Buss Cat Compressor


Nekotornics Buss Cat buss compressor 500 series module

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Introducing the Buss Cat

The latest compressor from Nekotronics and the first 500 series module released.

The Buss Cat takes the original rack version of the popular Nekotronics buss compressor and squeezes it down into 500 series. This differs from the rack version in a few ways but retains some of the best features. All of this comes in at an unbeatable price, by far the cheapest 500 series buss compressor available.

Taking up 2 500 series slots, the buss cat compressor operates in stereo and offers classic VCA based compression that is famously suited to the mixbuss but just as useful on drums, guitars or anything else you want to squish.

The infamous snap and glue are present, giving you the ability to add that finishing touch of class to your mixes. Plenty of control is available with 6 ratio settings, variable attack and release, alongside auto release. The high pass filter takes care of the bass, allowing more bass heavy music to benefit from VCA compression. It allows the bass to move through the sidechain without causing pumping effects. Get your 808 kicks out! Boom!

Under the hood theres a stereo sidechain powered by THAT VCA’s, also known as the turbo mod in the rack version. This allows a superb stereo image and smooth compression with wide mixes.

Lastly the compressor sports a red colour way with a wide selection of colour choices for the knobs and buttons. Most importantly it has cats and we all know that will make your track a hit.

This is a pre release, pre order item with price discount. It will be built in batches.

First batch has sold out. Second batch is bigger and available to order.

Current delivery estimate for the second batch is July with further batches shipping in 1-2 month turnarounds depending on order volume.

6 ratio settings

Sporting the classic 2, 4 and 10 to 1 ratio settings but adding 6 and 8 to 1 for more flexibility. 1.5.1 ratio is available for mastering purposes

High pass filter

4 high pass filter (HPF) settings to sculpt the compression reaction to bass. A key feature for modern music

Auto release

Let the compressor do the work with auto release. This discrete circuit automatically switches between fats and slow attack in response to the musical peaks

Backlit meter

VU meters are sexy but backlit ones are even sexier. Buss Cat’s meter shows how much compression is happening. Endlessly entertaining to watch

Mixbuss glue

Classic VCA compression adding glue and punch to your mixes. The finishing touch to many great mixes.

Variable attack and release

Featuring variable attack and release controls to really dial in the punch the hold of the compressor to your music.

Customise your cat

Customise your knobs

Knobs are available in a rainbow of colours, appealing to all tastes and styles.

Customise your buttons

Buttons are available in 4 different colours, white, grey, red and black.

Hand built with high quality components

Each compressor is fully hand built and tested in the UK. Using high quality components such as Wima poly caps, Panasonic FC “gold” elec caps, 1% tolerence resistors, THAT VCA’s, Alpha pots and lorlin switches. Everything is chosen for the best audio quality possible and durability.

Before shipping every compressor has a 24 hour monitored burn in to ensure all parts are working and stress tested.

Weight 1.1 kg
Knob cap colour

Blue, Red, Orange, Black, White, Grey, Green, Yellow, Purple, Pink / Lupin

Button colour

White, Gray, Black, Red