Rarefied Recording, a San Diego Recording Studio

New to the Racks: ADR Compex Compressor/Expander/Gate

New to the racks over here at Rarefied is this ADR Compex Compressor/Expander/Gate by Q2 Audio.

This is a re-issue of a classic unit known for its sound on drums as well as other things.

Supposedly, it was used as part of the acclaimed drum sound for Led Zeppelin’s “When the Levee Breaks”.

But I think you’d need a stairwell and John Bonham to fully recreate that sound!

We’re excited to be able to offer another stereo compressor option. This will sit well next to our Neve 33609.

It’s seen some action already on room mics for the drums recorded recently for The Paper Thins.