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Re: crtech Digest 4 Aug 2017 13:23:02 -0000 Issue 14863
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Subject: Re: crtech Digest 4 Aug 2017 13:23:02 -0000 Issue 14863
From: Tim Madeira <Tim@wrgn.com>
Date: Mon, 14 Aug 2017 16:01:00 -0400
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I am currently in the process of research on this as well as one of the two Valley 400's we were using has developed a nasty buzz. . I have narrowed it down to four options. (yes COST is a factor, so the Wheatstone is out)

1. Behringer Multicom Pro-XL MDX4600 Compressor/Limiter/Expander
(4 channel, which would be great for our on air studio...mostly 2 at a time, but 3 to 4 during Share)

2. Behringer Composer Pro-XL MDX2600 Compressor/Limiter/Expander 
(2 channel)

3. dbx 166XS 2-channel Compressor/Limiter/Gate
(2 channel)

4. dbx 286s Channel Strip
(1 channel, only one with pre-amp)

We use Shure SM-7's and run very little pre-amp on the Valley 400, in fact bypassed the buzzing Valley, so running one mic with nothing beyond what the board offers.

Anyone have experience with any of these and would like to weigh in?



Tim Madeira
General Manager

2457 SR 118
Hunlock Creek, PA 18621


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crtech Digest 4 Aug 2017 13:23:02 -0000 Issue 14863

Topics (messages 83933 through 83933):

Re: Good compressor/limiter/gate suggestions?
        83933 by: Chris Wygal


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From: Chris Wygal <cmwygal@gmail.com>
To: CRTech <crtech@crtech.org>
Date: Fri, 4 Aug 2017 09:22:35 -0400
Subject: Re: [CRTech] Good compressor/limiter/gate suggestions?
If you don't need a built-in preamp, the old dbx166 is one of my favorite compressors. It's transparent and works on anything.

We're currently using Aphex Channels on all the mics in our facility. There isn't much control...so you get what you get for the most part, but luckily they sound perfect with RE20s. They keep everything dynamically tight and you can't hear them working, which I like.

For what it's worth, I used the Cloudlifter CL-1 or CL-4 on everything. It works magic on dynamic mic output levels without increasing the noise floor.

On Thu, Aug 3, 2017 at 6:03 PM, Coy Sawyer <coy@89q.org> wrote:

For an inexpensive effort, that we discovered is as good and clean as we have ever had…  dbx 266xs w/ RE320.  I know that sounds crazy but we were pleasantly surprised when an engineer at the top station(s) in our market suggested it.   You can always test through BSW and send back if you don’t like it.


Coy Sawyer
89Q General Manager
“Thank you so much for being so positive and inspiring. I've been listening to 89Q for 2 years now and it has definitely changed my life.” - Joshua


From: Dan Harder [mailto:dan@am91.org]
Sent: Thursday, August 3, 2017 9:44 AM
To: CRTech <crtech@crtech.org>; Dalan Decker <programming@therockradio.org>
Subject: Re: [CRTech] Good compressor/limiter/gate suggestions?


Hands down the best is the Wheatstone Vorsis M-1. Presets, IP control... Super clean.

There's a 2-channel version, too.

On August 3, 2017 8:38:56 AM MDT, Dalan Decker <programming@therockradio.org> wrote:

Hey all,

Looking for information on a good compressor/limiter/gate for the production studio.  With mic pre-amp would be a plus, but not a deal maker.  Any models to look into?

Dalan E. Decker, Programming Director
The Rock Radio Network
WBMJ (AM-1190) San Juan Metro
WIVV (AM-1370) Vieques / Virgin Islands
WCGB (AM-1060) Juana Díaz / Ponce

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Chris Wygal
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Audio Production,Mixing & Mastering

Radio Magazine <-----writing gig

The Journey <------full time gig
Operations Manager


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