Rane DC24 Vs DBX 166 series.
Narrowed down the rack compressor list to these two via lots of thread reading and Bongomania FAQ and review reading.
This is for a live rig. Rock/Metal genre. So this is mostly for low end work, but i'd like versatility in my is comp as well.
So, the DBX's (i'm looking at the "A" and the "XL" as I hate noise) go for used cheaper than the Rane's. Wondering where the price point crossover is.
Edit: I just saw that I put "116" in the poll rather than "166." Oh well...can't edit that.
do you mean the 160 series?
the 166 series was the budget DBX line that would be subpar to the Rane. the 160 series might be a slight step up from the Rane.
Well now you're making me second guess myself. Upon reading all of Bongomania's FAQ and Reviews...and he kinda seems to be the resident expert here on TB. The 166 line seems to end up being on par with the 160 or at least close to it. Read the review here where he talks about the comparison.
Also the Rane is equal to dbx in quality.
While that is somewhat confusing....I knew I wasn't crazy.
I was looking at the 166A and 166XL.
COMPRESSION IS KILLING ME
Compression is in my opinion overused and often used wrong. I would spend a little time on your technique before dropping dough on a compressor. Let the bass breathe my friends!
That said, what's your signal chain?
The Zoom has a compressor in one of the slots 95% of the time currently. Also I must use a noise gate pretty often as a lot of gain = a lot of noise.
Yes, I'm working on my technique, and no I don't compress the hell out of my signal. I just use it to tighten up my deep lows a bit and to get a more even structure to fast passages and across multiple strings.
Ultimately, I'm looking to add the comp to the rack so I can utilize the B3's other features so I don't have to have the other pedals in the chain at all. Really this is to simplify things.
Rane making a comeback.
If anybody'd like to chime in on why they think one is better than the other, i'd be glad to hear it.
I voted for the Rane DC 24
Simply because its dual band.It uses a crossover to split your signal,processes them separately,and then combines it back to one.You can tighten up that B string and leave very little compression on the top end,and its seamless.No clicks or noise at all.I have 2, and the only thing I really don't like is the wall wart.I also have a dbx 166a that is very clean.Sounds great with my PB-1,but no comparison with the Rane.
I just picked up a Rane DC24, haven't used it yet. But, read enough good things (and got it cheap enough) to try it out
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