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Unique compressor?
Old 21st August 2018
Gear Head

Unique compressor?

Hi everyone,

Im really intriuged by the spectrasonics 611 complimiter.

Complimiters — SPECTRA 1964

Its designed to be placed infront of the preamp and has a mic input. Would u then also need too boost the signal again with a mic preamp? And can it be used after a mic preamp, if so will i need to amplify it again so it is at a reasonable level.

Its attack time is in nano seconds!!. Id love to try this on a drum/percussion room/overhead mic and see if i can do away with close mics. Im hopeing that by useing this to parallel compress drums during tracking i can 1. Bring out the softer playing. 2. Bring out the resonances and decay of the drums (or the decay/reverb of guitar). 3 use less mics.

I know many will try to reduce the drums from ringing or resonating, but i want to bring that sound to the front. When playing my percussion hybrid kit, i get awesome resonances with long decays in key with the music while playing, but when i listen back to the recording, they r to soft to be really be heard. (My percussion kit consists of melodically tuned drums, generally usuing all 7 diotonic notes)
Old 21st August 2018
Gear Maniac

You could also try a Transient Designer or Nvelope.
Old 21st August 2018
Gear Head

Originally Posted by Singlecutz View Post
You could also try a Transient Designer or Nvelope.
Thanks so much, they both sound like they will do just what i need. And both are available new in australia.

The Nvelope sounds just right for my current needs coz of its greater functionality. Wow 3 modes, can be used as an eq and kind of a multiband compressor!!

Last edited by Subsonic1; 21st August 2018 at 11:24 PM.. Reason: Spelling
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