Another distressor to make a pair or a Studio Electronics C2s stereo 1176
Before I begin, limited rack space available is the thing
I need stereo compression for paralell drum buss applications.
I have a distressor and love tracking guitars, vocals and bass with it. Come mix time, I don't find it that useful because I record most things mono with sufficient compression on the signal while recording. I don't usually need any additional compression on individual tracks.
What I do need is parallel stereo drum buss compression for two things:
1. Bring out the spaciousness of the room sound and depth
2. Add power and size to drum tracks - making them breathe and pump sometimes for a rocking good time
But I only have a single distressor
So, sould I buy another distressor
Should I buy the Studio Elelctronics single rackspace 1176 clone unit called the CS2. Apparently it sounds better than the UA 2-1176 and the other clones. It's supposed to sound really good and cost a hell of a lot less.
Is the 1176 style sound better for this application or would I be better off getting another distressor and using a pair of distressors to compress my parallel drum bus?
I am not into the API 2500 unit for this application though I know many like it and will recommend it. I tried it and it is very punchy and tight but it's too dry sounding. It does not seem to bring the room sound out and add depth as much as I would like. I want something that brings out the depth of the room more.
Thanks so much for any help you make give or advice you may offer.