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Smooth & warm sounding compressor/limiter Dynamics Processors (HW)
Old 16th May 2006
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Originally Posted by vernier
I think it would be safe to describe the Drawmer-1968 as smooth and warm.


I guess everyone here has a different opinion on what smooth and warm is.


I would describe the 1968 more like neutral and vanilla sounding.


Not as neutral sounding as the STC-8 but in the ball park.



Some of the other compressor suggestions don't come even close.



Smooth and warm is done in the production, tracking and the mix not on a mixbuss compressor.


No mixbuss compressor will "warm up"that much.


The closest is a Fairchild but that is an acquired sound all together.
Old 16th May 2006
  #32
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Originally Posted by thethrillfactor
I guess everyone here has a different opinion on what smooth and warm is.


I would describe the 1968 more like neutral and vanilla sounding.


Not as neutral sounding as the STC-8 but in the ball park.



Some of the other compressor suggestions don't come even close.



Smooth and warm is done in the production, tracking and the mix not on a mixbuss compressor.


No mixbuss compressor will "warm up"that much.


The closest is a Fairchild but that is an acquired sound all together.
Thanks for your concern.. As I stated, I want to use this compressor also for tracking .. especially vocals, synths and guitars ...

Then, as a bonus, I want to use it sometimes to master projects that I don not want to bring to the mastering house immedeately - but still I want to give the track some analog treatment.

BTW What does 'Vanilla' sound like ???
Old 16th May 2006
  #33
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The Phoenix has magic. Warm and Smooth or chunky and pumpy (in a valve way
Old 16th May 2006
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Originally Posted by MDM
Thanks for your concern.. As I stated, I want to use this compressor also for tracking .. especially vocals, synths and guitars ...

I haven't met a mixbuss comp yet that would be my first go to for vocals.

The single channel comps are still king for this.

If you really want something that will "warm" up the tracks you mentioned above when tracking, look for a pair of Pultec EQ's in the best condition you can find.


You can do more with a Pultec when tracking than you can do with a "flavor of the month" comp.


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BTW What does 'Vanilla' sound like ???

Not like chocolate or strawberry that's for sure.
Old 16th May 2006
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The Phoenix has magic. Warm and Smooth or chunky and pumpy (in a valve way
Oh yeah, it's a chunky puppy!
Old 17th May 2006
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Just wanna thank all you guys for helping me, giving me some cool suggestions -
just jumped onto this forum since a few days and tremendously enjoying reading all these valuable posts

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Old 17th May 2006
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Hand Crafted Labs, Solution. Dual mono, smooth and warm, excellent build quality and cheap.
Old 17th May 2006
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ill thrown in another vote the the thermionic culture "phoenix" vari mu. i certainly dont regret getting it in here after some serious consideration and demoing of several similar products. its seriously nice
Old 17th May 2006
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ill thrown in another vote the the thermionic culture "phoenix" vari mu. i certainly dont regret getting it in here after some serious consideration and demoing of several similar products. its seriously nice
Mucho Gusto! Probably my favorite of all. A lot of money, but worth every penny!
Old 24th May 2006
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tfpro p-38
just as nice for half the price...that should be their slogan.

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Old 24th May 2006
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I have been using Crane Song Trakker for some time now and love it on almost any source.
It is a very flexible comp, which can be very in-your-face to smooth-creamy depending on how it is dialed.
Not so long ago I bought a second one linked them together and now using them on the mix-buss as well.
My VariMu does not get used as much anymore.
Trakkers are not cheap but worth every penny IMO.
Definitely worth checking out!
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Old 25th May 2006
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I use a SSL G-series stereo comp. and a vari-mu....I switch between them depending on the music style. (I love them both)
Old 25th May 2006
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Drawmer 1968
Old 29th May 2006
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Second the TFPro P38. After a few days, it has really grown on me. Pretty versatile and fat as hell on the mixbus.
Old 29th May 2006
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DCL-200...VARI MU
Old 29th May 2006
  #46
OK $2500 be buggered. Get your wallets out sluts this is Vanilla!.

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Originally Posted by MDM
Thanks for your concern.. As I stated, I want to use this compressor also for tracking .. especially vocals, synths and guitars ...

Then, as a bonus, I want to use it sometimes to master projects that I don not want to bring to the mastering house immedeately - but still I want to give the track some analog treatment.

BTW What does 'Vanilla' sound like ???
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