Become a member
Become a member
Continuer avec Google

or
Log in
Log in
Se connecter avec Google

or
Add this product to
  • Mon ancien matos
  • My current gear
  • Mon futur matos
Orban 422 A Compressor
Images
1/5
Orban 422 A Compressor
Price engine
Classified Ads
Forums
< Return to the list of user reviews
moosers moosers
Publié le 02/28/10 à 20:58
The Orban 422 A Compressor is a single channel, analog compressor, limiter, and de-esser. I don't know what type of connections it has since the one I've used was racked up, but I'm fairly certain that it has XLR connections for both input and output, although it could have some other connections as well. The 422 A will take up two spaces in a traditional rack mount.

UTILIZATION

The configuration of the Orban 422 A Compressor is a bit interesting for a dynamic processor, but is nonetheless simple to use. For parameters it has knobs for input attenuation, ratio, attack, release, gate threshold, output, gain, and de-ess. The unit also has metering for gain reduction and output level. A manual would definitely be very hard to find, but one isn't necessary anyway.

SOUND QUALITY

The Orban 422 A Compressor definitely isn't the best sounding compressor in the world, but it also isn't the worst. It doesn't have a lot of punch or clarity, but will do the basic job. I've used the 422 for compressing a whole slew of different drums, but for nothing else. While I liked the amount of control that I have over your sound, it doesn't excite your original sound like some compressors do. It is nice to be able to de-ess with it, and it's best feature is the fact that it is pretty versatile. However, the sound just doesn't blow me away and I would rather use compressors that do.

OVERALL OPINION

The Orban 422 A Compressor is a really a rare piece of gear. After using it in a recording studio I went to do some research about it to see if I could find out a thing or two about it, but really didn't find much. However, everything about it is pretty self explanatory when it comes to actually using it. I wouldn't recommend trying to seek out of these, as it just isn't worth it, but if you do come across one at a very cheap price, I'd at least recommend taking a second look.
cookies

We are using cookies!

Yes, Audiofanzine is using cookies. Since the last thing that we want is disturbing your diet with too much fat or too much sugar, you'll be glad to learn that we made them ourselves with fresh, organic and fair ingredients, and with a perfect nutritional balance. What this means is that the data we store in them is used to enhance your use of our website as well as improve your user experience on our pages (learn more). To configure your cookie preferences, click here.

We did not wait for a law to make us respect our members and visitors' privacy. The cookies that we use are only meant to improve your experience on our website.

Our cookies

Cookies not subject to consent

These are cookies that guarantee the proper functioning of Audiofanzine and allow its optimization. The website cannot function properly without these cookies.

Website preferences

We store your preferences so that you do not have to re-enter them every time your come back (forums options, dark or light theme, classifieds filter, standard or buzz news, newsletters popups...).

Log in

This one makes sure you don't have to re-enter your credentials every time you visit Audiofanzine.

Analytics

This data allows us to understand the use that our visitors make of our website in an attempt to improve it.

Advertising

This information allows us to show you personalized advertisements thanks to which Audiofanzine is financed. By unchecking this box you will still have advertisements but they may be less interesting :)

We did not wait for a law to make us respect our members and visitors' privacy. The cookies that we use are only meant to improve your experience on our website.

Our cookies

Cookies not subject to consent

These are cookies that guarantee the proper functioning of Audiofanzine and allow its optimization. The website cannot function properly without these cookies.

Website preferences

We store your preferences so that you do not have to re-enter them every time your come back (forums options, dark or light theme, classifieds filter, standard or buzz news, newsletters popups...).

Log in

This one makes sure you don't have to re-enter your credentials every time you visit Audiofanzine.

Analytics

This data allows us to understand the use that our visitors make of our website in an attempt to improve it.

Advertising

This information allows us to show you personalized advertisements thanks to which Audiofanzine is financed. By unchecking this box you will still have advertisements but they may be less interesting :)


You can find more details on data protection in our privacy policy.