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Carl Martin Compressor & TremO’Vibe | CONTEST!

Carl Martin Compressor

This latest gear demo by Tim is about the Carl Martin Compressor/Limiter and the Carl Martin TremO’Vibe which you can have a chance to win in the new Carl Martin Contest!

Tim demonstrates both pedals on a recorded track and talks about the qualities and the settings he use.

To enter for a chance to win either of these pedals please do the following

1 – ‘Like’ the Carl Martin Facebook Page – www.facebook.com/carlmartineffects – (if not already) and share the contest link found on their facebook page to your friends.

2 – ‘Like’ the Tim Pierce Guitar Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/timpierceguitar 

Carl Martin will draw the winners February 28th 2013!
Please post any questions about the video below.

Best of luck in the contest and thanks for watching.


Gear Specs

Carl Martin Compressor & TremO'Vibe


Carl Martin Compressor/Limiter has been specially developed to incorporate the same features and sonic clarity found in high quality professional studio compressors. To achieve this we incorporated a variable threshold, -variable compression ratio, -variable attack and release controls and of course, a gain level.

General Guidelines on the use of the Compressor/Limiter:

Threshold: Working anti clockwise, determines how much of the signal will be compressed. This is also dependent on how much signal is fed from the instrument.

Comp: Working clockwise, determines how much compression is applied to the signal allowed by the threshold setting.

Resp: Working clockwise, determines the attack/release times, going from slow to fast. In general, if you want to hear the compressor working with a crisp attack you should use slow times. If you require just a silent limiting you should use fast times.

Gain: Working clockwise, sets the overall gain.

Busy: Indicates the amount of compression being applied, even in bypass mode. The brighter it gets, the more compression is being applied.


The Carl Martin TremO´vibe is an analog "two in one" effect pedal consisting of a tremolo and a real vibrato, both with independent sets of speed and depth controls.

The tremolo effect works like a change in volume. The vibrato, which works as a change in tone (pitch modulation), is carefully designed to imitate the sound of a real tube vibrato.

Featuring two switches, The "on" switch allows you to engage or bypass the unit. The "select" switch allows you to switch between Tremolo and Vibrato.

The Carl Martin TremO´vibe is an excellent choice for Guitar, Bass, Keyboard, or any other electronic instrument, that requires the highest sonic clarity, maximum dynamic range and noise free performance.

The unit has a built in regulated power supply which enables us to design circuitry of the highest quality with maximum headroom.

Average Price $350.-

Carl Martin Effects ESR was founded in 1990 as a professional PA sound rental company. Shortly after we began producing custom made audio equipment.

Our goal was from the very beginning to develop and produce products for the demanding professional musician, with a superior sound quality and features not seen on any other guitar effect pedal. As a result of that our first guitar effect pedal, The Hot Drive'n Boost, was introduced in 1993.

Due to our extensive knowledge of the professional music industry, and our contacts with a wide range of demanding musicians, we have been able to maintain a high quality of products and now have a range of 28 high quality guitar effect pedals, with more to come in the future.
In 2005 we released our first point point handmade tube amplifier the Custom Shop 50, the line now includes heads,- caps as well as a bass system.

Søren Jongberg

CEO East Sound Research

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Jes Selane

Hello everyone. I am the main developer on Tim's site incl. production work. Feel free to write me a message if you have any questions or post in the forum.

Comments (11)

  • Marcelo G


    Nice this 70′s C414 is a piece of museum, CK12 capsule, amazing mic
    I recorded all of my Carl Martin demos with it…!!!!


    • Avatar of Tim Pierce

      Tim Pierce


      Hi Marcelo. Yes it is very nice gear – thanks for the commment! :)


  • Costantin


    Carl Martin Compressor Limiter is the best compressor I got in my hands. And Carl Martins’ support is amazing.. Thanks guys for this. More good pedals are expected

    Nice playing :)


  • Jay Wilson


    Sweet sounds and awesome tasty playing. That comp sounds as good as my effectrode! But the Trem/Vibe… wow.

    Please God let me win!


  • francesco m.


    Love the tremovibe! btw what’s that song?


    • Avatar of Tim Pierce

      Tim Pierce


      Thanks so much – I wrote it just for the demonstration :)


  • Gary Black


    would love the compressor for my rig


  • Avatar of Eddy Jones

    Eddy Jones


    Sounds great, I was going to ask why compress before going into the amp rather than compressing/limiting as I go into the my AudioBox (IO device from Presonus). This demo demonstrates that clearly.

    Sounds Great!

    Of course, I had to watch/listen a few times before I stopped listening to your playing and concentrated on the tone of the guitar & pedals.

    Great stuff @tpadmintpg and @Carl-Martin!!


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