Compressor Question?

Discussion in 'Pedal Pushers Forum' started by G5422T, Feb 19, 2021 at 3:22 PM.

  1. Ricochet

    Ricochet I Bleed Orange

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    LOL, frankly I thought that for the longest time too, but manufacturers have made great strides in cramming studio quality compressors into pedals lately.
     
  2. ZackyDog

    ZackyDog Friend of Fred

    Age:
    56
    Feb 6, 2015
    In the USA
    Anyone remember this one (I think it has been discontinued)?

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  3. Winkels

    Winkels Electromatic

    27
    Jun 23, 2018
    Canada
  4. Outlaw

    Outlaw Synchromatic

    900
    Jul 13, 2011
    UK
    IMG_20210223_152422.jpg Here's mine and as you can see it's a work in progress, based on a mad professor Green forest.
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    It doesn't have a blend control but hopefully it'll do the job.
     
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  5. Stefan

    Stefan Country Gent

    Jan 20, 2016
    Germany
    Interesting, I‘ve never used a compressor pedal so far but I‘m thinking about one too. It should do wonders on clean tones...besides the high respected Keeley the TC electronic got good reviews. A blend option is a must I guess.
     
  6. Scott Fraser

    Scott Fraser Country Gent

    Jan 14, 2012
    Los Angeles
    I've made my living working with compressors every day for the last 45 years as a studio & live sound engineer/mastering engineer/producer, and I say if your compressor kills dynamics, you've set it improperly. Or your compressor is cr*p.
     
  7. stevo

    stevo Friend of Fred

    May 1, 2012
    Atlanta
    Unless that's what you're going for. There was a setting that Barber (no longer own) suggested in the manual called "heavy rubber" that was pretty funky - very dampened and rubbery sounding.

    If you've been in the studio and live sound, you've had access to some exceptional compressors and know how to use them I suspect.
     
  8. Shadowy_Man

    Shadowy_Man Gretschie

    324
    May 18, 2020
    Chicago
    I've always loved what Dynacomp style compressors do to your tone. Slight rolloff of lows and highs and a really nice attack.
     
  9. Scott Fraser

    Scott Fraser Country Gent

    Jan 14, 2012
    Los Angeles
    I used to use & like the Dynacomp back in the 70s when there weren't many alternatives. Then I used various studio comps for many years in my live rig, then a Barber Tone Press for the last dozen years. Several years ago I got out my old Dynacomp for a gig which needed a very stripped down no-FX rig. And I didn't like it at all, didn't like what it did to the envelope nor tone. It's a very subjective thing. A lot of what some people like in a compressor is antithetical to others. I'm into transparency & the Dynacomp is quite audible.
     
  10. Shadowy_Man

    Shadowy_Man Gretschie

    324
    May 18, 2020
    Chicago
    Yes, I do like those audible artifacts. Totally subjective though.
     
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