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Old 04-26-2002, 06:50 AM
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Default Limiting and compression.

Hi guys (and gals)

Forgive the newbie question (my first post on this list).

I'm recording vocals, but when I put in a limiter or compressor on the channel I'm recording on, it seems that it doesn't effect the level on its way to the disk, only monitoring or coming back from disk.

Is this usual, and if so how do you limit the signal on the way to the disk, so it doesn't clip.

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Old 04-26-2002, 07:07 AM
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Sorry, forgot to say I'm coming in through a Control24 console.
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Old 04-26-2002, 07:16 AM
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Default Re: Limiting and compression.

Garry,

An insert does not affect how a track is recorded. If you want to record with processing (and please be sure that this is what you want to do,) then you should bring your signal into ProTools on an auxilliary track, insert the effect there, and then bus the output of the aux to the inputs of the track you wish to record to.

You will then be recording a processed input.

Hope this helps,

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Old 04-26-2002, 07:28 AM
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Default Re: Limiting and compression.

There are two answers for this question:

Most important, if you're trying to limit during recording to avoid clipping, then you need a limiter prior to the A/D converter; otherwise, it's too late. So you really need an analog limiter in your chain. If you have a converter with a "soft clip" capability, that might do the trick. Other posts on the DUC have stated reservations about the 192k interface's soft clip limiting, if that's the A/D you're using.

In general, if you want to track plug-in signal processing to disk, create an aux in track for you signal and use that track for plug-ins. Send the output of the aux track to a bus and choose the same bus for the input to your audio track.
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Old 04-26-2002, 07:32 AM
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Default Re: Limiting and compression.

Thanks people.

I thought using and aux track and buss would work, I wondered if there was any other way.

OK. Now I know.

Thanks again.

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