Pre amp and compressor. Which order?

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The Quiet Minded
Member Since: Jan 01, 2003

Do I compress the signal after or before the pre-amplification?

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a.k.a. Porp & Mr. Muffins
Since: Oct 09, 2002

Feb 27, 2003 02:24 pm

I believe you should compress after the pre-amp stage.

Since: Dec 30, 2002

Feb 27, 2003 08:31 pm

Yeah - a compressor will require as much dynamic range as possible so that it can do a good job.

a Pre-Amp will ALWAYS come first in a signal chain - hence "Pre" :)


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