Sorry, but I felt compelled to snip a few quotes out about this compressor to show how dangerous some of these threads can go.
Originally Posted by steelyfan
hi, i was wondering if any users could tell me what this product is like.
Originally Posted by 1/2 Normal
It seemed to be the consensus that people were not that impressed with it on the 2buss
Originally Posted by Nu-tra
People seem to like it on drum buss.
Now these are noisy compressors and nobody likes them on 2 buss.
Originally Posted by steelyfan
That's too bad about the noise problem, and non-impressive 2=buss report.
Originally Posted by peeder
Let me make clear that the unit isn't noisy
I personally probably wouldn't like any of its relatives either (SSL G-series, Smart C2, RMS) on mix bus. The 7720 may even null with some of those expensive comps...I'd like to see someone test that.
And oh yeah, it does "sparkle".
Originally Posted by TAVD
I don't think it's that bad on the 2-buss. It doesn't add any of that sparkle that you're looking for either.
Originally Posted by Benmrx
I haven't noticed any noise issues
I'm not trying to be a jerk here, I really am not. I'm not trying to single anybody out either but rather make light of a general issue on this site.
The issue I am raising is that inside this one thread which thousands of people will base conclusions on doesn't really reach any conclusion, and also promotes a lot of ideas about the unit based on what somebody remembers reading about it. I searched and cannot find a thread where the majority of posters said this was not a good mix buss compressor and only good on drums. I can find one user experiencing hum but also mentions RF (radio frequency interference) and might be in a unique situation with RF whereas the rest of us are not (Peeder? You have a radio station broadcast tower next door?). But based on this we're starting to take other people's words as testimony and now these compressors are noisy and suck on 2 buss. Nobody here is slandering or lying
, but the way this info is presented worries me when it comes to the biggest group of Gearslutz that nobody knows: THE LURKER.
Yup, the person who reads this site but never posts, but is looking for product info to base a purchase decision on. I don't know the numbers, but they likely outnumber us by many many times.
I have plenty of experience with this unit, have sold them locally to satisfied studio owners as well as satisfied owners all around the globe (we have sold more 7720 units than anyone else) and like anything else taste dictates what works in what position at what exact moment in time to fill an exact need or feeling. I am not trying to belittle others feelings on the 2 prong mid-line lump supply either, but I have cranked my monitors with one of these compressors in line and heard no noise.
I hope readers will search further than this thread when looking for info on the 7720, or of course better yet try it for yourself in your situation and see if it works out in your studio for your needs.
The reason I'm posting here isn't just about the 7720: it's about the fact that threads that veer in these directions wildly distort perceptions of a product. 2 users out of hundreds or even thousands might be the only negative info you can find, yet you have no idea how many people will pass on a perfectly good product thinking there is some crazy problem or something just outright sucks now.
It's dangerous stuff, seriously! If you have not used it in an application but seem to recall something about a unit, it does not help to post as testimony on a given product. If you catch yourself starting a post by quoting memory or general recollections from others, refrain.
I mean no disrespect to anybody I'm quoting here, but felt the point needed to be made. As long as somebody has used something in a given application and posting a sincere experience about it then they should post freely even if (maybe even especially if!) they dislike it for their own reasons. Love it or like it, if you've used it let us know how you feel...!
I cannot express enough how un-dickish I am trying to be about this and not single anybody out so please do not feel that way. You guys are my friends.