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Offline Trace-Elliot

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whats youre favorite compressor plugin ?
« on: December 14, 2018, 02:40:28 PM »
whats youre favorite compressor plugin ?
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Re: whats youre favorite compressor plugin ?
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2018, 08:38:31 AM »
Kind of a broad question but I'll throw a few out there... I'll usually grab BF1176 for a vocal or if I want to smash something up like a drum room or whatever. I also like the LA2A and Fairchild 660, which I use a lot without even compressing as it will fatten/warm things up just by being there.

If there's a difficult to tame problem(or sometimes on the master bus) I'll use Waves C4 but it's quite a cpu hog! McDSP MC4000 gets used in a similar way if I'm concerned about cpu.

Here's one that's maybe not so obvious... McDSP AC1. I'll use the console emulation quite a bit but it also works well as a subtle-ish bus comp for parallel type stuff and it's my current go to for Parallel drums and instruments. Also their AC2 (tape emulation) gets used a LOT and functions as subtle compression/fattening.

I REALLY like the Sony compressor but I don't currently have a working copy '(. 

T-Racks tube comp and limiter emulations can be pretty juicy too! ;D

I use Metric Halo Analog Channel quite a lot (mostly for eq) but I'll usually try the comp as long as it's on there but it's hit or miss for me.

Well that's what jumps to mind ;D
 

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Re: whats youre favorite compressor plugin ?
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2018, 07:50:03 PM »
dynamics is a field where i mostly  code my own plug-ins, but otherwise, and since i am not a PT guy, the nomad factory bluetubes and the sonalksis comp would be my favorites, because they color the sound a bit and i like their look.

waves ren vox is cool as special effect (or for its original application)

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Re: whats youre favorite compressor plugin ?
« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2018, 07:55:06 AM »
i mostly  code my own plug-ins

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Re: whats youre favorite compressor plugin ?
« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2018, 12:03:33 AM »
110! Do upload please  :P

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Re: whats youre favorite compressor plugin ?
« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2019, 04:09:18 AM »
Ohh yes ! Please Upload 110 !!!

BF 1176 is one of my fav's too . You can hear , whats going on.
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Re: whats youre favorite compressor plugin ?
« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2019, 12:24:58 PM »
the "pro version" currently requires jitter but i will rebuild it for you. that was on my to do list anway.
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Re: whats youre favorite compressor plugin ?
« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2019, 12:00:44 AM »
JoeMeek optical compressor for me ;)

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Re: whats youre favorite compressor plugin ?
« Reply #8 on: January 12, 2019, 05:54:44 PM »
Tricky. No Jimmie. Nor Benny.

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Re: whats youre favorite compressor plugin ?
« Reply #9 on: January 13, 2019, 08:13:34 PM »
aside from 1176 and LA2A it's the Drawmer Dynamics Package (TDM)

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Re: whats youre favorite compressor plugin ?
« Reply #10 on: January 15, 2019, 07:39:28 PM »
aside from 1176 and LA2A it's the Drawmer Dynamics Package (TDM)

Yes the Drawmer GCL is a very important plug for me too!!