Re: Amplified effects chain
- Subject: Re: Amplified effects chain
- From: "IronMan Mike Curtis" <ironman@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 30 May 2003 07:21:56 -0700
Well, there's no simple answer. It depends on the levels you're running,
the level the MidiVerb wants to see, whether you're overdriving the preamp,
and whether you want the effects distorted or clean.
What I would do is try it in both positions and see which sounds best to my
Generally speaking, though, if the MidiVerb is line level, you'll *probably*
want to run it after the preamp. My personal preference is to have delays
and reverbs "clean".
- ----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, May 30, 2003 5:37 AM
Subject: Amplified effects chain
> I have a question for some of you guys who know about studio separates and
> effects processing. I have an amplifier that consists of a tube preamp
> solid state amplifier (in a cabinet with 2 10s), and I have been running
> input (HiZ mic) through an Alesis Wedge to add a little reverb and some
> things before piping it into the preamp. I want to switch to an Alesis
> MidiVerb (which will mount in the cabinet), and am curious whether I
> the effects before the preamp (as I have been) or between the preamp and
> amplifier in the chain. Either setup is workable, in fact, I am
> the amp layout to put the input jacks in the top while all the rack units
> forward for control and visibility.
> Anyone familiar with studio effects chains and how these two setups will
> differ, which one is preferred?
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