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Old 08-02-2010, 07:46 PM
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Hi all, i figured out what is the recommended vocal compresor to use in Pt 7.4 Mpowered. I´ve tried a lot but everyone has differents sounds....

I sing rock/pop...

Which are the top 5 ???

Thanks a lot !
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Old 08-02-2010, 09:17 PM
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Default Re: vocal compressor ??...recommend one...

Are we talking hardware or plugin? For hardware, its hard to beat a real UA1176 or a Distressor. For software, choices abound. My favorites are softube's Tube-Tech CL-1B and SMACK! BF76 is really not bad at all. McDSP has some good compressors too(check to see if the are MP-compatible). Probably any RTAS plugin will work for you.
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I'v never been able to get the same good results with software. I'v got a couple of hardware preamps (LA610 and Aurora GTQC) with eq and compressors integrated. For me this combination works great. I can't hear much difference between the preamps, but when I start playing with the compression and especially the eq part the fun begins.
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Old 08-03-2010, 08:53 AM
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Software plugins....Pt compatible if it possible...

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Old 08-10-2010, 01:27 PM
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The compressors by Nomad Factory and Waves are my top. Right now I'd say the best sounding two I've been using are RVOX and the Abbey Road/EMI RS124 which is cloned from the original vintage compressors used in the 60's at Abbey Road Studios. The following is taken from the RS142 PDF Manual:

"The RS124 Compressor Plug-In is a faithful
digital recreation of EMI’s legendary tube
compressor, which was the primary compressor
used at Abbey Road throughout the ‘60s. The
original hardware was made in very limited
numbers and the plug-in brings the sound of
this highly-prized, rare unit to modern digital
audio workstations.
The plug-in is actually three plug-ins in one,
providing three different versions of the RS124
compressor which have been modelled on three
vintage Abbey Road hardware units. The
compression behaviour and sonic characteristics
of three vintage units has been recreated in the
plug-in and much effort was made to capture the
nuances of each unit. The visual appearance of
the original hardware units has also been
reproduced in the software.
The three RS124 versions are identified in the
plug-in by the serial number of the hardware unit
on which they are based and every aspect of the
hardware behaviour has been recreated in the
plug-in. Each of the three versions in the plug-in
provides the gain reduction curve, attack/release
behaviour and dynamic frequency response from
the vintage hardware and every parameter in the
plug-in has been specifically tailored to match
the behaviour of the individual hardware units."
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Old 08-10-2010, 02:25 PM
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Default Re: vocal compressor ??...recommend one...

I've got both hardware and software compressors. My favorite combo of compressors for vocals is to gently use the hardware compressor on my Focusrite ISA 430 Mk II while tracking to help control the dynamics and, hands down, RVox to get the final amount of compression needed while mixing.

I have a bunch of compressors (both hardware and software) and have used them all, but the above mentioned combination works very nicely. However, your choice may vary depending on the vocalist.

Hope this helps,
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Old 08-10-2010, 02:49 PM
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Hi all, i figured out what is the recommended vocal compresor to use in Pt 7.4 Mpowered. I´ve tried a lot but everyone has differents sounds....

I sing rock/pop...

Which are the top 5 ???

Thanks a lot !
There is no top 5. It's all about personal taste and experience. Try the Massey CT4 as a start. Very reasonably priced. www.masseyplugins.com
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