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1176 or Distressor.... ???
Old 16th August 2007
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1176 or Distressor.... ???

Am curious as to which you would use and why. (for those who have used both, please) An 1176 (any model) or, a Distressor. on snare and or, kik ( for rock or, metal) ....

Seems as though both do very well here. so my emphasis of question is...... which do YOU prefer... and, why? thanks for your comments. -klauth.
Old 16th August 2007
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Depends on the snare or kick. Get both.
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1176 for the tonal mojo alone. It is a must have box, I love mine(it's a vintage)...that being said I want to buy a distressor too.
Old 16th August 2007
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Am curious as to which you would use and why. (for those who have used both, please) An 1176 (any model) or, a Distressor. on snare and or, kik ( for rock or, metal) ....

Seems as though both do very well here. so my emphasis of question is...... which do YOU prefer... and, why? thanks for your comments. -klauth.
These days i will use 1176's once in a blue moon for tracking(usually when an La2a doesn't work). In the mix on a snare mult(purple MC76) for some "pow" or part of double compressor chain on a lead vocal(my favorite for this is the blue stripe).

The Distressors(which i own 4) i mainly use in places where i would normally use the SSL channel compressor. I can make it pretty much react the same way. This would be mostly on kicks or snare or acoustic guitars or at the end of double compressor chain on bass or lead vocal. I also will use a modded distressor on a lead vocal with the side chain engaged if i need clean,crisp compression but the compression has to be EQ dependent.

Nothing really fancy.
Old 16th August 2007
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I have 4 distressors and two 1176's. love'm both....... just wondering what others are favoring these days(as far as trends go)..... alwast looking for new ideas..... Thanx thrill for the detail....thumbsup
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