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Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by scubaduba, May 21, 2018.
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Also have a the rt electronic multi band Jr and rt electronix broadband id be curious to here a review of
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Quite a handy guide to compression from UA (apologies if it's been posted before): Audio Compression Basics
Big fan of both the Opti-Fet and Cali76 Bass and both are always on for both my boards.
I've got a Drybell Unit 67 on the way.
At first glance I think, another 1176 wannabe, and no threshold LED
But then I read this; pretty serious approach to design
About DryBell Unit67 - DryBell
One thing I don't understand about my PWNZOR (and maybe I've misunderstood something about compression in general) is that I'm not sure why the LED lights up brighter the lower I set the Ratio. Shouldn't it light up more when compressing more?
This arrived. Drybell Unit67.
I've got a Pigtronix Philosopher Bass Micro on the way.
Interested in this in a way that says "I found their website adcopy annoying, but I guess it could be decent." Hard for me to consider 1176 circuit with EQ stage all that innovative, but it could be well implemented.
I was struck between total BS or, maybe these guys are really trying and the ad copy was sincere??
This 1176 ciruit thing has become such complete crap.
I would say that at least half of those that post about this circuit have never really spent much time with one.
For that matter, how well did these manufacturers really studio EQ, transient repsonse, compressor action, compression balistics vs. EQ, etc.
Secondly, I believe that alot of the United Audio / Urei tone comes from the custom wound transformers.
But folks say they can emmulate this tone with SS devices.
What I don't know is how do these 1176 style pedals really compare with the real deal or a professional emulation (plug in)?
Lastly, I've had the opportunity to use all the real deal stuff when it was new.
An 1176 was not always the best compressor for bass IMO.
Sometimes a dbx 160, Distressor, Compellor, LA3A, Valley People, etc. would work best for a particular track.
There's good reason for the 1176 and the LA-2A to be classics but there's lots of leeway in the implementation, and they're not for every job. Fer instance one of the reasons people love the LA-2A is the tube amp-makeup gain. Not finding that on a whole lot of pedal versions. That doesn't make any bass compressor pedals any less good for whatever people like them...but in the same way, a Fender tone stack in a pedal isn't a vintage tube bassman either. I'd also entirely believe that the transformers are a big part of the magic of the originals...in the same way the Wolfbox or any other numbers of 'vintage' amp designs rest on the quality of the transformers for those boxes.
Agree with @Jim C , and raise ya to - what these have in common, which is visual monitoring of the performance. Should we split threads into Testing Compressors with, Testing Compressors without performance indication?
I’d like to know if this pedal can leave the initial attack and overall tone unaffected, while just adding sustain on the back end. Like holding a note would just continue to ring out.
Or perhaps there is another pedal that can do this?
Very eager for this write up. Big fan of koltai's work and love the size and price of this
I'd suggest a pedal with parallel compression -- i.e. wet/dry blend. Use moderate to heavy compression, but dial in a lot of dry (uncompressed) signal.
Just a few examples that do parallel: Empress, Smoothie, Cali76 CB.
Generally speaking, the more you turn up the "sustain" the more impact the pedal will have on your tone, so you might be fighting a losing battle there with this pedal (or most sustain-focused compressors, for that matter) if you're looking for a significant impact on sustain.
I did find this pedal to be better at preserving attack and tone than most, but it still becomes fairly noticeable beyond mild settings. It isn't nearly as transparent on this aspect as something like the Keeley Bassist, but that is to be expected in pedal whose point is to produce a more noticeable effect (including specifically increased sustain).
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