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Compression problem please HELP!!

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by luca, Jan 16, 2006.


  1. luca

    luca

    Nov 22, 2005
    EU
    Hi guys!
    I have an old symetrix 501 (toggle switch). It seems to have some problems. when I set fast release settings, it blocks itself, the gain reduction leds remains lit untill I turn the release knob CW.
    When I set fast atack settings iti distorts the signal. I have to set the atack at 10 o clock for a clean sound.

    The guy that sold this unit to me said this :
    It doesn't explain why the unit is blocking, anyway... What do tou thinK?
    Thank you.
     
  2. luca

    luca

    Nov 22, 2005
    EU
    I forgot, I am using the comp after my active MM SR5, so I cannot overload it. Ratio 4:1, medium release, I have to set Treshold at -25 db for 6 db gain reduction.