FATSO And Its Compressors!

Discussion in 'Compressors / Limiters (analog)' started by epicenter800, Feb 19, 2002.

  1. epicenter800

    epicenter800 Member

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    I currently use an RNC and Cranesong Hedd for tracking my keyboards and Vocals into my DAW. I like the tube and tape emulations on the HEDD for both tracking and mixing. I was wondering if the compressors on the FATSO were pretty useable for tracking and the 2-bus. I'm not too sure is getting a fatso would be redundant since I have way to warm and fatten things up with the Hedd. The RNC is my only harware compressor and I've been looking for another one to add. So I guess my question is could I get enough out of the compressor in the Fatso or should I look elsewhere? Thanks in advance!
     
  2. mixfactory

    mixfactory Member

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    I would say look elsewhere. Use the money and buy an excellent stereo unit.
     
  3. bassmac

    bassmac Guest

    I wouldn't buy the FATSO just for the comps, if that's what you're asking. They are certainly usable, and were all I had for a while, but since they are a fixed attack and release, you might find them somewhat limiting too. You also can't bypass the harmonic distortion generator and use it as only a comp.

    If you're getting all the harmonic distortion you need out of the HEDD, then you might want to get a more flexible comp. But if you want all the other goodies the FATSO has, then buy it for that, and the comps will be bonus.
     
  4. anonymous

    anonymous Guests

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    "but since they are a fixed attack and release, you might find them somewhat limiting too"

    Limiting! (hehehe)

    Yarz! :)

    I belive there is a lot more to the world of compression on the Fatso if you take the time to expirement with sidechain feeds...

    I haven't been to that world yet, but from the designers description at the NYC AES last Dec.. it's a nice place!

    One day, (sigh!) I may go there..

    :p
     

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