BecosFX's CompIQ Twain is a rack-mount-level compressor/limiter in a compact pedal

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Romania-based effect pedal maker BecosFX has announced the CompIQ Twain Dual-Band/Stacked Pro Compressor/Limiter, a new stompbox for guitar and bass.

Part of the company’s CompIQ series of VCA compressors, the dual-band pedal features adaptive auto attack and release timing presets and independent compression controls for knee, threshold, ratio and make-up gain on each band.

According to Becos, the pedal, which boasts two independent analog engines, can operate as a dual-band compressor/limiter with variable crossover point or as a stacked compressor with separate controls for each engine.

In either mode, harmonic saturation can be injected separately on each of the dry line bands, and then mixed with the wet compressed line. There’s also a separate gain reduction display for easy indication of how hard or soft the lows and highs are being processed.

Other features include a dry/wet mix knob for parallel compression in either of the working modes, a five-LED gain reduction display on each processing engine, true bypass switching and 9-12V DC external power operation.

The CompIQ Twain is available for preorder beginning March 1, at a price of $329. For more information, head to BecosFX.com (opens in new tab).

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Richard Bienstock

Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.