Part of Ashdowns Pro FX range of boutique quality bass effects pedals, the Velvet Comp is a high quality, silky smooth sounding compressor that might look simple on the surface, but internally, there’s some pretty advanced compression circuitry going on.
A single knob labelled compact adjusts the gain, ratio and threshold parameters simultaneously, whilst the attack and decay parameters are automatically optimised to suit the signal passing through the pedal. An input knob and 3 LEDs allow you to set the perfect input level before the signal hits the compressor stage, and an output knob lets you adjust the overall volume of the pedal, to either balance it with your dry signal or to be used as a volume boost.
As with all the Ashdown Pro FX pedals, the Velvet Comp is built here in the UK and features a robust steel housing with a funky looking purple anodised front fascia. High quality, genuine Neutrik jack sockets are used throughout and the pedal has been designed to run on an optional 18 volt power supply to ensure the best signal to noise ratio and lowest possible background noise, something that really makes a big difference in a floor up compressor pedal like this.