Top 6 Vocal Compressor Options
Here's our list of our favorite compressors to use on vocals:
Urei 1176 - This compressor is great for dynamic compression. It features a very fast attack and release while providing a desirable sonic character.
Teletronix LA-2A - This compressor is great for tonal compression. It features a very smooth sound that adds tube character, offering a pleasant sound on vocals.
Empircal Labs Distressor - Often referred to as the Swiss Army Knife of compressors, the Distressor can add 2nd or 3rd order harmonics while offering a wide range of ratio settings.
dbx 160A - Great for dynamic compression, perfect in any scenario when you need aggressive compression on vocals.
Waves RVOX - Great for quick, easy, dynamic compression.
Tube-Tech CL1B - Tonal compression. Fantastic warm sound. Extremely sought after.