Its a fantastic compressor because it has an immensely smooth gain action, and you can do various tricks with it's wet/dry blend control. there's a thread about it in the new product section. well, i got one today from the music store that was kind enough to let me try-before-buy it, and i must say that i am really impressed with it. It's also the first TK Audio comp to feature an exclusive TK VU-Meter. Im liking the bc 1 better everyday. Of course I would still love a 2500, but more for tracking, mastering and on a "rythem" buss when mixing. This is the kind of gear that I end up keeping and using everyday. with the blend function you can easily do your parallel compression in a split second. Yea, we're working on some audio/video examples for both comps. Mine shipped today and will be here next Tuesday! Slick and smooth. I primarily record analog based electronic music, and though I finally decided on the 1968, the TK was my next choice. Media, past versions: Click for BC1-S TapeOp review (03/2015) Click for BC1 MkII Gearslutz test & review; Click for BC1 MKII SOS test & review. It's just what the doctor ordered for a 2Bus Comp. In regards to the TK Audio examples, it does sound similar to an SSL (even looks like one) but I agree it has a little more modern sound. :-). When they say it glues things together, it's true. It is the direct successor of the BC1-S and internally identical to the Ltd. released in 2018. Option number one, two or three? The BC1-S provides just that kind of compression bringing cohesion and punch; equally useful for drum buss and instrument compression. (empirical, thermionic, tk audio) samples inside. Plus the HPF on board helps from squashing the bass too much. My SSL/Smart reference is more in that it has a basic tonality (without compression) of "clean-ish but not boring" that is also the case with the SSL. Very nice. in the exact same chain and they … had my BC1 for a few days now and i´m impressed! I always thought the C2 was preferable to the C1 becasue its more flexible, and honestly its a better compressor when compared [in application].The BC-1 is ALWAYS smooth, and very solid sounding, no matter the amount of gain reduction. Curious how these comps compare with the Portico 5043 on the mix buss? wow I had never even heard of this thing. I just bought a BC1 from the good people at Mercenary. Any other thoughts on this match up? Quick question. Anyone have any feedback on it? (empirical, thermionic, tk audio) samples inside, Already have an account? BC1 is doing magic to kick and snare/clap inside a mix, without changing the character of the mix itself.” Georg O Luksch, Home Music Studio / Vienna, Austria “I used my new BC1-S for mixing and now I get the hype about it. I wouldn't use it if I wanted a big, wide and open sound. TK Audio have revised and improved the original BC-1 in several stages, from the original MkI, to a MkII, the BC1-S and now the BC501. Just a friendly reminder that political discussion, (including "offhand" and 'sideways' commenting) is. how do you compare it against the Alan Smart C1?? Click here to login, The ability to reply to and create new discussions, Access to members-only giveaways & competitions, Interact with VIP industry experts in our guest Q&As, Access to members-only sub forum discussions, Get INSTANT ACCESS to the world's best private pro audio, Promote your eBay auctions and Reverb.com listings for free. Does anybody have information on the differences between the BC-1 mark ii the BC1-S which is their current offering? I did want to say that I used the BC1 on OH when tracking drums last weekend and it was simply fantastic. Tried it on the drum buss and it did wonders. Mixing engineers call it the magic "glue" when transparent compression strengthens mixes without compromising clarity. I finally got to hear one of these today, and it does have its place...but I was a little disappointed in its low fidelity after all the comments about how clean and clear it is. I had a 5043 for a couple of years before the BC1 and I found the Portico to be a bit "soft" for 2-bus duties and collapsed the image a little. In fact, for the gear I have, I'm actually glad I couldn't afford the API 2500, because I actually like the BC1 on the 2buss much more. Apart from some minor discrepancies between published and measured noise and crosstalk specs, I really can’t find anything to fault with this latest incarnation. In fact, for the gear I have, I'm actually glad I couldn't afford the API 2500, because I actually like the BC1 on the 2buss much more. Sounds so good. Pro Tools HD (insert on the master bus) --> ADI 8 Pro --> BC1 --> ADI 8 Pro --> Pro Tools HD. I´ve tried using my other compressors but no one came even close to the BC1-S when using it on the masterbus. Any one own one of these? Pro Tools HD (insert on the master bus) --> ADI 8 Pro --> BC1 --> ADI 8 Pro --> Pro Tools HD. When you buy products through links across our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Hey there! Price wise, they are about the same. You need an opto (or EAR 660s !) Just a friendly reminder that political discussion, (including "offhand" and 'sideways' commenting) is. Knee slope changes with different ratio ? Got it today! Yep, it is smooooth. Smart C1LA vs TK audio BC1 bus compressor shootout - YouTube A great piece of gear! Love it so far. It could well be priced the double. I notice a significant diminishing of high-mid and high-frequency content; seems like about a 1 db drop above 1k or so. Just poppin' in to say I'm still loving my BC1. for that - and a lot more $$$$$. Parallel processing is just great. Let me rave about it. I was just about to try to describe it but then I checked the Mercenary site and the description there is spot on, exactly what I would have written. How would you compare this to the Drawmer 1968 on the mix bus? Bump to see if there is more feedback. You need an account to post a reply. When you buy products through links across our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. TK Audio’s BC1 Ltd 10th anniversary limited edition is, as far as I’m concerned, one of the very best of the current crop. I too am after a super smooth stereo buss compressor that can take a spank without flinching. Quality products that helps you create the best sounding music whether it is in the studio, behind the mixing console or at a live venue. Did I say smooth? Overall, Its sounds awesome! And it does produce quite a bit of magic specially with the higher frequencies. Deciding between this and the Roll 755. It does not offer the SSL upper mid "forward-bite", and snapping action, which the smart compressors can achieve easily. Yep, it doesn´t have the "grab" of the SSL if that´s what you´re looking for. I think. Creative Audio Solutions - Made in Sweden TK Audio’s mission is to make creative audio solutions. The TK Audio BC1-S provides smooth buss compression associated with one of the most famous buss compressors from the mid 80's. I am specifically interested in how many times guys would reach for this vs. a Rolls or C1. Hey there! The BC1 is more open (perhaps because of the HPF), and I can hit it harder before hearing it do damage to the material. 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