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Distressor help!
Old 30th June 2002
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Distressor help!

My bass is connected into a JDI D/I, into a ISA110, into a Distressor. With the Distressor set to 6:1 (Input 6/ATT 5/Rel 4/Output 5, I can't get the LED lights to show any signal.
Even with the Input set to 10, it'll barely hit 1, and I'm pushing the ISA110 quite a bit.

Can someone shed some light into this?

Thanks a bunch...
Imagine
Old 30th June 2002
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What happens when you press bypass?

Adust level to the recorder in bypass THEN engage the Distressor unit.. IF that gives you no joy, swap leads, check i/o connections..


Old 30th June 2002
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Jules,

When I press on Bypass, the volume significantly drops. I seem to be having that problem with all Line instruments. When recording vocals, I do get LED signal.

I'll check all my cables again, but somehow I don't think that's the problem...

Thanks.
Imagine
Old 30th June 2002
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Ahhh!

That would indicate that you are not sending the Distressor enough level from the Focusrite.

leave the Distressor in bypass..

Then..

1) Check that you dont have -20 or -10 type 'pads engaged on the DI box
2) Try turning up the gain on the Focusrite..
3) Try patching the DI into the MIC AMP part of the Focusrite (try phantom power 48v option if you have it) - then turn THAT up

I bet 1 & 3 are your problems, (often a Di box gets plugged into a Mic pre with phantom power)

Get a good level to recorder, say one that just overloads on really LOUD notes

THEN engage Distressor again and have fun with compression...

heh

Let us know how ya get on..

Old 30th June 2002
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Jules,

Thanks a mill... I had the DI connected via Line In. I'll reconnect it to the Mic In... That should clear it up.

I appreciate your help.

Best,
Imagine
Old 30th June 2002
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Your'e welcome!

That should be a XLR connection from Di - Focusrite mic input.

See if pressing the phantom power button causes a light to come on on the DI box... (and click the box to 48v phantom) if it does, this means it's an active DI and there is no need to use a battery in it now... (take it out!)

Old 30th June 2002
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There's no light on the DI box... I have the JDI (JT-DBE) model... There's no battery in it...

You've been very helpful. My thanks you's thank you....

Best,
Imagine
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