1073MPA – 2-Channel Microphone Preamplifier

Finally received the 1073MPA w/ sowter transformers, it was well worth the waiting time. So far I used it for acoustic guitar, drum overheads, vocals. Beautiful round tone, every signal that goes through it becomes much more easy to mix. I cannot compare to an original 1073 but I'm very happy to own this preamp and will definitely consider buying another!

Review By borhythm

SA-47F – FET Condenser Microphone

When the SA47FET arrived, there was something rattling inside the grill. Josh got me in touch with Stam's service guy in the USA -it took about a week to get the repaired unit back. So... one of my worries about buying gear from Chile and getting the gear serviced was satisfied. Over the years I found every company is great when they're trying to get your $'s, but how they respond to a problem really tells what kind of company you're dealing with and Stam Audio is TOP NOTCH!! As far as actual use the mic was initially for use on kick & bass cabinet and for both it is incredible!! It's my 'go to' for both now. This past weekend I used it on an upright bass HOLY S!!T!!! The detail, definition, silkiness & articulation was breathtaking!! A GREAT mic from a GREAT company!! Kudos Josh!!

Review By JC Lamson

SA-47F – FET Condenser Microphone

When the SA47FET arrived, there was something rattling inside the grill. Josh got me in touch with Stam's service guy in the USA -it took about a week to get the repaired unit back. So... one of my worries about buying gear from Chile and getting the gear serviced was satisfied. Over the years I found every company is great when they're trying to get your $'s, but how they respond to a problem really tells what kind of company you're dealing with and Stam Audio is TOP NOTCH!! As far as actual use the mic was initially for use on kick & bass cabinet and for both it is incredible!! It's my 'go to' for both now. This past weekend I used it on an upright bass HOLY SH!T!!! The detail, definition, silkiness & articulation was breathtaking!! A GREAT mic from a GREAT company!! Kudos Josh!!

Review By JC Lamson

SA-76ADF – Analog FET Compressor

Looking forward to a visit to Chile on the 25th of July. I would love to visit your facility and speak with you I have many clients who have shown an interest Especially with the 1176 series SA-76ADF Regards Karl

Review By Karl Grant

SA-67 – Tube Condenser Microphone

I own a pair of SA67’s with Telefunken NOS tubes and am complete inspired by these mics. They sound rich and detailed on everything I throw at them. Drum overheads, string quartets, vocals, acoustic guitar, percussion, room mics, all sound rich, smooth, and detailed. Joshua and his crew work very hard at delivering absolute incredible gear. The quality of the work coming out of my studio has grown exponentially with my collection of Stam gear. Having a pair of SA67’s is a definite game changer!! Thanks Stam!

Review By Jason

SA-87 – Condenser Microphone

Very happy with these mics! Pairs up nicely with the Neve 1073 for vocals. Great!

Review By Nils Christian Fossdal

1073EQ – Microphone Preamplifier & Equalizer

I do not have any experience with the original hardware, but the sound of this pre-amp is absolutely amazing. As soon as stam is selling them again, i ll order a second one! <3

Review By Lutz Munka

1073MPA – 2-Channel Microphone Preamplifier

I use my 1073mpa on absolutely everything. And it all sounds good. Especially on electric guitars, vocals, and bass. Keys, percussion....everything. The saturation is glorious and it is THAT sound. Great price, great build, great preamp. I will keep on buying from Stam.

Review By The Rev

SA-67 – Tube Condenser Microphone

I am not a singer, but I am a vocalist with a nasally voice. The SA67 adds a smoothness and a professional sheen to my voice that just works! And It sounds great on guitar cabs, bass cabs, acoustics, percussion, everything. Hands down the best mic I have ever used.

Review By The Rev

SA-47 – Tube Condenser Microphone

I have been using this mic for a few months now, and I love it. Works great on everything, Acoustic Guitars, Electric Guitars, in front of a Drum Kit and is specially great on Vocals. It has been de #1 mic of the studio since his arrival. Great construction and comes with an excellent case and the proper accessories for this kind of mic Thanks guys!

Review By martin schlotfeldt

SA-47 – Tube Condenser Microphone

The STAM SA47 is a fantastic microphone. Well built, fantastically priced, and sounds glorious. I couldn't be happier.

Review By Peter Knight

1073EQ – Microphone Preamplifier & Equalizer

The 1073 Pre/EQ has such a beautiful sound and is very versatile. First, all on sources, as an EQ insert, it completely blew away every 1073 plugin I own (UAD, Waves, etc). On live tracked vocals the sound was huge. I can only describe it as lush, wide and open with a rich tone. It put a smile on my face the second I heard with without even having to turn any knobs. When you start getting into pushing the unit harder, the distortions produced are very pleasant. I highly recommend this unit to anyone serious about recording acoustic instruments especially vocals. I also love 1073 on kick/snare, but it will sound good on anything. Extra brownie points to Stam for shipping it so fast as well (it arrived at my place in 4 days once it was shipped from their warehouse).

Review By RyanRuin

SA-47F – FET Condenser Microphone

Fantastic work! Awesome on vocal, acoustic guitar, Drum mono room. Versatile and beautiful microphone. Thanks for your work.

Review By Leviss (BREVIS recording studio)

SA-87 – Condenser Microphone

I bought four SA-87 for use in Japan. The sound quality is almost the same as the original 87i in the studio. It is an almighty mic that can be used for various recordings such as vocals, pianos, strings, and brass. I highly recommend it.

Review By fkenbo

SA-47 – Tube Condenser Microphone

Nothing short of amazing. A pleasure to use. Brings out a musical quality in our singers we have not heard before. Compared this to a Flea 47 - same ballpark. Could not be happier with this investment. Thanks Stam for another great product. Cost has always been our guiding factor - we need the best quality for the lowest price, and this product, we feel, is setting the bar quite high for similar microphones. We finally have a sound that we always wanted - but for a very reasonable price. One note - we did notice that the phase was inverted when the mic arrived. We became aware of this issue from another reviewer, checked it out and they were correct in their assessment. Not sure where the issue occurred in the circuit but our tech was able to fix the polarity flip. Will update when we have more specific info. Thanks! Analog Rock Machine Studio Honolulu, HI

Review By Chris Chorney

SA-47F – FET Condenser Microphone

The Stam SA-47F is a fantastic mic. This exceeded our expectations. The sound is full and clear with a great low end. We use this on kick, vocals and guitar through the Stam 1073MPA. It just sounds correct - and musical. We usually combine this mic (outside) with a D6 (inside) the kick. Just ordered another one too. I can't think of a more solid investment. Things we love: The sturdy build and heft, decent shock mount system, sound quality especially the way it handles the kick drum, its musicality and usefulness on many sources. Thanks Stam! Analog Rock Machine Studio Honolulu, HI

Review By Chris Chorney

1073MPA – 2-Channel Microphone Preamplifier

We have been using our Stam Audio 1073DPA For about a year now and we are extremely happy with the results. It is as clear, full-bodied and trouble-free as we could have hoped for. We rely on it every day and it is a workhorse preamp! Vocals sound clear and full. It has never given us any problems, and we want more of them! We know we can rely on Stam to deliver something special and useable; there is nothing in this price range we can think of that gives us a better sound quality. It has helped us take our music to the next level of quality for a very reasonable cost. Features we love: the insert point (used this for sending vocals through guitar pedals and tape delays), well-built, Sowter transformers. There is music in this box. Aloha from Honolulu, Hawaii, Chris and Lock from Analog Rock Machine Studio

Review By Chris Chorney

SA-47F – FET Condenser Microphone

I've found the SA-47F to be the perfect snare bottom mic for an explosive and aggressive sounding snare without being harsh or grating. It's become my go-to!

Review By Adam Nolly Getgood

SA-47 – Tube Condenser Microphone

This mic is gold ! Never had the pleasure of using an original one , but i don’t feel the need anymore . Beautifull full shimmering in depth 3-d sound to me !

Review By Frankie

SA-47F – FET Condenser Microphone

Very nice Mic , we have a vintage 47 fet at the studio so I can compare , the stam is just a tad brighter but then again the neumann is old and there probably some dirt on it from the years ( that vintage tone haha) great mic for a lot of purposes ( not just kick 😉 ) like everything from stam , top notch !!! Well worth the wait . U go Joshua keep making that kick ass gear

Review By Frankie

SA-47F – FET Condenser Microphone

Brilliant microphone. Sounds epic on kick drums as one would expect but is also great for vocals.

Review By CDiscman

SA-47F – FET Condenser Microphone

Wonderful microphone. As expected from a U47FET clone, the lows are great: works very well on a bass cab for example. The highs are quite smooth as well, but still very detailed. I've made a few demo's of the sounds on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MoH3BE98tL4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jz-et0CleMM https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fQL41TYM3WU The build quality feels very solid as well, and the shockmount is also very good and sturdy: Way better than the shockmount that comes with the AKG 414 for example.

Review By Sonic Circuitry

1073EQ – Microphone Preamplifier & Equalizer

Pre amp and EQ both sound top drawer, love mine

Review By Gavin

1073EQ – Microphone Preamplifier & Equalizer

WOW This is the Best preamp and EQ I’ve ever used, Without the eq the preamp has an awesome forward presence, with the EQ engaged it has a beautifully rich low end with a top end that is crisp and airy, thank you Stam Audio.

Review By derekreesemusic

SA-47F – FET Condenser Microphone

The SA-47F is the first Stam product I purchased and I was pleasantly surprised by how quickly it arrived (2 weeks, all the way to the U.S. from Chile), the exceptional build quality, and of course the most important factor of all — how it sounds! I had heard that 47 FETs were most engineers go-to outside kick mics and now I know why. The SA-47F literally gets used on every drum recording now. It's equally good on bass amp and yet it's got enough detail to even work on male vocals! At this price point, it's an absolute no brainer.

Review By Ben

1073MPA – 2-Channel Microphone Preamplifier

I bought my first Stam Audio 1073 MPA around Christmas 2018. I have used it non stop. It is super reliable & sounds amazing. I have used the real thing many times and this is super close to that. In fact for the money, you can’t beat it. It is built like a tank with top notch components. And it’s actually more reliable than a vintage neve. I will keep buying from Josh at Stam with confidence. They offer so many cool versions of vintage gear. You really can’t beat them. And the customer service is great. They will help you with any concerns. Only down side is since the company is growing and everything is hand built, it can take time. It’s not a crazy wait time but in my opinion the wait that you may encounter time to time is worth it. Seriously can’t say enough great things about them. -Stephen Nation Records Studio

Review By Stephen Naveed

SA-47F – FET Condenser Microphone

This microphone is gorgeous. Thus far I've used it on the resonant head of a kick, as a mono overhead, and on vocals. Incredible detail and range without being fatiguing.

Review By Dan Sherwood

SA-87 – Condenser Microphone

Just ordered my second-MUST have a pair of these. Sounds so so great on everything. Built like a tank-heavy in the hands- a joy to hold and plug in and let that gold warm sound flow into your recorder. STOP F!@#$%^&K around and get a real Mic! This is it!

Review By ERIC N SAMPLE

SA-47 – Tube Condenser Microphone

I have been fortunate enough to hang around some amazing recording engineers and recording equipmen over the last 28 years. I've heard many U47s in my life- the most recent was a matched pair with consecutive serial numbers and a stereo power supply! The vintage mics sound incredible!!! My SA47 arrived and it also sounds incredible! I was able to A/B the SA47 to the pair mentioned above. Most U47s sound different from each other. The vintage U47s are over 50 years old and are in great shape but who knows what they've been through over the years. You truly are getting the closest thing to a real U47 with it's high quality. The high end capsule is made by Dany Bouchard in Canada and are professionally skinned with DuPont Mylar and an AMI transformer! No cheap Chinese capsules and transformers!

Review By Vahe Manoukian

SA-47 – Tube Condenser Microphone

My SA-47 arrived some months ago (after waiting only 3 weeks for shipping to Germany) and yet there seems to be no source it cannot handle. Especially drum room recordings blew me away. Vocals sound full and sit in the mix very well. It took some days to understand that it just does not need a lot of EQ. Being used to a Neumann U87 Ai (which was my workhorse before) and dealing with it´s harshness the SA-47 does sound very natural and full bodied compared to the U87. STAM´s Pultec may be a good partner to add a little shine on dull voices - maybe that will be my next order from STAM 😉 I will be doing a little shootout with my U87 Ai as soon as I have a free week without recordings

Review By Eike Groenewold

SA-47 – Tube Condenser Microphone

STAM has done it again. My 2nd purchase with STAM and I knew I would be getting something special again. This mic is amazing. It is beautifully built and sounds amazing. Nice smooth thick vocals, great for acoustic guitar as well...piano, anything you want to record this just works and gives you a great vintage tone. Shot it against a Telefunken u48 and it's detail response was almost identical. Congrats guys, another winner here.

Review By Matt Berky

SA-47 – Tube Condenser Microphone

So glad I ordered 2! Amazing on vocals of course, but equally awesome as a stereo pair on drums and piano. Great build quality - a total bargain!

Review By Jamie Sitar

1073EQ – Microphone Preamplifier & Equalizer

The vintage Neve tone you are looking for, plus an excellent EQ to add presence to your material.

Review By Daniel

1073EQ – Microphone Preamplifier & Equalizer

Worth the wait!! The Stam 1073EQ does not disappoint. Great vintage tone. As good as the originals. Some other clones kinda "get close" but this delivers the magic. Keep up the great work Stam!

Review By tim

1073MPA – 2-Channel Microphone Preamplifier

These sound great, I've got a couple with the Carnhill and a couple with the Sowter options. They are raw and a great addition to the studio sounds great on drums, guitar and vocals and really bring out the texture of the parts through the mics. They are well built and solid to touch, ordering and delivery was easy and they came to Australia well packaged. Highly recommend for some 1073 sounding pre's at an amazing price.

Review By Guy Cooper

1073MPA – 2-Channel Microphone Preamplifier

i have two sets of this pre. one with sowter, one without. both sound just great. Electric guitars, bass, overheads and rooms have never sounded better. i've tried GAP, Warm, GR, and this by far stomps them.SO happy i waited for them.

Review By Nathan Boots

SA-47 – Tube Condenser Microphone

This mic is worth every penny. Did mic shootouts with different singers and the SA-47 always just sounded like a record right away. It comes in a beautiful case + flight case, the power supply is beefy in all the right ways, the cable is extra long, and the shockmount is very sturdy. I can't say enough about how great it sounds on anything you put it in front of. Also, don't sleep on the omni pattern!

Review By egroys

1073MPA – 2-Channel Microphone Preamplifier

I love this pre-amp. I use it on just about everything. I noticed that if I turned it up to very high gain and don't trim it down, it began to oscillate and make wild sounds. Although these came into use once, I reached out to the Stam team. They sent replacement parts, gave instructions for my tech, and covered my repair costs. That's the only reason I put 4 stars. But honestly, 5 star pre-amp especially for the price.

Review By egroys

1073MPA – 2-Channel Microphone Preamplifier

I waited a long time to receive this baby, but it is the best sounding version of this preamp we have in our studio and we have 2 other more expensive brands. It’s bigger and richer sounding. I love it. Thanks Stam. They kept me going through the wait.

Review By Robert Moyle

1073MPA – 2-Channel Microphone Preamplifier

Everything you expect it to be. Loud and lovely rich velvety saturation. Built like a tank and the DI is also surprisingly better than I expected. A no brainer at this price point. I primarily use this in my portable rack setup for out of studio vocal work but would happily use it in a normal studio environment.

Review By Warren Hunter

1073MPA – 2-Channel Microphone Preamplifier

Happy owner of a 1073 MPA (with sowter mod). This is a fairly new acquisition for me but I've really put it through it's paces the last couple months on a film project and I am supremely impressed. The clarity, presence, fullness of the sound is truly remarkable, especially at this price point. My synths, vocals, rhodes, and guitars all have that little something extra. While I don't have much familiarity with the OG 1073's, I have spent a lot of time with a pair of pristine 1084's and to my ears, Stam's recreation of that preamp is absolutely spot-on. Bravo and thank you!

Review By Jordan Lewis

1073MPA – 2-Channel Microphone Preamplifier

Very nicely built and sounds great. Fantastic for low output mics like the SM7b and compliments my vintage ribbon mics well. I'm very happy with the 1073MPA and will be buying another in the near future.

Review By Dave Cox

SA4000 MK2 – Analog VCA Stereo Buss Compressor

I’ve bought the first version of the SA-4000 and I Love it! The SA-4000 is a great sounding unit! STAM Audio hands down has the BEST prices and most important of all, sound quality and build quality of their gear! Thanks for making Such Great Gear!

Review By omegason28

1073MPA – 2-Channel Microphone Preamplifier

Don’t think twice and get it! This thing sounds absolutely amazing. Very lucky to own 2 of theses units.

Review By José J. Becerra

SA-47 – Tube Condenser Microphone

For the price this is an absolute awesome microphone. For vocals this is pretty much the go to, whether screaming aggressive or the softest of ballads.

Review By oliver.jp.kenny

SA-76ADG – Analog FET Compressor

I have the singular version of the bluestrip rev A and it sounds amazing. For vocals it is just the trick and sounds awesome.

Review By oliver.jp.kenny

SA-23A+ – Analog Tube Optical Compressor

I have the singular version of the LA3A and it is amazing. Sounds just like the vintage LA3A's that I have used in some of the more expensive studios. My guitars live on it.

Review By oliver.jp.kenny

SA-2A+ – Analog Tube Optical Compressor

SA-2A The original SA-2A was my first Stam Audio purchase, I was looking to add some outboard to my recording chain in order to improve the signal going into the DAW whilst tracking, rather than using plug-ins after the A/D conversion. Being based in the UK, I was nervous ordering having only read a few reviews and comments on web forums, But I spoke with Joshua on the phone and was lucky enough to be able to order a rare ‘in-stock’ unit. It arrived promptly, and incredibly well packaged. I did have to pay UK customs charges on it which was a drag, but even so it was still a bargain, the build quality is exceptional. Without doubt no other single piece of equipment has had such a noticeable effect on my recordings. It was a night and day difference. I honestly couldn’t believe the improvement. Vocal tracks now sounded much smoother and thicker, bass tracks just locked in place and sounded richer and warmer. In fact I haven’t found a single instrument that doesn’t benefit from being run through the unit. And it is just so damn enjoyable to use. My only problem now is that I liked it so much that I also ordered the SA-76-Rev-A, so now I have to decide which one to use as they both sound exceptional, of course when appropriate my favourite setting is to use them both in sequence! I can only imagine that the SA-2A+ is going to please anyone who orders it. Having the extra options will be a great benefit, although I like the limitations of having just the two controls (plus the toggle) on the original model. If you are considering a purchase, I say just do it. may take a while to arrive but once you start using it you will be smiling every time.

Review By Sean

1073MPA – 2-Channel Microphone Preamplifier

Este Preamplificador te va a volar la cabeza, Brutal el rango bajo y el llenador rango de armónicos que producen, si puedes obtenerlo en STOCK no lo dudes, si tienes que esperar por el, NO LO DUDES. STAM AUDIO TIENE GARANTIA DE QUE RECIBIRAS UN PRODUCTO HECHO CON AMOR, Y COMO EN EL AMOR, TIENES QUE ESPERAR! Gracias a Josh Y su equipo siempre respondieron a mis dudas.

Review By reservas.cdtravel

SA-47F – FET Condenser Microphone

My kick drum sounds brutal with this mic, One of my best investments.

Review By José J. Becerra

SA-76ADG – Analog FET Compressor

This thing is fantastic. All revisions sound great, the build quality is top and it really stands out in the rack (and gets lots of compliments). The all-in buttons mode is the icing on the cake! Highly recommended.

Review By Alex AVR Music

SA-87 – Condenser Microphone

The SA-87 is a piece of art! Very solidly built. Vocals sound absolutely outstanding with this microphone. This mic also takes EQ beautifully. I have it going into my Stam Audio 1073EQ preamp (with Sowter output transformer)...and the combination is killer...especially with the EQ dialed in!

Review By Steve G

SA-67 – Tube Condenser Microphone

This is how midrange should sound!, the highs are so smooth, you can be sure any singer would get that vintage magic with this mic. Estos son los medios que estaba buscando!, los agudos son muy suaves, de seguro todo cantante se verá beneficiado con un toque mágico de nostalgia vintage usando este mic.

Review By Daniel

SA-47F – FET Condenser Microphone

This may be everyone's go-to kick drum mic, but it is by no means a one-trick-pony. I love it on vocal, acoustic guitar, even piano room mic. If you told me this mic cost over $1,000 I wouldn't blink an eye. For only $590, everyone needs (at least) one SA-47F.

Review By thesleepywest

SA-87 – Condenser Microphone

Absolutely in love with the sound. Did a shoot out with a new U87 and preferred the character of the Stam. Well worth the wait.

Review By Jake Robertz

SA-87 – Condenser Microphone

This is an *amazing* microphone. Stam Audio is meticulous in the quality of products they make.

Review By Richard Plotkin

SA4000 MK2 – Analog VCA Stereo Buss Compressor

This unit lives on my mix bus (and occasionally used on drum buses). Amazing glue, punch, and attitude. Destroys any plugin by miles. Highly recommended!

Review By RyanRuin

1073MPA – 2-Channel Microphone Preamplifier

The 1073 MPA is a gorgeous sounding unit. It has a very smooth sound with the smiley face tone that we have all come to know and love. Comparing to UAD 1073 plugins and some other cloned preamps I own, the 1073MPA has a more rich and beautiful 3d image, and sounded like a record from the start. The plugins fell short and sounded dull, 2d, and flat. Depending on the mic choice and how you mic your source, you probably won't even need EQ if you go through one of these units. Highly recommended.

Review By RyanRuin

SA4000 MK2 – Analog VCA Stereo Buss Compressor

I've bought the first version of the SA4000 and oh boy what a great sounding unit! Stam Audio won me over with their prices and most important of all, sound quality ! The SA4000 is untouchable by all software emulations I've used. The stereo field just opens up and the whole mix glue together amazingly. The sound is superb and with the new added features of the SA4000 mk2 , you can't go wrong. Would buy it again in a instant! Looking forward to my next gear from Stam Audio. Ferdinand

Review By skead.ferdinand3

SA4000 MK2 – Analog VCA Stereo Buss Compressor

I've bought the first version of the SA4000 and oh boy what a great sounding unit! Stam Audio won me over with their prices and most important of all, sound quality ! The SA4000 is untouchable by all software emulations I've used. The stereo field just opens up and the whole mix glue together amazingly. The sound is superb and with the new added features of the SA4000 mk2 , you can't go wrong. Would buy it again in a instant! Looking forward to my next gear from Stam Audio.

Review By skead.ferdinand3

1073EQ – Microphone Preamplifier & Equalizer

This is a thing of beauty. Fantastic on my vocal chain. The pre amp is incredible on its own and the eq is bang on. Used this on the bass the other day and it really smashes life. I had some neve pre amps that I use also and it’s really hard to tell the difference. This is a no brainer!

Review By scottyjrocker

SA-47F – FET Condenser Microphone

The Stam 47FET is truly incredible. It gives me “that” kick sound as heard on countless hit records, and also happens to sound amazing on vocals. The depth on male vocals is awesome, and it’s fat and smooth without the low end dominating. An absolute no brainer for $599.

Review By Ian

SA-47F – FET Condenser Microphone

Love this mic, I usually use it for kick out, it has that sound you'll expect from a U-47, meaty and lovely low end. But it also shines on vocals!

Review By jorgenberg

SA4000 MK2 – Analog VCA Stereo Buss Compressor

I have had this unit for sometime now, and it's a beautiful peace of gear, highly recommended. It lives on my master bus, oh man it's happy there. Instant mojo and glue!

Review By jorgenberg

SA4000 MK2 – Analog VCA Stereo Buss Compressor

11/14/16 I have to give it up to Stam Audio from Chile. Bought an audio compressor from them (SSL G4000 clone), had a minor issue with it & they didn't even flinch. Send it back & we'll get you out a new one (covered the shipping cost too). Way to stand behind your gear. Awesome! Not to mention the thing sounds really killer. First I smashed some drums with it (awesome) then I used it on my 2 mix buss with amazing results (very nice glue). Quality build too, the knobs are solid, the meter is well lite, the push buttons are tight, it looks cool, & it's a very solid piece of gear. Did I mention it sounds KILLER? This piece is a no brainer for any studio. Kudos to Stam Audio! syranlangley

Review By szyam

SA4000 MK2 – Analog VCA Stereo Buss Compressor

11/9/16 I've recently bought the SA4000 and i can't be more happy. Fantastic unit that is outstanding in drums, in just a few seconds of mixing, i had the best drums sounds i've ever mixed. I've started opening old sessions and printing Drum Busses ,Vocal Busses, and some Pianos, and the impact in the mixes where HUGE. In the mixbuss is really nice too, with a 2:1 ratio, .30ms attack, and just a bit of compression it glues your mix instantly. Once you try it you realize that the plugins emulations are a freaking joke. Nacho M

Review By szyam

SA4000 MK2 – Analog VCA Stereo Buss Compressor

10/8/16 This recreation of the famous SSL bus comp is amazing. Immediate glue / punch, ranging from subtle to aggressive depending on the attack / release times. Grabs a mix and 'finishes' it in a way that definitely sounds like the original unit. I've been using the side chain input to send a copy of the mix with low end rolled off as a HPF. That preserves the ultra-low end while compressing the rest of the mix neatly. tl;dr: this is permanently strapped on to my mixbuss from now on. Along with the amazing SA-2A, Joshua has hit another home run with the SA-4000. P.S. there's a reason these are going second-hand in GS Classifieds for $1k - they're that good. But I'd suggest just placing an order with Joshua for under $500 rather than spending that kinda dough thejook

Review By szyam

SA4000 MK2 – Analog VCA Stereo Buss Compressor

3/16/16 Today I had the chance to use the new SA-4000 Stereo Bus Compressor from Stam Audio at the studio, I was a bit skeptical in the beginning, even though they did a fantastic job with the LA-2A which I believe is identical to the original Teletronix I had my concerns based on it´s price point. I had about 4 hours to test it so I did what I would normally do with a buss compressor, I ran some drums and mixes through it today and I can honestly say that it surpassed my expectations, the unit sounds absolutely fantastic and feels great. Soundwise it has the glue effect just like the original SSL that we all desire but in a much more musical way than my plugins or TK Audio BC1 compressor. I wish I could have kept this unit at my studio but it has to travel around to other studios and magazines for reviews. I will be selling my TK Audio BC1 and get one of these as soon as they are ready. Well done Stam Audio, again. Javier

Review By szyam