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couple of dbx 900 questions
Old 30th May 2006
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couple of dbx 900 questions

i recently scored a dbx FS900 and 902 de-esser.

i've had it for about 2 weeks, and the de-esser is really cool, works well 80% of the time.

questions:

1) the "HF only" button. when it's disengaged, is it working for the entire program, or does it work as a bell shape (instead of HP)?

2) anybody know where i can get a plate to cover up the other space of FS900? i'm still looking for a good deal for 905 to fill that space, and for the time being, it's collecting inside and i don't wanna f'up the innards (plus my rack is facing up at an angle, so more dust is flowing in)..

thx ahead of time...
Old 30th May 2006
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1: entire program

2: no... try OSA audio?
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2) anybody know where i can get a plate to cover up the other space of FS900? i'm still looking for a good deal for 905 to fill that space, and for the time being, it's collecting inside and i don't wanna f'up the innards (plus my rack is facing up at an angle, so more dust is flowing in)..


Look on ebay. you will find them a couple times a year.
I have a 900 cover, what will you offer?
I'll be back in two weeks, leaving for tour 8:30 am this morning.
You can also find a few things for around 75 bucks, like a 903 that wouldn't be to shabby.
The noise reductions can be had for around 25.
It will fill the gap at least.
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thanks for the quick replies.

so when it's "HF only" is disengaged, the entire program is "de-essed"...

so the Frequency knob is bypassed? and 902 becomes a compressor?

and the Range knob determines the amount of compression then?
Old 31st May 2006
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I have a 900 cover, what will you offer?
I'll be back in two weeks, leaving for tour 8:30 am this morning.

nevermind, in a true slut fashion, just found a 905heh

paid more than 75 tho

thanks anyways.
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thanks for the quick replies.

so when it's "HF only" is disengaged, the entire program is "de-essed"...

so the Frequency knob is bypassed? and 902 becomes a compressor?

and the Range knob determines the amount of compression then?

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Old 31st May 2006
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No, the freq knob still works. That determines the center frequency for the de-essing. I've found on most vocals that 2-3K is optimal (sshhh..don't tell anyone).

The range knob determines what range of audio will be affected by the unit. You don't want to set it to high, or it won't do anything. You don't want to set it to low, or it will murder your vocal track. Try setting it to a freq of 2K, and set the range knob all the way left. See what it does.

If you got the Pro-Tools De-esser3, pull it up and flip the high freq switch on and off...it will show you in the window what it does. Sometimes it's easier to see something than explain it.
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thanks djui5, but i do know how a De-Esser works..

i'm just curious as to what difference it'll make with HF only @ off. you mentioned "entire program," which my understanding is all frequencies (rather than a specific freq bell/curve or HP). if that's the case, the Freq knob shouldn't do anything.

if you say "center frequency", then it's a bell; not entire program/all freq.

semantics?

so i'm guessing it's:

HF only = HPF
HF only off = bell ... is that correct?

btw, yeah, i've also found that you can go pretty low with Freq on 902. depends on singers tho, cuz i've had times where it started to get lispy. so it's either lower Freq w/ less range, or higher Freq with higher range.
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Honestly I don't know the high freq answer...you don't have a manual?

There might be a manual in the studio in Scottsdale I used to work at, they had a couple 902's. I'll check next time I'm up there, but who knows when that will be.
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Honestly I don't know the high freq answer...you don't have a manual?

There might be a manual in the studio in Scottsdale I used to work at, they had a couple 902's. I'll check next time I'm up there, but who knows when that will be.

yeah, bought it used so no manual.. but if you do check it out tho, i'd appreciate it...

in the meantime, i'll look around dbx website.
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