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Xotic SP Compressor?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by jacksonev94, Feb 16, 2014.

  1. jacksonev94

    jacksonev94 Supporting Member

    May 12, 2012
    Lynchburg, VA
    I've done some searching, and I see a few people have bought/tried this one out. There's no review on ovnilabs.com, but I would really love to hear opinions from those of you who actually use it. I really love the look and price of this thing, but I want to make sure it can do what I want it to (mild compression, "squishy" compression, and some tone enhancement).
  2. I have a Xotic SP, and it has a good range from mild to pretty squishy compression, true bypass, blend knob, tiny, and super easy to use - I like mine.
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  4. LakeEffect

    LakeEffect Supporting Member

    Feb 21, 2013
    I liked the compression aspect of the two I had, but both had loud hiss/white noise if you turned them up high.

  5. OP: Yep, the first one I tried was in a local music store (BAL) with some bass I grabbed off the wall rack, and it had a lot of noise when set to high and cranked full too.

    However, the one I bought and now use with MY basses and amps is much quieter and isn't noisier than other cranked squishy petal compressors. Don't misunderstand - its not absolutely quiet when set on high and cranked (its still noisy), but I think the cheap off the rack bass I grabbed at the store may of been the main cause of most the noise there - and its very quiet on the low and medium settings, which is how most people would use it anyway.
  6. sniperchris


    Nov 17, 2013
    I believe it is a Ross type compressor and is lumped under that section of onvi lab.
  7. Yep, its a Ross type clone in a 1590A box.
  8. bongomania

    bongomania Gold Supporting Member

    Oct 17, 2005
    PDX, OR
    owner, OVNIFX and OVNILabs
    However I did just buy one a couple days ago because of demand. So my review will be posted in a week or two.

    Quick impression: it sounds pretty nice, and has better low end than some other Ross types, with the blend helping. Not my first choice for bass, but not bad.
  9. Diaz


    Oct 18, 2013
    A friend lent me his, i screwed with the switches under the hood almost directly because i didn't really like the attack time for what i would normally play (no fast notes).
    iirc it has a Release, Attack and Gain switch. I didn't even mess up with the gain switch since i was trying it with an amp in very bad shape :(
    With the slow(er) attack setting it sounded less squishy but still there, which was cool. I didn't like the Hi toggle option in any of the switch settings i think.
    I reckon someone that does slap or very funky mid-rangy bass grooves would get something better from it than i did.
  10. mexibass


    Feb 12, 2012
    Cozumel, México
    I'll be patiently waiting for that review sir, coz I'm about to buy one online since I don't have the chance to try it out in person and I also happen to love the size of the thing. It's meant to fit on my alternate smaller pedalboard. On the main one I got the MXR bass compressor which I happen to love!
  11. jacksonev94

    jacksonev94 Supporting Member

    May 12, 2012
    Lynchburg, VA
    Awesome. I look forward to reading it!
  12. adamaarts


    Apr 19, 2001
    Corona, CA
    Also look forward to your review!!
  13. Also me too - I looked for it on your list before buying mine and I was bummed it wasn't there, so I'm sure many will find it very helpful. Thanks

    EDIT: Maybe do a review on the yellow Moore compressor too?
  14. BioDriver

    BioDriver A Cinderella story

    Aug 29, 2008
    I don't know why but Xotic has always been one of those brands that I just can't get into so I can't see this knocking the MXR off my board.
  15. There is nothing wrong with being a petal brand fan - I use to be that way too, but now I look at each petal individually regardless of the brand. The MXR is sweet - but I'm in the process of putting together a new nano board with 1590A size petals and the MXR is to big and personally I find the LEDs distracting - but its a nice compressor.
  16. MikroKev


    Dec 27, 2013
    There's a review of the Mooer Yellow Comp on the ovnilab.

    I just picked up a Mooer Blue Compressor a few days ago cheap on ebay.

    It's not a bad little pedal at all. Boss CS clone, and it has a similar emphasis on 'sustain' which is what I'm looking for in a compressor. As expected, treble mode is not for bassists, but in normal mode it's usable - very little loss of low end.

    The compression is good, but there is a definite colour to the compressed tone. I'm not talking loss in E.Q. terms, but rather a change in timbre - hard to describe - it makes the tone more in the J-pick up direction than a P if that makes sense.

    The change in sound with the Mooer Blue is not unpleasant and may suit some tastes, but I prefer the way my Xotic SP controls the volume dynamics but maintains the original tone and will stick with the Xotic.

    Anyone using the [sfx] Micro Comp I'd like to hear what they think of it. ?
  17. Okay thanks, I must of missed it - I'll go read it now. FWIW: I "think" I remember reading some TBers saying the yellow Moore comp was some how better suited over the blue one for bass for some reasons - but I can’t remember why, or find the post - I "think" it might have been in the big Moore thread, or one of the tiny/nano petal threads. Anyway, thanks for the Blue Moore comp report. I haven't used the [sfx] Micro comp, so I can't comment - sorry. hopefully some else will chime in about it. PS: Yeah, I like my Xotic SP too, and the blend knob is sweet. Cheers
  18. bongomania

    bongomania Gold Supporting Member

    Oct 17, 2005
    PDX, OR
    owner, OVNIFX and OVNILabs
  19. jacksonev94

    jacksonev94 Supporting Member

    May 12, 2012
    Lynchburg, VA
  20. adamaarts


    Apr 19, 2001
    Corona, CA
    Thank you for the review!!

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