Black Lion Audio Bluey 500 | FET Limiting Amplifier


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  • FET compressor in API 500 format
  • Fully discrete Class A circuit
  • Cinemag replica of the original UTC transformer
  • Dry/Wet controller

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Bluey 500 from Black Lion Audio is the 500 version of the praised Black Lion Audio Bluey. The original “Bluey” is Chris Lord-Alge’s secret weapon; the heavily modified 2U compressor for the stars heard on countless hits. The original Bluey by Chris-Lord-Alges was a unique piece of studio unicum – until Black Lion Audio got hold of it and tested it with the voltmeter.

Black Lion firmly believes that everyone deserves a little Bluey in their life, and that’s why they’re proud to present the world with another little Bluey – the Bluey 500 – ready to add that unmistakable blue-striped mojo to your 500 rack. The Bluey 500 offers the same pressure, weight and robustness as the original Bluey in just two slots of the 500 series – a fraction of the space required by the original.

  • FET Compressor/ Limiter
  • 2 Unit API 500s Format (Mono)
  • Attack: continuously variable from 20 µS to 800 µS
  • Release: infinitely variable from 50mS to 800mS
  • Ratio: 4:1, 8:1, 12:1, 20:1 and any combination
  • Cinemag replica of the original UTC transformer
  • Link function

FET Compressor

Through decades of maintenance and repair, some devices, like wine, get better with time. The scarcity of original parts prompts technicians to deviate from the original design and create an improved, unique, modified device.

Mixing engineer Chris Lord-Alge, who has decades of experience and a wealth of sought-after equipment, was able to clearly assign one of his four 1176 Blue Stripe units to this category. This particular device, called “Bluey”, has a special mojo that shines on vocal tracks like no other.

Chris wanted more channels of this golden device and turned to the guys who know best about modifications – the team at Black Lion Audio! Intrigued by Chris’ praise for the device, chief developer Jesus Ortiz hopped on a plane from Chicago to LA to find out what makes this Blue Stripe so unique. He found a number of modifications made to the unit over the years to keep it running, which miraculously resulted in a unique 1176! BLA painstakingly analysed the device and, in collaboration with Chris Lorde-Alge, recreated the monster that is now known as the new Black Lion Audio “Bluey”!

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