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Spaceman Effects Ixion Optical Compressor

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The Ixion is an optical photocell based compressor with a smooth fat tone and a number of interesting and exploratory features. The controls of the Ixion are simple to use, and can yield fantastic tones in nearly any position! Thoughtful tonal and dynamic options easily adapt the Ixion to any number of instruments and playing styles and use of the flexible sidechain offers a unique avenue for sonic experimentation.

 

LEVEL - Controls the make-up gain to compensate for the compression. Plenty available for signal matching, boosting, or driving your amp.

THRESH – Controls the amount of signal going into the sidechain. This determines at what level the compression kicks in. When set to maximum, gain is reduced at a 6:1 ratio.

MIX – Goes from 95% dry to 95% wet. Counterclockwise for more dry, clockwise for more effected signal. Particularly useful for parallel compression techniques, and retaining the inherent transient response of your instrument.

CONTOUR – Blends from a custom designed A-weighted equal loudness filter in the counterclockwise direction, to flat in the clockwise direction. A completely unique way to maintain low frequency integrity with truly bottomless bass at its extreme.

TREBLE – Finely tweak the top end of your tone. Warm and thick when counterclockwise. Neutral when the control is in the middle. Top boosted when turned clockwise.

SIDECHAIN – Sleeve-GND. Ring-SEND. Tip-RETURN. You may use a simple TS (mono) cable to send an independent audio signal to the sidechain to control compression. Additionally you could use a TRS (stereo) volume or expression pedal to control compression dynamically. Using a TRS to dual TS stereo breakout cable you may run separate pedals into the sidechain like an effects loop. Simply plug the ring TS adapter into the input of your pedal or chain and the tip TS adapter into the output of your pedal or chain. The sidechain is placed between the CONTOUR and THRESH controls, which make for easy control of external signals. Tons of bizarre and esoteric volume manipulations await!

The Ixion requires external power of 9-18V DC , negative center via the 2.1mm jack. The Ixion has a high 500K ohm input impedance and a maximum current draw of 32mA when the effect is engaged. Please contact Spaceman if you are unsure about your DC adapter.

Warranty & Returns

All New products are covered by the manufacturers new warranty. Please check their website for the length of warranty and warranty conditions. If an item you receive is faulty get in touch with us ASAP. Second Hand products come with a 4 week warranty from us. If there is an issue let us know ASAP! This covers normal use and does not cover accidental damage, misuse, wrong power plugged into it, modding, water damage or any other damage caused by mistreatment. Just treat it nice and all will be good!

Shipping

We send A LOT of packages every week so don't worry about the shipping side of things!

We've never lost a thing and your awesome new gear will be packed up really well to avoid any damage in transit.

If your order comes in before 2pm we will ship it same day. Most of the time we pack things up all the way to 4pm so just call if you need it to leave same day after 2pm.

We ship mainly with Australia Post but may use a courier depending on location and size of the package.

Free Post ships with Australia Post standard and expected shipping times are between 4-6 business days depending on location. It will be longer to outside of metro and rural areas.

Express Post will usually be with you next business day in metro areas of QLD, NSW, SA, VIC and TAS. WA will take 2 days to metro and extra days after that to out side metro and rural areas.

Everything we ship has a tracking number with the exception of some power cables and smaller envelope packages. You will be emailed tracking once your order has been shipped!

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The Ixion is an optical photocell based compressor with a smooth fat tone and a number of interesting and exploratory features. The controls of the Ixion are simple to use, and can yield fantastic tones in nearly any position! Thoughtful tonal and dynamic options easily adapt the Ixion to any number of instruments and playing styles and use of the flexible sidechain offers a unique avenue for sonic experimentation.

 

LEVEL - Controls the make-up gain to compensate for the compression. Plenty available for signal matching, boosting, or driving your amp.

THRESH – Controls the amount of signal going into the sidechain. This determines at what level the compression kicks in. When set to maximum, gain is reduced at a 6:1 ratio.

MIX – Goes from 95% dry to 95% wet. Counterclockwise for more dry, clockwise for more effected signal. Particularly useful for parallel compression techniques, and retaining the inherent transient response of your instrument.

CONTOUR – Blends from a custom designed A-weighted equal loudness filter in the counterclockwise direction, to flat in the clockwise direction. A completely unique way to maintain low frequency integrity with truly bottomless bass at its extreme.

TREBLE – Finely tweak the top end of your tone. Warm and thick when counterclockwise. Neutral when the control is in the middle. Top boosted when turned clockwise.

SIDECHAIN – Sleeve-GND. Ring-SEND. Tip-RETURN. You may use a simple TS (mono) cable to send an independent audio signal to the sidechain to control compression. Additionally you could use a TRS (stereo) volume or expression pedal to control compression dynamically. Using a TRS to dual TS stereo breakout cable you may run separate pedals into the sidechain like an effects loop. Simply plug the ring TS adapter into the input of your pedal or chain and the tip TS adapter into the output of your pedal or chain. The sidechain is placed between the CONTOUR and THRESH controls, which make for easy control of external signals. Tons of bizarre and esoteric volume manipulations await!

The Ixion requires external power of 9-18V DC , negative center via the 2.1mm jack. The Ixion has a high 500K ohm input impedance and a maximum current draw of 32mA when the effect is engaged. Please contact Spaceman if you are unsure about your DC adapter.

Warranty & Returns

All New products are covered by the manufacturers new warranty. Please check their website for the length of warranty and warranty conditions. If an item you receive is faulty get in touch with us ASAP. Second Hand products come with a 4 week warranty from us. If there is an issue let us know ASAP! This covers normal use and does not cover accidental damage, misuse, wrong power plugged into it, modding, water damage or any other damage caused by mistreatment. Just treat it nice and all will be good!

Shipping

We send A LOT of packages every week so don't worry about the shipping side of things!

We've never lost a thing and your awesome new gear will be packed up really well to avoid any damage in transit.

If your order comes in before 2pm we will ship it same day. Most of the time we pack things up all the way to 4pm so just call if you need it to leave same day after 2pm.

We ship mainly with Australia Post but may use a courier depending on location and size of the package.

Free Post ships with Australia Post standard and expected shipping times are between 4-6 business days depending on location. It will be longer to outside of metro and rural areas.

Express Post will usually be with you next business day in metro areas of QLD, NSW, SA, VIC and TAS. WA will take 2 days to metro and extra days after that to out side metro and rural areas.

Everything we ship has a tracking number with the exception of some power cables and smaller envelope packages. You will be emailed tracking once your order has been shipped!