So Good, You Won’t Want to Switch It Off

The Kongpressor is an analogue Class A compression pedal which adds an organic three dimensional quality to any rig. The pedal takes its inspiration from some of the world’s most iconic vintage optical studio units, employing a re-issue of the famous vactrol VTL5C3 optocoupler that was responsible for the sound heard on countless hit records.

At lower compression levels the Kongpressor’s effect is transparent but somehow fattening. It adds mojo and a glossy sheen to your core tone that you’ll truly miss when it’s bypassed. Even at extreme settings, the tone always remains musical with great feel under the fingers.

With controls for attack and release time, the Kongpressor can be tweaked to fine tune the transients and the bloom. We worked hard to make these parameters as forgiving as possible whilst still allowing players full control over the compression response. The pedal’s internal charge pump doubles the headroom of the unit, so however the dials are set, the compression tracks seamlessly and remains clean across its range. There’s also an active treble control for adding in extra chime and jangle, making the compression even more transparent. So whether you are new to compression or a seasoned studio user, it’s impossible to get a bad sound from this comp.

Of course it’s outstanding for crystal clean country pickin’, but the Kongpressor also maintains the bottom end that seems to gets lost in many compression pedals. This means it behaves impeccably with overdrive pedals or the lead channel of your amplifier, adding fullness and sustain.

One of the things I didn’t like about some of the existing compressors out there was the fact that the release bloom was not smooth. The bloom is one of the main things that give a compressor it’s character and playing appeal. I found this to be the case with any of the FET compressors I tried and also some opto comps.

I designed the kongpressor using a special floating sidechain design that I had not seen used before so the next hurdle was to find someone who could make a fully RoHS compliant optocoupler as I knew this was the method I wanted to use. This took two years!

The result is a very smooth and transparent compressor that can take massive signals at the input and still remain clean. You can even hang the kongpressor out of a mixing desk or place it after a mic pre for studio use.

Ade EmsleyTechnical Director
Features:Features: Studio quality optical compressor with ultra-smooth bloom, 12dB Clean Boost, Internal Charge Pump, Transparent Buffered Bypass
Top Panel (left to right)Volume (output level) | Squash (compression level) | Release | Attack | Chime (high-end)
Power:9V Battery Operation or 9V-12V DC Adapter. Max Current Drawn 35ma.
Unboxed Dimensions (W x H x D):9.5 × 6.5 × 13CM (3.74 × 2.56 × 5.12″)
Unboxed Weight:495g (1.1lb)

You owe it to yourself to check out the Kongpressor from Orange.

Eytschpi42YouTube ReviewerWatch The Review

“The Kongpressor is a five-knob class-A, optical squash machine, going above and beyond the limits of most pedal compressors.”

ProGuitar ShopWatch the Demo

Gives a level of control that other pedals just don’t give you.

Gear GodsWatch the Demo

I have tried a great variety of sounds and settings and it truly complements your sound. You do get spoiled by it… Once you have tried it and have gotten used to a setting you like, it sounds empty when you take it out – while you were perfectly happy before you tried it!

Lords of MetalWebsite Reviewhttp://www.lordsofmetal.nl/en/specials/view/id/798

The Kongpressor is a superb compression tool that really has a voice of it’s own.

Guitar InteractiveRead the Review

This is just a terrific sounding compressor.

Pete ThornWatch the demo

The Kongpressor is now my only compressor on my pedalboard! After using a few different pedals over the last few years, this one finally does what I want!
Characterful squelchy compression without making your guitar sound small! I like heavy compression especially on 12 string and this pedal let’s the character of the guitar shine through! Also the chime knob is a very musical EQ! It’s great for tailoring the comp for any guitar of any age!

James BagshawTemples

The Kongpressor really is awesome! It’s easily the best and most versatile compressor I’ve ever used keeping my cleans nice and tight whilst the chime control adds a nice layer to it.

Jason of WSTR

I have tried a LOT of compressors in my tenure on ye olde Youtube; the Orange Kongpressor definitely makes the top of the list. I love it.

Brett KingmanWatch the Review

The best thing I can say about the Orange Kongpressor is that it has set a standard for how my other hardware compressors (and ITB) should sound and perform.

GearslutzRead the Review

This pedal is ACE!

Goliath StudiosWatch the Review

The Kongpressor is a versatile compressor, an always-on necessity, without being overbearing or hard to dial in.

Pedal of the Day.comWatch the Review