Compressor Needed?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Hockeyman99, Feb 19, 2014.


  1. Hockeyman99

    Hockeyman99

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    I just added a SansAmp Bass Driver DI to my rig, which is an Ampeg SVT Pro3 thru a SWR 8x10. We are playing bigger places and it was suggested I add a DBX compressor to finish rig. Thoughts? Suggestions? We play Rock/Metal/ pop covers.
     
  2. Joe Louvar

    Joe Louvar

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    Hmm. Whom and why are they suggesting you add a DBX compressor?
     
  3. bassgod0dmw

    bassgod0dmw Supporting Member

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    Do you need a compressor to get the sound you want?
     
  4. eriky4003

    eriky4003

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    Compressors are a good tool if you find some of your notes boom and others get lost in the mix (higher notes on the g-string) and/or playing styles (slap vs. fingers). A compressor will level out all these notes so you lose some dynamics and flatten the level of your tone, making your playing very even or recording-like.
    If you want to find out more, I'd suggest you check out fellow TBer Bongomania's site www.ovnilab.com.
     
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