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Just got a Federal Limiter AM- 864/U !!! Utility Plugins
Old 16th November 2016
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Does anyone have a list of the "classic" 50s or 60s records made using these compressors?

or...
can you just cite some great sounding tracks done with them?

I don't remember ever seeing them in a studio, anywhere, until they started to pop up in the mid 90's on the "vintage" market.
They were made for the military in the '50s; I doubt you'd find any info on the being used in any studios during that period.

I still have one (had two,) they were basically right out of the crate.
Old 5th February 2019
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Is there a low Roll Off or a full on High Pass on these old Federals?
Old 5th February 2019
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Is there a low Roll Off or a full on High Pass on these old Federals?
Nope.
Old 5th February 2019
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I've yet to see evidence of a 'full range' version, smells more like a myth. Neither is this a telephone amp like a Dept. of Commerce limiter. Here's one I worked on and measured once. Purple is what it does while compressing, yellow is no compression. Those plots have been lined up for comparison.

Old 28th February 2019
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I have a much much more serious roll off on the low end. I did not measure but its much sharper from around 120 or so. Its VERY noticeable.
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