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Recommendation on Tracking/General Mixing Comp: Elysia Xpressor or Daking FET II
Old 2 weeks ago
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Recommendation on Tracking/General Mixing Comp: Elysia Xpressor or Daking FET II

Looking for an outboard compressor to do some light compression on a few sources (vocals, acoustic guitar, bass guitar, misc. percussion, no drums) while tracking before going ITB.

The Xpressor and FET II have my most attention. Which of the two would you prefer for tracking? I could also use them routing in and out of my interface if it proved beneficial on some tracks versus plug-ins.

Do you think the money could be better used elsewhere and just record at a lower gain without compression? I have some sources with a wide dynamic range (whisper to loud singing), so I feel I could be more comfortable using some light compression/limiter to shave of a few db and control any unwanted spike while helping to keep me in the sweet spot of recording level for most of the passage.

Old 2 weeks ago
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For your described uses, I'd go with the Daking.
Old 2 weeks ago
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I relly like Buzz SOC 1.1 for this - just make sure you don't clip the input (that's the only weakness, but that also applies to cranesong trakker).
Old 6 days ago
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Just to close this thread, I ended up getting a good deal on an Xpressor rack. Seems like a good utility compressor. Good set of features/controls and very little tonal change of the source. Should serve my needs fine.
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