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New 2 buss compressor
Old 11th November 2002
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New 2 buss compressor

http://www.studioelectronics.com/ass...EADME_C2s.html

This is the company that makes a bunch of high end analog synths. Evidently, I found by searching around on their website that they are coming out with a line of pro audio gear, of which this is the first product.

Anyone heard of or better yet, heard this unit?
Old 12th November 2002
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looks & sounds like it'd be gorgeous! i want one!


ml
Old 12th November 2002
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3 things i don't like already:


1) It is called the C2.

There is C2 compressor out there already(Alan Smart) and it sounds fine.

2) I like color in my compressors.

That is what attracted me to the 1176 in the first place. Its quirkiness and character. Who cares about the meters(also when the compression is not engaged it shows no signal?).


3)Read #2

Who knows maybe it will be a diamond in the rough, or something else that takes up blank spaces in the racks(should I say rack filler?).

Any word on price?
Old 12th November 2002
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$1995
Old 16th November 2002
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Has anybody seem a picture of this unit, all I can find is text.

Tim
Buzz Audio
Old 16th November 2002
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SE C2 Compressor




Old 16th November 2002
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Eek! This thing is ugly!
Old 16th November 2002
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I have to laugh when manufacturers lay claim to having a COMPRESSOR that you can spank and will leave little artifact. Call it something else.
After all isn't about dynamic control????

I agree the C2 (Al Smart) is a good 2 buss compressor. Not a great mastering tool in my opinion. I think you're better off using it at the mix stage. The mentality for using it in mastering I gather is to try and impart some of the SSLs "hit sound". You want SSL sound mix through it.

The new SSL K series we just got has a very special compressor. The most transparent I've heard on a console. What I would describe in technical terms as.....THE ****!!!!!

Cheers,

Tony Mantz.
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