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HELP ME FOR CHOOSING A COMPRESSOR ?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by trbbass, Jul 18, 2012.


  1. trbbass

    trbbass

    Jul 18, 2012
    Hi every one:) nowadays my mind is occupied by the compressors! I mean, im in two minds about choosing the right one?!!:meh:
    well, actually; I'd like to buy a rack compressor for stage !! is there any chances of saying to me your suggestions?
    Im truly interested to know your opinions? on the side, let me tell you my choices that I've made, it maybe help you in giving your advice to me?

    the first choice is Ashly audio clx-52 and the 2nd is DBX 1066? but, Im looking for something which doesn't change my sound and actually, with low noise, transparent, less pumping...!! if you have any other suggestions that you think is more suitable, I look forward to hearing from you?
    I'd appreciate you guys if you helped to put me right?
     
  2. Skygonzo

    Skygonzo

    Jul 8, 2012
    For studio or stage? It baffles me to see bassists still showing up to gigs with 300 pound racks.....in 2012! LOL...funny as hell.
     
  3. enricogaletta

    enricogaletta

    May 21, 2011
    TLaudio are really nice and can match your budget, if you find some fatman used on the net, they are awesome and pretty versatile, plus it won't be so expensive.
     
  4. trbbass

    trbbass

    Jul 18, 2012


    thank you for your, respond, would you please help me and tell me what is your recommendation? no matter how much the price is! I would like to have your input and your opinion, please?
     
  5. I wanted to post Universal Audio 1176 ....when I saw the budget
     
  6. trbbass

    trbbass

    Jul 18, 2012


    at first thank you for your attention and respond, I think I was wrong to mention the budget, so, if you have any other idea please ? tell me im interested to know?
     
  7. well the 1176 works well on bass IME, (both hardware and UAD plug-in) it has that bite. Someone on this forum actually made a pedal 1176 compressor wich was very interesting.
    http://www.uaudio.com/hardware/compressors/1176LN.html

    Optical compressors also works well, like the Universal Audio LA-610 wich I love and use mostly for recording, but I´m sure using it live in front of any amp will put a smile on your face.
    http://www.uaudio.com/hardware/channel-strips/la-610-mkii.html

    Funny but I used a SM Pro Audio 8 channel rack optical compressor that was impressive for the price of the unit (100 euros)
    http://cachepe.zzounds.com/media/quality,85/OC8_hires_1-145b2ae2df7a7416e55acedf3b66c031.jpg
     
  8. Just a little stomp box - not what you're looking for, but this thing is AWESOME:

    FEA Labs Opti-FET



    The side chain EQ is really cool and very functional.

    Also has a side chain loop if you are into "ducking"

    Good luck on your quest for compression perfection!
     
  9. trbbass

    trbbass

    Jul 18, 2012


    I appreciate you and your ideas:) but , what do you think of demeter hxc-1 optical compressor? have got any experience or idea about it?
     
  10. trbbass

    trbbass

    Jul 18, 2012

    thank you, for your recommendation:)
     
  11. sorry have any experience with this, though it looks good.
     
  12. One of your requirements was low noise.

    The Opti-FET is NO noise.

    Check out this review - I bet you end up wanting one!

    (written by a member here, and explore his entire pages! He has reviewed just about every compressor!)

    http://www.ovnilab.com/reviews/optifet.shtml

    and check out the entire web site: You can spend DAYS there!

    http://www.ovnilab.com/

    :)
     
  13. Clearwave

    Clearwave

    Sep 29, 2011
    The Future
    I think the dbx 160a (or x or xt) is a good choice. Its easy to use, hard to screw up and its cheap.

    I wouldn't put anything expensive in a live rig. Hell, I wouldn't use a compressor on a live rig (but thats me).
     
  14. trbbass

    trbbass

    Jul 18, 2012
    Fine, the words were helpful man! thank you:)
     

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