Miura M2 Compressor

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by rauschi, Jul 8, 2017.

  1. rauschi


    Jul 8, 2017
    Berlin, Germany
    Janek Gwizdala has been talking about it a few times on his vlog. Today he said it's his favorite compressor, which got me curious. I can't find anything on Miura's website, though. There are a few videos on YouTube, according to one of them it is an optical circuit. Does anyone have more information on it or experience with it?
    Last edited: Jul 8, 2017
  2. Shoot Gwiz an email.
  3. I bought the M2 Optical Compressor about 2 months ago. It really is as good as Yanek says it is. If you go to the Miura website, there is a page on the M2 under Products>Pedal. It's made really well, is dead quiet, and is super easy to use. The sound is very similar to a classic optical compressor, i.e. very smooth but slow to release, as apposed to VCAs like a dbx that lightning-fast but aggressive and 'sterile' sounding.

    If you are looking for nice, smooth, barely noticeable compression, like Yanek uses in an 'always on in the signal chain' way, the M2 is really tough to beat even with rack-mount units. If you want a hard peak-limiter, this is not the pedal for you IMHO. In that case, go for a VCA-based comp/limiter like the Keeley Bassist (my choice) or the Maxon CP9 Pro+.

    Good luck!
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  4. Bassist30


    Mar 19, 2004
    That is a pedal on my wish list. Really nice video on it. Thanks so far for the info. I am sure it will be another elite pickup for many.
  5. Does anybody know the dimensions? I can't find them online anywhere.
  6. Jim C

    Jim C I believe in the trilogy; Fender, Stingray, + G&L Supporting Member

    Nov 29, 2008
    Bethesda, MD
    It must be difficult to add an LED to show when the threshold is crossed.
    A fair amount of decent, modern pedals don't have them