- July 31, 2010 at 3:49 pm #15231Ted FletcherKeymaster
Even after designing and building compressors for 50 years (!) I still get the odd new idea, and a couple of weeks ago I was searching through some catalogues and came across a light cell that I did not recognise….. most of these light cells that we use nowadays are originally designed to sense daylight brightness for street lighting (!) It’s only sheer luck that the time constants are suitable for audio compression.
These new cells looked interesting because they are physically big, and similar to the cells I used in the first JoeMeek compressors….. So I bought some and checked their time constant characteristics, and they do have a very interesting curve.
I modified a P38 using the new cells and it turned into a real beast of a compressor with more of the old fashioned ‘thump’ and less of the standard ‘VCA’ sound…. in fact, it does not simulate the VCA compressor very well at all!
I shall be experimenting further with it…. I have an idea that it might be fun to introduce a real old fashioned rock and roll compressor to get some life back into mastering! Will it be a P38 R and R?January 18, 2011 at 2:06 am #15648cowuddersParticipant
hello, what a pleasure!
any news on the dirty, pumping R+R?
all the best from Austria,
berndJanuary 20, 2011 at 10:09 am #15649Ted FletcherKeymaster
Hi Bernd, No news on this one yet!
I will be working on it this month I promise, but ‘consumer electronics’ has kept me too busy until now.
I will post the proposed facilities here soon.
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