Originally Posted by Renegade
Would the DBX 160X be a good candidate for a vocal comp tho?
Sorry bout the "newbie" questions but Im a newbie!
Its not too bad- in fact it can be very good- But usually not my first choice. FWIW, the Distressor isn't my first choice for vocals either.... I tend to like optical comps for vocals about half the time (Urie La3a or the Manley ELOP come to mind)- The other half I'd go for a tube comp, FET or maybe a diode bridge type like one of the older Neves (for instance the 2254). Its really dependant on the individual track. There's no one 'silver bullet' comp that will always be perfect.
I'm just saying that for the $150 to $200 you'll spend on the 160X you get something that hangs with the 'big boys' that cost a dozen times more and will retain its value if you ever decide to sell. But you'll probably never sell it.
Just my opinion- ignore it if you want.