ALESIS NANOCOMPRESSOR MANUAL PDF

This is the most common application for a compressor. Finally, plug the stereo insert jack into the mixer insert. Compression is a dynamic effect that is applied to an entire signal. Unlike reverb or delay, where a new sound is created and added to the original sound, the compressor should have the complete signal going through it. This is why compressors are patched into mixer inserts, instead of being patched into effects sends and returns like digital effects processors. Setting Levels Proper setting of the output levels is crucial in order to achieve the maximum signal- to-noise ratio.

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Bratilar In Peak mode, the NanoCompressor performs as a strict limiter with a ceiling on volume set by the Threshold level. Attack determines how quickly the compression kicks in after the strike of a note.

The incorporates two of these compressors, both with its own noise gate, whereas the Nano is just a single one, without a gate. All the way right, the compression remains active for three seconds after the initial attack, before fading away to nanocojpressor the natural sound. RMS mode, however, disables the Attack and Release controls, and sets its own times.

This prevents any loud transients in the mwnual from exceeding a desired maximum level, thus protecting recordings against unwanted distortion. In fact personality is what I feel the NanoCompressor lacks. With the Ratio knob set all the way to the left, there will be no compression at all. Hard Knee just means the sound is strictly governed by the Threshold setting and will be immediately compressed once volume raises above that threshold. Newer Post Older Post Home. All the way left, only the initial attack of the sound is compressed.

Alesis NanoCompressor Planet Botch Finally, the Output allows compensation for any drop or rise in signal level once the compression settings have been determined. The further to the left you turn this knob, the lower the volume at which compression will kick in, and accordingly the more compressed the sound will be — subject to the setting of other controls.

The Ratio controls the actual amount of compression — how much the sound is squashed. The Alesis is a much more powerful device than the NanoCompressor, and is, I believe, easily worth the extra money.

But these controls work interactively, so once again, the result as it sounds to the listener will depend on the setting of qlesis other dials. With the Attack knob set nnanocompressor the way to the left, the effect is introduced almost immediately. Like all retrospectives on Planet Botch, there is no commercial influence involved. So, the NanoCompressor is a tiny box which is most unlikely ever to be accused of taking up too much room in a studio.

So, there should at least be a laudable standard of quality in this simple stereo unit How does it sound? The Threshold sets the volume at which compression will kick in. With it set all the way to the right, the sound will potentially be heavily squashed — subject to the setting of the other controls. More Guitar Reviews and Retrospectives.

With it set all the way to the right, the initial strike of the note is allowed through without compression. I relate the following only to this particular example, and my assessment should not be taken in any wider sense.

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Tygojind How does it sound? RMS nanocompresslr, however, disables the Attack and Release controls, and sets its own times. I relate the following only to this particular example, and my assessment should not be taken in any wider sense. Attack determines how quickly the compression kicks in after the strike of a note.

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