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Shootout: SSL G384 / TK bc1 / Clone / + Plugins
Old 4 weeks ago
Shootout: SSL G384 / TK bc1 / Clone / + Plugins

Hi there,

I got the opportunity to test a real vintage SSL FX G384 and thought I would try it against two of my own HW clones plus a few plugins.

I ran a sinus tone through all compressors so that they would compress the same amount. In reality the compression ended up around 2-3db's when used on the tracks. All tracks are LUFS measured and gainmatched.

Except the actual sound difference they all seemed to compress a bit different on the actual material probably duo how they handled the lowend coming in to the compressor.

Compressors used:

SSL FX G384 // HW
Tk audio BC1 mk1 // HW
Prime Clone, german clone // HW
Waves SSL // SW
The Glue x8 // SW

Link to High-res files:
Attached Files

THE GLUE NO SC.mp3 (3.72 MB, 64 views)

TK BC1 mk1 NO SC.mp3 (3.72 MB, 59 views)

WAVES NO SC.mp3 (3.72 MB, 62 views)

PRIMCE CLONE NO SC.mp3 (3.72 MB, 59 views)

SSL G384 NO SC.mp3 (3.72 MB, 64 views)

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