WesAudio MIMAS NG500 Analog Compressor - 500 Series


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WesAudio MIMAS NG500 Analog Compressor

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Our rating of 92/100 is based on analysis of 5+ sources comprised of online reviews and discussions. Under the Pros and Cons headings below you'll find a condensed analysis of what those owners and users have been saying. Feel free to ask questions or add your thoughts in the comments section.

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.


  • 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.


Users of the MIMAS NG500 call it a "well-needed update" of the original 1176. The digital additions such as automation via USB was applauded by fans.


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.

Although this was previously on our recommended list, there are now more highly rated options available which you can see in our guide to The Best 500 Series Compressors.

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