| Originally posted by NathanEldred |
I don't know about that. I agree the ones you mentioned are excellent on vocals, but sometimes (especially for heavy rock or extremely dense mixes) the Distressor can be just the thing to put the vocals to the forefront of the mix and lock it there. Nothing else does what it does in this respect.
I gotta disagree with you on this one.
In my personal opinion, the Urei LA-22 does this better than the Distressor and any compressor I've come across bar none.
The Distressor in some ways reminds me of the LA22 minus the Urei 1176 "flashiness".
On the Manley Elop thing, for some reason I never took to it.
I know what to expect out of an LA2A(well the one's that i knew had some cool tones coming out of them) and when those tones were needed i went to it.
To me the Elop just doesn't have anything that makes it stand out in the cool tones department.
I do love the Mastering MU on backgrounds though.