What compressors do you use?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Masher88, Aug 21, 2005.

  1. Masher88

    Masher88 Believe in absurdities and you commit atrocities

    May 7, 2005
    Cleveland, OH
    Right now I'm using a Vesta Fire stereo compressor (using only 1 channel). I got it off Ebay for about 30 bucks. I was just wondering what everybody else is using?
  2. zombywoof5050


    Dec 20, 2001
    Demeter Opto-Compulator.
  3. mksolid


    Jan 4, 2005

  4. Petary791


    Feb 20, 2005
    Michigan, USA
    Aphex Punch Factory.
  5. TaySte_2000


    Jun 23, 2001
    Manchester, UK
    Endorsing Artist: Mojohand, Subdecay, Overwater, Matamp
  6. David Wilson

    David Wilson Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Lower Westchester, NY
  7. Adam Barkley

    Adam Barkley Mayday!

    Aug 26, 2003
    Jackson, MS
    I haven't found one that I like yet. But I've never even got to try a moderately high end one. Definitely never used a boutique/custom job.
  8. Kelly Lee

    Kelly Lee Yeah, I'm a guy! Supporting Member

    Feb 17, 2004
    Marana, AZ, USA
    I use the one built into my Trace SMX head. On my Quatra I don't use compression.
  9. cheezewiz


    Mar 27, 2002
    I used an Aphex Punch Factory for a while and was satisfied with it. When I switched to a tube head, it didn't seem to do as much (or I didn't need the compression as much) so I sold it. The Aphex is a nice unit for the price though.....
  10. syciprider

    syciprider Banned

    May 27, 2005
    Inland Empire
    I have a Super Comp. 1 knob each for Output, Attack and Sensitivity. It's easy to use and easy to misuse.
  11. SteveC


    Nov 12, 2004
    North Dakota
    I use the built-in on my Eden head. I also have it in my Fishman preamp/DI.
  12. Evangion


    Jun 22, 2005
    Using the dbx MC6 mini-compressor for my gigs. Great compressor but alittle on the flimsy side.

    Am eyeing the new Digitech Bass Squeeze though.
  13. psi


    Mar 11, 2005
    New Jersey
    Do you know how the DBX MC-6 compares to the DBX rack compressors? DBX 160X, etc.
  14. lsdn


    Sep 6, 2003
    padova (italy)
    Tc Electronics Triple C
  15. Soulbanana


    May 7, 2004
    Guyatone Bottom Limiter
  16. dougjwray


    Jul 20, 2005
    I rarely use it anymore, but an old Symetrix. I think it's model 501 or something.
  17. 43% burnt

    43% burnt an actor who wants to run the whole show

    May 4, 2004
    Bridgeport, CT
    Aphex Punch Factory
  18. xshawnxearthx


    Aug 23, 2004
    new jersey
    supposidly the sans amp has compression.

    i do have a db 166xl but its just sitting in my old rack.