Questions about Cali76 TX

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Low End Bottom, Jun 20, 2019.

  1. Low End Bottom

    Low End Bottom

    Aug 31, 2013
    Was able to come across a fairly mint Cali76 TX and was wondering how the attack and release knobs react. I'm fairly confident that the release knob, if turned clockwise, releases the compression quicker? But the attack knob I cant really get a read. I've been using a Keeley Compressor Pro for a while now and I can clearly hear my attack knob clamp on the notes.

    When slapping, I set the attack on my Keeley to grab the notes right after the initial transient. On the Cali76, I cant really pinpoint that action/moment. If I set my Keeley's attack full counterclockwise, I hear it grab everything, including the initial attack. I cant really say the same for the Cali76 so far. So what are the values for the Cali76's release and attack knobs?

    Thanks in advance.
  2. From Cali76-TX & TX-L Compressor Pedal

    Turning knobs clockwise will decrease the attack and release times ie make them faster. If you cant quite hear it, try turning up input/comp as well as ratio, I find it is more subtle than other compressors.

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  3. Low End Bottom

    Low End Bottom

    Aug 31, 2013
    Yeah that's what I did, increased ratio and input to really exaggerate the effect. I could only catch the release, the attack was indeed too subtle for me to detect it. Thanks for the clarification kind sir.
  4. Phagor


    Mar 26, 2002
    London, UK
    The attack times on the Calis are very fast and much faster than the release times:

    Attack times are: 0.020mS to 1.7mS (for 100% of recovery). Double the range when compared to the 1176 (stock 1176: 0.02mS – 0.8mS). This further defines percussive transients.

    Release times are: 32mS to 267mS (for 63% of recovery).