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Compressor For Drum-machines
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CV/GATE
Hi,

Can anyone recommend a fairly reasonable priced (200-500Euro) and descent compressor to work analogue drum machines.
Thanks......................CV/GATE
Synthasonic
Don't know if this helps you or not, but my new favorite trick is to use the Sound Toys Devil-loc on my drum machines. It just sounds so sweet, and at $50, it really fits the budget too! There is a hardware version of it too, but they command insane prices on evilbay.
lorenzovektor
I like the Presonus ACP88
ignatius
fmr audio RNLA

http://www.fmraudio.com/

overstayer compressor get s a lot of high praise on gearslutz

http://overstayer.squarespace.com/

you could probably track down something decent in that price range from TL audio.
Babaluma
for that money you might get better results recording it dry and then using a software compressor.

depends why you are compressing, for effect, or to decrease dynamic range before recording?
plord
+1 RNLA, it has balls.

For something completely different, you can wire the two channels of the RNLA (or the RNC for that matter) in serial and it will squash the living hell out of drums, getting you into Distressor territory for 1/10th the cost.
langley
nord micro modular
klark teknik dn504
consumed
plord wrote:
+1 RNLA, it has balls.

For something completely different, you can wire the two channels of the RNLA (or the RNC for that matter) in serial and it will squash the living hell out of drums, getting you into Distressor territory for 1/10th the cost.


interesting tip, never occurred to me. ill have to try it with my RNC--thanks
GeneralBigBag
FMR PBC-6A is crazy bananas. $500 a channel, but it sounds like it costs a lot more than that.
plord
consumed wrote:
plord wrote:
+1 RNLA, it has balls.

For something completely different, you can wire the two channels of the RNLA (or the RNC for that matter) in serial and it will squash the living hell out of drums, getting you into Distressor territory for 1/10th the cost.


interesting tip, never occurred to me. ill have to try it with my RNC--thanks


NP, it's a sick sound. Trickier to dial in than a single channel because of the two-channels/one-knob layout but you'll hear it when you find the sweet spot SlayerBadger!
bastille
Is this subtle control compression or mangle and smash compression you're looking for? If the latter, the MXR Dual Limiter is cheap and fun for percussive material of all sorts. A pair of Symetrix 501s (or just one if you work mono) will do that too, as well as offering pretty good normal compression/limiting without being overly spendy. Another heavy coloration option I like is the ART VLA-II plus two inline attenuators - you can crank the output gain on those for a nice hairy breakup and pad it back down with any old attenuator. I've used that for a lot of drum and synth tracks that needed both compression and harmonic girth added at mix. It also is a perfectly good normal compressor and one of my favorite cheap gears.
l e b e r
Synthasonic wrote:
Don't know if this helps you or not, but my new favorite trick is to use the Sound Toys Devil-loc on my drum machines


here here. i fookin love this plugin. so worth it for the low price. sounds great on bass too.
Low-Gain
ignatius wrote:
fmr audio RNLA

http://www.fmraudio.com/

overstayer compressor get s a lot of high praise on gearslutz

http://overstayer.squarespace.com/

you could probably track down something decent in that price range from TL audio.



Love that compressor. the RNC is really great too.
Can't go wrong w/ FMR
Arturo00
i didn't read any of the other responses, but I use UAD-2's 4K/SSL 4000 buss compressor plugin.

If you happen to have a UAD-2 system already, I can't recommend that enough. It's $250. If you don't have the UAD-2, you can get the solo Flexi for like $799 CDN and you get a $500 gift card.
CV/GATE
Thanks for all the input, think I will probably go down the FMR road.
acidphakist
I'm surprised nobody mentioned the Waves API 2500. Nothing makes my 808 pop like that plug.
sensensempompom
FMR and Chameleon Labs are good with me
http://www.chameleonlabs.com/product.htm
i like my 7802
CF3
acidphakist wrote:
I'm surprised nobody mentioned the Waves API 2500. Nothing makes my 808 pop like that plug.


+1 my fav Waves compressor by far. thumbs up
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