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The Infamous Fostex MN-50

Hello everyone,

I made a quick overview and demo video for the Fostex MN-50. I was surprised to see that there were zero videos on YouTube show casing this compressor. If you've been on these forums long enough you must have seen the name of this unit come up again and again. Often touted as the secret weapon for a trashy drum sound. Some say it's a hunk of overrated junk, other's keep it in their back pocket for when it's needed to spice up a track. I hope the video can be appreciated around here.



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2 compressors = 1 compressor configured in double?

Let's say I had 2 compressors in series with the following parameters:

Threshold = -5dB
Ratio = 2: 1
Attack = 50 ms
Release = 40 ms

Would there be any difference (technical / sonic / theoretical) if I had a single compressor configured as below?

Threshold = -10 dB
Ratio = 4: 1
Attack = 100 ms
Release = 80 ms

Thanks in advance.