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Settings on your SSL FX G384 (Grey) Plugin Presets/Expansions
Old 24th June 2006
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Settings on your SSL FX G384 (Grey)

I'd like to know how some of you guys are setting your SSL G384 comp.

I'm using the 30 ms (slowest) attack.

Threshold at @ 0 (or slightly higher).

Release at .6

Ratio at 4.

Gain Make-up @ 5 dB

Heated dissusion about the Autofade *knob*. Mine pulls up and pushes down (as a form of function) I've always thought I heard it changing the curve of the fade when pulled out. Talkin' about the knob now, NOT the button.

Anyway what settings do you guys feel *in a general sense* work better for you with any of the knobs on the thing?

The manual never really explained the Auto Release function. I don't use it as it appears slow. What's it really doing in that setting?

Just gettin' more intimate w/ my 384.
Old 24th June 2006
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4:1

3rd attack setting

auto release
Old 24th June 2006
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Wow that was fast! Thanks Tony. What's the autorelease "supposed" to do or supposed mean?

Been doin' this since '81 and I never REALLY understood what "autorelease" REALLY means.

Emulate the glow plate response of the LA2/LA4 etc...?
Old 24th June 2006
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Auto Release is exactly what it suggests. To my ears is also a little more transparent or subtle if you will. Same settings as previous post for me in a lot of scenarios. Usually the attack changes more often than the release.

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Old 24th June 2006
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my understanding is that the auto release is program dependent. i generally use it, although sometimes i'll set it pretty fast, for effect, on a certain section of a song, then switch back to auto. i do vary the attack much more often, usually on the slow side.
i like 2:1 and 10:1 and usual sidechain with a high pass on a urei 533.
have fun with it,
david lawrence

btw- also great for tracking AG
Old 24th June 2006
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Wow what does pulling out the Auto fade do???

Never noticed that before Doh!

Show what a 'set and forget' box I've used it as.tutt
Old 24th June 2006
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It changes alot but the last mix I did I had the threshold on almost +2 the attack pretty quick, the attack was pretty quick around 1, the release set to auto and the ratio at 2.1
Old 24th June 2006
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Last CD I mixed was...

Threshold - +6
Attack - 30ms
Ratio - 4
Realease - Auto

Very pleased as was the mastering engineer.
Old 24th June 2006
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Thanks guys. Yeah the Auto Fade knob. It's subtle but it seems to change the fade curve. Anyone else hear something else? Pull it up and see what's what.

Next, I realize this must the dumbest question ever asked but what does Auto Release really mean in the technical sense? Not just w/ this comp but w/ any comp that has this?

What's happening there? The fast program times are tracked faster and the slow program times are tracked (released slower)?

Never really sounds intuitive to me on any comp I see & use this setting.

What gives?
Old 26th June 2006
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After much research this pull out Auto fade knob has no function.

It seems as though it was a legacy from the console fitted boards to allow correct knob fitting without damage.

This was carried over and is still the same on the current Xlogic series

Can you really hear a difference?
Old 26th June 2006
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Now remember I'm ALWAYS high when I use my 384 so..... Just kidding. heh

Oh that's insaaaaaaaaaaaaaaane. I KNEW it was subtle....heehe heehe hee he....

I thought I was hearing sooooooomething but then again I'm a placebo kinda guy. heh

What was the legacy function on the console then? thrill, you know?

I have a corporate TV mix today so Ill post a wave of the fade knob up & knob down and post 'em. See if you guys hear something.

If it *is* a placebo knob then it shall INSTANTLY become the "COOL" knob for when a client asks: "can't you make it louder like the radio?"

I'll go: "OH YEAH - I FORGOT! The loud knob right here ----> see? "kchnk" ....(sound of the knob) being pulled up. heh
Old 26th June 2006
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Quote:
Originally Posted by SnakeCained
Wow what does pulling out the Auto fade do???

Never noticed that before Doh!

Show what a 'set and forget' box I've used it as.tutt
Mine does not that (pull out). Never heard that, maybe was on newer models.

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Old 26th June 2006
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I looked at two other ones that were in the same serial number range c.100-200 and the knobs didn't pull out!

Mine certainly does but nobody had ever noticed.

As I said it was merely a 'fiitting the board' NOT a sonic reason for it ever exsisting.

My guess is either they never changed the circuit diagram or stores we a bit short on the day and substituted pull switches.

So is a G384 with knob pulling cooler than one without? A new legend begins

Can't wait to hear the files......
Old 26th June 2006
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I am sure the one with the knob that doesn't move out is the one to have, just like mine. heh

4:1
autorelease
I like the gain so I feed it accordingly to get a little 2-4 o'clock-ish.
Never use autofade. I like to fade my songs post mix as a 2-track.

And Attack is the knob that gets play at my house.
I try thm all and fit the song. I never go with one if it is killing the transients and top end. I tend to go as close to this as I can.


Lastly, I suck! I can just buy this gear.



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