I have spent so many years behind real and virtual faders that I am somewhat lost, now, because I take
some time off and go playing during a tour with a band that needs a Bass player and I have no clue what
bass compressor ( besides buil-in amp compressors ) I should get.
Music style: rock, blues, funk, jazz… a bit of everything, actually.
Any suggestions are welcome.
Thanks… Big K
I’ve used a 160 (no longer here), a symetrix 501 and 528, la610, mindpront dtc l. The 501, la610, and DTC I used most in the studio with the 501 being used a little less than the other 2. Live I used the 501 and 528 all the time
I’ve read a tone of good things about the “smoothie” http://www.ovnifx.com
Check out talkbass.com too, but you will have to do some sifting cus you kno how dem bass players can be!
Hey, geek out with some of the compressors you have in your rack. You may already have what you need!
If it comes to outboard 19" gear I have plenty, from the DBX160 to Aphex Dominator for limiting, but I would not want to carry a 19" piece with me.
I definitely check on the Keely, Ovnifx and another one, the Pigtronix Philosopher Bass Compressor.
TY, Swamptone and Woodcrest. Those seem to be fine gadgets.
Keep it comming…
Cheers, Big K
I can highly recommend the Markbass Compressore, I use this gem for compressing my bass and love it!
Been out of the live loop myself for a few years now but the trusty old bdx 160, always works, reliable as hell, just never lets you down!.. i pulled my amp head out of its case and racked it up with the dbx and a vented blanking panel in a 4u ABS box… That WAS a few years ago though…
Still have one in my studio rack too! There’s a good reason most good studios generally have a few of these kicking around.