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Compressors...Whatch' Got? Dynamics Processors (HW)
Old 30th July 2007
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2- EL8X w/ britt mod
2- LA4
1- Retro Instruments Sta_level
2- DBX 160xt
1- DBX 166
1 -Drawmer DL241
1 -Symetrix 425
1 -Yamaha GC2020

and wait for it.....
24 channels of Ampex MM1200 hehheh


oh, and I want to buy an 1176, but will have to wait till the beginning of the year..
Old 30th July 2007
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Manley Vari-Mu with S/C

Alan Smart C2

API 2500

Cranesong STC-8


UA 1176
Old 30th July 2007
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defkong-for just a handfull of comps you choose well. Maybe an LA2A added would be cool but you've got some nice peices for so few.
Old 30th July 2007
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Originally Posted by Jim Williams View Post
Say, are those dbx 903 de-essers mounted in the 2 slot 1ru rack? I'm looking for one of those, want to sell it?

Jim Williams
Audio Upgrades

The 903 is the compressor, sortah like a 160XT in overeasy. The 902 is the desser.
Old 30th July 2007
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Dynamic processors :

Weiss DS1 (mastering/mixing)
Manley Vari-MU (mastering/mixing)
Vintage Design CL1Mk2 (recording/mixing)
Manley Slam (recording/mixing)
Vintage Design HA-2 16 (mastering/mixing)
Joe Meek SC2 (recording/mixing)
TL Audio (dont remember the exact model?) (recording/mixing)
Valley People Dynamite (mixing)
TC Finalizer (mastering/mixing)

Old 30th July 2007
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Originally Posted by Robert Sands View Post
defkong-for just a handfull of comps you choose well. Maybe an LA2A added would be cool but you've got some nice peices for so few.
thanks, I´ll definitly get an LA2A, TLA 100 or an CL1B and a second 1176 and I´m done But than it`s time for some EQs, `cause I just got a NSEQ-2 and want that API 5500 and of course a Massive Passive or IBIS
Old 30th July 2007
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Chandler Germanium Compressor (3)
Chandler Zener Limiter (1)
Chandler LTD-2 (2)
Manley VariMu (1)
Manley ELOP (1)
Atomic Squeeze Box (1)
D.W.Fearn VT-7 (1)
API 525 (1)

Love them all....
Old 30th July 2007
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API 2500 - Main Buss
Purple MC77: Vox & Acoustic Guitars #1
Classic (predecessor to Purple) 1176 Limiting Amplifier: Vox & Guitars #2
Urei Silverface 1176LN: Instruments
Urei Silverface LA-4: Bass, Instruments
ADL C/L 1000 x 2: Instruments, Voc mix Buss
Demeter VTCL: Anything
Demeter H-Series Tube Optical Compressor x 2: Instrument Buss
Manley ELOP: Anything
AMEK DMCL: Instruments, Harmony Vocal Buss
Edward the Compressor: Drum Buss, Guitar Buss
Joe Meek SC-2: ? New Arrival
Old 30th July 2007
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Old 31st July 2007
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I think something was lost in translation perhaps?

Old 25th February 2008
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Gates solid statesman limiter 6631 manual

Hello, i am looking for the manual schematic for the 6631 version of the solid statesman. it's apparently different to the 5xxx version (so says my tech)

Old 25th February 2008
Originally Posted by Greg Wells View Post
To make us all feel less guilty... and less professional... JJG has 165 compressors AND COUNTING.

Little old me has:

5 Portico 5043'a
3 Distressors with the Brit mod
2 Chandler Abbey Road Edition TG-1's
2 Daking's
1 Alan Smart C2
1 silverface 1176
1 Gates Sta-Level
1 Gates something er other... solid state
1 Federal, modded with faster attack and release switches
1 Avalon 747
1 Drawmer dual comp.

I think that's it.
Didn't you have a pair of Germanium Compressor a week ago?

is that JJP or do I just not know who JJG is?
Old 26th February 2008
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1 Manley VariMu for the Mix Bus
2 Distressors EL8X for tracking/mixing anything and everything
1 UA1176 for tracking/mixing guitars/bass/kick/snare
Old 26th February 2008
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1966 LA2A, Bass, Vocals, most everything else...our go to comp.
1176 Rev F for Kick, sometimes vocals at mixdown
ADR Gemini Easy Rider, Kick
ADR Scamp Modules, Power Guitars
DBX 160VUs, Tom buss, special effects on Acoustic Guitar
Gates Sta Levels, Tom buss, Guitars, Bass
LA3As, All guitars, vocals, everything else as in the LA2A
DBX 160X, Bass, special effects with the side chain
Old API 575s, Bass, plug a synth direct has enough gain to be a pre amp
Fairchild 670, Mix buss and some vocals
Old 26th February 2008
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1 rnc
1 rnla
1 peavy vcl2
1 tube tech cl1b
1 fatso
1 api 2500
1 1176
Old 26th February 2008
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manley elop stereo
art pro vla stereo x2
dbx 160 x2
daking x2
chandler germanium comps x2
joe meek sc2
joe meek vc1
altec tube comp
shure level lok
fmr rla and rnc
alesis microlimter
mxr limiters x2

someday soon....chandler tg-1 and thermionic phoenix.


Old 26th February 2008
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2-La2a--bass/vocal/horns/piano/b 3
smart C2--mix buss/room mics
Neve 33609--mix bus, vocals/bass/gtr/horns/Drum Sub
2-Tube Tech CL-1a--bass/vocal/strings/piano
2-old black 1176''s---just about anything
1-Blue stripe 1176--vocals
1-old black La3a---BK vocals, B3 low/Piano Low/gtr
dbx162--OH, piano/B3/rooms
2-dbx 160---kick/bass/gtr
3-dbx 160xt- toms/room mics
2-165's---gtrs/bk vocals/perc
distressor--bass/gtr/vocal/"crazy mic"
2-API 525---bass/gtr
2-Komit---gtr/bass/just learning it
Altec 436c---about to get it back with EMI mods so i don't know what i'll like it on yet
Transient Designer---drums/perc/piano
A&D Express limiter---drum sub/perc

Old 27th February 2008
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Millenia Origin STT-1
Amek Pure Path CIB
Crane Song Trakker
Universal Audio 1176
Empirical Labs EL8 Distressor
Smart Research C2
Joe Meek SC2.2
Joe Meek C2
(2) Drawmer DL-241

Old 27th February 2008
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3 distressor el8x (almost everything)
1176ln (vox, bass, gits, monoroom)
thermionic phoenix (2bus, vox, bus)
neve 33609 (2bus, bass, git, vox, bus)
urei 1178 (bus, piano, oh's,)
Old 27th February 2008
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My celestial compressor tandem:

Vertigo VSC-2:

Gyraf G-10:

Old 27th February 2008
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(2) Gates M6629 solid stateman - electric guitar, snare. dirty
(2) dbx 160 (the new ones) - bgv's, acoustic guitar, de-essing via sidechain eq
(2) gain brain 2's - drum oh's, acoustic guitar
(1) gain brain 1 - usually on bgv's
(1) EL-8 - usually kick
(1) G1176 (DIY) - bass
(1) DIY, similar to 660 - lead or bgv's, just whatever instrument sounds good
(1) DIY, similar to UA175 - banjo, mandolin, electric guitar
(1) DIY, similar to 2254 - usually lead vox
(1) dbx 266, modded a bit - if I'm out of compressors and need another real bad
(3) 3630's - door stops.

Also, (1) Gatex - 4 channels. Sometimes for bgv's I'll use a GB1 to squish them, then use the Gatex on expand mode keyed from the lead vocal track to lock in the dynamics.
Old 27th February 2008
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2 X Tubetech CL1B
2 X distressors EL8X w/ britt mod
Transient Designer td4
Smart C2
2 X dbx 160a
2 X la-22
Old 27th February 2008
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Still workin' on filling a couple holes in the ol' comp. rack, but for now;

Manley Elop
Langevin DVC
EL Distressor (2nd one should be here in a couple weeks)
DBX 160X (x2)
UREI 7110 (x2)
Chameleon Labs 7720
UA 6176

Still need that go-to vocal comp, ala LA-2A, CL1B, ect., and a worthy 2buss comp. After that, we should be pretty set.
Old 28th February 2008
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Just arrived Chameleon Labs 7720
Aphex 651
Bystrom C4
Summit TLA50
Old 28th February 2008
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(2) Manley Variable-mu
(2) UREI 1176LN
(2) Summit TLA-100A
(3) Chandler LTD-2
(2) dbx 160X
(1) SSL Quad Compressor
(48) SSL Channel compressors

Catamount Recording
Old 28th February 2008
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TubeTech CL1B
Drawmer 1968
Distressor EL8X
Demeter VTCL2
2-1176 UA
DBX166 - Stage
DBX266XL- Stage
ART Dual Stage
Old 28th February 2008
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Urei Blue Stripe
Urei Black D x 2
RCA BA6A modded x 2
EAR 660 x 2
Gates Sta Level original modded x 1
Gates Sta Level original x 1
Helios x 6
Tube Tech CL1B
Thermionic Pheonix M
Roger Mayer RM58
API 2500
Inovonics 201
Aphex Expressor
DBX 160x modded
Studer A820

Old 7th May 2008
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Api 2500
Adl 1000
Ua 1176
Dbx 160a
Old 7th May 2008
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UA 1176 (in 6176 clothing) : FOK drums/room mics/sometimes vocals.

A pair of dbx 160VUs : bass/kick/snare/percussion/occasionaly guitars

UA LA-3A reissue: vocals/acoustic and electric guitars/snare/kick/etc. My fave by far, I want at least a second one!

dbx 160XT: (Not hooked up at tehe moment) Sometimes kick/bass and electric guitars.

I like simple compressors where I get fast results for tracking. I tend to be more anal with the plug-ins iI use in the PT mix (mainly Massey CT4 and Digi III).
Old 7th May 2008
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Originally Posted by ISedlacek View Post
Vertigo VSC-2:

I know that h+e in Munich is selling these. Could you describe it a bit, how does it work and sound like? Fave uses? Thanks!
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