Academy Dashboard Forum Studio Gear Talk Outboard Compressors Reply To: Outboard Compressors

Lee Hawkins

    Kelab, apologies as I didn't realise you were talking Aus$ rather than US$ for your budget. Based on that I agree with the consensus above that the ART is a good place to start and probably the best solution for your budget. DBX do some cheaper Compressors too, however, quality is not great with models like the 266XS. They are functional and work fine but I find they do not impart any 'Analog' magic to the audio.

    Great idea from fezzler in swapping out the tubes to Tung-sol's. I have been impressed with the Tung-sols used in my matched stereo Warm EQP-WA's (Pultecs).