Originally Posted by pzhuravel
Also do you think that a certain kind of tubes will give me that in your face presence or should I be looking at a whole different unit for that?
To get that in your face presence (Norah Jones) is not just a matter of equipment. Effectively the 737
compressor is rather slow and the Baby face modification could help. Obviously using a second compressor (1176) in series would make things easier.
In any case I still think you can achieve excellent vocals with the 737
in its original conditions. There are countless recordings to prove it. I suggest you try various settings before you spend more money(sorry I had forgotten that we are in GS).
I do not think different tubes will dramatically improve presence.
What I do not really understand are the resonances of your unit when using the compressor. I had never had that problem with my 737
. Perhaps these resonances are already in the source (room, microphone ..)?