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Drawmer : MX30 or DL241 ?
View Poll Results: which one would you choose (and why) ?
MX30
10 Votes - 37.04%
DL241
17 Votes - 62.96%
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Old 16th August 2007
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Drawmer : MX30 or DL241 ?

Hi

I am on the point of buying a compressor/limiter to use on electronic drums, synth basses and mixdown (multiple tracks out of the mixer) for home studio use.

I have nice propositions for 2 used drawmer compressors, and i don't really know which one to choose, as both seem very similar...
Could you tell me a little more & give me some advices ?

The 2 units are the Drawmer MX30 and the drawmer DL241.
Both have good reviews and seem to suit my needs (efficient comp + limiting), and i have read the SOS review where Paul SMith says the limiter on the Mx-30 is great.
My only fear is that the mx30 doesn't have manual attack & release settings, but on the other hand, some reviews they say that the DL241 even works better in automatic mode... Plus, i have the impression that the MX-30 is the same than the DL241 without manual attack & release : is that right ?

Some people is selling me the MX30 for 340$, and the DL241 for 280 : what do you all comp guru think ?
Old 16th August 2007
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You'll have a lot more creative options for electronic drums and synths with manual attack and release controls. And $280 for a DL241 sounds like a bargain to me.
Old 21st August 2007
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Thank you for the reply.

This is indeed quite obvious. My dilemma is that i already have some non-transparent pumping compressors, so i would like to go for something smoother (but with a lot of punch nonetheless), and i am wondering if for such a task both Mx-30 and DL241 would work the same way (they seem very identical from the tech spec) ?
Old 21st August 2007
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Originally Posted by kragg View Post
Thank you for the reply.

This is indeed quite obvious. My dilemma is that i already have some non-transparent pumping compressors, so i would like to go for something smoother (but with a lot of punch nonetheless), and i am wondering if for such a task both Mx-30 and DL241 would work the same way (they seem very identical from the tech spec) ?

The DL241XLR sounds better, works better. That's the one.
Brad
Old 21st August 2007
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THank you, Brad, for your opinion.

So : 2 votes for the DL241 ?

Could you tell me a little bit more : in what way / in which circumstances does it sound better ?
Old 21st August 2007
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no question: 241
Old 21st August 2007
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Originally Posted by kragg View Post
THank you, Brad, for your opinion.

So : 2 votes for the DL241 ?

Could you tell me a little bit more : in what way / in which circumstances does it sound better ?
In every circumstance and every way. Th MX30 was a lower cost version of the 241 and was built with compomises in mind.
Brad
Old 21st August 2007
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Ok
THank you all !
Old 21st August 2007
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It was quite a long time ago when I used MX-30 and DL-241, but all in all they share similar sonical character, 241 being more versatile and costed more.
Never didn't find much use of them, but at low price it's definitely not mistake to grab any of them. Not many competitors to them in 300$ range for stereo compressor nowdays.
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