Good compressor for drums

Discussion in 'Production' started by Mr Fletch, Dec 30, 2009.

  1. Mr Fletch

    Mr Fletch aka KRONIX

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    Currently I have two different compressors that I use, a BT analog trackbox, and a program eqp-4.

    BAsically I'm just curious if these are ok to use (I'm doing ok with them) or is there something bigger and better out there that I'm missing out on?
     
  2. subprime

    subprime Dysjoint

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    Bigger, better, spending lots of money.
    I've had that track box for a week or two and I'm in love with it (best £10 i've spent) although I've been using it more on bass.........
    I also use the (freeware) Cockos 'reacomp standalone' which comes I think with the suite of tools associated with reaper.
     
  3. Mr Fletch

    Mr Fletch aka KRONIX

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    Yeah the trackbox gets used alot on my tracks. Good piece of kit!
     
  4. druu

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    I used to use the Sonalksis stuff prior to using logic, very good plugs albeit a little CPU hungry. Now I just stick to logics plugs for mixing.
     
  5. H*product

    H*product Heavyweight product

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  6. logikz

    logikz I Am Not The King Staff Member

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    you mean software? i was always curious about compadre
     
  7. dafo93

    dafo93 SWITCH FUSION

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    RoughRider is a pretty decent free compressor.
     
  8. logikz

    logikz I Am Not The King Staff Member

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    true, rough rider is pretty darn sweet.
     
  9. Mr Fletch

    Mr Fletch aka KRONIX

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    Sorry, yeah I meant software....shoulda mentioned that in the OP....oops!
     
  10. moriaty

    moriaty Active Member

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    love fabfilter's pro c
     
  11. kama

    kama benkama.net

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    haven't tested any of the plugs you people go on about but i have the PSP mixpressor 2 and i think it is the dogs testicles when it comes to drum grouping.

    Then there was a KwikKomp 2b1 back in the day, a free one. but it pops horribly.
     
  12. MARLZTAH

    MARLZTAH ++DuB PrOFesSoR++

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    my "go to" compressor atm is Stillwell Audio's Rocket

    great tool, comes with some really handy presets too, good starting points
     
  13. 3xit

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    blockfish, make sure you go deeper and flip the lid though...
     
  14. TongueFlap

    TongueFlap Flappin'

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    ssl's are amazing but cost silly amounts
     
  15. rick-blood

    rick-blood New Member

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    Without a doubt

    Well worth the money man
     
  16. erbalistkulture

    erbalistkulture New Member

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    tc essentials
     
  17. motion audio

    motion audio Active Member

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    While your right, for people making the odd tune here and there in their bedrooms SSL isnt worth it at all. When your looking at that sort of equipment the rest of your signal chain needs to be of as good quality otherwise its big money wasted.
     
  18. H*product

    H*product Heavyweight product

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    :wave: nobody mentioned ssl do a lovely line of plugins. the g-buss emulation springs to mind