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Old 15th August 2007
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Pacifica but what comp?


I'm mainly recording R&B, pop and hiphop and have been looking to get a Adesigns Pacifica preamp. I have been tracking mainly through a 1176 lately.
I was wondering what comp would be a good companion for this pre?
Old 15th August 2007
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er, why not the 1176?
Old 15th August 2007
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Originally Posted by espen askelad View Post
er, why not the 1176?
Well I'm still gonna keep it. Just to have some other sonic flavor. ;-)
Old 15th August 2007
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maybe a dbx 160 or something along those lines.
good for hip hop and r&b.
Old 16th August 2007
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Andrew Kinsey's Avatar

1176 is deffinately a good place to start with compressing vocals. Maybe if your thinking of getting another compressor you should perhapps get something more flexible that can also work on the mixbus.

Manley Vari-Mu
Thermionic Phoenix
Cranesong STC-8

Maybe you should tell us what other compressors you have.

Old 16th August 2007
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I'm a huge fan of the Pacifica and, in my limited experience,

The Purple MC77 (1176 clone) works with the Pacifica best of all the compressors I've tried. It does bring the signal a bit more forward, but doesn't mess with the quality of the sound.

Surprisingly, the LA-3A isn't bad either, if you don't mind the aggressive character it adds.

The Distressor and the Trakker were party poopers with this particular pre; mis-matched and non-complementary.
Old 16th August 2007
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Love the pacifica too. Interested in the same question. Has anyone tried the Sebatron Nitrous ???

Old 16th August 2007
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Pacifica & MC77 are the goto vocal line here. Sometimes use the Great River ME-1NV with the Purple for a slight change of flavor.
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I have had the same question here after buying a Pacifica.
I´ve tried a 1176, a LA3A and and a Tub Tech CL1B. Difficult decision but the CL1B stayed. I am quite sure however that I will add a 1176 or a Purple later on.
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