TC Triple-C digital comp

Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by pagoden, Dec 12, 2001.

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  1. pagoden

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    Hi, I'm buying a compressor and I'm gonna use it for tracking of vocals and acoustic guitar. It will sit between my preamp and my DAW.

    I think the TC Triple-C (mono version) sounds like a great deal considering it's on sale here in Sweden for $180 (list price in the reviews is stated to $700). It's got good reviews (see links below).

    Apart that it's supposed to sound very good, I can use the SPDIF digital out from the comp into my Echo Mia soundcard. I also like that there are level meters on in- and out- levels as well as on gain reduction.

    BUT, MY MAIN CONCERN: Yes it is a digital compressor, havn't I really missed the point if I'm getting this one? The reason to really use a comp before my soundcard input is to make it easier to record at low noise and not clip my soundcard A/Ds. If I use this comp it seems like I just move the same problem to the A/Ds of the compressor and I will still have to lower the preamp gain in order to not clip the comp A/D. If this is the case it seems like I could record without compressor and then use a comp plugin afterwards in the DAW.

    Cheers
    /Pag

    http://www.sospubs.co.uk/sos/dec00/articles/tctriplec.asp

    http://www.industryclick.com/magazinearticle.asp?magazineid=33&releaseid=9651&magazinearticleid=135275&siteid=15

    http://www.barryrudolph.com/mix/tctriplec.html
     
  2. anonymous

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    Originally posted by pagoden:


    BUT, MY MAIN CONCERN: Yes it is a digital compressor, havn't I really missed the point if I'm getting this one? The reason to really use a comp before my soundcard input is to make it easier to record at low noise and not clip my soundcard A/Ds. If I use this comp it seems like I just move the same problem to the A/Ds of the compressor and I will still have to lower the preamp gain in order to not clip the comp A/D. If this is the case it seems like I could record without compressor and then use a comp plugin afterwards in the DAW.

    Cheers
    /Pag



    I think you've provided your own refutation. For a tracking compressor, I would think you would want something analog that brings your input signal level under a little bit of control, maybe with the option of adding some desireable coloration as well.
     
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