Academy Dashboard Forum Studio Gear Talk Budget compressor for tracking Reply To: Budget compressor for tracking

JJ Wright

    From what I've gathered, I don't think there's much out there that's as good or better than the RNC at that price point. Why are 1/4" inputs a problem? They're balanced TRS and you can get TRS to XLR cables as needed.

    Or were you thinking of plugging mics and instruments directly into that and then into the audient? That probably wouldn't work very well, you'd need to externally preamp the signal before going into most any compressor and then go line-level into the audient. Of course you can get a "channel strip" module that has a preamp and a compressor and probably an eq in one rack unit. Something like the ART Pro Channel or the dbx 286 might be what you're looking for, though I haven't heard either one so I can't speak for them.