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Digital vs. Analog Compressors

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With the advent of software compressors, is it still wise to consider using analog compressors? I own a dbx DDP and use it as a analog compressor (going through the AD/DA converters). I have WAVES' Renaissance Compressor and really love it too. My question is, would it be worth purchasing another good compressor reguardless of its circuitry?

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AudioGaff Thu, 01/29/2004 - 09:31
My question is, would it be worth purchasing another good compressor reguardless of its circuitry?
I think it is always worth buying another high quality tool. Great analog comps sound better and have high value to me. but then I also more comps than I do preamps eq's, or mics.

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AudioGaff Thu, 01/29/2004 - 10:21
what do you think would be a good analog compressor
That is a broad question. Here a few that I own or have used: dbx 160S & 160SL, API 525 & 2500, Tube-Tech CL1B & CL2A, Groove Tube CL1s, Summit TLA-100, Focusrite Red-3, Joe Meek SC2, UA 1176 & LA2A, Manley El-Op & Vari-Mu, Crane Song Tracker, Any green Altec, EL-8 Distressor, Aphex compeller, Neve 2254 & 33609, Smart C2, Eclair Engineering LALA, any of the Pendulum Audio tube comps and many others as well.
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