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  • Michael W. Dean
    ... compressed. ... the dry ... the car, I ... =============== Welcome back, Stephen. How was the long sabbatical? MWD
    Message 1 of 43 , Feb 28 8:22 PM
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      --- In podcasters@yahoogroups.com, "Stephen Eley" <SFEley@...> wrote:
      >
      > On 2/27/07, Dave Shepherd <shepdave@...> wrote:
      > >
      > > I tried to use it with the send/return once, before truly reading the
      > > manual, and realized that this was happening. I didn't get a clean
      > > compression effect. It just sounded bad--I couldn't tell it was
      compressed.
      > > It's not slapback echo we're trying to mix back into a portion of
      the "dry"
      > > signal. You're trying to compress the whole signal when you compress.
      >
      > I know the theory, Dave. Did you have the send and return both at
      > 100%? Exactly *what did you try*?
      >
      > I'm pressing the question because I'm trying to educate people, and I
      > have some content on this subject going out on Friday, and if my
      > information is wrong I need to know it. I'm really hoping you can
      > share some specifics with me so that I can verify what you're saying.
      >
      >
      > > As somebody who listens to audio podcasts almost exclusively in
      the car, I
      > > really, REALLY wish more podcasters would explore the joys of audio
      > > compression, whether software or hardware.
      >
      > Agreed. I know the theory, Dave. I don't think anyone here was
      > questioning the merits of compression.
      >
      > I disagree, however, that a mixer with inserts is the *only* way to
      > chain in a hardware compressor. I can think of at least three more
      > ways, two of which I'm about to release a podcast about. You're
      > telling me that one of those ways doesn't work, based on experience,
      > and I'm prepared to believe you, but I need to know more. Not about
      > how wonderful compression is, but about *what you did*.
      >
      > Are you willing to share this information for the benefit of other
      > podcasters? I for one would appreciate it very much.
      >
      >
      > --
      > Have Fun,
      > Steve Eley (sfeley@...)
      > ESCAPE POD - The Science Fiction Podcast Magazine
      > http://www.escapepod.org
      >
      ===============
      Welcome back, Stephen.
      How was the long sabbatical?

      MWD
    • Michael W. Dean
      ... compressed. ... the dry ... the car, I ... =============== Welcome back, Stephen. How was the long sabbatical? MWD
      Message 43 of 43 , Feb 28 8:22 PM
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        --- In podcasters@yahoogroups.com, "Stephen Eley" <SFEley@...> wrote:
        >
        > On 2/27/07, Dave Shepherd <shepdave@...> wrote:
        > >
        > > I tried to use it with the send/return once, before truly reading the
        > > manual, and realized that this was happening. I didn't get a clean
        > > compression effect. It just sounded bad--I couldn't tell it was
        compressed.
        > > It's not slapback echo we're trying to mix back into a portion of
        the "dry"
        > > signal. You're trying to compress the whole signal when you compress.
        >
        > I know the theory, Dave. Did you have the send and return both at
        > 100%? Exactly *what did you try*?
        >
        > I'm pressing the question because I'm trying to educate people, and I
        > have some content on this subject going out on Friday, and if my
        > information is wrong I need to know it. I'm really hoping you can
        > share some specifics with me so that I can verify what you're saying.
        >
        >
        > > As somebody who listens to audio podcasts almost exclusively in
        the car, I
        > > really, REALLY wish more podcasters would explore the joys of audio
        > > compression, whether software or hardware.
        >
        > Agreed. I know the theory, Dave. I don't think anyone here was
        > questioning the merits of compression.
        >
        > I disagree, however, that a mixer with inserts is the *only* way to
        > chain in a hardware compressor. I can think of at least three more
        > ways, two of which I'm about to release a podcast about. You're
        > telling me that one of those ways doesn't work, based on experience,
        > and I'm prepared to believe you, but I need to know more. Not about
        > how wonderful compression is, but about *what you did*.
        >
        > Are you willing to share this information for the benefit of other
        > podcasters? I for one would appreciate it very much.
        >
        >
        > --
        > Have Fun,
        > Steve Eley (sfeley@...)
        > ESCAPE POD - The Science Fiction Podcast Magazine
        > http://www.escapepod.org
        >
        ===============
        Welcome back, Stephen.
        How was the long sabbatical?

        MWD
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