Compressors with Blend control.

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by ezra1, Mar 13, 2017.


  1. I have an Xotic SP..And I know the Wampler Ego's and Darkglass Super Symmetry have them.
    Do any other manufacturers have them ?
     
  2. Adamixoye

    Adamixoye A PT Pro is cool for worship, right?

    Apr 9, 2012
    Occasional Beta Tester for Confusion Studios, Singular Sound, and Source Audio
    Empress
     
  3. Matt Dean

    Matt Dean Supporting Member

    Jan 2, 2007
    SF (North) Bay Area
    Origin Cali76 Compact Bass has a blend.
     
  4. Seymour duncan
     
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  5. Pacodelivery

    Pacodelivery Supporting Member

    May 25, 2014
    Baltimore
    Any compressor you like with an ls2!
     
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  6. the_Ryan

    the_Ryan

    Jul 10, 2015
    Bronx, NY
    My favorite right now is the Wampler Ego
     
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  7. Rev J

    Rev J

    Jun 14, 2012
    Berkeley, Ca.
    I'm sorry but why would you want a blend control on a compressor? The purpose of compression is to reduce peaks and smooth out the sound. It seems to me that a blend control would defeat this purpose. Maybe it's because I learned about compression in a studio setting so the idea of having a blend control on a compressor just seems kind of stupid to me.

    Just my opinion with an explanation of how I formed it. I'm not trying to start a fight.

    C/S,
    Rev J
     
  8. Adamixoye

    Adamixoye A PT Pro is cool for worship, right?

    Apr 9, 2012
    Occasional Beta Tester for Confusion Studios, Singular Sound, and Source Audio
    The best example is that the compressed part can be used to add sustain, while the uncompressed part retains a certain level of dynamics.
     
  9. monsterthompson

    monsterthompson The Eighth Note Wonder Of The World Supporting Member

    Nov 25, 2008
    Hollywood
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  10. monsterthompson

    monsterthompson The Eighth Note Wonder Of The World Supporting Member

    Nov 25, 2008
    Hollywood
    Not stupid. Useful.
    Parallel (blended) compression
     
  11. mmbongo

    mmbongo I have too many basses. Supporting Member

    Pigtronix Philosphers Bass
    Seymour Duncan Studio Bass.

    Back in the day you couldn't give me a compressor without a blend. Then I got a Keeley Bassist and now I don't understand why a compressor would need a blend :)
     
  12. jimfist

    jimfist "Cling tenaciously to my buttocks!"

    Mar 28, 2011
    Boston, MA (USA)
    Parallel blending is just another technique that may or may not yield an outcome that is pleasant, or perhaps solves a dynamics problem. To refer to it as being "stupid" is sort...hmmm...considering the technique is supposed to have originated in the recording studios of New York City, from some pretty well-heeled engineers.

    Parallel compression - Wikipedia
     
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  13. Woony90

    Woony90

    Feb 6, 2017
    but will it blend? that's the question
     
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  14. cableguy

    cableguy

    Jun 4, 2009
    North Bend, WA
    Pigtronix & Smoothie
     
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  18. DavC

    DavC

    May 17, 2005
    Tallmadge , Ohio
    i like my blend knobs ... on just about everything ...

    the Dark Glass , to me , has a tubelike warm ... so it can be driven harder to color the sound a bit ... a color that i like ... then squish to taste , ... blend together -- whatever works at that moment in time ...

    just another harmless tool ..

    but ... if you want and can find / afford something very transparent ... and stays transparent whilst squished ... then i wouldn't want/need a Blend .. !
     
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  19. monsterthompson

    monsterthompson The Eighth Note Wonder Of The World Supporting Member

    Nov 25, 2008
    Hollywood
    That site is crazy useful. Happy to share it.
     
  20. amphlett7

    amphlett7

    Feb 27, 2008
    Basywater, Western Australia
    Audiofly In-Ear Monitors And Headphones
    Parallel compression? I'm pretty much all about studio stuff so it intrigues me that you've never seen a wet/dry or blend control on a compressor. They're really common place now, especially in the studio.

    I really love any Ross style compressor for bass, and I'm pretty sure there is a mod for the Dynacomp which gives it a blend control!
     
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