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RNC meets Joemeek

Discussion in 'Compressors / Limiters (analog)' started by millionvalve, Jan 7, 2003.

  1. millionvalve

    millionvalve Guest

    Hi all--

    First post, so hello.

    I just got rid of my dbx 286A which got replaced by a used Joemeek VC1Qcs and a new RNC. I wanted more control over the compression for guitars, and vocal tracking.

    About the only reason I can see to keep the Joemeek now that I have the RNC is for the EQ and enhancer. It just doesn't strike me as either a) imparting a lot of opto-character "voodoo", or b) allowing a lot of control as the compressor in the Meek is both slow and only goes up to 8:1, or something. This would be fine, I guess, if all of the Fletcher crowing were about EQ and not Joemeek's unique compression.

    Ok, so I'm trusting my ears, and that's what they're saying. Are they crazy?

    BTW-I'm a guy in a basement doing what I love--music. I track female vocals (on a Blue Baby Bottle), and my guitars and bass with these units, which I then add to my otherwise fairly trip-hoppy/electronic music on the Mac.

  2. Sebatron

    Sebatron Well-Known Member

    Dec 22, 2002
    ok milvalve,
    from what i can gather.... your saying the joe meek's too transparent
    not effective enough and you just can't hear it :D
  3. Kev

    Kev Well-Known Member

    Nov 13, 2001
    Now I have both of these units and I do like them a lot.

    BUT I don't use the RNC for vocals.
    The Joe Meek has been on half the vocals I have done in the past year and one of my opto comps has been on the other half.

    Next year it could be different but I still don't think I will use the RNC for vocals. It seems to have a perminant place on a stereo sub group.

    You get that. ;)
  4. millionvalve

    millionvalve Guest

    Sebatron and Kev-

    Thanks for the input guys.

    I might look into that mod idea. This would go along with my desire for "more", especially when it comes to recording my guitar and bass.

    I also think that RNC in Super Nice would be great for taming the vocals due to its relative transparency. Since it's so new, I've only tested it on my own lousy voice, and my singer's not yet tried it.

    I'm going to mess around with the meek to see if I can get it do more of what I want.

    Thanks again--there's nothing I like more than learning new, useful things from other peoples' experience.

  5. Marc Cooreman

    Marc Cooreman Active Member

    Oct 11, 2000

    what kind of vocals you use the Joemeek for ?

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