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Uses beyond stereo buses for Manley Varimu?
Old 11th September 2011
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Uses beyond stereo buses for Manley Varimu?

Hey guys!

What do you use your Manley Varimu for beyond just group and mixbus applications? Does it accel at any mono tracking applications?
Old 11th September 2011
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It is a stereo application, but I really like them on drum overheads.
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A favourite for overheads here too.
Usually keep it very slow, -1dBGR max really.

It just adds 'niceness'
Old 12th September 2011
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It can be wonderful on bass, keys, hi gain guitars(if you need anything) and vocals. Often just going through it for the tone more then the gain reduction is very nice.
Old 12th September 2011
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I agree about the over head use.

on tough bass track situations, ill use both sides.
set he unit to unlinked.
bass goes into left channel which is set to limit, with a higher threshold to knock down the stray bits.
then patch into the right side set to compress, and squeeze it up before tape.
Old 12th September 2011
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I like it a lot on Piano, especially to "embiggen" a brighter piano, such as a Yamaha C7.
Old 12th September 2011
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I like it a lot on Piano, especially to "embiggen" a brighter piano, such as a Yamaha C7.
definitely - pop piano!
Old 12th September 2011
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Should work pretty well on background vocals... I've always liked variable mu compressors on backgrounds.
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I think it works well on most sources as a tracking comp, so long as you have the compression dialed and don't overdo it. Either for the compression element and/or to overdrive a little to add that 'sparkle.' Very nice on electric pianos such as Rhodes and Wurli.

Works very well as parallel drum comp when mixing as well.
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