Dynamic mics and 3630 compressor

Discussion in 'Compressors / Limiters (analog)' started by dhoppe, Sep 24, 2012.

  1. dhoppe

    dhoppe Member

    Sep 24, 2012
    St Louis
    I've got a 3630 compressor that works great with my AKG C1000 condenser mic but when I use dynamic mics (e.g. CAD D10) I get nothing but hum. The dynamic mics in question all work fine when not run through the compressor. Is there some issue or something I'm neglecting with using dynamic mics?
  2. Davedog

    Davedog Distinguished Member

    Dec 10, 2001
    Pacific NW
    Shouldnt be. Check all the settings. Theres only 26 or so buttons and knobs on that unit.
  3. Boswell

    Boswell Moderator Distinguished Member

    Apr 19, 2006
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    The Alesis 3630 is not designed for microphone input, despite it mentioning them in the manual. It has TS jacks as signal input, so your hum problem is almost certainly caused by incompatible cabling.

    I would try using the 3630 as a line-level effect device That would mean connecting via an insert loop in an existing system or else using a mic pre-amplifier in front of it.

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