The Smoothie Opto is a very well planned and executed optical compressor that will find love from guitarists, bassists and probably a heap of different studio uses as well. It has seperate level controls for the direct and compressed signals, a very welcome 'tilt-shift' tone control, internal voltage doubling (extra headroom), front-face attenuation to cater for low and high output instruments, clever 'attack' control and an incredibly smooth sound and feel. It takes up little space on your board and I reckon it will push a few of the big guys off once word gets around. Nice work, Cyrus.
Guitar: Relic Depot '63 LPB Strat Tribute by Andrew Shelgov, Moscow, Russia. Pickups are by Andrew Shelgov.
Amp: '63 'Brown Face' Fender Vibrolux model - Axe-FX III FW 5.00b2
Extra effects: Reverb - Axe-FX III
Power Supply: Strymon Zuma
Mic: Samson Airline77 (me)
Camera: Canon 60D (me) and Nikon D5100 (pedals)
Soundcard: PreSonus Quantum & Fractal Audio Systems Axe-FX III (guitar, mixing and bouncing).
Monitors: Blue Sky Media Desk 2.1
Computer: Apple iMac 27" i7 3.4 GHz 16 GB RAM
Software: Logic Pro X, Waves Plugins, Apple Final Cut Pro X (video editing and Youtube compression).