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Which comp for final mastering?

Which Manley comp,is good for: 1.Electric guitar 2.acoustic guitar 3. Vocals?
I know its a braud question,but Ive been doing alot of home-work on compressing.
When& for what does FET,EL-OP,Vactrol comps come into use when mastering?

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TrilliumSound Fri, 07/29/2005 - 15:46

What is your question precisely ? Mastering or tracking?; (1.Electric guitar 2.acoustic guitar 3. Vocals?, FET,EL-OP,Vactrol )

If you did lot of homework on compressing, what do you think about these (one you mentioned above)? Which one you like best(depending on settings of course) ?

eddies880 Sat, 07/30/2005 - 07:54

TrilliumSound wrote: What is your question precisely ? Mastering or tracking?; (1.Electric guitar 2.acoustic guitar 3. Vocals?, FET,EL-OP,Vactrol )

If you did lot of homework on compressing, what do you think about these (one you mentioned above)? Which one you like best(depending on settings of course) ?

Ive found the optical to have good transient qualities,.
Its for mastering,I have a semi good comp,but Im in the process of purchasing a Manley for mastering.

eddies880 Sat, 07/30/2005 - 07:57

JerryTubb wrote: [quote=TrilliumSound][quote=iznogood]i like the manley vari-mu for (almost) everything.... including guitar and mastering....

buy one!

I second that 8-)

I'll Third that !!! 8-) 8-) 8-)

How is it on vocals?

iznogood Sun, 07/31/2005 - 05:56

you must understand..... i think it's useable for EVERYTHING!!!

try the limiter for rap vocals.... kicks ass!

of course i use other comp's.... (danfield for drums....tubetech 3-band for background vocals and ac. gui.)

but if i was to go to a deserted island i would bring the vari-mu!

ambientdig Sun, 07/31/2005 - 08:06

The Manley Vari-Mu is an awesome comp and I owned one for years. I love the feel of it. It can be super smooth and can be the magic finger on the fader across a mix.

After a lot of use, the "color" of the unit became too much for me. I opted for another fantastic unit, the Millennia TCL-2. It's a wonderfully musical unit that I love the more I use it. It's different from the Manley VM but it too can feel transparent and you have more options as far as color. It has both a JFET and Tube path which sound completely different.

Great box and worth a listen!

eddies880 Mon, 08/01/2005 - 07:40

ambientdig wrote: The Manley Vari-Mu is an awesome comp and I owned one for years. I love the feel of it. It can be super smooth and can be the magic finger on the fader across a mix.

After a lot of use, the "color" of the unit became too much for me. I opted for another fantastic unit, the Millennia TCL-2. It's a wonderfully musical unit that I love the more I use it. It's different from the Manley VM but it too can feel transparent and you have more options as far as color. It has both a JFET and Tube path which sound completely different.

Great box and worth a listen!

Who makes the Millennia TCL-2

atlasproaudio Tue, 08/02/2005 - 01:11

For Mastering, I'd recommend either the Crane Song STC-8 or pair of Trakkers. I lean towards the Trakker pair, because I also do tracking and mix, and find them a bit more advantageous for individual tracks (a bit more color overall than the STC-8, and they can also emulate optos, VCA's, etc).

eddies880 Tue, 08/02/2005 - 16:11

atlasproaudio wrote: For Mastering, I'd recommend either the Crane Song STC-8 or pair of Trakkers. I lean towards the Trakker pair, because I also do tracking and mix, and find them a bit more advantageous for individual tracks (a bit more color overall than the STC-8, and they can also emulate optos, VCA's, etc).

Man-------you guys are giving great info on some real nice comps.
Nathan-------where might I locate info on the Trakkers,and or the Crane Song you,ve mentioned?

eddies880 Wed, 08/03/2005 - 21:28

ambientdig wrote: The Manley Vari-Mu is an awesome comp and I owned one for years. I love the feel of it. It can be super smooth and can be the magic finger on the fader across a mix.

After a lot of use, the "color" of the unit became too much for me. I opted for another fantastic unit, the Millennia TCL-2. It's a wonderfully musical unit that I love the more I use it. It's different from the Manley VM but it too can feel transparent and you have more options as far as color. It has both a JFET and Tube path which sound completely different.

Great box and worth a listen!

The ability to go from jfet,to tube (i find) to be a useful tool according to literature Ive read.
If you had to choose the Manley---or the ---millennia----------which one would you choose?

eddies880 Thu, 08/04/2005 - 07:11

iznogood wrote: no eddies880...... the question is what would YOU choose??!!

get them.... listen.... and buy the manley..... (just kidding) :lol:

no... i meant... buy the one you like the most.... not because someone said so....

Im ready to purchase a class A comp------------junt cant make a decision as far as to which one.
Thye only problem: i cant find anyone who has all the comps mentioned-----------I really like the Manley,just for the sole reason that "everyone has one"----but I shure woul like to have two different flavors like the Millennia