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500 Series Comp for TV Commercial Voice Dynamics Processors (HW)
Old 14th September 2011
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500 Series Comp for TV Commercial Voice

Hi all,

Interested to hear opinions on which 500 series comp you would use for tracking/mixing male and female voice for TV commercials (squashed to hell while keeping low and high end shied )

Any input on this is much appreciated.

Thanks.
Old 14th September 2011
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Buzz Potion
Old 14th September 2011
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Thanks for your reply Nathan.

I was expecting that some might suggest the Essence, but you think more color will be beneficial for this? Maybe a BAC 500 also could work for this then?
Old 15th September 2011
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Thanks for your reply Nathan.

I was expecting that some might suggest the Essence, but you think more color will be beneficial for this? Maybe a BAC 500 also could work for this then?
It may be just what you're looking for...
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Old 15th September 2011
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Thanks for your reply Nathan.

I was expecting that some might suggest the Essence, but you think more color will be beneficial for this?
IME (based on my own engineering work of this type, and my customers who do this for a living), voiceover and TV production don't want a lot of color in the same way that could be used on music production. The Potion isn't necessarily more colored than the Essence, unless you set it that way. But it is a harder knee FET compressor, which is appropriate for this application. The Potions Mix knob and the ability to side chain insert (with the 2nd in/out) is also very handy. Buzz is doing a special factory direct only sale on the Potion, it's about $400 off the normal price which is a HUGE discount (comes in around $650 +/- USD!!).
Old 15th September 2011
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Nathan, thanks for your input and it sure sounds like a very good deal.

Tony, thanks for your reply. Read many good things about the BAC.

Will do a bit more reading up on both units. Seems like good candidates.

Initially I wanted a 500 series comp now Im also considering a MC77 or a Distressor.

Choices, choices...
Old 15th September 2011
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I'd go with an Xpressor for this job. Just because they are so powerful and clean. One of the best voiceover comps I have heard is the SSL X-Rack XL comp. Kinda wish I still had mine.

VCA can be so clean and controlled. Potion a good look too.

-T
Old 15th September 2011
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More like what 500 series compressor WOULDN'T work for this.
Old 15th September 2011
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when i did lots of voice over work i used 525's all the time.
they worked very well in that capacity.
Old 15th September 2011
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Not a compressor, but the little labs vog (voice of god) could be a good addition for VoiceOver work.

I got one last week and although I haven't tried it on any vocals, it has turned my bass and kick drums into beasts. The type of low end that resonates at any volume, and doesn't fart out at extreme hi volumes!
Old 15th September 2011
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Thanks everyone for your opinions.

Listening to audio clips of the LL VOG it sounds like a very neat box for V/O work. Thank you!
Old 15th September 2011
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i would say the Pete's Place Audio BAC or the API 527.

for buss work the elysia expressor or a pair of API 527's
Old 16th September 2011
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djp
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API 525

Dan
Old 16th September 2011
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when i did lots of voice over work i used 525's all the time.
they worked very well in that capacity.
Old 16th September 2011
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More like what 500 series compressor WOULDN'T work for this.
Level Or
Old 16th September 2011
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Being a large fan of the UREI 1176LN for VO work... and seeing that the 1176LN hasn't been made in about 30 years... and that the Purple Audio MC-77 is a pretty dead nuts version of the 1176LN's I knew and loved... and that the Purple Audio Action is for all intents and purposes an MC-77 for the 500 series [except it has more useable "attack" and "release" capabilities] it is the unit I would spend some serious time investigating [if I were the original poster].

Peace
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