Phat Beam Compressor / Limiter for Bass
In this video below, VCA On means that the audio path is effected by the Shape knob which is a state-variable filter providing a type EQ.
In this video below, VCA Off means that the Sidechain sensitivity input is effected by the Shape knob which is a state-variable filter providing a type EQ, but to the Sidechain input, not to Bass instrument audio signal flowing through the compressor.
In this video below, the internal trim pot adjustments are explained. They allow you to compensate for very weak or strong (active) signals to control the input gain to the compressor. Highest settings will achieve very different kind of distortion texture that some may find desirable; it’s unlike traditional diode and FET based distortion. Most may prefer to keep this low, and very clean.