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Title: whats youre favorite compressor plugin ?
Post by: Trace-Elliot on December 14, 2018, 02:40:28 PM
whats youre favorite compressor plugin ?
Title: Re: whats youre favorite compressor plugin ?
Post by: mrhappy 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
 
Title: Re: whats youre favorite compressor plugin ?
Post by: IIO 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)

Title: Re: whats youre favorite compressor plugin ?
Post by: mrhappy on December 16, 2018, 07:55:06 AM
i mostly  code my own plug-ins

Showoff!! Haha! ;D
Title: Re: whats youre favorite compressor plugin ?
Post by: dr bu on December 19, 2018, 12:03:33 AM
110! Do upload please  :P
Title: Re: whats youre favorite compressor plugin ?
Post by: Trace-Elliot 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.
Title: Re: whats youre favorite compressor plugin ?
Post by: IIO 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.
Title: Re: whats youre favorite compressor plugin ?
Post by: Knezzen on January 12, 2019, 12:00:44 AM
JoeMeek optical compressor for me ;)
Title: Re: whats youre favorite compressor plugin ?
Post by: dr bu on January 12, 2019, 05:54:44 PM
Tricky. No Jimmie. Nor Benny.
Title: Re: whats youre favorite compressor plugin ?
Post by: Astroman on January 13, 2019, 08:13:34 PM
aside from 1176 and LA2A it's the Drawmer Dynamics Package (TDM)
Title: Re: whats youre favorite compressor plugin ?
Post by: mrhappy 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!!
Title: Re: whats youre favorite compressor plugin ?
Post by: Trace-Elliot on February 05, 2019, 03:15:27 PM
The T Racks make a lot punch . Not sure yet , but first impression isnt bad.
Title: Re: whats youre favorite compressor plugin ?
Post by: macStuff on February 06, 2019, 05:26:44 PM
that is strange - just because your file was named .jpeg the thumbnail was displayed rotated? but when i downloaded it it was vertical up + down
(http://macos9lives.com/smforum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=4755.0;attach=5939;image)
Title: Re: whats youre favorite compressor plugin ?
Post by: mrhappy on February 07, 2019, 05:47:09 AM
that is strange - just because your file was named .jpeg the thumbnail was displayed rotated? but when i downloaded it it was vertical up + down

Obviously Russian Interference!!! ;D ;D
Title: Re: whats youre favorite compressor plugin ?
Post by: MacTron on February 12, 2019, 12:54:36 PM
Sonalksis SV-315

It has a great sound, and it's the easiest to use, by far. The bouncing ball alongside the compressor curve, shows you what the compressor is doing in each moment.

(https://media.musiciansfriend.com/is/image/MMGS7/SV-315-Compressor-and-SV-517-Equalizer-Package-Hybrid-CD-Win-Mac/700872000942000-00-500x500.jpg)
Title: Re: whats youre favorite compressor plugin ?
Post by: Trace-Elliot on March 01, 2019, 03:31:04 AM
Sonalksis SV-315

It has a great sound, and it's the easiest to use, by far. The bouncing ball alongside the compressor curve, shows you what the compressor is doing in each moment.


cool ! but they dont have a PT mix TDM mac os 9 version ?