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Favorite Mixbuss Compressor

Postby markgalup » Mon May 16, 2016 1:12 am

Hey folks,

As it stands as of right now, what is your favorite mixbuss comp? I've been loving and using Alexb's Fenix Red as a mastering comp post mixbuss comp, but I'm planning to sub out my hardware mix buss comp for a nebula library/acqua. I've never tried Alexb's 4K G comp and I'm thinking it might be magical due to what I've read. I am also feeling like perhaps Flucti-Mew and C660 might be too colorful to mix through, though I certainly don't mind color... I don't have Murano but I sure want it once it's fixed. Also, I recently bought Titanium in hopes that it would be ace on the mixbuss but something about it seems not just right yet, especially on the low end, or perhaps a tube multiband on mixbuss is just not my thing.

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Re: Favorite Mixbuss Compressor

Postby drezz » Mon May 16, 2016 2:47 pm

Well, having used both the Flucti-Mu and Cupwise 660 comps, i must say i still prefer the Fenix Red on mixbuss. The Ultramarine has a certain magic though, but on selected material i find. The pre amp on that thing is goodness..........and the stereo & mid/side possibilities are fantastic.......subtle goes a very long way with this comp. It's fantastic as it is if used subtly, things are going to be quite interesting now the tech is developing and we see new Murano and Ultramarine and others, but some awesome sonics are available right here right now for sure too............... :D
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Re: Favorite Mixbuss Compressor

Postby ryancost » Mon May 16, 2016 3:21 pm

I agree Fenix is awesome, check out Alexb Chandly too. Fluctimew can be very nice on some things with HPF
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Re: Favorite Mixbuss Compressor

Postby Brian » Mon May 16, 2016 5:30 pm

Try Alex's G or Chandly comp into the Fenix. G more for glue or Chandly more for color.

I sometimes use The Glue or MJUC mkIII before Fenix too if the Nebula libraries aren't reacting right to the mix.

Murano2 with correct timing and envelope behavior will probably be outstanding @ 1.2:1 or 2:1 setting, with 10 - 30 ms attack and 100ms or dual release...feeding into the Fenix of course.

I've also never been able to make multiband work out on the mixbuss, although they can be great in parallel there to add density or excitement to different ranges.
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Re: Favorite Mixbuss Compressor

Postby markgalup » Mon May 16, 2016 10:22 pm

Thanks for the input so far! Got the AlexB 4K G and used it on a mix this morning. Seriously interesting analog good sounding...

I find that running that into the Fenix I really don't like the comps as much without the HPFs in on both of them. Seems like compressing mix low end is not quite nailed in what I've found.

EDIT: Fenix without HPF does sound killer, I was wrong :)
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Re: Favorite Mixbuss Compressor

Postby darren » Tue May 17, 2016 6:54 am

What made you change your mind about that low end?
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Re: Favorite Mixbuss Compressor

Postby markgalup » Tue May 17, 2016 8:01 am

darren wrote:What made you change your mind about that low end?


Using slow attack vs fast sounded much better. The fast attack which worked well on HPF comp was not jiving with low end. Could be the tech, more likely just my taste ;)
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Re: Favorite Mixbuss Compressor

Postby THAPRODUCERZ » Wed May 18, 2016 6:17 pm

Im actually loving Pink on the master, and I do believe the original hardware created as a Buss compressor.
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Re: Favorite Mixbuss Compressor

Postby flipnaut » Wed May 18, 2016 9:03 pm

a 33609-Nevish-Clone from Aqua would be cool...
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Re: Favorite Mixbuss Compressor

Postby Avgatzeblouz » Wed May 18, 2016 9:50 pm

Caribou compressor ?
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