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Old 16th September 2019
Lives for gear

Originally Posted by BIG BUDDHA View Post
the reason for this is that some of the people posting are Posties and Bankers and Cooks and cleaners, etc etc, and they do music for fun, now and again, and some of the people who post, own studios, or have worked in them, all day, every day, for 10 or 15 or 25 years or even longer.

so the comments are not coming from equivalent backgrounds, experience and quality of audio analysis.

a Real engineer hears all types of stuff, that the layman will miss.

thats why some people get paid to do it.

quoted for emphasis!


btw: i'm not getting why so many folks seem to be obsessed with the hypothetical question how close a clone, analog or digital, gets to the original: if one wants the real deal, get the original or at least rent it for evaluation!

imo there is no way around hands-on, real-world testing in one's own environment for an extended period of time with different projects: no video or audio-clip, written report of a 'shoot out'/comparison can reveal much meaningful details.

this is not meant to put down all clones: in fact, some of them are good/close enough to the original, yield very good results and can maybe save you some money - and then, some even improved on the original design and outperform it in certain ways.


back to the original topic: the g-series compressor is a very efficient and pretty easy to handle compressor with a typical character.
- if you're into 'that' sound, get the original! be prepared that it's somewhat limited regarding is function/application due to it's specific character (as any other comp using a specific design)
- if you're into 'that kind of sound', get a clone (analog or digital)
- if you're into versatility, get something else! can recommend crane song, distressor...
...or then (for a different character) summit, tube tech, dbx, focusrite, weiss, waves, sonnox etc.

maybe get two with entirely different charcteristics! :-)