Digital vs. Analog Compressors
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?
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.
Thanks Audiogaff, IYO, what do you think would be a good analog compressor.
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.
The RNC at $175 is a great buy. My favorite color comp is my 1176 reissue. David
Hey guys, I've been eyeing the UA 1176 for some time now. How does the UAD-1 pluggin version by Mackie stand up to the original? This would only come to play if I could'nt get my hands on the real thing.
Is the 1176 also considered a leveling amplifier? Is this another way of calling it a compressor?
No clone plug-in can live up to the hardware version IMO.
The 1176 has 4:1 all the way up to 20:1 and absolutely can be used as a limiter. David
The UAD is a good tool but i prefer the hardware . I have both.
For plugins the UAD is great!!!
I wouldn't think of the desision as one or the other Get both!! :D (eventualy)
The fairchild plugin is worth the money alone.