SMART C2 Vs BUZZ SOC1.1 on ST BUSS
Just got a Buzz SOC1.1 on loan at the moment! I've been trying this thing on lots of things, especially on bass and vox. I must say this unit is the BomB! Really great tight warm sound, and great bass! it does to the bottom end what a tube unit would do, but it is not tube... really nice.
So I did a little test, and compared the Buzz to the Smart C2 on the ST buss. The mix was already good so I simply run the audio through the Buzz and the C2 with very little compression going on just to compare the sonic quality of both unit. Both unit were set with slowest attack, fastest release, no gain reduction, and same output level.
Well, I'll post some sample a bit later today for you to judge, but to me the Buzz is a clear winner! Great tight and thick bottom end, and it makes the track breath. At the same level the buzz also sound louder than the C2 for some reason. It brings out the texture of the track very nicely. The C2 sounds nice, it gels the track nicelly but it doesn't add as much existement to the program as the buzz does.
I love the C2 but now I love the Buzz more! and it is cheaper as well!
I guess both unit would find a good home with different type of music. But for now congrats to Buzz