Main Vein or insert

Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by Caisson, Aug 15, 2005.

  1. Caisson

    Caisson Guest

    Just a quick question........

    Which is more of a standard or a better practice when placing a processor(Compressor) in the Mic path..

    A. In line

    B. Insert
  2. digiduzer

    digiduzer Guest

    basically, insert and inline are more less the same in terms of the path of the signal, what changes is WHERE in the chain the signal is taken from.

    Inserts on a board are usually post-gain, pre-eq, pre-fader.

    Inline you'd really only have one option, after the board, taking a line level out and feeding the compressor, so that'd be post-everything....

    My general suggestion would be to run it as an insert if you can.

    hope this helps
  3. Caisson

    Caisson Guest

    Thats how I have always done it do to the difference of cabling.... but I was thinking of going Xlr all the way to the interface (my old comp only had 1/4's) my new one has Xlr's so I though it might be better to keep it all xlr...?....?

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