Originally Posted by Rsantana
Interesting that you mentioned the Anamods 670 was really considering this a secondary compressor. Would you in your opinion go for this over a Smart C2 or Obsidian. I already own an Api 2500.
Oh man, I own both (Anamod 670 and Smart C2) and can honestly say, there could not be two more OPPOSITE compressors in terms of character, hell, in terms of everything.
I love them both, but for complete other ends of teh extreme. I love the Anamod for that classic Fairchild squish and '60's vibe compression.
The Alan Smart is VERY hi-fi sounding, edgey and attacky (for lack of descriptive words)
If I had to have one for EDM or more "modern" sound, then I'd have to go with the Alan Smart C2 (API may also be a good choice, but I don't have one and don't want to talk out my arse... although that'd make me a good Gearslut
That said, the Anamod 670 is an amazing compressor and it COULD be your main 2-buss, but it'd definately give you a more unique signature tone (hell, Abbey Road, Beatles, the sound of rock n' roll is often that Fairchild sound)
Oh, another word- I think the Anamod is around the $3500 mark and the Alan Smart can be had around low to mid- $2k (not totally up on my prices, but I think that's the ballpark).
Hope that helps!