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Old 28th May 2003
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The Distressor front end...

Dave,


I love the Distressor as much as the next guy but in the spirit of fairness (and me being a dickhead) I have a question about the front end of the Distressor.

On some steady state sources (like guitars) the front end of the distressor starts to clip and act strangely. Yeah I'm setting my gain structure correctly... It's not a simple THD issue, it's more like the front end is getting flattened out. Oh, the question:

Is the fragility of the front end what allows the distressor to have it's sound?

I usually will strap a "clean" compressor in front of it to help the situation and fortunately I have found that the Trakker into a Distressor can be utter magic.

Cool products Dave!