WesAudio MIMAS

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Real analog dynamics control over your audio, with real digital plug in control and automation from your DAW!

An 1176 style FET compressor for your 500 series rack, featuring Carnhill transformers and plugin control and recall.

Despite digital revolution in the audio industry, many of top audio engineers still mix on analog gear. Have you ever wondered why?

It's all about that significant sound which can't be beaten by any digital plugin or processor. Most of audio engineers mix in the box because of the plugin usability: total recall, automation, settings comparison, etc. They love digital, however, it's always missing something crucial ? the sound. We have a solution for that: hardware analog gear with digital control, benefits from both worlds: analog and digital. Thanks to the pure analog path this device acts like proper analog gear but the digital control gives you exactly the same spectrum of compressor contol possibilities as you can find in a digital plugin.Our proprietary GCon protocol, which allows to communicate hardware with DAW, makes operating is fast and easy to use.We'd like to introduce the first member of the family: ­_MIMAS ­- World's first 1176 style compressor with digital control through VST/AAX plugin.


  • world class compressor sound
  • GCon - innovative High-speed USB/Ethernet protocol
  • fully digitally controlled analog circuit
  • fully balanced in/out by Carnhill transformers 
  • USB computer connection
  • VST3/AAX (MAC/PC) control plugin
  • dedicated stereo plugin to manage two devices
  • integrated hardware A/B function
  • digital sidechain from DAW to compressor
  • 4 touch sensitive encoders (allow to record automation of all parameters to DAW in real time)
  • true bypass
  • selectable VU(in/out)/GR meter
  • +24dBu of headroom


  • Attack time: 20us - 800us
  • Release time: 50ms - 1100ms
  • Compression ratio : 4:1; 8:1; 12:1; 20:1; all button mode
  • True Bypass
  • SC High Pass filter - 60,90,150Hz 
  • Output impedance : 600ohm
  • Freq. response : 20Hz do 20kHz (+/- 1dB)
  • Signal to noise ratio SNR : >83dB
  • Power consumption: 3W

System Requirements

  • MAC Minimum Requirements
    Dual Core Intel Processor, 4GB RAM
    Mac OSX 10.9 or later
    Intel Mac 32/64bit: AAX/VST3
  • PC Minimum Requirements
    Dual Core Intel or AMD Processor, 4GB RAM
    Windows 7/8 (32/64bit) or later
    Windows 32/64bit: AAX/VST3

Officially supported hosts

  • Pro Tools 10.3.5+
  • Cubase 5+
  • Nuendo 4+

(In practice all HOSTS which supports AAX or VST3 will work just fine, but those are not officially tested at the moment. If you would like us to support any other host or platform, please let us know at support@wesaudio.com)

Our ONE WITH EVERYTHING ZEN WARRANTY extends the standard manufacturer warranty by one year, see our ZEN WARRANTY page for details.

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