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What compressor did Wu-Tang use?

Hey, first post,

I'm normally an electronic producer, but, just going back to some old school hip-hop like Wu-Tang, in particular C.R.E.A.M., and boy does that song has some vintage cream on it!

I mean that is the sound no doubt everyone is chasing today- that fat, analogue tape type track. So what compressors do you reckon they used back then (93-94)... the 1176/LA-2A? It can't all come from using tape can it? I've heard plenty of hip-hop from that time and they don't have that dirt especially on the bass/low end in general.

The sub bass/bass has a gorgeous filter on it... I so want to identify their equipment/ recreate it today
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Search for Wutang, there is a thread here where the engineer of 36 Chambers breaks down the gear used on the record.
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EPS.....dbx 160 im sure theres more.

The RZA didnt make all those tracks...

What happened to Dr Kno? If any of you guys know him you guys should get him to do a q&a with gs. Sorry, ive only met the guy. Carlos Bess is in there also.
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Yeah Carlos Bless engineered it, big thread here with posts from Carlos Bless. Can't remember what the thread was called but search Bless/Wu and you should get to it.
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you guys are the best, i searched and couldn't find results before- was using the wrong keywords. cheers
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Originally Posted by eleven76ers View Post
Hey, first post,

I'm normally an electronic producer, but, just going back to some old school hip-hop like Wu-Tang, in particular C.R.E.A.M., and boy does that song has some vintage cream on it!

I mean that is the sound no doubt everyone is chasing today- that fat, analogue tape type track. So what compressors do you reckon they used back then (93-94)... the 1176/LA-2A? It can't all come from using tape can it? I've heard plenty of hip-hop from that time and they don't have that dirt especially on the bass/low end in general.

The sub bass/bass has a gorgeous filter on it... I so want to identify their equipment/ recreate it today
Less about the gear.. more about the production style.
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