Originally Posted by waterside
For a while now I've been mixing vocals by adding a healthy dose of high frequency EQ an then compressing it in a dbx160. Is this the best way to go, or would I get better results from an 1176 or LA-2A plug-in on a UAD-1 card? Or something else entirely? What do you do?
It all depends on the style of the music and the vocalist. I almost always seem to end up using a STC-8 for level control when tracking, and a HW 1176 or LA2A at mixdown, depening on how we want the track to sound.
If I had more HW compressors to choose from, I guess the answer would be different. I'd like to try the dbx160 sometime.
BTW, I always find HW compressors to be better than plugins. After the HW comps, the Waves RenComp is rather nice.