Becos Effects has expanded its CompIQ range with the Mini One Pro Compressor. Tailored for both guitar and bass, this pedal lets you achieve studio-grade compression through a set of simple controls.
Like its larger siblings, the Mini One is formulated around a THAT Corp Analog Engine, which caters for high-quality VCA dynamic processing. The pedal’s studio-like compression is derived from a partnership between two components: a true RMS-level sensor and a Blackmer voltage controlled amplifier (VCA).
As mentioned earlier, the Mini One only has two main knobs: ratio and gain. Apart from these, there are a dry/wet mix button and a Sense threshold switch boasting two preset levels: low and high. The former is fixed at -40dB, while the latter can be set – via an internal trimmer – in a range from -40dB to +10dB.
Owing to its two-knob format, the Mini One doesn’t have familiar attack and release controls found on conventional compressors. These are replaced by a Dynamic Auto Attack & Release Timing circuit, which adapts to the input signal envelope to render “perfect timings for any playing style”, according to Becos.
Elsewhere, you’ll also notice the Mini One doesn’t have a Compression Knee switch found on larger CompIQ pedals. This is because Becos’ latest compressor arrives with a pre-determined ‘knee’ setting designed to give you what the brand calls “subtle and transparent effect application”.
Rounding out the pedal’s features are true bypass routing and a useful five-LED display, the latter of which provides visual feedback on how much your signal is being reduced when compression is applied.
On sale at €129 (RRP €139). More info at becosfx.com.