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Fatso vs. Alan Smart

Discussion in 'Compressors / Limiters (analog)' started by Bear's Gone Fission, Apr 21, 2001.

  1. Bear's Gone Fission

    Bear's Gone Fission Active Member

    Jan 4, 2001
    In honor of the revamped site, I thought it was high time for a new Celebrity Death Match-style thread.

    Been reading up on the Fatso, quite a different animal than I thought from initial reports, and quite interesting. An interesting point is its "Spank" mode is supposed to behave like an SSL talkback compressor, as is the Smart C-2's "Crush" mode, and Empirical says the bus compressor mode w/o tranny is supposed to behave like an SSL bus compressor, like, well, also an Alan Smart unit. I know the Fatso has a hell of a lot more tricks up its sleave than just compression, but I wonder how it compares to the Smart for these tasks. Does it do these tricks well enough to eliminate the need for the Smart? Or is the compression too hard to isolate from the other mojo to accurately evaluate?

    I do live in analog land, if that makes a difference in whether I'll find a Fatso useful. (Adding my first digital reverb this week, doing a splendid job keeping up with the times. ;) )

    da Bear
  2. miketholen

    miketholen Active Member

    Jan 28, 2001
    Wow! I almost forgot about the ssl tb comp. that's the most brutal thing I've ever heard! I used to use it alot for drums, The tech at the studio wired it into the bay! So fuckin' cool! Maybe I'll look for one of those old consoles somewhere just to rip out the TB comp/lim! If EL acually suckseeds in emulating it ,this thing it will be smokin'. Later-Mike :D
  3. anonymous

    anonymous Guests

    Feb 10, 2001
    Like the Michael Jackson thriller video, I will be exuming posts from a long way back to see if we can bring them back from the dead!
    Please feel free to plunder the archives and rejuvinate old posts that take you fancy.
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