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Help connecting Preamp and Compressor, anyone?

Discussion in 'Preamps / Channel Strips' started by ryeryan, Jun 29, 2004.

  1. ryeryan

    ryeryan Guest

    Hey there,

    I just acquired a brand spankin` new VTB-1 preamp and a RNC compressor, but i'm not sure how to set them up together. I have the preamp under control, and i want to connect the compressor up so that i can compress on the way in, as i'm recording. I'm guessing that i have to use the sidechain but the TRS things are really confusing. Anyone know how i might go about doing this? Ta in advance.
  2. AudioGaff

    AudioGaff Well-Known Member

    Welcome to RO!

    For recording/tracking, compressor comes somwhere after the mic preamp.

    Line out of the mic pre into the line input of the compressor out to the line input of your recording device. A compressor's Side chain is only used in complex dynamic manipulation.
  3. ryeryan

    ryeryan Guest


    Thanks AudioGaff!

    I gave it a go and it worked perfectly :) I read up on it a bit too and i didn't realise that sidechains are only used for de-essing and ducking, is that right? Well anyways, everything's good now so i appreciate it.
  4. AudioGaff

    AudioGaff Well-Known Member

    Ya, 99% of the time that is what they are used for. Glad I could help.
  5. wakeupbomb

    wakeupbomb Guest

    I have a similar question. I'm running a Yamaha O1V into a digi oo1. I just got a behringer compressor for cheap that I want to use along with the compressors on the O1V, just for somethign different. The O1V doesn't have inserts so I can't use it as an insert on the board. Is there a way I can set this up so I can use my composer? Thanks.

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