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amp/limiter before cd-recorder?

Discussion in 'Pro Audio Equipment' started by porjo, Mar 31, 2005.

  1. porjo

    porjo Guest


    Just wondering if I should be putting some sort of extra gain control device with limiter function between the send from my mixer and my cd-recorder? I had something like the behringer mic100 in mind, except I'd need two - one for left & right, right?

    Any comments would be appreciated.

  2. trid

    trid Guest

    it's not nessecarily nessecary. if you are recording live to the cd player it would definitely be a good idea, if you're recording from tape or a daw you'd still probably want to use a limiter across the mix but you can get by without it as long as you put your recorder in record-ready and let your mix play all the way through while watching the meter on your cd-r to make sure you don't clip your levels to disc. as far as that behringer piece goes, it looks like it's primarily a mic pre. so that's not really what you want. look for a compressor/limiter and remember that a comp with the ratio set to 10:1 or hirer is really considered to be limiting anyway.

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