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  1. The irony of all this is the FOH engineer at a decent size gig would completely ignore a pedal compressor anyway. The channel strip compression facilities on any decent digital desk runs rings round any of these pedals.
  2. Yes, you are right - he went too far with those settings and it has squashed it too much. I didn't watch the bit where he discussed the parameters used, but it sounds to me like the attack was set too fast so none of the transients come through.
  3. They are nice old things the Bandits. I bought a later version just to have a decent low-maintenance guitar amp around the place. I agree about the clean sound, it is good on those. GLWTS!
  4. A lovely bit of old school analogue processing rendered redundant by modern digital mixing desks. 8 channels of compressors and gates in one unit. Those were the days!
  5. I was noodling around on my B1-4 this week and the octaver into a distortion patch came up with a pretty convincing sound for a modern pop/dance track cover. I wonder how much better a separate octaver would be? The B1-4 gets a bit warbly if you go too low or sustain the note too long.
  6. LOL. IMO the time for gear that requires a risk assessment and a manual handling training course to move around is over.
  7. I’ve got no problem with a certain amount of studio artifice, that’s part of the creative process IMO. No problem either with the fix ups, makes sense economically and this has always been done anyway. It’s a lot easier now with digital workstations than having to do manual dropins to fix a duff note or timing.
  8. Over-quantising is annoying too when it squashes all the human element out of the music. The Rick Beato YouTube video on that topic is illuminating where he shows how it is done in protools. Having said that, I don’t mind a bit of really thumping dance music when I am in the mood and that is as artificial as it comes.
  9. That’s the exaggerated version of the process used as an effect. I thought it sounded like a cool effect on Cher when I first heard that song. It sounds like a hack cliche now.
  10. I’m old-school in my opinions. If a singer requires pitch correction then they should keep their mouth shut and seek other employment. I’ve got no problem with odd/quirky singing voices, but being in tune is non-negotiable.
  11. It won’t. Any competently designed solid state amp should be able to light up like a Xmas tree and be soundly thrashed without skipping a beat provided it is operated into the rated load impedance. The speakers are a different story, if their thermal limit or physical cone excursion limit is exceeded then they are toast.
  12. I've seen a few youtubers that wear specs trying to use the ring lights and the location has to be just right to avoid reflecting off the lenses which looks pants. OK if you use contacts or are not speccy though.
  13. If you are a paid sideperson then some kind of expectation of the kind of instrument could be in order. If it’s a band of randoms then absolutely not. However, if the sound isn’t working then changing it in some way would be acceptable - the OP said as much. What that change is and how much it costs is no-one else’s business though.
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