One of favorite units, the 1178 is a very useful tool. This one has an issue when the needle intermittently pins hard right. It took a while to replicate the issue on the bench. It might be a cap, cold solder joint, opamp?
I don't know yet, I am going to start to trace the problem from the output back to the input.
The invention of digital audio recordings liberated sound engineers in many ways which were not possible in the analog era. Even with all the tools at one’s fingertips, musicians and engineers sorely missed the sound and sonics of earlier recordings. The magic that the recording mediums imparted by default and one which was taken for granted.
So this is my first post. Long time forum viewer, newly active poster.
So many ways to compress audio. I am wondering what people find themselves using the most? Slow optical, fast solid state, diode, VCA? Which do you find the most useful flavour ?
Let's say I had 2 compressors in series with the following parameters:
Threshold = -5dB
Ratio = 2: 1
Attack = 50 ms
Release = 40 ms
Would there be any difference (technical / sonic / theoretical) if I had a single compressor configured as below?