Strohm 1660 Compressor

Stream Real-Time Audio to a Robotically Controlled Strohm 1660 Compressor Using the Analog Matrix Plugin

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Note:  Connect to the “Pama Studios” rack in the plugin for this equipment.


A solid choice for both tracking and mixing duties, the Strohm 1660 is known for its sweet, lush tone and overall versatility.  You can use it on anything really, but we recommend that you start out by trying it on vocals, acoustic guitars or on the mix buss. Beats like it too. Also a great choice for mastering.

This compressor was hand built in Sweden, using 16 high quality tubes and 8 Lundahl transformers. The power supply is built into an external box to avoid any interaction with the signal path. It is in fact a clone of the classic Fairchild 660 mono compressor, only here built as a 2-channel version. The Fairchild 660 was a true workhorse of Abbey Road studios and one of the few units that legendary Beatles engineer Ken Scott admits to miss in its hardware version.

This proud piece of smooth Swedish engineering is almost guaranteed to put a smile on your face.