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
Sold on Reverb.com, along with [this one](https://reverb.com/item/22146894-dbx-160x-compressor-limiter-owned-by-eric-cannata-of-young-the-giant?show_sold=true). > From YTG: These are great compressors, especially for drums. Putting them on kick/snare is awesome! You can get really nice, sticky compressions that make the drums really punch. Selling because I'm doing more stuff in the box.more
"When it comes to drums, normally I start with a 2264X on the snare. With drums the attack time settings are of course very important, and the Neves don't have variable attack; but I just like the way they sound. If for some reason the Neve doesn't work out, I'm not afraid to try out my arsenal of compressors. I'll try a Distressor, Dbx 160X or patch in my Summit. If I want to mess with the transient of the drum sound, the Distressor is good; I can either smack the sound hard to sharpen the transient, or set it differently to smooth out the transient a bit."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.