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Old 15th September 2019
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Originally Posted by CaviT View Post
My test was just to determine if I should sell the compressor or not. I had no interest in any other persons thoughts about it. I thoroughly tested side by side, and it wasn’t something I needed to think of much. The Waves version to my ears sounds pretty much spot on except for having a bit more solidity in the low end. The hardware was just a bit softer sounding specifically on kick drum whether I had it on the drum mix alone or on the entire mix. I’ve heard many people on this website say this and that about the Waves like it messes with stereo image or it’s not even close or whatever. It just shows not to trust words from people on here.
I can dig it. I like the Black Box HG-2 plugin so much, I'm pretty sure, for me, The xtra $ for the hardware might not be worth it. I do have 3 ssl clone bus comps and many plugs. Shot them out many times, and always liked the hardware better. There are times the uad33609 is close enough that I have gone with that on the drum bus. I don't even want to test a hardware 33609 be it Neve or clone.