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More advanced control options
Based on the original Cali76 Standard, the Deluxe includes all of the functionality in one compact unit, with added parallel mix control previously only found on limited editions. Independent controls for Attack, Release, Ratio let you precisely tailor your tone and achieve a truly unique performance, from transparent transient control to flat-out limiting and sustain.
The Dry Blend control is considered by many as the best feature on this pedal, as it lets you mix your dry signal back in with your compressed guitar tone for true parallel compression. This is an indispensable studio recording technique, as parallel compression gives you all of the tone thickening and increased sensitivity of the Cali76, while keeping hold of the natural dynamic expression in your playing.
No-Compromise tone in compact package
The original Origin Effects Cali76 is a big, beautiful compressor pedal that delivers studio-quality 1176-style compression using discrete Class-A circuitry that’s true to the topology and design philosophy of the original. This Compact Cali76 Deluxe takes the same principles and works them into a smaller stomp box package that’s more portable and will fit on even the busiest of pedalboards. The Cali76 Compact Deluxe still features high-current, discrete, Class-A circuitry for transparent, low-noise performance.
Rugged, advanced electronics
Rugged MELF resistors offer low noise performance and rock-solid reliability. Film and tantalum capacitors offer tight tolerances and superb linearity. Carefully chosen transistors biased at relatively high currents yield a distinct signal-to-noise advantage. The Origin Effects Cali76 Compact is powered by a mains adaptor only. Origin has dispensed with the usual 9V battery, both to save space and to allow them to adopt a high-current approach, yielding lower noise levels and superior tone.
Jewel lamp function
As well as being packed full of versatile features, the Deluxe also includes an elegant jewel lamp that functions as an intuitive three-colour gain reduction meter. Understanding these colour options is easy with Red for no compression, and Orange for active compression. The brighter the lamp, the greater the gain reduction. Yellow signifies that gain reduction has reached 27dB. This is an ideal function for live performances that may be badly lit.
About Origin Effects
British audio designer Simon Keats started Origin Effects through a genuine desire to produce quality audio tools that he wanted to use. He believes that the tools he creates just won;t be matched by 'off-the-shelf- FX pedals and many modern players would agree. Each pedal is individually handbuilt, expertly calibrated, assembled, tested and finished in the UK.
About Designer Simon Keats
As a guitarist himself, Simon understands the needs of modern players. As a highly experienced audio engineer and designer he has worked with some of the biggest names in the industry before creating Origin Effects to showcase some of his own best, creations. They are all designed to replicate those elusive legacy tones that guitarists lust over whilst retaining the soul of each instrument.
Controls: Dry, Out, In, Ratio, Attack and Release
- Weight: 620 g
- Dimensions: 142 x 66 x 59 mm
- PSU Spec: 77mA @ 9V / 104mA @ 18V
- Flexible external power requirements: (9-18V DC)
- Input Impedance: 1 Mohm
- Output Impedance: 1 Kohm
- Current Draw: 100 mA