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Top 6 Vocal Compressor Options

Here's our list of our favorite compressors to use on vocals:

Urei 1176 - This compressor is great for dynamic compression. It features a very fast attack and release while providing a desirable sonic character. 

Teletronix LA-2A - This compressor is great for tonal compression. It features a very smooth sound that adds tube character, offering a pleasant sound on vocals.

Empircal Labs Distressor Often referred to as the Swiss Army Knife of compressors, the Distressor can add 2nd or 3rd order harmonics while offering a wide range of ratio settings. 

dbx 160A - Great for dynamic compression, perfect in any scenario when you need aggressive compression on vocals. 

Waves RVOX Great for quick, easy, dynamic compression.

Tube-Tech CL1B - Tonal compression. Fantastic warm sound. Extremely sought after.

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