L1/L2 vs compression plugs?

Discussion in 'Mixing & Editing' started by orbit, Nov 20, 2008.

  1. orbit

    orbit Guest

    I have never really gotten BETTER results using a compression plug, like waves API 2500, or RComp, etc...than I do simply using L1+ ultramaximizer or the L2 Ultramaximizer...

    I am wondering if someone can explain the pro's/con's and what the actual difference is? I could swear I remember someone bashing L1/L2 freaks but I always just go by what sounds better to me...and no I am not a super experience mixing engineer by any means...

    Am I just not using the comp plugs correctly?
  2. GeckoMusic

    GeckoMusic Guest

    This belongs in the mastering forum. jk Ha Ha...

    The one built in the DAW seems to do what I want, but I don't use much compression.
  3. Link555

    Link555 Distinguished Member

    Mar 31, 2007
    North Vancouver
    I think it best to have as many flavours as you can.

    The L1/L2 plugs are great, however its easy to go to far with them.

    I have only used the hardware version of the API 2500, and it is also a great bus compressor. It has a sound that is unique, so on some mixes it really shines.

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