Originally Posted by matucha
Well, strange choice. You could have small arsenal of vari-mu type compressors for the price. More flavours, more uses. Pendulum, Manley, Thermionic Culture... you know them ;-)
...ahhh... what am I speaking about a 25k compressor I'd only seen on the photos ;-)
And I will speak from my experience having had a fairchild at my disposal, for years.
We sold a 25K fairchild for 18G's not long ago to a rich guy/ collector..big loss on that so called "investment"...
yeah, they've dropped since ADL pulled it off 3 years ago[Ours was the one used for the ADL A/B demo at AES LA a while back.
sure it was great..awsome..
Finding tubes is an absolute nightmare and maintenance can add up $$ quickly
It required a lot of TLC..
but the FC money has since gone into lots of other cool things , and honestly,I don't miss it nearly as much as I thought I would!
I didn't use it on the mixbuss as much as I thought I would.especially on the more modern rock stuff..we used the SSL/C2 for that
and many times I've switched to something else on drums[rooms/ovheads,etc]
Now I have access to many comps that IMO are much more flexible, IE:
Neve,Thermionic[which does a kinda FC vibe with a modern twist..loving it]
things it did kill on: bass drum,snare ,bass gtr ,guitars,some vox/bkvox.. and on certian songs,on the room it sounded amazing!and of course the odd 2 mix..
When it worked it Killed...But NOT everytime!
Do yourself a big favor:
Rent one first!because for that kind of dough, you can grab a bunch of extremely cool shhit and be very content
I can even tell you who to get it from.
just my 2 C's