The Gurus Optivalve is an optical tube compressor boasting all the advantages of classic studio outboards, albeit through an inherently more versatile and simple interface. Versatility really is the name of the game, as the Optivalve can be used for outboard duties or incorporated into one’s pedalboard. When handling basic compressor duties, the pedal easily achieves classic tones ideal for blues or funk applications. When used as a limiter the pedal can easily enhance tone while extracting a high amount of clean volume from the amplifier without condensing it.
Use as a studio outboard or as a part of your pedalboard