Originally Posted by dudleys100
That's funny, that's why I like it
That makes sense! I think people love the Portico 5043 because it is fairly transparent as compressors go. I usually don't use compression on the mix bus unless I have to.
The area that I want clean compression is vocals, which the LA2A kills at. It's a bit colored, but it sounds like a record. Most everything else I want 60s / 70s colored effecting & compression, especially on the drum bus.
I use the Portico 5012 Pre on the mix bus with the silk setting on. I can give the mix a little bit of gain at the end with some Neve color, but I retain the sound and dynamics of the mix that I want. I don't know anyone else who does this, and I've been pleased with the results I get.