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Best compressor / limiter

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by JayAmel, Mar 24, 2002.


  1. JayAmel

    JayAmel Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2002
    Aurillac, France
    Hi,

    Searching for a rackmount compressor / limitor to come with the rig I'm about to purchase (will be either SVT2-Pro or Mesa 400+).

    I'd like to know which one is the most powerful...
    Supposingly a tube one, but which one ?

    Thanks in advance,

    All the best,
     
  2. Oysterman

    Oysterman

    Mar 30, 2000
    Sweden
    The FMR RNC 1773 (Really Nice Compressor) supposedly competes with similar units costing up to ten times as much.

    It's not rack-ready, though... :(

    Link
     
  3. I'm using an Alesis 3630 in the effects loop of my sans amp RBI, cost $99 at Guitar Center, and use it live only on slap tunes and use it for all studio recording. Clean, quiet, cheap.
     
  4. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    Maybe a Neve Compressor

    http://www.brentaverill.com/#nevecompress

    But you don't need highend compressors.

    A reasonably good rackmount compressor is good enough. I even use a cheap Behringer which sounds amazing.
     
  5. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL
    I'm amazed at how cheap used gear can be. I just picked up a Nadly CL5000 for $35, and it's even the new silver model!
     
  6. Yah...the RNC isn't a rackmount unit...

    But you can go to www.funklogic.com and get the RN-Chevy and make the RNC a rackmount unit...and do it in style baby.
     
  7. I use a Behringer Autocom Pro 1200 with my SVT3 rig.
    Its a two channel one, but I only use one side.

    Greg
     
  8. DanGouge

    DanGouge

    May 25, 2000
    Canada!
    Alesis 3630. Got it used for a good price
     
  9. I just bought a Behringer Composer Pro (MDX-2200) for 106 including tax. It's sweet....very nice, and very cheap!!

    Plus it looks prettty cool, and has a killer led section[​IMG]
     
  10. WAKOJACO

    WAKOJACO Guest

    Jul 5, 2000
    Binghamton, NY
    dbx 160A, dbx 160A, dbx 160A.
     
  11. EString

    EString

    Nov 20, 2000
    Los Altos, CA
    Are there any good compressors out there that are footswitchable?
     
  12. Oysterman

    Oysterman

    Mar 30, 2000
    Sweden
    EBS has a good footswitch with built-in compressor... ;) the MultiComp. Nothing for tweak-freaks, but it works very well for basses, doesn't cost a fortune and you save one space in your rack. ;)