TC Electronic's C300 compressor/limiter/gate/expander for live and studio applications is a single-rackspace dual-engine processor featuring analog and digital I/O, with both engines able to operate in compression/limiter or gate/expander mode. The 16 compression/limiter presets and 16 gate/expander source-based presets give the user real-world starting points to execute complicated compression at the flip of a switch.
The flexible routing provides all combinations of parallel and serial link modes, and the stereo serial mode allows the user to process a composite signal on both engines simultaneously.
The C300 is geared as an addition to P.A. and recording setups, fixed installations and DJ systems. The C300 uses the company’s spectral compression in a user-friendly preset-based structure. The C300 employs cutting-edge expansion and intelligent TC full-band and multiband gating and compression algorithms that allow audio material to be compressed without reducing the level of the entire signal when it exceeds the threshold.
The C300 also includes the company’s new style compression mode, based on parallel compression, which makes it possible to mix the compressed signal with the dry signal with a single button. New style compression allows the user to emphasize low-level details and bring out expression and character in vocals and other acoustic sources.