Andy Timmons Signature.
The Carl Martin Andy Timmons Signature Compressor/Limiter! Just like the Carl Martin Compressor/Limiter, we believe this unit to be the most musically useful guitar dynamics processor on the market. The Carl Martin Andy Timmons Signature Compressor/Limiter has been developed in corporation with Andy Timmons to create a user-friendly yet versatile compressor/limiter with its two presets.
Andy Timmons, long-time user and fan of the Carl Martin Compressor/Limiter, suggested to Carl to create a Compressor/Limiter with two presets, so that he had a preset for more subtle rhythm parts, and a preset with more hard compression and sustain for other parts as solos without having to take up real-estate on the board for two Compressor/Limiters.
The result is a two-preset option for Compression Rate and Level. In order to save knobs and to be as user-friendly as possible, the Threshold and Response settings are fixed for both presets, leaving the pedal with only six knobs, the Threshold and Response being 6mm miniature knobs.
As a useful extra feature we incorporated a ¼” jack for remote switching the presets (Latching).
As something new, the Carl Martin Andy Timmons Signature Compressor/Limiter incorporates the newly developed DC/DC converter circuitry. This enables us to run the pedal with +-12V internally, which is necessary in order to maintain the same sonic quality and headroom as on the “old” Compressor/Limiter using a regular 9V DC 200mA power supply.
The Carl Martin Andy Timmons Signature Compressor/Limiter has been developed to incorporate the same features, sonic clarity, quietness, and performance of the best studio compressor/limiters. Spend a little time with us here in the manual and you can learn some of the basics of compression and limiting, and how to get the most out of your pedal.
Mixdown magazine (Australia) April 2016
Carl Martin continues to give us some great pedal designs that are well thought out and offer tonal options and audio solutions that guitarists actually want. That’s why he was happy to seek suggestions from Andy Timmons in the newly designed format of the ever popular Compressor/Limiter pedal.
This is the best working compressor i have. I tried several ones and buyed MXR, Boss, Ibanez and walrus, not satisfied. But this one completes my pedalboard. What a sound. I can not live without this pedal. Value for money.
I've used compressors on and off for 20 yrs. This is the best one I've ever played. Does not color your tone! Very versatile. You can dial in many different compression effects & being a "dual" compressor lets you have 2 presets to choose from with the footswitch. I like to set 1 side up for moderate compression and the other side set for a clean boost.
Ultimately what impressed me the most about this pedal is the sound quality. It's right up there with the best studio compressors, and better suited to guitar than many of them. While any compressor will accentuate any noise already present in the signal, this one is remarkably quiet for a pedal compressor, with very low self-noise.
Once you get the hang of what everything does (and the manual really helps with that), it's easy to use and very smooth and predictable in how it responds. If you just want a bit of fattening, this can turn your notes into plump little Butterballs. Want snappy, poppy Country cluck? You'll find it here. If loads of silky smooth sustain is more your thing, it can do that too. Best of all, you can have two different amounts of compression and level settings a click away with just this one exceptional sounding compressor pedal. The price tag may raise a few eyebrows, but be fair to yourself and give one a listen before you make up your mind. If excellent-sounding compression is important to you, you may well find the premium performance of the Carl Martin Andy Timmons Signature Compressor / Limiter more than justifies the asking price.