D.I. Bass, Guitar & vocals - is it best to compress before the preamp?
Old 21st August 2013
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D.I. Bass, Guitar & vocals - is it best to compress before the preamp?

I am using some stomp pedals for bass, guitar and vocals before my soundcard preamp.

Would it enhance my signal to add a compressor (stomp box) at the beginning or end of the chain before the preamp?
Old 21st August 2013
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If you have a really nice compressor, maybe. If you really love the sound of that particular pedal, sure. If you're doing some Stanley Jordan tapping stuff, absolutely.

Otherwise, just compress in the box. Nothing sucks more than trying to expand an over-compressed recording.
Old 22nd August 2013
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I wouldnt recommend it.

If you really want or need to use that certrain compressor later you can still do it.

Cheers
Old 22nd August 2013
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Thanks for the help
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