IGS AUDIO S-Type 500 by tank1978
Just thought id post a review of my IGS S TYPE Bus Compressor.
Compressors I've compared the IGS against run through my UAD Apollo whether software/hardware
My Go to comps at the moment are
UAD Shadow Hills
Elysia Xpressor (Rack)
Firstly you wont be disappointed with build quality its very good. Its great to use and much easier with the stepped pots plus it looks like it should be installed in a instrument panel of a polish Tank.
Id say the Eysia Xpressor is of better build aesthetically but clearly you'll have to shell out a quite a few hundred more depending on which route you take …..rack or the 500 series.
Sound wise.... Well ive doing some comparisons and made sure ive had all my levels correct and all I can say is that it makes any of my software comps sound a bit toyish……To be honest i was a bit pissed off after shelling out a few hundred quid on software comps of late and I tried so hard to convince myself that i just didn't have my levels right or something was adrift however this wasn't the case…..for the money this is an amazing comp especially if you make house music like myself……its just sounds so good i cant really put my finger on it.
I mean all the software comps I use are pretty impressive including the new VBC I'm falling in love with for that analogue sound and ease of use however anything you run through IGS just brings the bus to life and makes you grin.
It can be a very grabby compressor or it can just glue the mix together nicely but id say that although my Eylsia is cleaner sounding even with the warmth button engaged the elysia provides more sonic punch and the IGS provides a warmer grit.
To summarise if you're just getting into the 500 series range and want to purchase your first hardware Bus comp or better still just want a fantastic SSL clone for a fraction of the price ……don't even think about it just buy it already this really is a no brainer and a bloody fantastic compressor if you want that real ssl mojo…IGS have worked voodoo magic with this little box.
Although I'm still toying around with IGS compressor i think ill still run my drums through the elysia because i like them very hard and the IGS will always be on my master comp……as you can tell I'm very happy with the purchase and the price is insane…. buy it now before IGS realise they can demand a higher price Tag.