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stereo Compressor recommendations

Here's what I got -
FATSO
Serpentine SB4001
Chandler little devils (pair)

Looking for different flavors, noticeably different then the above....and not huge $$$$.
Old 3 days ago
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The Buzz DBC-20 is a great unit. Surprisingly for the price too. It's a stereo/dual mono diode comp, works nicely in a lot of applications.
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The Buzz DBC-20 is a great unit. Surprisingly for the price too. It's a stereo/dual mono diode comp, works nicely in a lot of applications.
So how does the diode comp sound compared to VCA, Opto, FET, etc?
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So how does the diode comp sound compared to VCA, Opto, FET, etc?
There is the box tone, and the action itself of the comp. In general the compression is faster than a vintage opto, and slower than a 76. Works really well on master bus, drum bus, general tracking. On the Buzz, the box tone is slightly colored and a little forward in the mids, neither overtly. It's definitely a versatile offering.
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There is the box tone, and the action itself of the comp. In general the compression is faster than a vintage opto, and slower than a 76. Works really well on master bus, drum bus, general tracking. On the Buzz, the box tone is slightly colored and a little forward in the mids, neither overtly. It's definitely a versatile offering.
Can u compare it to the little devil compressor? I find that to be mid forward as well. Similar in any way?
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Take a look at Revive Audio and Soundscape. They make some good ones.
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So how does the diode comp sound compared to VCA, Opto, FET, etc?
To compare i have a pair of pico 502, a capi FC526, a JLM LA500 a pair of HL4000, a RND 5043 and a ssl six g-buss.

In my view there's two main flavors, the mid forwardness and the darkness, and some between. SSL, HL and and 5043 are mid forward, the pico and capi are more or less in between and the JLM La 500 rather dark sounding.
I think the DBC20 is on the dark sounding side.

If i compare it to my eq's (ocean audio, 550A and rnd 551) it will be closer to the 551, crisp and on the dark side.
I hesitated with the heritage successor and the HA609, the DBC was the less expensive and at the end i'm really pleased with my DBC

Just my 2 cents.
Lud.
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The API 2500 sounds great and is very flexible, its my first choice for lots of stereo sources like piano and electronic drums.
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Vintech 609ca.
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Vintech 609ca.
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a gem!!
Yes I'd been wanting one for years and pulled the trigger a few days ago. Can't wait to 2 buss it.
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