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Final Touches (Sonic Maximizer 882i)

By JimboSpins, 24/09/2012
The BBE 882i Sonic Maximizer is priced at a very low point for how great it will turn your sound around. I have got an extremely clean sound while using the 882i, it leaves +23dBu for headroom and has balanced outputs (active). The unit can be racked though I didn’t have more rack space for it so I just left it sitting off to the side. If you need a Maximizer to put the final touch to your complete mix, then the 882i is exactly what you need, and for only around 250 and even less than that used, you really cant go wrong.


Getting started is very simple with the Sonic Maximizer 882i, and the manual is very easy to understand. The unit is pretty easy to understand on your own though without the need for the book. There are only a total of 4 knobs on the front of the unit and each are labeled. On the back of the unit there are outputs and inputs Channel A/ Channel B.


I have used the BBE 882i to get a complete sound on all of my instruments and whole projects. There are many different software’s in DAW’s that can almost do the same thing as the 882i but I prefer to stick with hardware. I have been using this device for a while now and if its not broke then don’t fix it. I am very comfortable using it.


The BBE 882i is very well built and well made. The sound quality that it produces is second to none and for the price it could be the best Maximizer available. I have used several different similar products but this is the first one from BBE that I have used. I am now looking into a newer version of a Maximizer with more inputs. I recommend using this to put the final touches on your mixes. You will hear the difference.

Two independent compressors (MaxCom)

By stompboxjon, 05/12/2012
The BBE MaxCom compressor a 2 XLR, 2 ¼ input and 2 XLR, 2 ¼ outputs unit that can be racked. It is also very well made and portable being only about 5 pounds or so. The main decision to go with this compressor came from its side chain abilities because it has 2 ¼ side chain in and out. The ration is 1:1 to 11:1 with a great frequency response of 20Hz to 20 kHz all in this 2 channel compressor. Using the MaxCom you will not have any issues with clipping because of the peak limiter. The MaxCom has a 4th gen Sonic Maximizer in it which is way better than the VST maximizer that we were using during the time.


One of the first things that I noticed with this compressor is that it has 2 separate and independent compressors that each gives you full control over the dynamics and functions. The fact that it is a 1 rack unit but still gives you two compressors was a huge bonus for us and made it a must have.


If you have ever used a compressor before that had a hard time eliminating noise then this MaxCom will blow your mind away with how it can eliminate those noises with its compression and gate. Setting this compressor up is very easy, it does come with a manual that can walk you through anything you might have questions about.


You will have no issues getting a huge sound with this compressor, I am not a fan of the bright red color though but other members of my group love it. It would have been better if they used a more neutral color. But, for the price you will not find a better compressor that has 2 independent compressors built into a single rackable unit. It is a great product at a great price and I am very happy that I purchased this when it first came out.

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