RNC a "pro" compressor?

Discussion in 'Compressors / Limiters' started by ametth, Apr 4, 2001.

  1. ametth

    ametth Guest

    Would you all consider the RNC a "pro" compressor?
  2. anonymous

    anonymous Guests

    Very much so.
  3. Blue Bear Sound

    Blue Bear Sound Active Member

    Can you expand a bit Fletcher? Given the scenario of a "big-boys" commercial studio with a large gear budget, which are they more likely to purchase - the RNC, the Drawmer Mercenary Edition 1969 Vacuum Tube, or the Manley All-Tube and why or why not?

    (I already own a couple of RNCs and plan to buy more, but I'm curious to know where they sit relative to the upper-end of the compressor scale)

  4. Blue Bear Sound

    Blue Bear Sound Active Member

    Never mind Fletcher... I got my answer from you in another post here!



    Yo' ammeth(odone) :), I strongly recommend you go and check 1 out if you can. After Bruce's constant praising of how effective this little unit is, I just had to go out and get 1 and it was well worth the money!
  6. ametth

    ametth Guest

    Q, I have two of the little ugly unit's and I've always considered them a piece of pro equipment, they really are a useful tool. I was just amazed when a thread in another forum changed it's focus to the RNC *not* being a pro compressor, when it clearly is.
  7. hargerst

    hargerst Active Member

    If there is a discussion about clean, clear, transparent compression with no artifacts, the RNC must always be included as a contender. If the discussion is about compression with coloration and an "attitude", then you're talking about other compressors.

    The actual performance and reliability of the RNC meet what I consider "professional quality". Not having balanced outs, dual mono, or a self contained power supply are inconveniences which diminish, but do not eliminate its value as a "pro" piece, IMO.


    D@mn! Makes me wanna' got out and buy another 1! Lemme' see how much I have in my left pocket $2-$3,Hmmm not enough!

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