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DonKartofflo

i've been thinking about adding a compressor to my rack, but I'm fastly running outta module cash and don't wanna pay 600 for the cwejman stuff...
are there any other compressor units for eurorack? doesn't need to be studio quality like the big green though thumbs up


chvad

Pulp logic has a vactrol limiter on the exit strategy... you could prob use that to decent effect on some stuff. i use my BYOC 5 knob compression pedal.


urbanscallywag

You can also build a compressor with the Entry Point envelope follower. 8_)


tuj

Seriously, I have been asking for a compressor in Euro format and no one seems to listen.

Needs to have very fast attack, adjustable threshold, release. Hard knee is fine. Doesn't need to have CV, just something simple to squash kick drums without distorting them.


hpsounds

May be check this thread : https://www.muffwiggler.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=51622

H.


ianross

how is that cwejman compressor though? can it do side-chaining? for ducking?


radiodread87

A compressor with sidechaining is something I would sorely love to have. Especially with the advent of the polyphonic modules.....

Imagine a phat chord being ducked by the BD808 or similar.... Sweeet grin


mojopin

yes, it can sidechain. i have the stereo version but haven't used that kind of technique yet. i must admit it can sound very nice especially on chords.


matttech

radiodread87 wrote:
A compressor with sidechaining is something I would sorely love to have. Especially with the advent of the polyphonic modules.....

Imagine a phat chord being ducked by the BD808 or similar.... Sweeet grin


but couldn't you do that easily with most outboard compressors? i just use plugins for that kind of thing, sidechaining a compressor that's on the input channel seriously, i just don't get it


zvukoprocessor

Yes, please give us some euro compressors! sure I can just buy some outboard ones, but I really want a compressor in the middle of a patch, lets say between VCA and a delay module or to duck the exaggerated spring reverb before filter or whatever. Not impossible to do with outboard but instead of having 8hp a138d to facilitate that I would prefer 8hp compressor.
And yes it is possible to use various modules to do what compressor does, but try and use your fancy modules as a compressor in a live situation... Dead Banana


pulse_divider

radiodread87 wrote:
A compressor with sidechaining is something I would sorely love to have. Especially with the advent of the polyphonic modules.....

Imagine a phat chord being ducked by the BD808 or similar.... Sweeet grin


Can't you just do this with vcas? A compressor is just a dynamic amplifier, after all....


[Djo]

Cwejman compressor looks awesome.


There was a project about SC compressor, but it seems to be dropped. confused

https://www.muffwiggler.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=35382&highlight=


Drumdrumdrumdrum

I would love to see Euro and 500series come together. I'm sure it is just a matter of making a Euro panel and bringing 4x to 6x 500 series I/O to the front. Correct me if I'm wrong but 500 series is 12V? It's probably closer to 48V? Just say'n it would be cool.


Count Edlington

I'm pretty sure you can get side chaining and regular compression effects using a maths and an envelope follower.......


Mitchk1989

the envelope follower -> vca trick usually won't sound that great, because you're building a compressor from scratch by patching rather than having a precision tuned one built by professionals. Just saying, compression is probably the one piece of kit you want to be a bit of a conservative with (EQ as well I suppose)


ersatzplanet

I think a hard limiter is a much more useful in-cabinet device than a compressor. Of course it is just a compressor with the ratio turned up all the way but a simple brick wall limiter would be a very good "speaker saver" in any modular studio.


DonKartofflo

well i know i could just use an external device... but you know the idea of having the modular and that's it with gear is really awesome nanners
But i guess I'll just buy an ehx soul preacher or a boss comp or some other nice and cheap comp seriously, i just don't get it


tuj

I use an Alesis nanolimiter next to my rack for squashing duties. The Aphex Dominator is a great limiter too. But I too wish for a nice simple 4 or 6hp of fast attack hard knee compression.


ersatzplanet

tuj wrote:
I use an Alesis nanolimiter next to my rack for squashing duties. The Aphex Dominator is a great limiter too. But I too wish for a nice simple 4 or 6hp of fast attack hard knee compression.

It is too bad the Alesis wasn't a inch narrower cause then you could panel mount it sideways. There are few of them on eBay right now in the $60 range. Probably wouldn't be hard to hack it to fit - remote the jacks and pots.


Count Edlington

Mitchk1989 wrote:
the envelope follower -> vca trick usually won't sound that great, because you're building a compressor from scratch by patching rather than having a precision tuned one built by professionals. Just saying, compression is probably the one piece of kit you want to be a bit of a conservative with (EQ as well I suppose)


Yeah I definitely agree but its still cool for some things like side chaining non crucial lines.

I hear good things about the Golden Age Project Comp 54 and the RNC comp which is stereo too!
Does anyone have the Cwejman comp?


tuj

the fmr rnc sucks balls when its not in super-nice mode, which is to say its better at gentle compression over the 2-buss mix than it is on drums. even the manual for it admits that it distorts the bass sounds with fast attack times when its not on super-nice mode. I've had two of them since they came out. Great for mild ratio compression with medium to slow attach times. Crap for squashing drums. I've got a cheap Tapco compressor that sounds ace on drums. For the 2-buss, I use a Chameleon Labs 7720, followed by a ART VLA II that I re-tubed, and the final is a Aphex Dominator 722 with broadcast emphasis.


mojopin

ersatzplanet wrote:
I think a hard limiter is a much more useful in-cabinet device than a compressor. Of course it is just a compressor with the ratio turned up all the way but a simple brick wall limiter would be a very good "speaker saver" in any modular studio.


well, i thought i had a module that was broken and had the output cranked up every way i could manage and was barely getting a sound. at some point it started working again (bad cable) but they only way i knew, was not a change in sound but that all the leds on my cwejman vc-fcs lit up. that might have a been a speaker saver moment. as for the quality, it is my first hardware compressor. sounds transparent and is loaded with nice features. i must admit i generally use it as a 2bus compressor.

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