NYC’s Electro Harmonix just unveiled a new studio quality compressor named Platform.

It’s presented as a Stereo Compressor/Limiter, but you can tell from the knobs’ descriptions that it does a lot more than that – the video intro actually says it can be used for any instruments, including on a drums stereo bus!

The two main extra features are a (foot) switchable overdrive for lead sounds and a “swell” control that produces bowed and fade in effects.

Here are all the features:

-Full complement of controls: Volume, Attack, Release and Sustain, plus pushbuttons for Hard or Soft Knee and the Limiter.
-Foot-switchable overdrive section adds versatility and includes dedicated controls for Volume, Tone and Drive. Together with the compressor it produces a sound that’s saturated, smooth and slippery.
-Adjustable Swell function creates bowed, fade in and reverse effects.
-True stereo operation, can be used as Mono In and Out, Mono In and Stereo Out, or Stereo In and Stereo Out.
-Features a three color, eight LED compression meter that displays the compressor’s actual gain reduction in real-time.
-Stereo buffered bypass that’s great for keeping your signal pristine with multiple pedal setups and long cable runs.
-Comes with an EHX9.6DC-200mA power supply.

Check out the manufacturer’s video below.