Kevin uses this vintage compressor to get his trademark drum sound. He says, in an [interview](http://www.audiotechnology.com.au/wp/index.php/lonerism-tame-impala-in-the-studio/#) for Audio Technology: “Compressors are what make awesome drum sounds. So I have a couple of vintage compressors. One of them is a dbx 165 that’s pretty much responsible for making the drums sound like John Bonham. I got it purely by chance. I bought it just before working on Innerspeaker because I felt like I should get some boxes with knobs on them with the album budget. I thought, ‘alright, I’ll just go on eBay and get a vintage compressor.’ I didn’t even know what I was doing the first time I used it, but I put the drums through it and it sounded pumping, like hip hop — it sounded awesome."more
According to the lot notes from Bonhams auction house website, Eric Clapton used the Ibanez HD1000 Harmonics/Delay, a DBX 160 compressor, a model SDE-3000 Roland delay, a Dyno-My-Piano Tri Stereo Chorus, a Boss CE-1 chorus, and a Boss HM-2 Heavy Metal pedal for his Bob Bradshaw rack system in the mid to late 1980s.more
OverEasy® or classic hard knee compression with dbx's ultra-musical program dependent attack and release times Compression Ratio variable from 1:1 through infinity :1 to negative compression Precision dual RMS LED display monitors input or output and gain reduction over a wide range and calibrates for different operating levels Over 60 dB of gain reduction available Exclusive Infinity+ compression allows negative compression lndependent balanced and unbalanced outputs can drive 600 loads to +24dBm simultaneously. New floating balanced output stage drives any load Strappable with another 160A for true RMS stereo summing operatmore
> For vocals, the idea was to get Jonathan to fit and hold his own against a really intense wall of sound. I had consistently used Neve 1073's, but Frank Filipetti suggested we try a Tube Tech MP1A. We did a shoot out with every pre in the room and subsequently, I never went back to Neve's again. After the MP1A, we had a Rev D 1176 LN, then a MASSENBURG 8200 and, I'm pretty sure an inline1081 from the console at Village Recorder. Later, we added a DBX160SL on the back end of that chain because it seemed to add nice presence and top end.more
"I use six dbx 160A compressors for the bass and acoustic guitars, then two dbx 160XT for the kicks and snares, coupled with four Drawmer DS201s stereo gates so you have a gate/compressor setup there, where the signal goes into the Drawmers then into the 160XTs. I also have a Drawmer 1960 tube compressor that I use on the guitars. I also use a dbx 1046 compressor; I use two lines for the keys and two for the stereo Leslie inputs." — Terry Pearson, Morissette's FOH engineer for *Under Rug Swept*'s promotional tourmore
I try and use it to keep my sound more even. Occasionally I will have a finger nail pluck a string and it peaks super loud. I use compression to try and hide this accident.