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Alesis 3632 Compressor

Compressor / Expander / Limiter / Gate

  • Intelligent Knee - For situations that require both soft- and hard-knee envelopes
  • Intelligent Ratio - Adapts to the input signal
  • Intelligent Gain - Adjusts automatically the output level
  • Adjustable attack and release time
  • Link mode for stereo operation
  • Automated attack and release behaviour
  • Based on analysis of the input signal
  • Manual control possible
  • Control of both channels via channel A when Link Mode is enabled
  • Sidechain send and return
  • Switchable low-cut filter minimizes pumping effect
  • Gain reduction LEDs
  • Switchable input/output LED displays
  • Bypass switch for both channels
  • In-/Outputs XLR and jack
  • Design: 19"/ 1U
  • Incl. power supply
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  • Acousticband medium Compression
  • Basslimiting
  • Dreadnought light Compression
  • Drumset heavy Compression

Further information

Compressor Yes
Gate Yes
Peak Limiter Yes
2-Channel Unit Yes
Attack/Release Adjustable Yes

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Still a classic

Quiggers, 24.05.2014
So they've revamped the 3630, supposedly Daft punk and the whole French house fraternity used the original heavily. Alesis have not broken anything with this update.
The knobs and switches are still peppered across the front panel, giving loads of control. the stereo link switch means that the left side of the panel controls both channels. the metering is clear and allows you to visually monitor the dynamic processing.

The overall sound is still clean unless you set aggressive settings in order to get the unit to pump and growl, it can do this if you want it to. I want it to.

Round the back is a proper iec power input, no flimsy DC adapter like on the old version, this is a huge improvement for live situations. There are input output and insert jacks, all feel solid and I've no doubt they will out last me.

The only down point is the blue power LED, it is stupidly bright compared to every other LED.
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A modern take on an old favourite

I run a small home studio dealing mainly in electronic production so my budget is often limited to the low-to-mid range brands. Enter the 3632, an update to the legendary 3630 (often regarded with folklore for the contribution of side chain to house music during the french house zeitgeist of the mid-to-late 90s).

The spiffy triangular blue LED power switch will turn some heads in the dark

Smart knee makes the unit a great choice for bus compression on drums or giving your final mix that professional polish

The inclusion of I/O metering is leaps and bounds above my prized DBX266XL (which only has a gain reduction metering)


Now has XLR inputs and outputs

Flimsy DC adaptor has been replaced with a mains IEC

The knobs are a bit too tiny for my thick fingers when making fine adjustments

Can sound pillowy when pushed too hard

Some buttons sink a little too deep into the front plate and can be difficult to depress

A solid piece of affordable kist that doesn't sound too shabby. Good companion to my dbx 266XL.
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