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3 Software Compressors: Uses and Comparisons

Discussion in 'Mixing & Song Critique' started by ThirdBird, May 15, 2008.

  1. ThirdBird

    ThirdBird Active Member

    Dec 4, 2007
    Toms River, NJ
    What are your opinions on these three compressors, and in what capacity are they used in different stages of recording?

    Foundry Track Compressor (bundled in with Sonar)

    Blockfish (from digitalphishphones)

    Endorphin (also from digitalphishphones)

    Are their any glaring omissions of popular compressors used for specific purposes?

    Thank you!
  2. tr3eman9

    tr3eman9 Guest

    ive heard great things about digitalphsihphones as a whole. quality stuff, even if you had to pay for it (which i don't think you do - at least some of their stuff is free, idk if they have any non-free stuff) (at least thats what i've heard).
  3. Codemonkey

    Codemonkey Well-Known Member

    Dec 11, 2007
    Scotland, UK
    I'll throw ReaComp into the mix (literally into it, onto it, under it, over it, whatever).

    In terms of features, it has built in adjustable knee size, precomp (~lookahead), RMS size, classic attack/non-classic attack, built in limiter, up to 64x AA and an output mixer (blend wet and dry together plus the regular stuff.
    Totally free as well btw.

    Personally I like it because it has loadsa features, full automation and has never caused me any problems. As for the sound, well, who knows. It's how you use it rather than the intricacies of it.
  4. AwedOne

    AwedOne Guest

    SSL has a free compressor on it's site that I use occasionally on drum subs. It can really give drum tracks a raw, "On the Levee" sound.
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