I want to learn more about orange squeezer type compressors

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  1. TheGuildedAge

    TheGuildedAge Member

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    I haven't read much on these but can anyone tell me the big difference or goal of these compared to other comps.

    I don't like the dyna comp types as much, they cut too much treble and are noisy.

    I love the evening effect of a mirage compressor.

    What exactly does the orange style do differently?
     
  2. smolder

    smolder Gold Supporting Member

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    Very subtle. Never owned a real one but I have had and built (from a kit) clones. Very good from bringing the volume down a bit and maintaining some boost/sustain without hugely effecting the tone.
     
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    Yep. Very subtle and a bit gritty. I've built several as people keep buying them right off of my pedal board at gigs. I even built one into my wife's bass (old lefty Kramer aluminum neck) to replace the active electronics that had long since died.

    Love recording with it, especially bass. Works great going direct to interface too.
     
  5. analogmike

    analogmike Gold Supporting Member

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    Really cool on bass! Tony Levin has been using his Juicer (right side of Bicomp) on several Peter Gabriel tunes for many years.
     

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