BBE MaxCom

BBE MaxCom

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MaxCom, Studio compressor from BBE.

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BBE MaxCom tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: BBE
  • Model: MaxCom
  • Category: Studio compressors
  • Added in our database on: 04/01/2005

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BBE MaxCom user reviews

Average Score:4.7( 4.7/5 based on 9 reviews )
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 3 reviews33 %

stompboxjon's review"Two independent compressors"

BBE MaxCom
The BBE MaxCom compressor a 2 XLR, 2 ¼ input and 2 XLR, 2 ¼ outputs unit that can be racked. It is also very well made and portable being only about 5 pounds or so. The main decision to go with this compressor came from its side chain abilities because it has 2 ¼ side chain in and out. The ration is 1:1 to 11:1 with a great frequency response of 20Hz to 20 kHz all in this 2 channel compressor. Using the MaxCom you will not have any issues with clipping because of the peak limiter. The MaxCom has a 4th gen Sonic Maximizer in it which is way better than the VST maximizer that we were using during the time.


One of the first things that I noticed with this compressor is that it has 2 separate and independent compressors that each gives you full control over the dynamics and functions. The fact that it is a 1 rack unit but still gives you two compressors was a huge bonus for us and made it a must have.


If you have ever used a compressor before that had a hard time eliminating noise then this MaxCom will blow your mind away with how it can eliminate those noises with its compression and gate. Setting this compressor up is very easy, it does come with a manual that can walk you through anything you might have questions about.


You will have no issues getting a huge sound with this compressor, I am not a fan of the bright red color though but other members of my group love it. It would have been better if they used a more neutral color. But, for the price you will not find a better compressor that has 2 independent compressors built into a single rackable unit. It is a great product at a great price and I am very happy that I purchased this when it first came out.

Furykane's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

BBE MaxCom
Compressor (1:1 ratio deep as you like: 1), manually adjustable attack release threshold as it should but also automatically. Moreover it is a noise gate Quipp and BBE.
The limiter is effective, the support measures.
The BBE process compensates for the phase shift of the string sound, giving the division a better understanding of restitution and natural harmonics (unlike other artificial exiter): the sound is much less dull.
Kes ke ca is from a 482i since it is the same price? Well, it better:
-In addition to the functions cited prcdemment it possdent symmtriques has inputs and outputs XLR +4 dB (or jack) and asymtrique against jack-10dBv for the 482i.
He was up against numrique 21 dBu to 18dBu 482.
The 882i is more expensive, it is 23 dBu, gate and compressor no.

By the finish against the maxcom lgre is a bit at the pots but not for long and positive one given meter. It's made in China and finish suffers compared to amricains MODELS.


I wanted to buy this unit for the gate function and BBE because I dj a compressor. I used the Compressor Limiter BBE mode (ratio 1: inf) is a real wall. The BBE starts end of string.

There's a link mode, and fortunately for the rglage manual lacks a bit of precision (no digital display).

Warning: I noticed that the bypass n'tait not true. Pert is an average of 3 dB compared to the original signal (I measured with a DEQ 2496). Design or default Truanderie marketing?

Do not push the bottom rglages systmatiquement, dose depending on your hardware, starting from 0.


The impact on the sound is impressive in the studio or live.
When will numrique between? The signal noise might be a bit better.


I know the plug in and I have the bass preamp. It's the same concept! What happiness!
Selecta Biss@02/17/2007

Selecta Biss@'s review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

BBE MaxCom
This compressor is a small wonder who does his Boulo without excessive gate zell a super minimalist and especially the maximizer Intgr litralemen bluff me for equipment acht Euro 175 to spawn United States including shipping. For the rest all said lower and t me.


... What is a compressor ....


Only weak point a little buzz when 50Hz j'enclanche function maximizer but nothing serious.


Of course I dir remake that choice without line shells.
Gumpa Maker09/16/2011

Gumpa Maker's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Very good value for Q / P"

BBE MaxCom
Gate + Compressor + Maximizer.
Edit the front only.
For technology, I think the game gate / comp is analog and the digital part maximizer is (check).
The connection is sufficient (I / O on XLR or TRS 6.35, side-chain input jack 6.35 (TS or TRS, I do not know ...).


Very easy to use, manual quite sufficient.

-1 For the double mini-knobs maximize;
-1 For controls maximizer NOT linkable from one channel to another (must be scrupulously copy values ​​from one channel to another in stereo mode).


Very satisfactory.

The gate part is very brief (a single knob), but it defends itself quite well.
The compressor plays its role and for this price, the best I've heard by far!
Section maximizer is very well made too.

-1 For lack of headroom on the input of the compressor (I plan to stick me a pad of-6dB is so boring);
-1 Because even if it is good, you can hear the clicks trigger on signals such as kick of 808 (ok, it's a signal that requires a good compressor, but good).

There is no adjustment Knee, which is a pity ...

That said, it's still a device that sounds great.


I use it for 6 months in a config LIVE MACHINE. I used to compress / enhencer mix all except / the kick (s) and voice (and other sources as needed) from the side-chain, which is drive by / the kick (s).

I tried a few compressors that price range (Behringer, Samson) and other more prestigious part of my work.

The price / quality ratio is unbeatable (about € 200 new and it sounds great anyway).

Severe lack of headroom on the input, but I would definitely do it again this election!

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