Sound On Sound have reviewed the Solid State Logic B-DYN 500-Series Dynamics Processor as part of their April 2024 edition.

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The reviewer used the B-DYN as an 'external plug-in' on a mono bus on their recent mix projects, which included a singer-songwriter track and a more energetic pop-rock track.

When used on the singer-songwriter track they found "the compressor could be used to really emphasise the attack of finger-picked notes or strums, and depending on the part, the gate could shorten notes nicely too".

As for the more pop-rock track, the reviewer stated the B-DYN "came into its own", assertively controlling the energetic lead vocals and was exceptional for reshaping the drums, percussive loops and the drum bus.

To conculde, the review suggests "While I do regard the B-DYN as an 'effect compressor', it's also versatile: the gate/expander can be very handy when recording drums and the compressor doubles as a fast effective de-esser."

You can read the full review in the April 2024 edition of Sound On Sound and online here.

Solid State Logic is distributed in the UK by Sound Technology Ltd. For more information please call 01462 480000 or visit