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Daking comp500 low input as channel insert?
Old 4th January 2018
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Daking comp500 low input as channel insert?

Howdy friends. I have a couple of these in my 500 rack, they work great when I put them after a preamp on the way to tape, but when I try to insert them on a channel I can barely get the compression to kick in at all, even on very hot's weird.
I don't have this issue inserting anything else so I don't think it's an issue with my inserts. And the comps work fine as part of an input chain so I don't think there's anything wrong there. Anyone else had this issue? Usually I wind up inserting a preamp just to get enough heat to trigger the compression, but obviously don't feel I should have to do that.

One possible thing -
My insert points are unbalanced, going to a balanced patchbay, I've tried balanced and unbalanced patch cables to the Daking comp, same results either way though...

Thanks for sharing your experience or any suggestions!
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