Has anyone tried the distressor with BRITISH MOD?

Discussion in 'Mixing' started by nuknight, Apr 7, 2004.

  1. nuknight

    nuknight Guest

    Has anyone tried the distressor with BRITISH MOD? I use distressor now sounds great but I'm wondering if BRITISH MOD IS A BIG DIFFERENCE? Im currently using nuke on the distressor for vocals and it's coming out pretty nice.
     
  2. AudioGaff

    AudioGaff Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2001
    Location:
    Silicon Valley
    Yes, it does. It adds another flavour that can be combined with all the other settings to give you a super spanking. It is very much the same sound as the all buttons pressed in at once trick that is often used with a 1176 limiter.
     
  3. kittonian

    kittonian Guest

    The British Mod is what makes the piece so incredible to work with (at least for me). I love the thing and use it all the time.
     
  4. nuknight

    nuknight Guest

    Wow that sounds awsome, Right now im doing 6 ratio and PUTTING DIST MODE 3 for VOCALS and man thats coming out nice, But im using a m audio mic pre 20 dollras not bad but Im thinkin of gettin a neve or API, You guys sound pretty pro know of anything cheaper that sounds almost as good so that maybe I can get a eventide or something? Thanks for the help by the way
     
  5. AudioGaff

    AudioGaff Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2001
    Location:
    Silicon Valley
    Well, if you go with the API and get a lunchbox 6-slot frame and then fill it as you go along the 512C mic pre is about $750 each. The Neve 1272 is most likely the cheapest your gonna find for a real Neve unless you up the antee to get a Neve clone that will also have eq.
     
  6. jameslugo

    jameslugo Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2004
    Location:
    Raleigh/Durham, NC
    Home Page:
    Hey everyone,

    I just joined recording.org and wanted to say hi.

    I used the Distressor last week in Brit Mode on a room mic with drums and squashed the s**t out of it, then threw a filter on it and used it like a loop. Sounded killer and the client was happy. This seems like a very cool forum. :lol:
     
  7. WDavidW

    WDavidW Guest

    It is a cool forum James! Welcome!
     
  8. jameslugo

    jameslugo Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2004
    Location:
    Raleigh/Durham, NC
    Home Page:
    Thanks, it seems really active. I'm digging it!
     
  9. anonymous

    anonymous Guests

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2001
    While I have found all kinds of uses for the EL-8X [model number for the distressor with "Brit" and "Image" mods], if you were considering a pair of EL-8X's [called the EL-8SX], the Smart Research C-2 is only about a $100 USD more expensive, and at least in my world, is quite a bit more versatile... and even with the "Image mod" on the distressor, the C-2 tracks left/right stereo far better than the distressors.

    The C-2's "crush" mode sounds different than the "brit mod", but can be used with wild success in similar applications. One is not really a substitute for the other... but if I were going to add something in that price range to my arsenal... I would add the C-2 before the EL-8SX... but as always... YMMV
     

Share This Page