For outboard compression, he owns an 1176, a Distressor, a pair of old dbx 160s, an ADL 1000, an old Vocal Stressor from Audio Design Recordings, a pair of 160Xs and a Joe Meek. “I take any combination there, depending upon what I'm tracking,” he says. “It gets me into Pro Tools, and then I have an Apogee as well that I use as my main head.”more
...and it rocks! Probably my favorite vocal tracking compressor, and also a real threat on the parallel drum bus. The only thing I don't like it on is "slap" bass, and maybe 2-buss. The mod basically spiffed up the sound (flatter response, less midrange hollowness) and also made the output gain noticeably cleaner, or at least better-sounding at higher levels.