Sonic State Studio / Outboard / CHISWICK REACH stereo valve compressor

Average rating: 10.0/10 out of 10

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Jonathan Sumpton a Professional user from UK writes:
How many compressors are mentioned in the same breath as "Fairchild"?

The Chiswick Reach is cheap when you work out what it actually does for your recordings ...... dead cheap.

Yes, it costs a lot of dosh but, work out how much money you lose buying compressors you don't like and selling them on, work out how many tracks you've recorded through all the compressors you've sold on and need to re-record, what's the value of the time spent on making recordings you're not happy with? How much money could you have made if your badly compressed recordings could have been at least licensed as masters? Since compression is a vital part of professional recordings, as long as you use it, the Chiswick Reach earns it's keep all day, every day and what's the point of getting a load of CDs made from masters you're not happy with? The Chiswick Reach should be used for tracking, on the final mix and any re-mastering. If something's worth doing, it's worth doing well and I can't think of ANY recording that wouldn't benefit from having a Chiswick Reach compressor used on it. It's hard to put into words what this unit does for your recordings but the internet is full of people singing it's praises. It's never had a bad word said about it (apart from the board of directors of Avalon, Crane Song and Manley). The sooner you get one, the sooner it starts earning it's keep.

Rating: 10 out of 10 posted Tuesday, 16-Dec-03 at 19:32
Jonathan Sumpton a Professional user from UK writes:
How many compressors are mentioned in the same breath as "Fairchild"?

The Chiswick Reach is cheap when you work out what it actually does for your recordings ...... dead cheap.

Yes, it costs a lot of dosh but, work out how much money you lose buying compressors you don't like and selling them on, work out how many tracks you've recorded through all the compressors you've sold on and need to re-record, what's the value of the time spent on making recordings you're not happy with? How much money could you have made if your badly compressed recordings could have been at least licensed as masters? Since compression is a vital part of professional recordings, as long as you use it, the Chiswick Reach earns it's keep all day, every day and what's the point of getting a load of CDs made from masters you're not happy with? The Chiswick Reach should be used for tracking, on the final mix and any re-mastering. If something's worth doing, it's worth doing well and I can't think of ANY recording that wouldn't benefit from having a Chiswick Reach compressor used on it. It's hard to put into words what this unit does for your recordings but the internet is full of people singing it's praises. It's never had a bad word said about it (apart from perhaps the board of directors of Avalon, Crane Song and Manley). The sooner you get one, the sooner it starts earning it's keep.

Rating: 10 out of 10 posted Tuesday, 16-Dec-03 at 19:32
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