Again: Compressor Talk (looking for a character compressor mainly for drumbus)

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Autobot
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633 posts since 27 Mar, 2013

Post Tue Jan 14, 2020 4:46 am

Yes I'm looking for a compressor with a lot of character. I dont want something clean and unobtrusively I want mayhem, sound shaping, coloring, re-movement of the dynamics, tape-ish compression, noise, hate :hihi: I would like to use it mainly on busses but it would be nice to use it on tracks as well.

It should be vst for win 64-bit only. Free or paid is not important but please nothing with ilok or similar copy protection.

Thanks to all who parcitipated on this.

Just for the records the comps I have...
Ableton Compressor (in heavy use on tracks)
The Glue - native and live version - (in heavy use on bus)
Kotelnikov (in heavy use on bus)
DC1A (occasional use on tracks and bus - somehow it's too limited)
Molot (occasional use on tracks and bus - somehow it doesnt work on every material)
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Burillo
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3751 posts since 15 Nov, 2006 from Hell

Re: Again: Compressor Talk (looking for a character compressor mainly for drumbus)

Post Tue Jan 14, 2020 5:32 am

Autobot wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 4:46 am
I want mayhem, sound shaping, coloring, re-movement of the dynamics, tape-ish compression, noise, hate
put Brainworx ENGL emulation on your master bus :D
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Havok
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136 posts since 22 Nov, 2015

Re: Again: Compressor Talk (looking for a character compressor mainly for drumbus)

Post Tue Jan 14, 2020 5:36 am

DMG Trackcomp 2 - especially the Zener Limiter
Brainworx Opto Pedal
Audio Damage Rough Rider 2
Klanghelm MJUC & MJUC Jr

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Burillo
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3751 posts since 15 Nov, 2006 from Hell

Re: Again: Compressor Talk (looking for a character compressor mainly for drumbus)

Post Tue Jan 14, 2020 5:42 am

seriously though, MJUC, Kush/Sly-Fi compressors (UBK-1 - this is mayhem personified!, Novatron, AR-1, Deflector), also check out brainworx Opticom, probably Fuse Audio stuff as well.
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El°HYM
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36 posts since 21 Nov, 2015

Re: Again: Compressor Talk (looking for a character compressor mainly for drumbus)

Post Tue Jan 14, 2020 5:54 am

GRIP – Valve Drive Compressor by CFA-Sound is pretty nifty.

Digivolt
KVRian
657 posts since 21 Nov, 2018

Re: Again: Compressor Talk (looking for a character compressor mainly for drumbus)

Post Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:09 am

Trackcomp or Pulsar's Mu

https://www.kvraudio.com/product/signal ... nder-spike might be worth a try also, bonus it's free

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Halonmusic
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3201 posts since 13 Nov, 2015 from Norway

Re: Again: Compressor Talk (looking for a character compressor mainly for drumbus)

Post Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:17 am

VoS Density mkIII or Thrillseeker VBL
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ariston
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3547 posts since 28 Jun, 2009 from Wherever I lay my hat

Re: Again: Compressor Talk (looking for a character compressor mainly for drumbus)

Post Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:22 am

ACME Opticom XLA 3. Wicked beast.

Izak Synthiemental
KVRian
781 posts since 4 Aug, 2010

Re: Again: Compressor Talk (looking for a character compressor mainly for drumbus)

Post Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:40 am

Any compressor followed by Voxengo Tube Amp or Klevgrand FreeAmp might give you what you want (compression + character).

Then there is of course the commercial version of Klanghelm Mjuc with three different Vari Mu emulations. Heard good things about the Pulsar Mu too. You might also try the Fuse Audio Labs compressors, even though they don't seem to have internal and external sidechain option (correct me if I'm wrong please).
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simmo75
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1745 posts since 25 Mar, 2016 from Seattle

Re: Again: Compressor Talk (looking for a character compressor mainly for drumbus)

Post Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:59 am

Trackcomp 2 or Arouser.

s28
KVRist
367 posts since 9 Aug, 2017

Re: Again: Compressor Talk (looking for a character compressor mainly for drumbus)

Post Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:24 am

Airwindows Vari-mu, it's got so much grit and groove going on, push it for distortion... favourite compressor for drums.

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Scrubbing Monkeys
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789 posts since 21 Apr, 2017 from Bahia, Brazil

Re: Again: Compressor Talk (looking for a character compressor mainly for drumbus)

Post Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:40 am

sknote Stereo dual compressor
Based on the Shady Hills bus comp.
It has alot of vibe.

fese
KVRian
1035 posts since 14 Sep, 2004 from $HOME

Re: Again: Compressor Talk (looking for a character compressor mainly for drumbus)

Post Tue Jan 14, 2020 2:41 pm

NI supercharger XT might be worth a look. Although, as others mentioned, trackcomp2 is probably the best bang for the bucks and can do all kinds of smashing and distorting.

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plexuss
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3570 posts since 8 Jul, 2009

Re: Again: Compressor Talk (looking for a character compressor mainly for drumbus)

Post Tue Jan 14, 2020 2:44 pm

My go-tos are Kush UBK1 and Boz +10dB. also look at Goodhertz Vulf and Faraday

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MadDogE134
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318 posts since 26 Nov, 2007

Re: Again: Compressor Talk (looking for a character compressor mainly for drumbus)

Post Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:12 pm

bought arouser but never got on with it (should sell it) :( but i am loving kush AR-1 on my drum bus right behind the soundtoys decap :)

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