multi-band compressor and de-esser

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  • #46622
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    dpdan
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    multi-band compressor and a de-esser that sounds like a DBX 902

    these would be wonderful!

    at least to me 🙂

    #46623
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    Dick Rees
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    multi-band compressor and a de-esser that sounds like a DBX 902

    Funny, I had all these and more from a small outboard rack which worked with every single one of my various analog consoles….

    #46625
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    Buy gld……

    #47180
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    Either of those would be amazing to have but not sure how much DSP space is left for additional fx in the QU mixers? I notice that the cheaper Behringer X32, X-Air and Soundcraft UI series have de-essers. A multi and compressor maybe expecting too much at this price point as I’m not aware of any of the other brands having this feature at this price point. Would be amazing to have one though! Also, an expander could be useful.

    #47186
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    I’d suggest that the DSP could be used in different ways – a deesser could be coded alongside the other fx we have…

    The Roland M300 has limited DSP, and different FX units take different ‘amounts’ of that DSP. So you can use four simple FX, but if you pick complicated ones you can put it in any FX unit, but you can’t use more than a couple, and you seriously limit what else you can use.
    That’s quite a sophisticated combination, but you get the idea.

    #47374
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    +1 De-Esser – would be so helpful!
    THX!

    #49023
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    harerton
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    +1 for the de-esser! I think is an essential tool!

    #49026
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    Yeth a de-ethher would be awethome! 🙂

    #49240
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    Gosh, could A&H see it in their hearts to include the Multiband compressor3 and or 4 found in the GLD in the next update for the Qu series?

    PLEEEEEEASE ???

    #49241
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    Yeth a de-ethher would be awethome! 🙂

    HA HA HA

    #49243
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    You guys must be using excessively bright systems.

    #49245
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    GC, a de-esser can come in very handy for some folks using headset mics or lectern mics, especially on corporate gigs where you don’t know who will be coming up to speak.
    A de-esser can also be used in moderation on a channel for an instrument that sits in the higher frequencies, such as a flute, piccolo, saxophone or other woodwind or reedy instruments. I’ve even used one on a very bright electric guitar, just to tame the 2k to 6k range when the player would power through chords in that range.
    Yes, there are also a few excessively bright house systems I’ve run across. On those I just reach for the Mains EQ. I’ve found the Graphic EQ to be very handy for a quick tweak during a show.

    #49247
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    I understand all that. Been a recording, live, broadcast engineer for over 40 yrs. I have never seen the need for the them in live sound. More so in recording and broadcast. Sure you can always make a way to implement one but generally other things can solve the problem. Personally a little sibilance is not all that bad as long as it is not on the awful side then again, fix it other ways. That area is where articulation makes the difference on understanding or not the person singing or speaking. Otherwise it is like a blanket over the speakers. I just don’t have those problems. I find other ways.
    Also a compressor with a side chain freq range adjust does the same thing which is all a desser is.

    #49248
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    GC –

    … a compressor with a side chain freq range adjust…

    I’d be in favor of that too!

    #49249
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    It’s already on the GLD. But you give up broadband compression to use it. Also the is a desser in the fx library you can insert on a problem channel. iLive has channel de-essers.

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