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Really Nice Compressor - "Supernice mode"???
Old 12th April 2006
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Really Nice Compressor - "Supernice mode"???

What exactly does supernice mode do for this compressor???
Old 12th April 2006
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It's kinda chaining a few compressors in a row, each doing a part of the total gain reduction. Because the compressors don't have to work so hard, it sounds more transparant. So SuperNice mode is the RNC's more transparant mode.
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Old 13th April 2006
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It also adds a bit of brightness to the signal, but at least it doesn't loose Hifreq energy when compressing.
Old 13th April 2006
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What exactly does supernice mode do for this compressor???

it folds back the signal through the compressor in a loop a couple of times so that it compresses less per loop than hitting the compressor once. this reduces artifacts and makes the whole thing seem more "smooth" less pumping and breathing.

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Old 13th April 2006
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Originally Posted by DrDeltaM
It's kinda chaining a few compressors in a row, each doing a part of the total gain reduction. Because the compressors don't have to work so hard, it sounds more transparant. So SuperNice mode is the RNC's more transparant mode.
Something worth noting - the supernice mode also works great on some types of individual instruments, but sometimes because in these instances it is NOT always transparent. I tried it on a synth bass track and got a huge beefy tone that sounded like a big boost to the fundamental, or perhaps like frequency-dependant compression. Definitely not transparent, and in a good way.

DP
Old 14th April 2006
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its just super nice heh what more do you need to know
Old 15th April 2006
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Realy Nice

I own a pair of these and they work pretty good. Especially (like everyone here has noted) in super nice mode. The only gripe I have about the unit (and there is a fix) is that is is unbalanced. You can chain the RNC with a RNP and it will supposedly balance the whole chain. Still a very useable compressor for the $$.
Old 15th April 2006
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Keep in mind that default mode is non-supernice.

So if you are doing a mix using it, you will have to remember to engage it each time you power up.
Old 15th April 2006
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Keep in mind that default mode is non-supernice.

So if you are doing a mix using it, you will have to remember to engage it each time you power up.
that is one thing that sucks, why couldnt that make it remember settings.
oh well everything has its quirks
Old 18th April 2006
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The only gripe I have about the unit (and there is a fix) is that is is unbalanced. You can chain the RNC with a RNP and it will supposedly balance the whole chain.
Doesn't any balanced channel you have with a TRS insert balance the RNC? Whether it is a Firepod or a cheapo Yamaha or Mackie it should do the job. Never had a problem with the unbalanced thing myself.
Old 18th April 2006
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The TRS insert point on a mixer is not balanced. The Tip (T) is the send and the Ring (R) is the return and both share the Shield as ground. That's why the other end of the insert cable has TS connectors.

To balance a signal requires a positive and a negative plus a ground. A TRS line input or output is balanced because it has a + (Tip) a - (Ring) and a ground (Shield).
Old 18th April 2006
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would plugging the RNC into a balanced patchbay balance the signal?
Old 18th April 2006
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would plugging the RNC into a balanced patchbay balance the signal?
no
i suggest you start reading up on balanced lines
Old 18th April 2006
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that is one thing that sucks, why couldnt that make it remember settings.
oh well everything has its quirks
Yeah, the RNLA switches out of "turbo" mode every time you power it down as well, kind of annoying sometimes.
Old 18th April 2006
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would plugging the RNC into a balanced patchbay balance the signal?
A balanced patchbay is nothing more that a host for lines with three terminals/wires.

It is completely passive.

Plugging an RNC/RNLA into a balanced patchbay would allow you to route other preamps that use TRS inserts into them. That's all.

Patched in this way, you loose the ability to route "things" not using TRS inserts into the FMR units.

Regards,
David
Old 18th April 2006
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There are units available that will turn an unbalanced signal into a balanced signal. Aphex makes one called the 124.
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