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Settings for SD Studio Bass compressor?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Phlipper, Mar 1, 2018.


  1. Phlipper

    Phlipper

    Feb 5, 2013
    Fayetteville, NC
    Endorsing Artist: Old SS Peavey Lead Sleds and Peavey tube amps
    I'm using one recently with Ibanez SRs thru Peavey SS and Class D heads. I tried the recommended settings and wound up with this ...

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    ... but I'm still learning my way around it. Looking for something that will tame notes when I get too heavy handed, even out string volume, and help with sustain on the fretless.

    Suggestions?
     
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  2. Jim C

    Jim C Is that what you meant to play or is this jazz? Supporting Member

    Nov 29, 2008
    Bethesda, MD
    The settings you have are a great starting point but turn the compression way down; this works great with a stock P bass.
    I would think that compression at 3:00 would be very heavy
     
  3. geolikezik

    geolikezik

    Mar 13, 2016
    Switzerland
    Agree with JimC, however since you are using 50% blend, the compression at 3:00 may still be OK if parallel compression is the intended effect.
     
  4. Phlipper

    Phlipper

    Feb 5, 2013
    Fayetteville, NC
    Endorsing Artist: Old SS Peavey Lead Sleds and Peavey tube amps
    I'll try that tonight. Thanks for the info.

    Question ... "parallel compression"?
     
  5. TheEmptyCell

    TheEmptyCell Bearded Dingwall Enthusiast Banned

    That’s another term for blending clean and compressed signals
     
  6. geolikezik

    geolikezik

    Mar 13, 2016
    Switzerland
    Here is an article about parallel compression: Parallel (blended) compression
    Don’t hesitate to read through the whole website if you want to learn more about compression, it is an invaluable resource. It also features a review of the SD Studio Bass.
     
  7. Jim C

    Jim C Is that what you meant to play or is this jazz? Supporting Member

    Nov 29, 2008
    Bethesda, MD
    We used to call that "New York" compression as some engineer finally decided to return the main signal AND the compressed signal to inputs on the console.
    Not always the best thing when you are using high end compressors (IMO/IME)
     

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