Based around a current-production 3080 Op-Amp, the STm5 can emulate the tones of the most sought-after vintage compressors with lower noise and greater transparency. Level and Sustain controls adjust the output and degree of compression from subtle to severe while an Attack control offers a variety of dynamic options, from spongy sag to surgical slice.
LEVEL: Adjusts output level when pedal is engaged. Turn clockwise to increase Output volume.
SUSTAIN: Adjusts degree of Compression effect. Turn clockwise to increase sustain.
ATTACK: Adjusts Attack feel (impression) while compression is activated. Turn clockwise to weaken attack feel and emphasize sustain. Turn counterclockwise to weaken sustain and emphasize initial pick attack.
COLOR SWITCH: Selects from three kinds of tonal character modes:
-1. BRIGHT: Hi boost
-2. STANDARD: No adjustment
-3. SOFT: Hi cut
INPUT ATTENUATOR: Selects proper input sensitivity against output level from connected instruments. Standard setting is MAX position. Turn clockwise to reduce input signal when sound is distorted due to high input signals.