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Compressor behavior

Discussion in 'Pro Audio Equipment' started by elpezpr, Jun 2, 2007.

  1. elpezpr

    elpezpr Guest

    Hi. I love how the compressor on the Avalon 737SP sounds for vocals (among other things). I am working in a new studio (for me) and I have available: 1176 LN, LA-4, DBX 165A (wich I hate), 160XT (love this for bass), VP Dyna.mite, Aphex Compellor. Which of these would you say is more like the one on the Avalon? The 1176 LN or the LA-4? Thanks
  2. AudioGaff

    AudioGaff Distinguished Member

    Feb 23, 2001
    Silicon Valley
    I've never been a fan of the Avalon 737. And I sure would not suggest a specific alternative without hearing the song and the vocalist first. The Avalon is an optical type and you don't seem to have anything in the same style to choose from. Do what real engineers do, use what you have available and see what works best. The 1176, dbx 165 and LA-4 are old time standards for vocals used by many including me. Your choice may also depend on what other tracks need compression or the need to use a specific compressor.

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