Compressor Help for Radio Studio - Gearspace.com
The No.1 Website for Pro Audio
Compressor Help for Radio Studio
Old 30th January 2013
Gear Head
🎧 10 years
Compressor Help for Radio Studio


We've been trying to set up a Behringer Compressor with our mics and for some reason the compressor isn't doing anything. We're going from the mics into the input of the compressor and from the compressor output into the board. What are we doing wrong?

Thanks in advanced. Maybe the pics will help.

Pic 1
Pic 2
Pic 3
Old 31st January 2013
Gear Guru
Brent Hahn's Avatar
1 Review written
🎧 15 years
You can't plug the mics straight into the compressor because it operates at line level, either +4dB (pro) or -10dB (consumer), not mic level, which is a lot lower, give or take -40dB.
Old 31st January 2013
Lives for gear
travisbrown's Avatar
9 Reviews written
🎧 10 years
Mic --> console --> insert send --> compressor --> insert return


Mic --> preamp --> compressor --> console

As stated above, the mic straight in won't give the compressor enough signal to engage the compression circuit.
📝 Reply
Post Reply

Welcome to the Gearspace Pro Audio Community!

Registration benefits include:
  • The ability to reply to and create new discussions
  • Access to members-only giveaways & competitions
  • Interact with VIP industry experts in our guest Q&As
  • Access to members-only sub forum discussions
  • Access to members-only Chat Room
  • Get INSTANT ACCESS to the world's best private pro audio Classifieds for only USD $20/year
  • Promote your eBay auctions and Reverb.com listings for free
  • Remove this message!
You need an account to post a reply. Create a username and password below and an account will be created and your post entered.

Slide to join now Processing…

Forum Jump
Forum Jump