What compressor and parametric eq are you using?

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marky
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Post by marky » Sat Oct 08, 2005 3:50 am

Neodynium, Equim and Hydratone are my most-used comp + EQs. I also use the Logic channel EQ sometimes.. Live's EQ and compressors have never really done it for me.

I'm also watching the URS compressor plugs carefully... though they are expensive (but if they sounds like they should do they could be well worth it....).

If URS doesn't meet the grade for the price, I'll shoot for the Sonalksys compressor too to give myself a nice range.

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Post by andrewj » Fri Oct 21, 2005 2:40 pm

Hi,

jusr registered. Interesting. Yeah I'd also like to buy a good combi. Heard that the PSP Vintage Warmer is incredible.

What about hydratone? Some sday it isn't such a good tool. The idea is phenomenal, and I also heard good things about it. Will try it!

Has anyone downloaded the free SSL Combressor LMC1? You just have to register there and order it! It is totally free. and it sounds better than a lot of tools I tried.

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Post by funk313 » Fri Oct 21, 2005 3:32 pm

the ssl is a freak. dont know how to use it really. it sounds special but a juz cant see
what its good for

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Post by funk313 » Fri Oct 21, 2005 3:34 pm

oh yeah and I use my uad plugs to death..1176 and la2a rules the universe

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Post by kennerb » Fri Oct 21, 2005 4:51 pm

I like the Live EQ. It does what I need it to do very well. The internal compressor is pretty bangin too.

I like to run my stuff outboard through an FMR Audio Really Nice Compressor. It's tha shizzle... and cheap too!
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Post by Sharkcellar » Fri Oct 21, 2005 6:30 pm

Yeah I heard the FMR RNC was da bomb.axX
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Post by eyeknow » Sat Oct 22, 2005 12:40 am

wavearts trackplug?

I am eyeballing this one................any thoughts?

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Post by AdamJay » Sat Oct 22, 2005 12:46 am

okay my answer has changed

Sonalksis SV series EQ and Comp
i still use Hydratone, but not for normal EQ duties, more for tonal work.
the Sonalksis plugs are totally rocking my world right now.

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Post by kramer » Sat Oct 22, 2005 1:29 am

I like to use Buzzroom GeneComp3 and Nyquist EQ.








Mostly because they are free. :cry:

But.......I'm pretty happy with them. :D

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Post by philippe n » Sat Oct 22, 2005 6:05 am

i use ozone 3 from izotope and it sounds very good!

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Post by andrewj » Wed Nov 09, 2005 9:19 pm

The SSL is incredible. Sorry, just donwload and play with it. In the beginning it was hard to understand how to use it, but after that it rocks.

Heard very much about the other things!

At all I think, the following results from lots of threads I read:

Hydratone is the number one or some people, others say it sounds bad.
Waves plugs are not as good as their price is high.
URS plug ins are solid and of a good quality.
The UAD and it's plugs rock the cpu! They are the best software solutions. But if a PCI card is not possible for u, it can't help u.

At al it seems that if you want a fat sound, ypu'll have to buy an analog summing tool (audient sumo for example), an analog compressor and eq and you will be the winner unless you are working in 192 KHz.

Made a workshop in a masteringstudio and found out that analoglike results can only be reached at 352,8 KHz. Everything less high sounds very different to the analog source.

If you like to see some charts about that, and for the reason this happens take a walk to: http://www.digitalaudio.dk/axion.htm

By the way: This is the best AD/DA converter I have heard so far.
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Post by tekkers » Wed Nov 09, 2005 10:03 pm

Elemental Audio's Eqium i think is really good...

that and ableton's eq 4

does me


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Post by jahnlay » Wed Nov 09, 2005 10:13 pm

UAD plugs for me, especially Pultec EQ and LA-2A compressor. I also use the PSP Vintage Warmer, awesome! :D
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Post by JACKAL & HYDE » Wed Nov 09, 2005 10:30 pm

kennerb wrote: I like to run my stuff outboard through an FMR Audio Really Nice Compressor. It's tha shizzle... and cheap too!


^Excellent Comp for the money. $200 and you get what sounds like a $2,400 comp. They've got a cool little Pre to.




For Mac, the best thing I've heard is the Metric Halo Channel strip.
For PC, gotta hand it to the UAD stuff. Otherwise, the usual suspects already mentioned here.

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Post by RobStrobe » Thu Nov 10, 2005 12:37 am

what´s up with the izotope OZONE????

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