Compressor advice

Discussion in 'Compressors / Limiters (analog)' started by Caisson, Aug 11, 2005.

  1. Caisson

    Caisson Guest

    Im looking for a compressor right now, and I just wanted some reviews on some of the Comp's you guy's use.....

    My price range is 0-500$
    I need a good one
  2. therecordingart

    therecordingart Well-Known Member

    Jul 28, 2004
    For a little over $200 you can get an Alesis3630 w/the Blacklion audio mods....I hear it makes it a damn decent compressor.
  3. Massive Mastering

    Massive Mastering Well-Known Member

    Jul 18, 2004
    Chicago area, IL, USA
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    FMR's RNC is a nice one... Pretty transparent and very usable.

    Art's Pro VLA is a sweet tube opto unit - Gentle when you need it, and "a little hair" when you want it.
  4. Kurt Foster

    Kurt Foster Distinguished Member

    Jul 2, 2002
    77 Sunset Lane.
    FMR has a new el-op version of the RNC as well ... something that may be worthwhile.
  5. CoyoteTrax

    CoyoteTrax Well-Known Member

    May 25, 2005
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    I like my ART Pro VLA alot for just about everything. Streets at $299.
  6. Caisson

    Caisson Guest

    which would you consider the better unit

    1. FMR's RNC
    2. Art's Pro VLA
    3. Alesis3630

    and im also open for more units...
  7. burn000

    burn000 Guest

    you can't go wrong with the RNC, it's cheap and good sounding, plus it's a stereo comp
  8. Caisson

    Caisson Guest

    if im tracking mono for vocals is it ok to have a stereo comp
  9. burn000

    burn000 Guest

    if you want to use the RNC mono, just use the left channel. I never tried the ART, but the RNC beat out the crap of a 3630.

    Where I live I know some "pro" studios (analog 2" with API, Neve boards...) who use really expensive comp and the RNC !
  10. scottme

    scottme Guest

    You can get hold of a used Drawmer TS2 (tube jobbie). With luck, you could also get it with a digital module. I quite like mine.

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