How To Set Up PA Systems : How To Set Up A Compressor




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Corey Fehr: Hey I was looking at getting one of those dbx but I had some questions first. I know what a compressor does but the limiter I don't really understand. I'm just wondering my amp head puts out 200 more watts then my cab can take. Can I use a limiter to make sure the 200 extra watts never gets sent into my cab doing speaker damage or does it work that way? I want a rackmount compressor for my bass rig. And just want to make sure that I need use to much power from my amp and blow the speaker.

ozzygen02: Blah blah... its not what u have, its what you can do with your $ possibilities.. if you can make a phonic sound great, what could u do with a klark teknik. Everything (not just everything else) might do nothing in untrained hands

Oengus H. Smith: dont worry, the louder you play the more power your speaker will need and it will draw whatever it can to get that extra power from the amp, i presume your amp is 4ohm being a bass cab as the lower frequencies draw more power. A limiter is for speaker protection, You set a threshold and if the sound gets above that threshold it "limits" or takes away the dangerous sound

JC Haywire: Anybody who criticizes this video might not have a feel for education. I would like it to be a bit more technical--but that's already out there. Simplification is the basis of a sound education. We want newb audio engineers to have that sound foundation. Be patient with them. This guy's a good educator.

Klo Winters: Its not compression until you are using Klark-Teknik, - everything else does nothing. Phonic doesnt count as compression.

zanik00: Dirty fingernails

Alcohollicaa: very simple. all it does is it hides ur feedback,and reverb tails. if u play live shows or record music this would probably be extremly helpfull to the player.

Daryl Ogalino: its about time that expert village has a good video haha thanks!

jovocoenn: best tutorial on compression that i've seen on youtube so far! great job! (tim & eric style!)

adamsoundguy: DBX 160's are great units so are drawmers and the KT's

RisingEdge111: nicely done. thank you.

MrNitemare0: Compression=Automatic volume control...well put sir.

diego13x: rate 5, is good for noobs

sleepingstaff: cheers mate

Aiiemusic: *EDIT* - How To "USE" A Compressor.

danvee1982: your a simple man , you should go back to cleaning dishes

RoteKampfSocke: i know , its hard to keep it simple , but there is no "all purpose" compressor setting. i am sorry , but this is simply not true . If there would be something like that , these units would all be sold without most knobs..

Ezekiel Mc.Guire: where and how do you really connect a compressor limiter,EQ and guitar effects into a mixer.NOt set up but connect in mean cable connections.

isrural: didnt understand decibles decibles decibles!!!!!!!!!!!

monmixer: you can email me if you want more info anthony. I am a professional audio monitor engineer and would happy to answer you in due time. thank goodness for digital consoles eliminating all of the extra stuff but I'll help you out if i can. Now we have compressors and noise gates on every channel and don't have to deal with all those cables. We still need to understand what we are doing though and the host here is absolutely correct on the compressor..great advise

fojeba: Good evening, can you please let me know how you connect your external /hardware compressor to your DAW ?

puretone30: I have to disagree with his very last statement. While compression does, in a way, allow for the control of output volume, that is not the essential function of a compressor. Riding the faders is a better form of "volume control." A compressor reduces dynamic range! You want to know why a good engineer can pull of a show and a great engineer can make you think you're listening to a (good) CD? He knows how and where to use compression and EQ!

castorriver: I love my dbx266xl.

Jaws5519: Sounds like what you need for you bass rig is a Attenuator (weber mass 200, or the thd hot-plate).

Gaurav Sakhuja: Thankyou very much Sir I appreciate your effort and contribution... people like you are true music lovers in a sense that you want it to sound good no matter where it IS.... great !!

anthony dilauri: Is there any way you can explain to me about the back of the compressor/hookup and wires? I never really understood tip ring sleeve vs mono cable vs stereo and I have a feeling If you explain it it would finally be understood

johnsoundguy: i learned more about the sound in to this video thank you for your effort.and i have a question what is the lo contour / tube /sc mon / i got mdx2600 behringer thanks

lidesnowi: Can you show us how to Upset a Compressor!

zanik00: @satantheclown Ha ha ha ha ha ha

Hugofski: does all of this equipment affect the voltage or current? Or does it depend on what it is affecting?

cmbmusic: @kiko3212 start out with the settings he mentioned int he video, then adjust until you get the sound you like.

TheShawnFussell: continued from post below.....the energy of the volume is still there and the way you manipulate the compressor gives you certain dynamic effects. Bass drums, if only 'volume automated', wouldn't punch at all beyond the source (the drum). The best way I've heard it out is this...sound makes a waveform...the waveform has a top and a bottom...compression lowers ceiling at how high the wave can go. Now imagine it as water. The water is still there, just more dense and powerful. less is more, too.

sifs4: nicely explained thanks.

brownbigb: @jimbobg65 it was not confusing at all. it is actually a pretty decent explanation of the compression basics.

geNo meNoid: a lot of this videos on YouTube, where they use/test the compressor without even turning it on.....

je2555: @prunch72 my mics are rubbish??!!!! (horrified), no no no no no, the SINGERS are rubbish ;)

NLGuppy: lol @ 2:10. it automatic jumps to annother attack time. Where can i buy it?

castorriver: Just remember that less is better. There are directions in the manual and when you try those settings at first it might sound like the unit is 'off'. But if you listen closely you can hear the effects.

anthony dilauri: wow that a good video thanks the first clear instructor I have heard in a long time

monmixer: mon_mixer@yahoo.com

Hay: thx for this nice explanation cuse most of the time the problems in the sround system is from the bad using for the compressor , keep on uploading like this videos i like :D great job :D

neonelectro: This is actually quite a useful video. True, you have to play around to get your sound right 'coz everyone's is different, but this is a good staring point and explains the basics for someone who is completely new to compression tools.

TheShawnFussell: lol. People are so mean sometimes. I don't think he's as 'simple' as you think. I think the man knows what he's talking about but he's simplifying for the sack of the noobies trying to grab a quick jump on learning the art of engineering. All in all, before I understood compression, I would of loved to just know what he was teaching here. One thing I would like to add to the noobie watching is that compressors do more than just automate volume. The energy of the volume is still there.,..........

Peavey Cabiao: expert village..fan

Greg Owsley: @zanik00 Yeah but his anus is clean.

coolcooldaddy: I have an dbx 166xl i need a setting for a rock band the singer?? Can u help me?

TheShawnFussell: if you want to use a compressor with your DAW, either use inserts/sends/returns if your interface allows it, or you can go from your mic to the compressor and out to pre-amp/interface. If your using a phantom powered mic, you will need a mixer with 48V before going into your interface because most if not all compressors don't come with phantom power. They are not designed for being a pre-amp. You'd go mic to mixer(48V), mixer out to compressor, compressor out to interface.

odavila78: that is only one application Alcohollicaa but not the primary use for one. Dj JDub, I can imagine you're probably a mobile or club Dj and as one you can use a compressor to protect your amplifiers from accidental, or not, clipping. Of course you can always turn your levels down at the dj mixer and that is why i say accidental. During blends the levels do tend to increase so it'll be most helpful in the middle of a blend. This is probably a more practical answer for you as a dj.

ATLMusiq08: I have one and i'm trying to figure out how to set it! i use it for my church and i need to get it situated quick!

Corey Fehr: @crackshotnoodles Thats what I need though is speaker protection. Because the head I'm getting pushes out 800 watts and the cab I have only handles 600. Too much power for my speakers and in the fututre I don't want anyone to screw around with it and turn the volume to high and blow my cab.

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