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Looking for 2nd vocal compressor
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Looking for 2nd vocal compressor

Hi all

I'm looking for a second compressor to use before or after my Distressor

My current chain is

Manley ref c > AMS Neve 1073SPX > Distressor > Apollo x6

I'm very happy with the results but looking to add another compressor before or after the distressor to allow me to do a little less in the box.

I'm open to using the distressor with 1176 style settings into something slower like a WA2A or Gap comp 2a/3a. Or using something like the WA76 or Black lion audio 17 first into the Distressor in opto mode.

Preferably I'm looking for something to add some weight or lower mid thickness.

Budget under 1k. Currently considering:
Warm Audio 76
BLA 17
Warm Audio WA2a
Gap comp 2a/3a.

Which do you think would be direction to go? I like the distressor in both situations but probably slightly prefer it with lower ratio, fast attack to catch peaks.

I appreciate any suggestions.
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