Robert Keeley has developed a rock-solid reputation for his compression pedals, and today his company finally announced the release of its first mini-version of this effect – available in two color schemes.
The Keeley Compressor Mini is not a rehash of an old design, but a brand new circuit delivering what mixing engineers refer to as “Manhattan-style compression” (aka parallel compression). This implies mixing compressed and clean signals for a more natural and dynamic-sounding tone.
Since the pedal only features a Level and Comp knob, this blending of the two signals happens automatically, in all likelihood delivering a different blend of clean and compressed tone depending on the position of the Comp control.
An automatic tone recovery circuit ensures crystal clear highs at any compression level, while the transient release time is set to make both single coils or humbuckers sound lively and expressive.
Here are the videos of the Keeley Compressor Mini. We added it to our comprehensive Buyers Guide to the Best Mini Compressor pedals.
The next generation of Keeley Compression
The next generation of compression is finally here! The Keeley Compressor Mini is designed to make the magic of compression simple and easy to use. Featuring Manhattan-style compression, the Compressor Mini intuitively and automatically delivers the perfect blend of dynamic and compressed guitar signal. This is how the Compressor Mini retains all of the subtlety and dynamics in your playing, making it effortless to play and sound your best. An all-new transient release time is set to make both single coils or humbuckers sound lively and expressive. The new automatic tone recovery circuit ensures crystal clear highs, even with high compression settings. The Compressor Mini’s pre-amp tone is legendary; pushing both pedals and amplifiers to their greatest potential. With any style of guitar, playing live or at the recording desk, the Compressor Mini is your secret weapon. We’ve done the math for you, this is the new calculus for great tone.
Keeley Sustain and Transparency – 20 Years Worth of Toneful Compression.
- An increased sustain range for even more subtle compression
- Auto-blend to enhance clarity and note definition
- A new transient release time that makes hum-buckers sing and single coils pop
- Automatic tone recovery, a treble clarifier for high compression settings
- A built-in pre-amp for incredible guitar tone
- 9 volt, 10mA current draw, designed and built in the USA.