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Old 13th September 2006
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i need a High end compressor for vocals

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
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TubeTech CL1b thumbsup

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TubeTech CL1B
Teletronix LA-2A
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cheers



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another vote for LA-2A thumbsup
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+3 for tubetech.
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La2a... It just works perfectly. It can add a little 'essyness' if hit hard though...
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... and don't forget to look at a Distressor!
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I love my RED 3 on vocals..!
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Haha, a lot of choices, get them all.
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Michael Wagener recommended this and I picked one up this spring here locally. It's really fantastic on vox as well as acoustic guitar or anywhere you want a smooth, transparent comp.
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Purple MC76. Flippin' amazing. Does the 1176 thing...a little better, IMHO.
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Purple MC76. Flippin' amazing. Does the 1176 thing...a little better, IMHO.
probably this was asked before but is the tone of the MC76 different from the MC77?

and is there ANY idea if Purple will do a 500 API series version?

either way, DIY, MC77 or 500 series, I want one heh
my BL40 does a simular job but I expect the MC77 to be "cleaner"
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Using the full effect of a good pre i tend to use no compressot, if i need one i just run it thru what i have in the studio, the compressor eq in the 737. Bus i use 2044.
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i have a 737
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GML 8900
The mothership of great vocal compressors.

If your doing rock, 1176 is king of course, or LA-2A.
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Doubled vocals

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..
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If you had an external mono compressor you would likely use this while tracking. So just track both takes, and then once inside the box you can use software compression if you need more.

There would also be nothing to stop you sending both tracks outside the box for further compression, one track at a time.

You could send a stem outside the box to a mono compressor, but you would want to be very sure you wanted to commit to mono panning.

Whatever works for you.
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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..
If you double the vocals and pan them centered one compressor should be fine for both.

If you pan the vocals slightly left and right you can use your comp on an aux send, pan the aux return centered.

Try also a combination with faderriding (if needed), that makes live easier for the comp.

Try to use the compressor when tracking, split the signal before the compressor and record both to your DAW. If the compressing track is too flat mix them with the unprocessed track. Try also faderrideing to avoid too much compressing while tracking. Of course you have to be familar with the performance and song especially when the artist becomes really loud, practice this before with the artist. Involve also the artist in the process, moving back and forward while singing is also common but needs also practice.

Try tracking with two mics one closer one more far away, mix to taste... important check for phasecancelations.

Just a few options with one comp, just rethink it... be creative

Andreas
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whats that ??? digilabs TURBO ???


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digilabs TURBO-SOFT SPL-300
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