Help with compression.. Compulator vs Aguilar TLC

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Stooges_Fan, Jun 9, 2011.


  1. Stooges_Fan

    Stooges_Fan

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    Hello, let me start off saying, I love onvilab reviews, but i'm not very experienced with comps, I had the EBS and loved everything about it, besides the slow attack, I had to get rid of it, because it let inital spikes through. I like to use lots of compression, and always had the EBS compression knob all the way, as well as threshold all the way. I got the compulator thinking the fast attack would fix everything. It did fix the inital spikes when using heavy comp, but I fell the compression itself is not very strong... for example, I'm a wild performer, and when i spike my attack, the compulator doesn't knock it down very agressive, like the ebs did... maybe thats because the compulator is soft knee ? I think ebs might be a harder knee ? i guess because the compulator is optical compression, it just isn't effective enough... it seems to have less compression than the EBS did, even though it's supposed to have more... So I was looking at the Aguilar TLC, and I'm thinking that might be perfect for me, has attack knob, and lots of compression available (It has quite a bit right ??) But need to know if it haS a good agressive stlye of compression like the EBS.. (maybe tlc has hard knee I hope?) and it doesn't have the optical sound of the compulator I hope ? I would prob. turn the comp up all the way on the TLC, along with threshold, keep that in mind. also how would the Mark Bass Compressor compare in here ? This is really important, since I can't try all compressors out (they are expensive) Thanks in advance for all knowledge and expertise you may wield upon me.
  2. whitedk57

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    I have the BBE Opto-Stomp, and it works well. I have no clue on the other ones mentioned, but I thought I would add my two cents on the Opto-Stomp...
  3. Stooges_Fan

    Stooges_Fan

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    The BBE looks like an optical unit, which I don't think is going to do the type of compression i'm after...
  4. Stooges_Fan

    Stooges_Fan

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    I was also just looking at the Markbass Compressore, it may be exactly what im looking for... ? With the ratio very high, threshold ultra low, attack and release ultra low.... It should do some serious compressin there right ?
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  6. blastjv

    blastjv Supporting Member

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    Just to follow up on the above mention of the BBE - I love my BBE Opto Stomp for all the reasons you didn't like the ones you mentioned. I don't think it's the one for you. It is very mild, does not mess with my attack (which I WANT to come through before it gently rolls off the level on the big notes) and really does NOT do "lots of compression".

    -JV
  7. bongomania

    bongomania Gold Supporting Member

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    Either the Aguilar or the Markbass would be great choices for you. Between the two of them, it's pretty much a question of subtle flavor preferences.
  8. Stooges_Fan

    Stooges_Fan

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    Thanks bongo, I ordered up a Compressore !
  9. enricogaletta

    enricogaletta

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    I'm not a big fan of Mark Bass Compressor, did you try the new MXR M87?
    Is amazing, from when I bought, I don't bring my TLAudio compressor live anymore!
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  10. bongomania

    bongomania Gold Supporting Member

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    The new MXR is not available for sale yet, so where did you get yours?
  11. slaphappychappy

    slaphappychappy

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    people are very precious with their likes and dislikes over compressors.
    I have tried alot, and Im happy with my ashdown compression pedal. I dont lose bottom end, it cleans up any buzz and makes me sound smoother than barry white.
  12. bassbmx

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    FEA Dual Band gets my vote. I love mine!

    I'm sure you'll be happy with the Compressore though. I've only heard good things about them and the clips I've heard sounded great.

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