So are you recording into Cubase or just using it as a sequencer and recording the synths on analog tape? Because if it is the former (recording into Cubase), you would have to compress everything going in and then be stuck with that or else run through another round of DA/AD conversion in order to use an analog compressor after it is recorded.technicsman1 wrote:No I do use a computer with cubase for arrangement. I'd be looking for a hardware compressor around 1200$, maybe a second hand one? Def want to avoid pulg ins as I spend a lot of time getting sounds from analog synth and use analog effects.....want to avoid digitally processing the audio as much as poss! I know.....I'm weird
And of course once the audio is digitized, using plug-ins isn't going to necessarily make it "more digital". It's already digital. There are some really great sounding compressor plug-ins available, as people have suggested in this thread. Don't fear the bits!