DBX SL. 2-channel Compressor/Limiter Patent-pending AutoVelocity™ circuit dB of Dynamic Range High-Drive output transformer. The dbx S is a stereo compressor could not be more complete consists of a multitude of rotary pots, buttons, LEDs, and two good old. Despite being both smaller and lighter, this new compressor yields little in performance to Dbx’s flagship SL. The name Dbx is pretty much synonymous with.

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dbx 160SL Blue Precision Stereo Compressor/limiter

The PeakStopPlus process was first introduced with the dbx unit and improves performance with the addition of a second stage called Intelligent Predictive Limiting. There is an LED “traffic light” that shows when the signal is below threshold greenover threshold redand yellow when the OverEasy mode is selected and the level is dbxx the OverEasy threshold range.

In sidechain mode, the compressor responds to signals coming into the sidechain return connector rather 160so the normal input. It does this without introducing harsh-sounding artifacts. Noise is greater than dBu unweighted 20 to 20k Hz.

The so-called “Side Chain” feature allows to introduce in the loop detection S bike as an external equalizer, turning eg a de-esser to compet. Back To Home Page.

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Log in Become a member. In OverEasy mode, the dialed-in ratio setting is not fully reached until the signal has exceeded the OverEasy range and the red LED lights. In this situation, I will typically reset the threshold. This then becomes an exercise in breathtaking style. Sort by most recent most useful. Release time is defined as the time the compressor takes to return to original levels after the last excursion over threshold.

We find the threshold, ratio, attack the output gain and return. DBX but did not stop there, also providing another command called “Stop Level. A short signal path is used for sidechain de-essing or ducking functions. By using our services, you agree to our use of cookies.


Mix Magazine “Compression And Compressors”. Back face a series of buttons change the system output symmetrical asymmetrical cut with or without mass, with the possibility of setting up 1 point for a floating mass or making the chassis ground central point of the transformer chassis.

The lower level will not pass anything above 4, but if it is turned fully, it allows the device to release its nominal level of 30 dB, so the onboard limiter is disengaged. This compressor has been tweaked through its taken by a specialist, which led to a great and professional tool. This makes it much simpler to use and allows compressor work much more finesse, since the settings are changing constantly following the signal envelope, a pretty daunting thing to do manually.

This feature helps to soften the activation of the VCA to the ebx point, which resulted in making softer and more discreet compression. The Ground switch, when pushed in, references the center tap of the Jensen output transformer to chassis ground. Request a new review. The amount of control available for both specific effects, like spanky drum and guitar sounds, and more classic applications such as vocal recording is unsurpassed by any other previous dbx compressor. This “brick wall” limiting is an important feature for successfully engineering maximum-level digital recordings, radio broadcasts or satellite transponder audio uplinks.

You could also short pin 3 to ground if you want to unbalance but keep the level up. Including manual operation Overeasy triggered mode.

Write 1600sl user review Ask for a user review. The sound is nickel until the end of the last dB. Because of the unit’s transparency, I found it a favorite on vocals, backing vocals, bass synth, bass guitar, guitar and drums.

Getting In And Out The two-rackspace SL has two mono compressor channels mounted side by side with stereo coupling and sidechain capability.


Attack time is defined as the time the compressor takes to respond after program levels have exceeded the threshold setting. That said some artistic applications, in my opinion it can not be regarded as regrettable as it is sometimes useful to make the finest and most sophisticated manipulations by hand.

With the converter added, there would be three simultaneous audio output 1660sl Did you find this review helpful? There is a device on which you have to linger, test different settings and listen to the slightest deviation dB carefully and under conditions of optimal ddbx. Subscribe to our free newsletter Subscribe. Not satisfied with those reviews? The input audio signal, after going through a RFI filter, is amplified and then presented to the new dbx V8 VCA module, the “engine” behind the SLs dynamic range control.

Back Up To The Top. The Auto button toggles between manual and automatic attack and release times. Well to correct 10sl these inconveniences manual mode, and just put it into 1160sl to get everything in order, except that the sound loses part of its appeal.

Finally, here we are in the thick of it. Pin 1, Unbalanced and Ground. The Threshold control adjusts the input level above which compression occurs. The careful design, combined with proper use of this feature can offer tremendous dynamic range control without sounding too “squashed” and lifelessly overprocessed.

In contrast to “Hard Dhx mode, its action is logically less discreet, and you can easily reach the first sounds nice, but also quite fanciful and frankly little use as ridges flee everywhere.