Strymon Engineering has unveiled the OB.1 Optical Compressor & Clean Boost. The OB.1 is an optical compressor of the highest quality, right at your feet. Integrated clean boost is foot-switchable and features a toggle to switch between standard clean, treble, or mid boost. OB.1 saves room on your pedalboard by integrating your compressor, clean boost, and treble boost. A great choice as the first pedal in your signal chain, OB.1 features true bypass and a premium low-noise, all-analog signal path. The OB.1 was designed with the most sought after vintage opto compressors in mind. The design goal was to take the best qualities of high-end, vintage opto studio compressors and make them available in a small package. In addition, the Strymon Engineering team has packed in extra features to make it a multifunction device. The boost function is foot-switchable and includes flat, mid and treble frequency contours accessible on the front panel with a rugged toggle switch. The amount of boost is adjustable via the boost level control knob. Internal dip switches allow further configuration of the mid and treble boost shaping. The OB.1 operates with a 9V battery or standard negative polarity 9V DC adapter. It is made in the USA and housed in a rugged, lightweight and attractive orange anodized aluminum chassis. The Strymon OB.1 Optical Compressor & Clean Boost is available for purchase now directly from our web site http://www.strymon.net/. Demonstration sound clips are also available at the web site.