best plug for compression

Discussion in 'Mixing' started by Frotese, Feb 15, 2005.

  1. Frotese

    Frotese Guest

    Hey, I was wondering the other day about which one you think is the best software compressor out there, just curious :)
  2. jonyoung

    jonyoung Well-Known Member

    Kinda depends on what you want to compress........for vocals, Waves Renaissance....for drums, Blockfish.... for guitar & bass, either Sonitus or Waves RennAxx... for stereo mix squashing, Blue Compressor....for slight mainmix compression, back to Renaissance. Just like in the hardware world, each plug will have its best & highest use.
  3. LittleDogAudio

    LittleDogAudio Active Member

    I generally go with the Waves Renaissance for slightly "colored" compression/limiting.

    But lately I've been reverting back to the basic PT compressor. I find that if I put too many "higher-end" plug-ins on a mix, things get too cloudy.

    I still mostly compress before input with a real compressor, usually a Distressor or a Pendulum.

    My .02

  4. Massive Mastering

    Massive Mastering Well-Known Member

    Chicago area, IL, USA
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    Don't forget the UAD collection... I don't use plugs a lot, but I rarley use anything more than the UAD stuff if I do...
  5. Frotese

    Frotese Guest

    hey, the UAD collection it´s only RTAS?.......
  6. Massive Mastering

    Massive Mastering Well-Known Member

    Chicago area, IL, USA
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    It's VST & DX - I think they recently released RTAS also... - It's all there.
  7. Frotese

    Frotese Guest

    Thanks man....checking them now
  8. taylor

    taylor Guest

    for me it's the Sony Oxford for clean, uncolored compression... love this one... great GUI and a great sound.

    and, the UAD-1 stuff for colored compression or squashing ( LA2A my fav for pushing drums a bit over the edge)
  9. Randyman...

    Randyman... Well-Known Member

    Houston, TX
    Does anyone make a "host-based" VST or Direct-X LA-2A plug-in (aside from the UAD-1)? I can't find one anywhere. An 1176 would be nice, too :)

    I like the PSP Vintage Warmer, Nuendo's Magneto, and Waves Renissance. I also like the L1 Mono, and the L2 on certain tracks (heavy-hard stuff).


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