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1176 compression question
Old 24th September 2006
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1176 compression question

When the gain reduction meters are pinning to the left, does the gain reduction continue, or is that when distortion starts?

I never really ever look at the meters, but I'm curious about the technical side of things.

Thanks!
Old 24th September 2006
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$ .02

it merely means you've exceded the meter's ability to show you how much is going on...
Old 24th September 2006
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"Where the GR meter ends is where the fun begins."
Old 24th September 2006
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The gain reduction and meter tracking use independent Fets, also it's the hardest part of the calibration process to get 100% right. Just use your ears and be happy What rev is the unit BTW?
Old 24th September 2006
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The 1176 will distort with faster attack times (knob clockwise) thats part of the charm.
Old 25th September 2006
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compression IS distortion. release the hounds!

also, i reckon the release time is a bigger factor than the attack in how much these babies distort.


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