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theaudioandvideoguy 06/25/2012

dbx 160X : theaudioandvideoguy's user review

« compression and limiter is great »

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This analog limiter is a rack able unit that can also be used as a compressor as well. This unit is a high quality piece of gear and should not be over looked especially if you need a great limiter. This limiter can not be compared to a software limiter because it is just so much better than any software limiter to me. I have been using this limiter off and on for bout 7 years now, im not sure when it was created probably way before I started using it but comparing it to any software limiters is a mistake. Nothing will give you great compression and limiting like the dbx 160x can.


Very easy to use and set up especially if you know how limiting and compression works, well not just how it works but how it works in a hardware unit and not software there is a major difference. Using this unit you wont be able just to click on different limiting presets and compression presets. You will have a lot of control over your music but you can do the same with software as well except the software limiters just arent as good, unless you spend a ton of money on a limiter and compression plug in and in that case the dbx 160x would be cheaper to go with because it is not expensive at all anymore.


Using this compressor and limiter has been a great investment for me and I continue to use it from time to time. It just isn’t good if you are going to travel a lot, that is where the software limiter plug ins come in to play for me and when they get used the most. I hardly never use a software limiter or compressor if im in the main studio or even at home most of the time.


Overall, it has great compression capabilities