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PreSonus ACP-88 8-Channel Compressor/Gate Regular 886830578076

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Buy the PreSonus ACP-88 and get complete dynamic signal control.

8 full-featured compressors/limiters/gates in the Presonus ACP-88 8-Channel Compressor/Gate transparently control unwanted noise and bleed-through. Control vocals, tame drums, protect speakers, tighten low end—all from just 2 rackspaces. Each compressor features control of threshold, ratio, attack, release, hard/soft knee, auto/manual attack and release curves, and gain. Has balanced or unbalanced inputs and floating balanced or unbalanced outputs. There are 2 side chains for every channel: one for spectral compression, one for gate processing. Each channel has full gain reduction metering, compression threshold indicators, and gate open/close.


  • 8 full-featured compressor/limiters
  • 8 full-featured gates
  • Side chain on every channel
  • Trigger inputs on every channel
  • Balanced/unbalanced 1/4" I/O
  • Comprehensive linking via unique power summing bus
  • Spectral processing and gate keying via separate jacks

Order the PreSonus ACP-88 now and stop wrestling with signal quality.

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)


Bread & butter

By pauldabass

from Santa Rosa, CA

Comments about PreSonus ACP-88 8-Channel Compressor/Gate:

I plan to get andother one or two.
We have one at a fairly large church. I mainly use it for vocals drums and acoustic guitars. The advantage is that it is 8 compressors & gates in a small box and much less expensive than 8 individual one-channel units. The sound is also very good.

It is the bread & butter tool for everyday use, and I get no end of compliments for making everyone sound incredible. It is solid, reliable and sounds good. I cant ask more than that.

We just got a new 40 channel A&H board, and I am thinking of getting another one (or two). I swear by this unit for my everyday use. Also, I built a snake to use this unit as an insert effect. Saved a bunch of $$$$.
Good build.
Excellent value.

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Club Sound Guy's Dream

By LovesLightsButtons&Knobs

from Minneapolis, MN

Comments about PreSonus ACP-88 8-Channel Compressor/Gate:

I look forward to doing sound at my local club just to use this unit! Truth! I can (with 2 rack spaces) make a whole live drum kit tight and punchy! I can squish troublesome vocalists with ease. I don't own one YET. It's my next big purchase.

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My Secret Weapon.... If you mix sound get one...

By nhdrummer

from Belmont, NH

Comments about PreSonus ACP-88 8-Channel Compressor/Gate:

I have owned one of these for about 16 years... i was in a music store and saw it on the rack brand new covered in dust, so i talked the sales guy into giving me a killer deal on this "dusty old piece of junk"...!!! SUCKER..!!! I have used this unit to gate/limit my drums for live performance for over a decade... now i use it for that when i run sound for other bands... i also use it to limit the vocal mics and even a bass effects unit that one of my buddies uses... this thing is a MUST HAVE if you are going to mic drums for a live band... i have run sound for dozens of bands using many different sound systems and whenever a singer or guitar player step out front and listen to the mix, they are always blown away by how SOLID the kick drum is and they ask me how i did it... i always point at the ACP-88..!!! Once you get the right gate and compression setting for the kick drum that is going through it, you can really "bump the room" and get all the girls dancing..!!! And it is awesome for eliminating "tom ring" in your mix... Plus it can keep a good vocalist from hurting people when he or she hits the high notes... this thing really is my secret weapon... I wouldn't do a live sound or a studio gig without it...

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By Owen-AvQCu

from Hagerstown, MD

Comments about PreSonus ACP-88 8-Channel Compressor/Gate:

I have used many, many compression units and this is just ASTOUNDING! It has enough to cover the entire drumset and more. The quality is absolutely superb. It's the kind of thing that sound technicians drool over.

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Alot of processing power in two rack spaces!

By Jim Bone

from St. Louis, MO

Comments about PreSonus ACP-88 8-Channel Compressor/Gate:

The compression and gating provided here are excellent for drum recording and function fine for almost any other compression/gating situation. Your drums will be explosive with this device!

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