Chino, CA (May 6, 2015)—From films such as Ruby Sparks and The Mechanic to TV shows like Once Upon a Time and Beauty and the Beast, music recording and score mixer Jason LaRocca has used the Manley Variable MU stereo limiter compressor.
"I use the Variable MU all the time on all the TV shows, films, and records I work on," enthuses LaRocca. "It just sounds great. I have the Mastering version with the High-Pass Side Chain mod and T-Bar mod. Most people use it for mixing and mastering, and I do that, too, but I use it even more to compress instruments on the way in during tracking."
These days it's more common to track dry and process later, but LaRocca commits to processing during tracking. "True, it is old school," says LaRocca, "But I know what I want to hear, and the Variable MU is such a musical sounding box that I don't need to wait. If you know what you're going for, you can go ahead and compress on the way in. In fact, after compressing with the Variable MU, the tracks are recorded so well that they feel done before I mix in my DAW. They sound great. And when I do mix, I use the Variable MU on the 2-track."
Manley Laboratories, Inc.