MF Blowout on Behringer Autocom Stereo Comps $49 - any good?

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MF Blowout on Behringer Autocom Stereo Comps $49 - any good?

Post by trianglelines » Mon Dec 27, 2004 2:23 pm

Seems like it might be a better deal than our old whippping boy the 3630...

Anyone use one? Recommend or dismiss?

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Re: MF Blowout on Behringer Autocom Stereo Comps $49 - any g

Post by KennyLusk » Mon Dec 27, 2004 3:19 pm

I use Behringer compression from time to time and find it a useable change of pace sometimes. It's a little noisy but it's functionality is decent. I usually break out the Behringer compression for hand percussion and sometimes a little loud electric guitar when I'm mic'ing my VOX Cambridge 2 X 10 (which is a little noisy).

Is it worth $49?

IMO, yes.

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Post by Milkmansound » Mon Dec 27, 2004 3:38 pm

great for the club setting. I would probably skip it unless you have no comps. Its character is fairly bland for my taste. Like I said though, I have yet to see a club without at least one of these in the rack.
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Re: MF Blowout on Behringer Autocom Stereo Comps $49 - any g

Post by SKEETER » Mon Dec 27, 2004 10:51 pm

I have numerous Behringer pieces of gear and they are great. I have a 4 channel comp/gate that I like a lot, the only bad thing about it is that it does far too much, and I have to spend time in the manual everytime I go to set it. It does a fantastic job though, and is very transparent. It also has XLR inputs in the back too, which makes it very versitile, I originally bought it to run my drum mics into the XLRs with.

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Re: MF Blowout on Behringer Autocom Stereo Comps $49 - any g

Post by Don Shumai » Wed Jan 26, 2005 6:01 am

I'm looking for something to just watch out for dangerous peaks while tracking. Would I be wasting $50 on this for this purpose? I compress in the box otherwise.

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Re: MF Blowout on Behringer Autocom Stereo Comps $49 - any g

Post by lsn110 » Wed Jan 26, 2005 6:27 am

For tracking peaks...I'd say just get a RNC.

I can't imagine that the Behringer is nearly as transparent.

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Post by joelpatterson » Wed Jan 26, 2005 6:28 am

Oh, go ahead, get it, it's fucking fine, and it's much better than nothing.
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Re: MF Blowout on Behringer Autocom Stereo Comps $49 - any g

Post by Mark Alan Miller » Wed Jan 26, 2005 6:55 am

joelpatterson wrote:Oh, go ahead, get it, it's fucking fine, and it's much better than nothing.
Agreed. For $50 if you don't like it or tire of it in a few days/weeks/months you can always toss it up on eBay or something and get a decent return on it.
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Re: MF Blowout on Behringer Autocom Stereo Comps $49 - any g

Post by Mr. Dipity » Wed Jan 26, 2005 8:25 am

trianglelines wrote:Seems like it might be a better deal than our old whippping boy the 3630...

Anyone use one? Recommend or dismiss?

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Re: MF Blowout on Behringer Autocom Stereo Comps $49 - any g

Post by SKEETER » Wed Jan 26, 2005 8:55 am

I have a lot of behringer stuff, and it is all fantastic stuff, even if it was not so inexpensive I would buy it because I like the quality of it.
I have a quad comp/gate that is similar to the one you are talking about, and it does a great job, it is very transparent sounding. The gate works really well. The only thing I don't like about the one I have is that it does too much, it has a lot of buttons on it, (stuff like "soft knee" compression) that I have to pull the manual out ever time I use it. But as far as how it functions, I couldn't have chosen a better device.

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Post by Milkmansound » Wed Jan 26, 2005 8:59 am

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Post by johnny7 » Wed Jan 26, 2005 9:20 am

I'll take two if we can put it on someone else's visa...

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Re: MF Blowout on Behringer Autocom Stereo Comps $49 - any g

Post by Wild Bill » Wed Jan 26, 2005 9:44 am

I want some of whatever skeeter is smoking.

Hey, mabey he's the guy that went in and bought that $9,000.00 of Berry gear in one throw at GC that I've read about.

Berry may make some decent gear and what you do with the gear is more important than the gear itself, but I would never use adjectives like "fanastic".

Buy it but know it has limitations and won't sound even as good as a RNC, let alone LA2A or 1176 in a lot of cases. It's great to advise people it's ok to buy this kind of stuff, but let them know it's limitations so they don't think they're doing something wrong when it dosn't perform the same way. If it was that easy to put out cheap quality stuff, It would be everywhere....

BTW I'm not a gear smob I do own some Berry gear, but I don't prentend it even comes close to the transparency and musicality of top shelf gear, It's adaquate. There's two kinds of snobbery. Top shelf snobbery and I do everything cheap snobery.
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Re: MF Blowout on Behringer Autocom Stereo Comps $49 - any g

Post by Mr. Dipity » Wed Jan 26, 2005 9:49 am

SKEETER wrote:I have a lot of behringer stuff, and it is all fantastic stuff, even if it was not so inexpensive I would buy it because I like the quality of it.
Uhhh... ok. Each to their own.
The only thing I don't like about the one I have is that it does too much, it has a lot of buttons on it, (stuff like "soft knee" compression) that I have to pull the manual out ever time I use it. But as far as how it functions, I couldn't have chosen a better device.
No offense, but how many compressors have you used, and can compare to the Behringer gear, if the concept of soft knee is so foreign to you?

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Re: MF Blowout on Behringer Autocom Stereo Comps $49 - any g

Post by MoreSpaceEcho » Wed Jan 26, 2005 10:17 am

Don Shumai wrote:I'm looking for something to just watch out for dangerous peaks while tracking. Would I be wasting $50 on this for this purpose? I compress in the box otherwise.
hello don.

save your loot. they're junk, and i doubt they're really fast enough to grab stray peaks on tracking. i'd say just lower your input levels a bit. if you're recording 24 bit there's no need to be peaking right up to zero.

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