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Two compressors, under God, indivisible...

Discussion in 'Recording' started by Mixerman, Aug 17, 2001.

  1. Mixerman

    Mixerman Active Member

    Mick Jagger would like each of you to mix his album. But as he get's older, like all of us, he gets a little more eccentric (which would explain his stipualtions). He will only allow you to mix his album (and you'll get paid $7000 a mix, for 12 mixes, so don't say you won't do it) under the condition that you use only 2 compressors or limiters of your choice. One mono compressor, and one stereo compressor.

    Which 2 compressors or limiters (or in some cases both) would you use?

    One mono, one stereo. Which? Feel free to expound, or just supply us with your answer, whichever. Just don't use smiley faces. Mick hates them.

    Mixerman
     
  2. Which 2 compressors or limiters (or in some cases both) would you use?

    For the mono, I'd use my Avalon 737SM, and for the stereo, I'd have to use my RNC in Super Nice.
     
  3. Ang1970

    Ang1970 Well-Known Member

    Fairchild 670 and Alesis nanocompressor.
     
  4. Cloud 9

    Cloud 9 Guest

    For the mono I'd use a dbx 165 and for the stereo I'd go with a Manley "vari mu". I like the contrast both give eachother.
     
  5. MMazurek

    MMazurek Guest

    Distressor & Pendulum Var-Mu.
     
  6. miketholen

    miketholen Member

    one distressor
    two Helios 760
     
  7. Dave McNair

    Dave McNair Active Member

    Alan Smart, and an 1176
     
  8. sjoko

    sjoko Guest

    My mono one would be an AMEK 9098 channel (I promise that, for this purpose, I will only use the compressor - when you're looking)
    My stereo one; Inner Tube Audio's Atomic Squeezebox, which is not the fastest compressor on the planet, as it is a tubed one, but to my ears the most "audio-enhancing-without-introducing-crap" compressor available today, bar none.
     
  9. sjoko

    sjoko Guest

    I forgot to mention, I'd like 2 points on the record in addition to the 7 bills per song, it will be worthwhile for them :)
     
  10. jpreceng

    jpreceng Guest

    Originally posted by Mixerman:

    Which 2 compressors or limiters (or in some cases both) would you use?

    One mono, one stereo. Which? Feel free to expound, or just supply us with your answer, whichever. Just don't use smiley faces. Mick hates them.

    Mixerman


    Would I get to hear some roughs before deciding ?
    If not -- a Distressor and the Alan Smart CL2 for me. They would be the most versatile for me going into a situation cold...
     
  11. drumsound

    drumsound Active Member

    An RNC and an RNC. Possibly a Distressor. I'm told it can make many tones. I haven't had the pleasure yet(I'm saving...I promise)

    P.S. Mix, why do you hate the Smiles?
     
  12. PlugHead

    PlugHead Active Member

    I'd sneak in an 1176, and a Manley vari mu, but would pull out an RNC if no-one was looking (or counting).

    Jay
    PlugHead Productions
     
  13. hargerst

    hargerst Distinguished Member

    Mick, schmick. It's 20 grand, 3 percent, and I bring whatever the ^#$% I want to bring to the session. That's why you're paying me the big bucks. Get the hell outta my way and lemme do my job!! Two compressors? BS.

    Ok Mick, We need to ride these five faders manually, so I need some way to slide all these faders equally. I got an idea; we'll use your lips!! Here, just bite down on the faders. Geez, I can probably get 4 more faders in there.

    Don't laff while you're biting down, Mick - you'll hurt yourself.
     
  14. pan

    pan Guest

    Does Mick know about the SSL VCA? There would be only an 1176 left for him, hmm hmm
     
  15. Mixerman

    Mixerman Active Member

    I would have an 1176 and a Cranesong STC-8. But the SSL stereo compressor would be a very close second.

    McSnare gets a gold star in my opinion for his answer, but no one should be dissapointed, this is obviously subjective, and that Gold star ain't worth a $*^t, really.

    Once again I get a Platinum star for my answer. Funny how that works...

    Mixerman
     
  16. StudioSteve

    StudioSteve Guest

    Smart C2 and a Purpke MC76... now that was simple!
     
  17. Ang1970

    Ang1970 Well-Known Member

    Originally posted by Mixerman:
    Once again I get a Platinum star for my answer. Funny how that works...

    That's ok... I make my own platinum stars too! LOL
     
  18. Punchmo

    Punchmo Member

    Originally posted by hargerst:
    Mick, schmick. It's 20 grand, 3 percent, and I bring whatever the ^#$% I want to bring to the session. That's why you're paying me the big bucks. Get the hell outta my way and lemme do my job!! Two compressors? BS.

    Ok Mick, We need to ride these five faders manually, so I need some way to slide all these faders equally. I got an idea; we'll use your lips!! Here, just bite down on the faders. Geez, I can probably get 4 more faders in there.

    Don't laff while you're biting down, Mick - you'll hurt yourself.


    That was FUNNY Harvey, ROTFLMAO...Wouldn't you be concerned about the sloppers?

    1176 and a Vari-Mu.

    Steve
     
  19. atlasproaudio

    atlasproaudio Active Member

    UA 1176 EL FATSO

    Best Regards,
    Nathan Eldred
    http://www.atlasproaudio.com
     
  20. Dave McNair

    Dave McNair Active Member

    I almost said 1176 and STC-8......REALLY!
     

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