Fairfield Circuitry The Accountant
The Accountant by Fairfield Circuitry
Every operation needs an accountant, and your signal chain is no exception. This little guy will fit right in, no questions asked. Whether you enjoy slight, nuanced dynamics control or you just want to squeeze your signal into one dimension, you'll find a use for The Accountant.
Featuring all analogue, JFET feedback compression, The Accountant works well with all signal sources; guitars, bass, vocals, synths, even whole mixes. A simple control interface allows you to change the threshold, compression ratio and makeup gain.
Made in Quebec
Pretty much any guitar player could benefit from just the right amount and appropriate type of compression to complete their tone. Compression reduces the volume of loud sounds or amplifies quiet sounds by narrowing or “compressing” an audio signal’s dynamic range. So there are times when this phenomenon can truly accentuate the sound, style, or effect you are trying to deliver.
How does The Accountant sound? It sounds a lot bigger than its size that’s for sure. First off, it is extremely easy to dial in. As you flip through the various pad and ratio settings it starts to become really obvious which setting is best for the particular application. The Attack and Release settings are preset making it easier to quickly dial in a setting that works. With the flick of a few switches you can go from subtle to aggressive compression. The fidelity of this compressor is top notch. At more conservative settings it doesn’t really color your sound, it just adds a little gusto. At more extreme settings, it does impart some pleasing distortion and color. This is very desirable when aiming to squash the signal. It has a really sweet sound no matter what. It has to be heard to be fully understood. If you want a diverse yet simple compressor with a small footprint look no further. You’ve found The Accountant.