I've recently bought a Klark Teknik KT-2A compressor to use with my Warm Audio TB12 preamp and noticed the TB12 has insert input and output sockets. What is the best practice when using outboard compressors with preamps when tracking?
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I thought I had a handle on this, but seem to have a hard time understanding the difference between a compressor’s ‘Hold’ and its ‘Release’. Can you help explain?
Q What does an API 2500 compressor’s ‘Thrust’ control do?
I don’t understand what the ‘Thrust...
I've never known what the difference is between a passive EQ and an active one. Could you explain?
I know they are all dynamics processors, but what's the difference between a levelling amplifier, a limiter and a...
I own a Focusrite Liquid Channel (which is great!) and would like to connect it to my MOTU 828's digital input...
In the recent TV ad campaign for Marks & Spencer, they use the Electric Light Orchestra track 'Mr Blue Sky'. There's a distinctive robotic vocal sound in it that I am curious about. How was it made?
I was wondering if it's possible to use a single mono compressor that can be stereo linked (the Focusrite ISA430, for...
Is there any fundamental difference between filtering and EQ? The filtering I'm particularly interested in is linear-phase...
Is there any way of doing a SysEx dump of the program memories of my Korg Kaoss Pad into Logic on my Mac?
I am recording using a spaced-pair miking setup and I want to apply light compression to the signal. Where in the signal chain should I insert the compressor (pre- or post-fade), and will I have to buy a dedicated stereo compressor to do the job properly?
When using a compressor and an EQ as insert effects on a snare drum, is it better to use compression followed by EQ or EQ first then compression?
I record guitar using a Line 6 Pod Pro going into a Roland VMC7200 mixing desk via S/PDIF. While the guitar is plugged in, every so often a little audio spike comes through the monitors. Can you tell me what this noise could be and how to stop it?
Could you explain (slowly!) the basic principles of how a compressor works, and what each control does, the ratio control in particular?
I have a compressor with inserts to access the side-chain. What is the side-chain and what would you use these inserts for?
Can you please tell me how to set up the Korg Kaoss Pad KP2 as an ordinary pitch-bender?
I've heard various 'talking instrument' effects which some people attribute to a processor called a vocoder, while others describe it as a 'talk box'. Are these the same devices?
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