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dbx 166 ?
Old 13th July 2005
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dbx 166 ?

I just bought a dbx 166 for real cheap and I was wondering what people use theme on ?
I was thinking about drum buss?
What about individual tracks or even main mix buss ?
Well basicly what do you use it on?
Old 13th July 2005
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There was one at the studio where I used to work. I really liked it on bass. I've been thinking about finding a cheap one for bass in my new room.
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I got one last week pretty cheap too, I'll be testing in the studio tonight. I'll post my results tonight if I get back in time (and I'm sober enough...frigg'n drumers )
Old 13th July 2005
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i know this isnt a top dollar compressor but i use it all the time for vocals, right now i am using 10:1 just touching but mabey hitting 6db on the plosives.:warning: be carefull for the legenary... suck.......
Old 14th July 2005
I have one of the oooold blackface ones, and to me they sound good!!! Just the release is kinda slow for some things, but I like it!
Old 14th July 2005 | Show parent
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didn't smack the drums like I'd hoped for but ya on bass it was pretty nice.
Old 28th July 2005 | Show parent
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Ok, this is my verdict ;

Drum buss : did not like it, pumps too much
Bass : was ok, nothing great just ok
Mix buss : was ok
Guitare : Its good on guitar, thats probably where i'll use it

All together its all right but nothing great, pumps a lot past 4 db of gain reduction and you cant set the attack or the release.

Anyone using it with good results ?
Old 28th July 2005 | Show parent
I have one I might sell
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