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Old 24th November 2009
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500 series Comp/Limiter suggestions?

Hey Everyone,

Can any of you chime in on what you think is a really interesting 500-series compatible compressor? Of course the API 525 comes to mind, which is great - but what about that new one - can anybody clarify what the sonic differences are between being based around a 225 design as opposed to the original 525?

As well - anything else out there I should check out? Got a pair of Gama's going in there soon, so I'm looking to pair them with something else that is also very vibey. How about the new Chandler thingie?

Thanks in advance,
Old 24th November 2009
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Please try doing a search.
loads of info already here.
I think i've personally posted on many 500 series comp threads already including posting my full results-lots of personal time/work put into shootouts of real fairchilds vs anamod 660,etc,etc and files included..
please do a search
Old 24th November 2009 | Show parent
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Thanks, I did, and only saw opinions about pretty much one or two units only, so I posted again in a most annoying fashion... please forgive me...

I see a great deal about this anamod thing, but i'm also curious about the Shadow Hills Dual Vandergraph, if anyone has heard it yet. Any thoughts?

Peace,
Old 25th November 2009 | Show parent
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Originally Posted by BLueROom ➑️
That is nowhere NEAR enough opinions, Roundbadge!

Evidently not!Lol.that was just barely the first page .
Talk about oversaturation -jeez
Old 25th November 2009 | Show parent
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Off the top of my head, the main ones you'll need to try for yourself are:

Pete's Place BAC500
Purple Action
Shadow Hills Optograph and Vandergraph
Pico
AnaMod 660
API 527, 525
FCS P3500
AltaModa AM-10
Pendulum Audio OCL-500
Buzz Audio Potion and Essence

There are probably a couple I'm forgetting.
Old 25th November 2009 | Show parent
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Note what was referred to as the Pico is currently the Foote Control Systems (FCS) P3500, and P3500S stereo version. It is no longer referred to by the name Pico.
Old 26th November 2009 | Show parent
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Quote:
Originally Posted by RoundBadge ➑️
Evidently not!Lol.that was just barely the first page .
Talk about oversaturation -jeez
LOL!
Old 26th November 2009 | Show parent
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The OP is one half of Telefon Telaviv. Just wanted to call attention to this fact!



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Old 27th November 2009 | Show parent
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Originally Posted by Silver Sonya ➑️
The OP is one half of Telefon Telaviv. Just wanted to call attention to this fact!



- c
So? What's that got to do with anything? Who or what is Telefon Telaviv?
Old 27th November 2009 | Show parent
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Originally Posted by Silver Sonya ➑️
The OP is one half of Telefon Telaviv. Just wanted to call attention to this fact!



- c
I missed that, but, wow.. very cool music making duo. Sorry to hear about Charlie.
Old 27th November 2009 | Show parent
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Originally Posted by Silver Sonya ➑️
The OP is one half of Telefon Telaviv. Just wanted to call attention to this fact!



- c



jeez... those guys are really good.
awesome he hangs out here.
My vote would be for the 525
but i haven't heard the 527.
Old 27th November 2009
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Quote:
Originally Posted by benelli ➑️
Hey Everyone,

Can any of you chime in on what you think is a really interesting 500-series compatible compressor? Of course the API 525 comes to mind, which is great - but what about that new one - can anybody clarify what the sonic differences are between being based around a 225 design as opposed to the original 525?

As well - anything else out there I should check out? Got a pair of Gama's going in there soon, so I'm looking to pair them with something else that is also very vibey. How about the new Chandler thingie?

Thanks in advance,

Thanks for the music dude, you rock!
Old 27th November 2009 | Show parent
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525 = Vice Grip - Old School Style. Heavy, Big. Clamps the Audio like no other. It has a nice softening to the top and cool thickening on the bottom. I Love this comp on acoustic guitar. A couple smashing drum stems in parallel with one slamming electric guitars and bass in the same fashion usually proves useful.

527 = yet to use in the real world

The 527 is a 225L repackaged in 500 form with precision stepped potentiometers, added Thrust Control and output gain pot. 225L's are the ballz.
Old 27th November 2009 | Show parent
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Are you looking for clean control or a character style compressor?

War
Old 27th November 2009 | Show parent
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Are you looking for clean control or a character style compressor?

War
What is your choice for a clean control ?

Thanks
Old 27th November 2009 | Show parent
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Originally Posted by hollyburg ➑️
What is your choice for a clean control ?

Thanks
The Safe Sound Audio P501, does a great job at staying out of the way and delivering all the original tone of your tracks. It is a compressor and limiter in one.

-= Safe Sound Audio =-

War
Old 27th November 2009 | Show parent
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Roc Mixwell ➑️
525 = Vice Grip - Old School Style. Heavy, Big. Clamps the Audio like no other. It has a nice softening to the top and cool thickening on the bottom. I Love this comp on acoustic guitar. A couple smashing drum stems in parallel with one slamming electric guitars and bass in the same fashion usually proves useful.
these were my thoughts exactly when i used 3 of them on a session last year and the description is bang on.sometimes it can be a little heavy handed but in most cases it just seems to work.but if you want subtle, avoid it.
Old 8th March 2010 | Show parent
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I've been loving my 525 on vocals.. you can get nasty, or lightly nip it with mojo retained. fine compressor.
Old 8th March 2010 | Show parent
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Originally Posted by otobianki74 ➑️
I've been loving my 525 on vocals.. you can get nasty, or lightly nip it with mojo retained. fine compressor.
yep but I'm discovering that the 225 is a better buss compressor and now thinking of going for another one to strap them into a stereo pair
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