- - Rane DC24
|Spent ||08-15-2013 08:32 PM |
Recently aquired a Rane DC24. Been looking for one of these ever since I read a review on the best compressor reviews website in the world. I've probably read every word on that site and there was never a dull moment, thanks Bongo! (The guy's a compressor genius). Not to put too fine a point on it, but I own 5 compressors, stomp box and rack, all based on his wisdom and I'm very pleased with each of them, the reviews were spot on. I wanted this one because of the built in crossover; I'd like to compress the lows more than the highs. Herein lies the question, at what frequency would I begin? I'm not going to have a lot of time to mess with it before I use it live, so I'd like to get a good starting point. I'm also open to any suggestion on its use, from what I've read it can be a little tricky. I'll be playing a Spector Euro LX4 through a Yamaha PB-1 and Crown XLS1000 into a hartke 410 Hydrive. Thanks in advance.
|bongomania ||08-16-2013 01:12 AM |
Me again. :ninja: As it says in the setup section of the review, I recommend starting with the xover anywhere from 70 to 125 Hz. Often the "offending" boomy/peaky sounds that suck down the highs with a regular compressor are just the very lowest notes, not the whole "lower half" of the instrument's range.
|Spent ||08-16-2013 08:00 AM |
Thanks Bongo. This is replacing a Symetrix 525, which in my limited experience, is a great compressor. I just wish I read your reviews a few years ago before I bought an Alesis 3630. It is the worst sounding piece of equipment I ever used. I want to sell it, but I'd feel like I'd be ripping someone off.
|bongomania ||08-16-2013 10:38 AM |
Another tip if you are really getting into the whole frequency-optimization thing is to add a high pass filter like the fDeck or the Thumpinator before the compressor. This cuts out the subharmonic thumps that can excessively trigger the compressor, giving you a wider range to play with on the crossover. It's not necessary, but it's one more tool in the box.
|Spent ||08-16-2013 10:51 AM |
I've been using a micro Thumpinator for a couple of years now and couldn't agree more. I was thinking of picking up an fDeck to use for a little more control in the monitors.
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