Thoughts on the PreSonus ACP88

Discussion in 'rec.audio.pro' started by Ryan Richards \(Diesel Breath\), Aug 21, 2003.

  1. Buster Mudd

    Buster Mudd Guest

    "Ryan Richards \(Diesel Breath\)" <joshakrohn@cox.net> wrote in message news:<8SY0b.47646$Ij4.39706@news2.central.cox.net>...
    > Fire away....


    It's small.
  2. Burt Jones

    Burt Jones Guest

    I like mine a lot.

    Burt Jones
    Mediastar Productions
  3. Yuri T.

    Yuri T. Guest

    I have one. It's a useful unit but not sonically the best. I think it
    has more of a home in sound reinforcement than in the studio. 8
    channels of expansion and compression at that price isn't going to be
    any great shakes. I usually use mine just to gate the drum set when I
    want to. I don't reach for it when I want to compress a vocal or
    anything like that. A useful tool, good bang for the buck, not going
    to cow any 1176's.
  4. Rick Knepper

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    "Yuri T." <tymish@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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    > I have one. It's a useful unit but not sonically the best. I think it
    > has more of a home in sound reinforcement than in the studio.


    In fact, this is the suggested category of usage by Presonus.


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  5. Guitarboy

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    In article <26p1b.1719$HN4.896@newssvr24.news.prodigy.com>, Rick
    Knepper <rick@rknepper.com> wrote:

    > "Yuri T." <tymish@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    > news:f7d8b3cd.0308220535.5c412970@posting.google.com...
    >
    > > I have one. It's a useful unit but not sonically the best. I think it
    > > has more of a home in sound reinforcement than in the studio.

    >
    > In fact, this is the suggested category of usage by Presonus.


    isnt this similar to the acp-22?
  6. Lou Gimenez

    Lou Gimenez Guest

    The compressors are useful on a drum kit, the gates are not, for me
    --Lou Gimenez
    The Music Lab
    2" 24track w all the Goodies
    www.musiclabnyc.com



    > From: tymish@hotmail.com (Yuri T.)
    > Organization: http://groups.google.com/
    > Newsgroups: rec.audio.pro
    > Date: 22 Aug 2003 06:35:51 -0700
    > Subject: Re: Thoughts on the PreSonus ACP88
    >
    > I have one. It's a useful unit but not sonically the best. I think it
    > has more of a home in sound reinforcement than in the studio. 8
    > channels of expansion and compression at that price isn't going to be
    > any great shakes. I usually use mine just to gate the drum set when I
    > want to. I don't reach for it when I want to compress a vocal or
    > anything like that. A useful tool, good bang for the buck, not going
    > to cow any 1176's.
  7. In article <8SY0b.47646$Ij4.39706@news2.central.cox.net>,
    Ryan Richards \(Diesel Breath\) <joshakrohn@cox.net> wrote:
    >Fire away....


    The gates stink and the compressors are so so, but basically usable.
    The best thing you could say is that it's small and dense, but for me,
    it's a waste of 3U. I tend to bypass them when I encounter them at a
    live show and use my own stuff, but YMMV... For me, the 2 knob dbx
    gate built into a compressor (like the 166, 266, 1066 etc.) works far
    better.

    I know people that like them though, so maybe it works for your style.
    Try one out and see what it does...


    Regards,

    Monte McGuire
    mcguire@theworld.com

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