EarthQuaker devices has outdone themselves again with the The Warden optical compressor which has a feature set usually found in studio grade units. The Warder is internally powered by 18v, giving this awesome Earthquaker device loads of gain and sustain at your fingertips. With complete control over attack, release, sustain and ratio, you can control everything from a heavy squash with fast attack and release to “barely there” subtle compression. Optical compression has a reputation for having more character than a VCA or FET based compression and The Warden is no exception. Like all Earthquaker Devices the Warden is hand made in Akron, Ohio.