WesAudio MIMAS NG500 Analog Compressor - 500 Series


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WesAudio MIMAS NG500 Analog Compressor

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Gearank Recommendation

The MIMAS NG500 appeared on our recommended list for Single Channel 500 Series Compressors from December 2020 until December 2021 when it had been out-ranked by other models.

Although this was previously on our recommended list, there are now options with higher ratings which you can see in our guide to The Best 500 Series Compressors.


The NG500 is an 1176 style FET compressor with some digital integrations care of WesAudio.

Controllable via USB or WesAudio's proprietary 500 series racks, the Mimas NG500 was designed with DAW users in mind.

It offers flexibility with a/b comparisons and plugin-like tweakability in the box.

One drawback is that it needs proprietary racks like the WesAudio Titan to maximize potential.

If you're looking for a good 1176 style compressor with recall, and DAW control, The WesAudio MIMAS NG500 is a great update to the original design.


  • Controls: Attack, Release, Input, Output
  • Attack: 20 to 800 microseconds
  • Release: 50ms – 1.2s
  • Ratio: 4:1, 8:1, 12:1, 20:1
  • Threshold: Fixed. Controlled by input.

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