The new Barber Tone press is a guitar compressor like no other! Barber introduces parallel compression. Parallel compression allows players to blend in natural guitar signal to their compressed signal, this innovation blows away dealing with attack, ratio and release knobs of other so called "studio compressors". The Tone Press is a great leap beyond the two knob clones. Imagine using gobs of sustain and not having to hear your attack getting squashed! Imagine a compressor for every type of player...now imagine only paying $149.95 for the best guitar compressor ever offered...Barber parallel compression will change the way you think about compression and guitar sounds.
The Barber Tone Press: Tone and Sustain with “Plug and Play” Performance.|
Bringing together the very best of classic guitar compression and time-honored recording techniques, the Barber Tone Press is a revolutionary performance compression pedal that has no rival.
A Tonal Breakthrough: How They Did It
In research and development, Barber studied the problems associated with classic guitar compressors and their recent clones and found that, while the clone-makers build pedals with improved components (cleaner switching, in particular) and matched transistors, a few of the major drawbacks of those “vintage” designs still exist. The most glaring drawback of popular classic compressors (and their clones) is that they reverse the guitar’s phase and cause a “pop” (squashed attack anyone?) at the beginning of every note. Although we now see some compression units that have “attack controls,” they leave a bit to be desired as they require seemingly endless trial and error tweaking – and no solution.
The Barber Electronics solution? Parallel compression, a Barber innovation that blows away having to deal with attack, ratio and release knobs of other so-called "studio compressors." Barber developed a one-of-a-kind and quite proprietary continuous “blend control” circuit and combined it with a discrete “Class A” FET mixer circuit to allow you to continuously blend the natural signal of your carefully selected guitar with a “phase-corrected” classic compression circuit. The result? What guitar players have always wanted - unaltered attack and supernatural sustain and resonance, no studio engineering degree required.