Graphics inspired by Audulus. I was originally going to try to cram this into a 1590A box, but there were so many wires and I decided to include all five knobs: Volume, Threshold, Ratio, Attack and Release. So I put it in a 1590B. This also made room for a bigger LED.
I enjoyed making this and getting a bit of a sense on how electricity gets turned into a control voltage, and how components charge and discharge for attack and release. Credit to the Valve Wizard for his design. I decided to also do some recommended mods to the capacitors so it will work well with my bass, as well as including a treble boost. The intent was not only to get some punch and sustain out of the homemade acoustic instruments, but also to even out the amplitude of the notes when recording audio in. Sometimes when you play a bassline, different strings are relatively more quiet or more loud, so I built this compressor to bring the discrepancies together.