About the Carl Martin Opto-Compressor Vintage Series Compressor
The Carl Martin Opto-Compressor is an Old-School compressor that is based on top-quality studio compressors. For the first time guitarists can have an optical-compressor designed just for them on their pedal board. The Carl Martin Opto-Compressor has 4 easy to use controls giving you total control of the attack and squeeze of the compression
What is an Optical Compressor ?
An optical compressor performs gain reduction control via a light source into a photo sensitive cell... as the light source gets brighter, the photo sensitive cell sends a signal to reduce dynamic range, or what becomes a compressed signal