which compressor should i start with first??

Discussion in 'Compressors / Limiters (analog)' started by mcerveni, Nov 29, 2008.

  1. mcerveni

    mcerveni Guest

    I'm recording for myself, vocals and acoustic guitar. It's slow mellow music, with a theory of a deadman type voice.

    Wondering what compressor to start with...

    I'm planning to purchase:

    api512c pre amps
    Blue blueberry mic for vocals OR NEUMANN 49 or 67 .
    Blue Woodpecker for my acoustic guitar.

    now i have to choose a compressor...

    I dont have to worry about fast attack so much, since it's mellow acoustic music i'm working with but i have an aggressive voice..

    I read online that the order from smooth to fast is:
    la 2a
    la 610
    la 3a

    what does "smooth" mean really? i understand fast is more for rock alternative ... i'm thinking smooth as mellow acoustic music - which is what i would be recording.

    also i've read that the 1176 is much more versatile, that it can have that slow attack and also a fast, the la 2a or 3a is not as versatile. i've read i should start with the 1176 and add on la 2a or 3a after if needed.

    what do you think i should start with?

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