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Pro Tools Compressor plugin, any thoughts?

Discussion in 'Pro Tools' started by dardo, Mar 25, 2005.

  1. dardo

    dardo Guest

    So, I have the Mbox full bundle (PT 6.7, Sound Factory, IK Media, etc.).

    I have been extensivley using/experimenting with the meek compressor, bombfact compressor, and the standard PT compressor plugins. They're OK for some particular instruments, but not very satisfactory.

    Does anyone have any experience with a PT software compressor they like and could share/advise with me?

    Just to let you know, I deal mainly with Instrument Audio tracks and Vocals.

    thanks in advance!
     
  2. djspaz

    djspaz Guest

    i peronaly use a out board Ballari tube comp. in line with the inital recording. this way i get that worm tone. if your concerned about getting a dry(no comp.) and wet(w/ comp.)aux out to the comp. and rec both( if you can spare the tracks). if you are tring to comp. with out out board fx that i have no other ideas. if you find a better PT comp. plaese let me know.
     
  3. MIKE1949

    MIKE1949 Guest

    COMPRESSOR DELEMMA

    THE PROTOOLS COMPRESSORS ARE A BIT WEAK TO SAY THE LEAST, IF YOU CAN TRY DOWN LOADING WAVES PLATINUM. THEY ARE BY FAR MORE USEFUL AND FROM WHAT I UNDERSTAND WILL WORK. THE PT COMPRESSORS ARE MORE SLANTED TOWARDS THE EDGE OF THE COMPRESSION RANGE FOR A PARTICULAR INSTRUMENT. I HAVE FOUND THAT BRINGING THE THRESHHOLD AND ATTACK LEVELS OUT OR UP ALITTLE AT A TIME WILL GIVE YOU A GOOD STARTING POINT FROM THE ORIGINAL SETTING.
     
  4. Aziel

    Aziel Guest

    i choose my comp depending what i´m gonna do...for example, for the kick i prefer the RenCompressor and for the Drum bus (yes, i compress the kick twice) i prefer the BF1176...there are others and you have to find what you would use...
     
  5. bounce

    bounce Guest

    i use different ones for different things but here are some of my faves:

    on vocals i like the waves renaissance or the LA-2A (then possible an 1176 to catch more dynamic sections ie. "belting").

    on snare drum often the renaissance or mcdsp compressorbank (liking this one more and more)

    kick drum often the 1176

    drum room mic or drum sub- fairchild 670 (KILLER!)

    acoustic guitars LA-2A

    Electric guitars- 1176 maybe la-2a

    bass- LA-2A or Renaissance

    all these are the plug in versions, not hardware (that's the stuff with all the wires right?)

    waves or bombfactory could cover you in full pretty much, i believe

    -mckay
     
  6. djspaz

    djspaz Guest

    mine may have wires but yours dont have tubes!!!!!
     
  7. bounce

    bounce Guest

    i put some NOS GE tubes on top of my stack of firewire drives and i'm convinced that my compressors use much fuzzier math ; ) next i'm gonna upgrade my mac usb hub with burr-brown op amps and put Jensen transformers behind my spacebar...

    okay, i know distressors really rule but we're talkin' about plugs here. mmmmkay?

    over.
     
  8. Costy

    Costy Guest

    I agree , those compressors (PT bundle) are quite weak. But
    usable for certain things, in acertain manner. I use meek comp
    on instuments sometimes, but for vocals I like BF comp better.
     

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