Gert

G1176 versus other compressors
« on: August 12, 2004, 02:42:49 PM »
Hi guys,
This is my first time on the board.Why is everyone building the G1176 or SSL? What about LA4? It' s not so complex like SSL or G1176.
Gert


JayDee

G1176 versus other compressors
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2004, 02:55:27 PM »
e.g. never had any better compressor on drums (dance) then the SSL...

G1176 versus other compressors
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2004, 04:09:59 PM »
Both sound very good and aren't that hard or expensive to make (of course this depends on the quality of parts you use).
Another very big advantage of both is that Jakob provided lots of good info and documentation. After i did the Green mic pre the G1176 was my second project and right from the start i felt pretty secure with all the info around so the jump into the cold water didn't feel as cold  :green:
If you have a problem with your version chances are pretty good that somebody from the board already had the same problem and knows how to fix it since both projects are so popular.

Flo

CJ

G1176 versus other compressors
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2004, 04:17:52 PM »
pardon my ignorance, but was the ssl imbedded in a consol or was it a seperate rack unit?
does anybody have a picture of an original one?
and where did the ssl mixer company come from? are they a Neve shootoff, or just a newer brand of mixer?
thanks!
there is some 1176 history over at the Universal Audio site, by the way.
 :guinness:
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Svart

G1176 versus other compressors
« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2004, 04:28:53 PM »
Welcome to the GroupDIY leper colony! when something falls off, we just replace it with a tube!
occupation: General Electron Mayhem

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CJ

G1176 versus other compressors
« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2004, 05:01:32 PM »
Awesome! Thanks guys!
Instant education about something I should know about.
I like those lit switches for the X logic box.
 :guinness:
If I can't fix it, I can fix it so nobody else can!
Frank's Tube Page: www.mif.pg.gda.pl/homepages/frank/vs.html
Guitar Amps: http://bmamps.com/Tech_sch.html

gyraf

G1176 versus other compressors
« Reply #6 on: August 13, 2004, 05:30:20 AM »
SSL originally started out by manufacturing remote keyboards for church organs..

 :grin:

Jakob E.
..note to self: don't let Harman run your company..

sismofyt

G1176 versus other compressors
« Reply #7 on: August 13, 2004, 05:48:40 AM »
"No-one will ever buy a console with a telly in it" :green:

Can't remember who said that in ´77, but I doubt he's making consoles today :grin:

Kev

Re: G1176 versus other compressors
« Reply #8 on: August 13, 2004, 07:51:58 AM »
Quote from: "Gert"
What about LA4? It' s not so complex like SSL or G1176.


the Kev opto comp was based on the LA4
I just replaced the input and output with some SSM2143 / 2142 chips.
I did stick with the original 4136 in the side chain.
Have used both LED / LDR  and   Vactrol units and they work fine for what they are.
bass guitar
... some vocals
... some synths
... I usually find something for them to do.
Kev
DIY Factory

Michael Krusch

G1176 versus other compressors
« Reply #9 on: August 13, 2004, 08:23:31 AM »
Kev, the LA-4A schematic shows some diodes called V10 or Y10, would a 1N4148 do the job?


gyraf

G1176 versus other compressors
« Reply #10 on: August 13, 2004, 08:51:13 AM »
Yes, 1N4148's works fine for the La4..

Jakob E.
..note to self: don't let Harman run your company..

Michael Krusch

G1176 versus other compressors
« Reply #11 on: August 13, 2004, 09:09:33 AM »
Thanks Jakob, so my next project is ready.


 

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