up gain, plus switches for compression knee, side chain filter, timing and tilt-EQ frequency pivot.
Also included is an auto timing circuit, which responds to playing dynamics, as well as the all-important dry/wet blend knob.
What sets the CompIQ apart is a Tape Saturation circuit with independent saturation and level controls, plus lo and hi-cut filters.
Add in true bypass switching, a six-LED compression display and the ability to run off a 9V battery or power supply, and Becos looks to have an impressive contender on its hands.
The CompIQ Pro Stella Compressor is available now for $279/£198/€229 from Becos FX.