Best Funk Compressor

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  1. clothwiring

    clothwiring Supporting Member

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    In a funk band and the keyboardist just left so I'm covering more parts. In your opinion what's the best compressor for funk? A good transparent one.
     
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    I'm not a big funk guy but the Philosopher's Tone has been pretty awesome. Super transparent and functional.
     
  3. clothwiring

    clothwiring Supporting Member

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    Any other input on this?
     
  4. subendo

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    I think Paul Jackson JR uses the Demeter Compulator and he sounds damn good on those funky rhythms. I use a Diamond, but I'm not going for as much squish as he has.
     
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    are you looking for something with a poppy attack? if so, the 4 knob keeley could be very useful.
     
  6. clothwiring

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    Your rig is great Dave, I wished you were a bit more out front when i heard you but your tone was spot on.
     
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    Yeah I think a nice pop attack up front would be great. I'll also be covering keys and horn parts so having a good attack would be great.
     
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    Frankee Wartime Consigliere

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    Compulator.....used it all the time for funk/soul.
     
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    my Analogman mini bi-comp is great for funk!!

    it brings everything up-front!
     
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    Thanks! I guess that's what happens when a club wants to hire a "soundman", but instead hires "man with sound equipment".

    I would check out the Compulator. That's the next one I want to try when I get a chance. I like that there's just 2 knobs.
     
  11. Dr. Jimmy

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    Dynacomp with the Monte Allums mods works for me!
     
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    EHX White Finger, especially the Lamp setting, is great for that James Brown funk.
     
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    I play in an old-school funk band (Plenty of James Brown, Niles, Sly). Been using a Keeley 2-knob for about 2 years, and I dig it mightily. I've tried a few others (Diamond, Monte Allums modded CS-3, and a Barber Tone Press).

    I still like the Keeley the best. If price was an issue, I'd use the Barber without too many qualms.
     
  14. clothwiring

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    So anyone want to sell me a Demeter? :)
     
  15. Julia343

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    I know it might be overkill, but for the money, have you considered going dbx rack?
     
  16. Jim Moulton

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    There is a Demeter in the Emporium fo 149
     
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    Analogman Juicer or MXR Custom Shop Dynacomp 1976
     

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