• XTS Fermata Optical Compresssor Effects Pedal
  • XTS Fermata Optical Compresssor Effects Pedal
  • XTS Fermata Optical Compresssor Effects Pedal
XTS Fermata Optical Compresssor Effects Pedal

Product Information

The Fermata optical compressor is a product that has spent a very long time in development at XTS. From dreaming up our ideal compressor features, designing the circuits to implement them, sourcing parts for production and going back to square one on more than one occasion, we have worked very hard to provide a compressor that offers a ton of control without being difficult to dial in.

The Fermata holds true to many classic optical compressor characteristics. The optical element of the Fermata gives a soft-knee squish that sounds natural even under high SUSTAIN settings. Unlike some VCA based designs, the Fermata can limit dynamic range without necessarily destroying the dynamic content of your signal. Even with very aggressive and pumping settings, this compressor breathes like the great studio optical-based designs of the past.

While the Fermata does not have a mix control per se, it does have a four ways of controlling the compression characteristic to whatever level of subtly needed. The SUSTAIN control adjusts the threshold of compression. Higher settings lead to more compression and longer sustain. The RATIO switch allows you to select ratios from gentle compression to very aggressive limiting. The ATTACK control adjusts the compressor's attack time to nearly instantaneous action to slow attack times that allow you to keep an unattenuated initial transient and focus compression on your signal's tails.

Product Features

  • Made in USA
  • Ratio toggle switch - Low, Medium, High
  • Single button operation
  • True-Bypass
  • Volume, Sustain, Contour, Tone and Attack Knobs

Product Specifications

All Ages
Ship Dimension
7 x 5 x 10 inches
Ship Weight