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Compressor Workhorse

Postby Pim1961 » Mon Mar 06, 2017 2:22 pm

I used to record with the D*x 160 a lot. Couldn't record without actually.

Would be great to find it in a plugin with analogue sound quality and behavior!
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Re: Compressor Workhorse

Postby ceemusic » Mon Mar 06, 2017 2:34 pm

There's several out there. I got the Waves D*x 160 added to my Mercury bundle a few years ago & find it works well.

My workhorse comp is PSP's old Timer.
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Re: Compressor Workhorse

Postby jpn » Mon Mar 06, 2017 2:36 pm

Pim1961 wrote:I used to record with the D*x 160 a lot. Couldn't record without actually.

Would be great to find it in a plugin with analogue sound quality and behavior!


Hi Pim1961
check this http://www.timpetherick.co.uk/downloads ... mpressors/
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Re: Compressor Workhorse

Postby Pim1961 » Mon Mar 06, 2017 4:09 pm

ceemusic wrote:There's several out there. I got the Waves D*x 160 added to my Mercury bundle a few years ago & find it works well.

My workhorse comp is PSP's old Timer.


I got both the compressors you mention and the Waves is pretty good. But none of them has the quality an Acustica Audio plugin shows! ;)
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Re: Compressor Workhorse

Postby ceemusic » Mon Mar 06, 2017 4:20 pm

Pim1961 wrote:
ceemusic wrote:There's several out there. I got the Waves D*x 160 added to my Mercury bundle a few years ago & find it works well.

My workhorse comp is PSP's old Timer.


I got both the compressors you mention and the Waves is pretty good. But none of them has the quality an Acustica Audio plugin shows! ;)


So you found one.
Which Acustica D*x 160?
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Re: Compressor Workhorse

Postby ceemusic » Mon Mar 06, 2017 4:32 pm

BTW I also have CDSM's D*x 160A & The Drum Comp. Both very good, check them out.
Still I don't consider them 'workhorses'.
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Re: Compressor Workhorse

Postby basaristudios » Mon Mar 06, 2017 6:38 pm

My workhorse is still Titanium, i love that thing, i have almost
all Aqua Compressors minus Pearl 2 and the 670 Replica but i love
this thing the most for some reason...or maybe because i have it
for the longest and got so used to it. As for dbx160 i use the
Waves one but i know there is also another one very good.
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Re: Compressor Workhorse

Postby babiuk » Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:13 am

I find VariLevel from Tim is excelent from my point of view, I live for vintage sounds 50s/60s and that is why I love the behaviour of this one. Nowdays we have several nebula comps wich are amazing both as nebula libraries and standalone plugins from acqua line, but you should take a look on CDsoundmaster's plugins too, he made a set of compressor plugins which are far away from waves and other companies, his non-nebula-based comp plugins are gold, try them and you will discover the light! His VTM 2, the tape saturation plugin, is so amazing, along with r2r and tb+, but used alone it glues like a tape does.

I recently got Pearl2 and I am excited with the compressor, it is very tight and instantly good sounding. I have to play more with it to know it. Anteay I would like to know what other known compressor with similar behaviour we can compare with.
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Re: Compressor Workhorse

Postby jlchicote » Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:24 am

I don't find The Pear2 comp versatile though I have to try it in more sources. It have mojo for days. A Accua compressor I find versatile is the Pink comp. It has the character and it is pretty versatile. The multiband version has a lot of options. It worth to try it.
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Re: Compressor Workhorse

Postby Thierr7 » Tue Mar 07, 2017 11:29 am

You can try D.X 160 , might be "165"...

Programs from "Signaltonoise" , It's good ,even though you won't have a super fast Attack as usual with older Nebula releases but is worth a try imho ,as much as most of his releases ...
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