Origin Effects Cali76 Stacked Edition Compressor Pedal

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$419.00
Origin Effects

Cons

  • Lacks some parameter fine-tuning capabilities of the Cali76 Compact Deluxe
  • More expensive than other pedals

Pros

  • Professional grade clarity and dynamics
  • Impressive stacking of two FET compressors in one stompbox for unprecedented flexibility
  • Independent attack/release control knobs for each compressor

The Cali76 Stacked Edition takes compression effect to the next level literally. It stacks two layers of FET compressors in one stompbox. This is meant to appeal to those who utilize their compressor pedal as a tone-shaping tool.

The two compressors run in series. They have independent attack/release controls for tweaking dynamic response. This feature is not something you’ll find in conventional compressors. Aside from its dual compressor design, it has similar features to the Cali76 Compact Deluxe. It even has a Dry knob for blending in your dry signal, along with input and output gain controls.

Given its price, it’s understandable the main target market of this unit is professional musicians. It is meant to be incorporated with other expensive (but very good) equipment. And even though it’s expensive, I’m impressed with its incredible control over clarity and dynamics. It is a very advantageous investment towards getting consistently good tone.

This pedal may be beyond the average price that most guitarists are willing to pay for a compressor pedal. Thankfully, I deem it worthy. And while it gives you two compressors, it loses some of the parameter fine-tuning capabilities of the Origin Effects Cali76 Compact Deluxe.

If one compressor is not enough, and you have the money to spend, then the Origin Effects Cali76 Stacked Edition is highly recommended. It is the definitive pedal for those who desire absolute premium, studio-quality compression.

Specifications

  • Dual FET Compressor
  • Parameters: Att/Rel 1, Att/Rel 2, Thru, Dry, Out, In
  • Signal Conditioning Bypass Mode
  • 9-18 Volt DC Adapter (Sold Separately)
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