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Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by arginator, Mar 2, 2013.
Any good? How do they compare to the real deal?
I think they're pretty good. In fact, I think the Dynacomp model is significantly better than a real Dynacomp.
I have some basic sound clips of factory compressor settings on my B3 page here: http://www.cgraham.com/chris/music/bass/zoom_b3/
I think they range from OK-to-not-terrible. They don't really seem to have the smoothness and fullness of a real high quality hardware compressor. Perfectly good for live use.
I'm a little over a week into the B3 and mostly working with the factory defaults. IME almost all the effects are decent but the factory settings are a little over the top. I need to back off the outputs often as the volume jump is beyond workable in a live setting. So audition and tweak seems to be the order of the day...
The compressors are pretty decent. I personally like the m comp. it's a compressor model with a more natural sound. I also like the limiter model. it makes patches sound smoother.
I like the N comp as well. I wouldn't call it natural sounding but that may be due to my settings. It has a darker punchier tone than 160 which is modeled after a DBX and IMO is good for fairly transparent clinical compression.
That's M comp. that's what it says on the owner's manual.
That was a typo
Oh okay...it happens sometimes.
It happens a lot on my iPhone
Pretty good thread....
4mal the presets are not too good.
I use the 160 for double bass. Nice and transparent.
Old thread, but worth bumping, IMO...
There's a lot of users here that can contribute.
Personally, I use the Opto and the 160 for most of my patches with compressors. The opto adds a bit of "thickness" to the tone and the 160 is clean and just does a really nice job.
I like the Opto andf the 160 as well.. the Opto kind of reminds me of my Aphex..
The opto is based on the Aphex punch factory. Its a nice comp, simple and does a decent job. That and the 160 are the stand out comps on the B3, as most people have mentioned, the M-comp is worth a look as well.
i really need to learn how to use these to my best advantage. I have no idea how to adjust a compressor though. Sigh.
Do you guys like using the compressors as the first in line or last of the 3 effects on the B3?
When I used the comp on the B3 I had the 160 just to add punch and then fall straight away, it killed and I kind of miss it.
It changes the sound depending where you put it and what else your using. Last is usually the best for me, unless I'm using auto wahs or other touch sensitive sims and want a constant sound, then it goes to the front.
I like the M Comp best