Re: If you could only have one compressor plugin to use for everything, what would it be?
Posted: Sun May 12, 2019 5:17 pm
Very nice. Console 1 looks more and more interesting the more I read about it.
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I could get by with Logic's Compressor, as it has a bunch of different compressor types, but it looks like that's against the rules
There's so much mystic nonsense surrounding all things audio
Dr Huge Longjohns wrote:There's so much mystic nonsense surrounding all things audio
Well you're pushing against an open door on this one, with me. I started this thread because increasingly I just use Logic's DBX160 emulation for all my compression other than the stereo buss, simply because it seems to work without having to spend time fiddling with knee/attack/release. But, being an amateur practitioner, I start to worry I'm missing something vital by not using the emulations that are, I guess, swathed in the mystic nonsense of which you speak. And when a pro on the forum accuses you of being stupid for merely raising the topic, your confidence in your sonic choices is, of course, further undermined.
Luke W wrote:Fabfilter Pro C2 for me. Useful set of controls, decent metering and just generally does exactly what it needs to do.
The Elf wrote:There's so much mystic nonsense surrounding all things audio that you would think choosing a compressor like choosing a court wizard.
Dr Huge Longjohns wrote:I find it odd that so many people seem to obsess about using the Right Compressor (or indeed the Right EQ). Is much of this simply a result of marketing by the manufacturers?
Dr Huge Longjohns wrote:So many great records have been made using just the basic compressors built into the desk with none of the fancy outboard ones at all
Dr Huge Longjohns wrote:, or with barely any compression at all, I find it odd that so many people seem to obsess about using the Right Compressor (or indeed the Right EQ). Is much of this simply a result of marketing by the manufacturers?
Dr Huge Longjohns wrote:I imagine that LA2As or 1176s etc were often used on what are now considered classic recordings simply because that's all the studio had?
Dr Huge Longjohns wrote:And is a lot of this not just part and parcel of the current obsession with all things 'vintage' which seems to say "If it was designed in the 50s with great steaming valves it MUST sound better!"
Hugh Robjohns wrote:Partly, yes -- but also the copious amounts of unfounded nonsense spouted as absolute fact on so many forums (and magazines).