Neve® 33609 / 33609SE Compressor
Neve 33609 / 33609SE Compressor
I'm not sure if it's three dimentional. but it certainly add its color to the sound. noisy kind of gentle harshness. think it'd be really good match with drums , not a vocal. cheers !
The Best Compressor
When you add Neve 33609 in a bass track, or vocal track, or drums, the tone result is incredible, even if you are not applying a significant amount of compression!!!
You want glue? This is magic glue. Get this glue.
33609 is ideal for any sound source like a vocal, drums, bass, lead instruments and submixes/mixes. Sound is smooth with pleasant color. I use it constantly.
Most plugins you buy make a 5% difference and the cumulative effect of the plugin paired with you knowledge base makes for a memorable mix. This plug was on another plane.
Instantly the mix became more stereo, there was the glue I'd heard in my head, but most of all it was analog and human sounding. Of all the UAD plugins I own, this one may have made the biggest leap for me sonically.
Silky with just the right amount of edge
I got the 33609 just as I was finishing my current record, and it immediately knocked me out. It takes so little to do so much with this box, just tickle the gain reduction meter and it's pure magic. It glues the kick and bass together in a way which never gets muddy with increased thump and sustain, there is increased clarity in the vocal/guitar range, and effortless, relaxed silk in the highs. Kind-of the perfect balance between edgy and smooth. I actually prefer the "SE" version which comes with it, which seems to have a bit more of a Hi-Fi sound to it with slightly less aggressive attack properties. Having used nearly every plug-in compressor, I can say to anybody mixing guitar-based rock that the 33609 should be the first choice for a master bus compressor.
really enjoy this on bass and the mix bus. thanks guys.
Not a life changer, but the 33609 sounds like a charm. On the master bus or on individual channels, it ranges from subtle control to aggressive compression. A must have!
gentle master comp
best for me.
you will be need this one.
Clean. Tough. Tight.
I reach for this on hip hop main vocal buss and hooks, just to make the main vox and adlibs come thru together like a tight crew. Lead verse up front, then the back ground vocals, Adlibs and overdubs on yo head like..."yeah what he said!"
4 stars not five cause it's the 'limiter in' doesn't cooperate well with the compression. I'm still learnin though.
First thing to go on the mixbus. Also very nice for overheads, and anything else!
D. van Haarlem
Great Compressor for Analog Cohesion!
On vocals it gives you that nice controlled sound with all the right vintage flavor; presence , thickness and boldness. A different style than the SSL bus comp, but as masterly! And thus to be used on the mix/master bus as well. It's not only icing, but also adds weight. That makes this compressor so unique.
Top 3 Buss Compressors
Makes it into my Top 3, along with SSL & elysia Alpha.
Must-have buss compressor, especially if you want to Brauerize ITB!
Excellent mastering compressor
I have had the pleasure of using the hardware at my favorite mastering studio. Now I get the same punch, glue and sheen from that piece in my studio for my clients who can't afford to go to my recommended mastering house. Thanks for another great model UA!
This is a very powerful tool that I am now lucky enough to own, 5 stars from me UA.
Great for drums and guitars!
I use it every day.A must have compressor.
Finally my workhorse is in my stable...
I demoed it a couple of times and there was always a vibe which was like "get it, get it!!" since it works almost on all buses. My favorite master chain now consists two comps, the elysia alpha master for fine stuff and this beast for the flavor. Since then, everything seemed like "done". Like I don´t need no more on it! It´s really a no-brainer without compromises. It´s just like the Neve 88RS Unison Channelstrip - wtf are you waiting for? Get IT!!!
best compressor I ve ever used on the entire mix. Love it
the NEVE 33609 is my favorite. I go try something else and I come back with this plug in. It does such a nice job on buss tracks. Thanks for the emulation, time money and space saved!