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Bus Compressor and Mastering Equalizer

The Creme combines a passive EQ based on the Pultec principle and a high end bus compressor in a single device.

Many successful mixing engineers share one thing in common: They mix with a compressor and EQ in the master channel. The EQ is usually set to subtly boost the bass and treble, while the bus compressor compresses the sound by a couple of dB. This gives the engineer an idea of how the mix will sound after mastering, even still during in the mixing stage. It also helps in finding the right volume balance for individual sounds (especially vocals).

The Creme puts the very best of both functions into one device. The passive EQ has been reduced down to the most popular applications: Bass boost, to give greater definition to the bass, and treble boost, to give the mix the necessary shine. The boost has been made switchable to enable total recall and to reduce the boost to more appropriate levels for use on the master channel. 3 stars
The bus compressor has a few additional functions such as a low-pass filter for the side chain and an additional ratio of 1.5:1 for especially subtle compression.

The placement of the EQ and compressor in the mix can also be switched.

Similarly, the Creme is suitable for use in mastering aswell.

The Compressor

Do you want to softly and inaudibly balance the track or give it a particular rhythmic signature? The Creme’s VCA compressor can do all this.

It´s characteristic and powerful sound can bring every mix to the next level. The compressor can really work hard, giving your mix a more noticeable open and brilliant sound.

The compression is very harmonic in nature, the sound always remains transparent, and the individual instruments find their own place in the mix. The often lamentable loss of high notes in compression simply doesn’t happen here – rather, the signal sounds like it has already been fed through an exciter.

The basses sound like a unified whole and refined with lean dynamics.

The switchable high-pass filter in the side chain ensures that, when required, even heavy bass sounds don’t lead to pumping.
Low-Cut-Filter des Side-Chains Effect of the low-cut filter in side chains on compression

The Equalizer

Passive equalizers with their elaborate circuits with coils and capacitors are still among the most popular sound makers in master compression.

We chose the filter circuitry from the original Pultec for good reason, as it already made our Classic Equalizer a high-performance sound machine.

No other type of EQ manages to sound as good in almost any matter of setting. Soft and silky highs that deserve the name. A bass boost that gives the mix a solid foundation and thrust, without squashing everything into an indistinct nothingness.

We took the filter circuitry from the original Pultec and carefully updated it. Unnecessary controls have been replaced by fixed values. Similarly, unnecessary frequencies have been removed from the mix bus.

All controls have been replaced with rotary switches for greater precision. Limiting the range of settings possible to reasonably required values has made these adjustments much more precise. This gives the Creme its accurate stereo tracking features.

The result is an EQ you really have to hear. Hear it only once, and you’ll forever miss its absence. If you’ve never heard it, it’s that EQ that you’ve always been looking for.
Frequenzgang des Low-Shelf-Filters Low-shelf filter frequency response

Frequenzgang des High-Shelf-Filters High-shelf filter frequency response


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  • Passive EQ (Pultec style)
  • Bass boost frequencies: 20-30-60-100+140+200 Hz
  • Bass boost level: 0-5 dB switchable
  • High boost frequencies: 10-12-16-18-20-24 kHz
  • High boost level: 0-5 dB switchable


  • Lowcut filter: 60-120 Hz
  • Attack: 0,1-0,3-1-3-10-30 ms
  • Release: 100-300-600 ms-1,2s-Auto
  • Ratio: 1,5-2-4-10
  • Stepped Potentiometers
  • Freqency responce: 20 - 40.000 Hz +/- 1,5 dB
  • Balanced inputs and outputs
  • Internal power supply with toroidal transformer
  • Height: 88,4 mm (2U), width: 483 mm, depth: 250 mm


  • Frequency Response: 20Hz - 40kHz
  • Maximum Input Level: +22 dBu
  • Input Impedance: ≥ 10kΩ
  • Output Impedance: < 600 Ω
  • Maximum Output Level: +24 dBu
  • Dynamic Range: ≥ 110 dB
  • Voltage: 230 V~/50Hz or 115V~/60Hz
  • Fuse: 500mA slow-blow
  • Maximum Power Consumption: < 25 W (0,01A at 230 V)
  • Dimensions: 2 U, H:88.1 mm, W:483 mm, D:250 mm


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  • 2016-09
  • Wes Maebe
"The result was absolutely stunning. The mix we were already very happy with suddenly came to life and everything just ended up sounding glued together. To quote the producer and artist: 'It’s like mixing to tape!'

And for all the heavy beat programmers and hip-hoppers out there, this box is going to blow you away! Put the Creme across the drum bus and those hits will jump right out of your monitors. The bottom end will sound super tight and ballsy, the high-end crisp and open and the compressor will make the whole section groove.

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One of the best compressors I’ve heard in a long time."
  • 2016-10
  • Andreas Eberhardt
"The Creme sounds 'first class'.

It is neither obtrusive nor mulish, the highs are preserved and get a silky sheen by using the cream, the lower frequency ranges benefit from the cream with a much more powerful foundation.

The Creme is especially suitable for mastering, doing such a good job that the question arises 'What did I actually do before without the Creme?'"
  • 2016-01
  • Axel Ritt
"Only in bypass mode do you notice how much you have already become accustomed to the compressed signal and how comparatively inconsequential the original signal sounds in direct comparison.

The stereo equalizer with bus compressor in Pultec style convinces with high-quality components, easy handling and a touch of decadence.

Even though the product was primarily designed for summing processing, the Creme can also be used traditionally as a stereo filter in recording."

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