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Using the NM as a compressor
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 28, 2004 11:37 pm    Post subject: Using the NM as a compressor Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

I have an outboard vocoder which ideally should have a compressor on the mic input- and I was thinking about using the NM as a compressor.

I've seen some NM vocoder patches, but haven't tried them yet, however, I'd like to use my outboard vocoder and compare it to eh NM as a vocoder.

Does anyone have some input on uusing the NM as a compressor (for voclas, that is) ? How well does it work ?
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 29, 2004 3:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

I am still messing with stepfiltering patches and then I am of course having a compressor on the filter output. It works quite well, but do not expect something like the Urei 1176. The quality of the compressor is not amazing but it sure beats most of the DIY compressor kits from the late 70s.

A compresor on the vocoder input is a smart idea, but it can at times be hard to set the levels right especially for live use. Yu should check out the NM archives for some vocoder patches for the NM-1. There are several good ones you can easily edit to your liking.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 29, 2004 3:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

A good way to imitate a more 'vintage' sounding compressor is to
use the sidechain on the compressor module with a distorted version of
the sound. This will slightly modify the compression envelope into
something that resembles the slope on classic limiting amplifiers.

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