UAD - 33609 vs. Precision Buss

Discussion in 'Tracking / Mixing / Editing' started by DocRoc, Nov 9, 2008.

  1. DocRoc

    DocRoc Guest

    I am looking for a good bus compressor plug for my new UAD-2. My #1 purpose will be a drum bus, #2 for rough masters. Anyone have any thoughts on these 2 and which they like better for what? I know its highly subjective (as are most posts), but that's the point! As always, I'd greatly appreciate any input. Thanks guys!
     
  2. Link555

    Link555 Well-Known Member

    I have the UAD 1 and have the Fairchild, I like that on my drums bus, as well the LA2 is keeper. The neve compressor is decent, but I would go for the fairchild first. I haven't used the precision comp yet.
     
  3. DocRoc

    DocRoc Guest

    thx for the feedback. I have the fairchild and the la2a. haven't used the la2a as a drum bus yet, i'll have to try that. i like the fairchild a LOT about 50% of the time. sometimes its exactly what the mix needed and sometimes it just doesn't work at all. It can really suck some low end out. Which can make things sound tighter, or too thin depending on the application. I'm gonna demo em both not but i'll probably go for the 33609 i think. If i'm gonna get more gear, i want some color and i don't think the prec bus will give me that.
     
  4. Link555

    Link555 Well-Known Member

    LA2 is brighter for sure. I usally mix the compressed drums bus under the uncompressed drums, so the low end is still present.

    I believe the 33609 is a feedback compressor, so it should be less agressive on the intial attack, as it is control path is reacting to the output not the input. I read somewhere that Neve figured that sounded more natural.
     
  5. DocRoc

    DocRoc Guest

    Is that true? That's interesting. Does anyone know if that's right? I went ahead and got the 33609 and I love it. I use it for an OH bus comp and a drum bus comp all the time. I like to use it lightly for a guitar/instrument bus too.
     

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