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i need a High end compressor for vocals
Old 24th September 2006 | Show parent
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I believe there were two votes for the Pendulum OCL-2. There would probably be more votes, if more people had it!

It really depends what you want to do. Sometimes a real clean compressor is needed, sometimes not. Sometimes you want it to be aggressive sounding and sometimes smooth.

I really believe that several compressors are desirable just like having different microphones.

I also think the Thermion. Phoenix is great on vocals. etc. etc.

There are probably a 100 great vocal compressors.
Old 25th September 2006 | Show parent
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6 - TubeTech CL1b
4 - 2-(UA 1176) 2-(UREI 1176)
4 - Teletronix LA-2A
3 - LA-3A (original, or the reissue)
2 - Neumann U473a
2 - Buzz audio soc 1.1
2 - GML 8900
2 - Manley Elop
2 - Pendulum Audio OCL-2
1 - Purple MC76
1 - Cranesong Trakker
1 - Distressor
1 - Focusrite RED3
1 - InnerTUBE Audio Atomic Squeezebox
1 - digilabs TURBO-SOFT SPL-300
1 - Neve 33609
1 - Neve 2254/E
1 - Neve 32264
1 - dBx 165
1 - Aphex Expressor 651
1 - Calrec 1656
1 - Thermionic Pheonix
1 - Ear 660

heh
Old 25th September 2006 | Show parent
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Gabriel Sousa ➑️
6 - TubeTech CL1b
4 - 2-(UA 1176) 2-(UREI 1176)
4 - Teletronix LA-2A
3 - LA-3A (original, or the reissue)
2 - Neumann U473a
2 - Buzz audio soc 1.1
2 - GML 8900
2 - Manley Elop
2 - Pendulum Audio OCL-2
1 - Purple MC76
1 - Cranesong Trakker
1 - Distressor
1 - Focusrite RED3
1 - InnerTUBE Audio Atomic Squeezebox
1 - digilabs TURBO-SOFT SPL-300
1 - Neve 33609
1 - Neve 2254/E
1 - Neve 32264
1 - dBx 165
1 - Aphex Expressor 651
1 - Calrec 1656
1 - Thermionic Pheonix
1 - Ear 660

heh

Again.. the Purple MC77 and MC76 are 1176's....
Old 25th September 2006 | Show parent
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CL1B and MC77 for me!
Old 26th September 2006 | Show parent
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7 - TubeTech CL1b
6 - 2-(UA 1176) 2-(UREI 1176) 2-(Purple MC77)
4 - Teletronix LA-2A
3 - LA-3A (original, or the reissue)
2 - Neumann U473a
2 - Buzz audio soc 1.1
2 - GML 8900
2 - Manley Elop
2 - Pendulum Audio OCL-2
1 - Cranesong Trakker
1 - Distressor
1 - Focusrite RED3
1 - InnerTUBE Audio Atomic Squeezebox
1 - digilabs TURBO-SOFT SPL-300
1 - Neve 33609
1 - Neve 2254/E
1 - Neve 32264
1 - dBx 165
1 - Aphex Expressor 651
1 - Calrec 1656
1 - Thermionic Pheonix
1 - Ear 660

heh
Old 24th January 2007 | Show parent
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Urei LA-3A is THE best vocal compressor ever. Period.

/Calle
Old 13th February 2007
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Gabriel Sousa ➑️
hello ppl,

after choosing a good pre for vocals...

can some one advise me a good compressor for vocals ??

i know the 1176 is one....


thanks a lot
prolly depends on the vocalist, right?
Old 10th February 2008
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Gabriel Sousa ➑️
hello ppl,

after choosing a good pre for vocals...

can some one advise me a good compressor for vocals ??

i know the 1176 is one....


thanks a lot
I use a Summit DCL 200 on vocals. Red 3 is cool on some singers too
Old 10th February 2008 | Show parent
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Another vote for the CL-1B...
Old 11th February 2008 | Show parent
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stick the lead and double track out of the same daw output, put an 1176n over the insert , and balance the dt down a touch. Even add in the harmony if it is mono. Makes them all sound great glued together and fighting for life. Works great on the radio for me
EAR 660 is great for tracking, 1176 great for hammering it on the way out

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Originally Posted by ToneRanger ➑️
Not wanting to hijack..

I'd really love to get a hardware compressor for atleast vocals. The problem is, we almost always double them.. What happens if I route the two vocals to one track in the DAW and then route that "stem" to a mono compressor? A disaster? Will I have to buy two comps? Damn, that would make life way too expensive/hard..
Old 11th February 2008 | Show parent
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Lots of great choices

I generally track vocals with two comps in series. DBX 160 VU set for a very high threshold and a LA4A with threshold that kicks in a bit earlier. Not heavy handed with either of these and I riddddde the fader.

In the mix, my favorite comp currently is a touch of the Chandler LTD-2(this seems to add some nice cream to the whole thing).
Old 11th February 2008 | Show parent
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Hiya

I mostly use my

Manley SLAM or Vintage Design CL1Mk2.


Old 18th February 2008 | Show parent
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no one uses a RETRO STA ?
Old 18th February 2008 | Show parent
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Can't believe this hasn't been more votes for Cransong Trakker! Well, here's 3 more Cranesong Trakker, Cranesong Trakker, Cranesong Trakker! I actually use it in series with an 1176 FWIW, but if I had to choose one or the other it would be the Cranesong... Hope this helps.

Brent
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Old 18th February 2008 | Show parent
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Can't believe this hasn't been more votes for Cransong Trakker! Well, here's 3 more Cranesong Trakker, Cranesong Trakker, Cranesong Trakker! I actually use it in series with an 1176 FWIW, but if I had to choose one or the other it would be the Cranesong... Hope this helps.

Brent
bgroupmusic.com
Same here... the Trakker just rocks and I really like it into or out of a MC77.
Old 20th August 2010 | Show parent
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wow, old thread...
+1 for the retro sta-level!!!
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no one uses a RETRO STA ?
Old 21st August 2010
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I still like the old DBX 160XT units. You don't have a lot of control parameters with them, but they're just so darn smooth sounding. They're a good buy now too. They were $500 (for a mono unit) when they first came out way back when. Now you can sometimes find them used on the net for $100 or so.
Old 21st August 2010 | Show parent
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Tube Tech CL1, 1176, - my new fave- Manley Slam! incredible on everything!
Old 14th September 2010 | Show parent
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So, Gabriel what did you bought?
Old 14th September 2010 | Show parent
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So, Gabriel what did you bought?
cl 1b
Old 14th September 2010
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i need a High end compressor for vocals

Chandler Germanium.
Old 14th September 2010 | Show parent
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gml 8900
cl1b
original la2a


Plus Ear 660 = the bomb !!!

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