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FMR RNC or Drawmer DL241

Which would you prefere for program or overall mix compression before two track FMR RNC or Drawmer DL241? Why? Thanks

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bgroup Wed, 10/31/2001 - 18:30

Originally posted by coldsnow:
Which would you prefere for program or overall mix compression before two track FMR RNC or Drawmer DL241? Why? Thanks

I own one of each. For 2-mix compression, I'd say the RNC. The RNC is very "transparent". It's quite possible to get 2 or 3 dB of compression (sometimes even more) from the RNC without really "hearing" it. The DL241 is a great inexpensive compressor IMO, but it's got a definite "sound". I like the DL241 a lot for things like trashy room mics, lo-fi drum loops, electric pianos, some guitars, etc. I would describe the Drawmer as being "dark" compared to the RNC. I'm not sure either of these would be your best choice for 2-mix compression, but the price is right, and I like both and use them for a lot of different things. Hope this helps.

Brent

Hev Thu, 11/01/2001 - 06:56

What exactly is '2-mix compression'. I've heard the term a lot but don't fully understand. Could you shed some light for this non-pro? thanks

coldsnow Thu, 11/01/2001 - 10:44

So is there an inexpensive alternative (around 1K)? 2 Mix is just a the stereo compression you add before sending your mixdown to a stereo (or two track)deck. (from another non-pro)

Southwind Thu, 11/01/2001 - 11:16

I also own both and agree with bgroup. I use the RNC on 2-mix as well as on buses for multing off stuff like drums or backgrnd vox.
I like the Drawmer a lot for what it is. I also use it on drums. To my ears it sounds better than DBX stuff, though I use them too.