Introduced in the early 1970s, the Omnipressor® was the first dynamics effects processor of any kind. Invented by Eventide's founder, Richard Factor, the Omnipresssor, made a host of effects possible. It featured variable control of all aspects of dynamic modification. It also introduced the notion of the 'side chain' and foretold techniques that today we take for granted like 'look ahead' processing.
In this excerpt from Gear Club Podcast, hosts John Agnello & Stewart Lerman chat with Richard about the Omnipressor's history & conception. It's a little known fact that the Omnipressor was partly born in some way from the Richard Nixon Watergate tape.
Song during the intro & outro by: Bill Horowitz, New Haven musician. Recorded on Dillon Rd. Woodbridge Ct., 1975
Engineer: Kevin Garrity
Song written and performed by Bill Horowitz
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