Go-to track compressor?

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shredshred
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6 posts since 6 Oct, 2019

Post Sat Oct 19, 2019 11:31 pm

back in early days of recording i didnt use any comp when tracking
but now i found out that tracking with comp on are magical,helping singer to sing more confident
problem is latency they add
by far best tracking comp to me is gain reduction series by jst

tibah
KVRian
1196 posts since 21 Feb, 2010 from Berlin, Germany

Re: Go-to track compressor?

Post Sat Oct 19, 2019 11:49 pm

The ones in my DAW for the regular approach. ThrillseekerVBL for "magic" and OTT for "uber".

tapiodmitriyevich
KVRist
364 posts since 15 Jan, 2017 from 127.0.0.1

Re: Go-to track compressor?

Post Sun Oct 20, 2019 3:05 am

Also TrackComp here.

simon.a.billington
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1752 posts since 12 Nov, 2014

Re: Go-to track compressor?

Post Sun Oct 20, 2019 5:10 am

I don't really like "goats" much, as they limit your ability to grow and learn new things. I'm not the kind to be content doing the same thing the same way from here to eternity. That's how you stagnate and how your stuff can become stale.

That said, I do pay attention to what works, for the most part. And if Ive tried something that doesn't seem to be working out, I can fall back on something that I know will work. I guess that kind of denotes a goto of another kind, but there is usually more than one.

I do also like to use CPU light processes on secondary tracks that are just background elements. It's hardly worth wasting all that useful DSP power on things that will be barely heard. I'd much rather keep the horsepower for more noticeable things. So often the DAW's stock processors work great here. I guess that's another kind of a goto as well.

Fil-Il
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2 posts since 11 Oct, 2019

Re: Go-to track compressor?

Post Sun Oct 20, 2019 6:22 am

The Brainworx bx_opto compressor is fine

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Googly Smythe
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2550 posts since 12 May, 2011 from Not where I was just now.

Re: Go-to track compressor?

Post Sun Oct 20, 2019 6:39 am

I don't actually have a goto, as such. I have a "go-few", such as Mpressor, MJUC (Mu-Juice?), and Waves/T-Racks LA-2/3A and 1176. I'm not sure you can have a single, do-it-all compressor. And really, isn't a compressor such as TrackComp (excellent though it is) cheating a little? After all, it's half-dozen compressors in one. :hug:
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Elektronisch
KVRAF
3539 posts since 3 Feb, 2010

Re: Go-to track compressor?

Post Sun Oct 20, 2019 9:44 am

U-He Presswerk

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Distorted Horizon
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2668 posts since 17 Jan, 2017 from Planet of cats

Re: Go-to track compressor?

Post Sun Oct 20, 2019 9:57 am

The one with your DAW. Most probably not a single latency issue.

MogwaiBoy
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3121 posts since 26 Nov, 2015 from Way Downunder

Re: Go-to track compressor?

Post Sun Oct 20, 2019 1:57 pm

Distorted Horizon wrote:
Sun Oct 20, 2019 9:57 am
The one with your DAW. Most probably not a single latency issue.
True, and double-precision internal processing etc.

Definitely when I want to smash something completely then FL's Maximus has no external equal.

Elektronisch
KVRAF
3539 posts since 3 Feb, 2010

Re: Go-to track compressor?

Post Sun Oct 20, 2019 11:36 pm

MogwaiBoy wrote:
Sun Oct 20, 2019 1:57 pm
Distorted Horizon wrote:
Sun Oct 20, 2019 9:57 am
The one with your DAW. Most probably not a single latency issue.
True, and double-precision internal processing etc.

Definitely when I want to smash something completely then FL's Maximus has no external equal.
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fceramic
KVRian
1301 posts since 1 Jun, 2008

Re: Go-to track compressor?

Post Sun Oct 20, 2019 11:44 pm

Vulf Compressor on drums and bx_Opto on pretty much everything else. The latter is my perfect comp; light, super easy, smooth performance and modern features such as wet/dry and SC filter. Vulf is when I want loads of color.

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MadDogE134
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283 posts since 26 Nov, 2007

Re: Go-to track compressor?

Post Mon Oct 21, 2019 12:43 am

i have fallen in love with the AR-1 by Kush as of late... quite good for tracks and buses but it is quite flavored. still love Maximus... love it so much in FL Studio i actually bought it as a VST version to use elsewhere in other DAWs. also use Pro-C2 a lot for a more transparent comp. MJUC is not always perfect but it is rather sweet on a lot of things but mainly use it on buses. all of them work quite well for tracks imo... just a matter of if you want 'flavor' or transparent but i have never had a 'go to' anything :) cheers

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Calenberger
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275 posts since 8 Sep, 2019 from Calenberg

Re: Go-to track compressor?

Post Mon Oct 21, 2019 12:46 am

Very often overlooked is the Level Compressor which comes as option with TDR Limiter 6.
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MadDogE134
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283 posts since 26 Nov, 2007

Re: Go-to track compressor?

Post Mon Oct 21, 2019 12:48 am

i DO hear a lot of good on the DMG TrackComp but just can't seem to get myself to pay almost $100 for it... not with all the other ones i have. here in the states it ain't 80 bucks lol... that is 74.99 pounds and personally never heard a 'pound' called a 'buck'... bucks are green back Dollar$ :)
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jethrobull
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1824 posts since 5 Jun, 2011 from England,UK

Re: Go-to track compressor?

Post Mon Oct 21, 2019 12:51 am

Calenberger wrote:
Mon Oct 21, 2019 12:46 am
Very often overlooked is the Level Compressor which comes as option with TDR Limiter 6.
Yep! awesome box of tools. Just remove modules and use only the compressor :tu:
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