Rated 5 out of 5 by 2
Rated 5 out of 5 by amazing Great product, great service
Using a few of these as mic pre' s and compressors in a broadcast studio. Haven't found any other product in a similar price range that performs as good and as reliable as the dbx.
01 September 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Deviousfurball Surprising features for the price
A capable pre and filter. Easy to use, once you have it set up for your voice/studio.
I use it for voice work and it performs well at quieter volumes. This means you don't need to constantly be adjusting the gain as you move from a quiet to loud performance.
This feature alone saves lots of time in the post edit because all of your audio is normalised. As with any setting, physical or digital, don't push the settings too far and you will get some very professional results from this kit.
The onboard deesser is great, but again it needs tailoring to your voice to be efficient. It might not catch everything, but if you have a sibilant voice, it's a total godsend.
The Enhancer is a simple 2 band EQ/Exciter. Again, don't be too heavy handed with the settings but this will clear up a deep rich voice and even out a high pitched one too. Personally I get best results with the HF set to around 6 as I have a deep voic. This may be a little too high for most, but it adds detail that would normaly be lost in my voice.
Yes a full EQ suite would be better but seeing as you would be EQing in post, you'll just save some time fixing some issues at source.
Expander gate (noise reduction) As with all the settings, be gentle. Unless you work in a fully treated studio, you will always have some noise to deal with. Even if it's a slight clothing noise or poor mic etiquette. A gentle boost of these settings will help in the long term. My tip would be to keep the ratio at minimum and increase the threshold untill you start to affect the sound you want to eliminate and then raise the ratio up a couple of clicks to eliminate it. Your results may vary because every studio and performance requirement is different.
Generally a very well featured mic pre. Possibly the best mic pre I have found sub £3000 studio gear.
01 June 2015