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Strange noise in Water

Post by jonassjovaag » Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:59 pm

Hi
Just bought Water, which I'm very happy with. Currently mixing a record where I use the comp on drum overheads group with pre engaged, input trimmed to +18. On a stretch where the snare is more or less alone, occasionally hitting a rim shot, I get a very audible short burst of noise from the comp. Reducing the input to about 11 and pushing up on the threshold instead, removes this. Any ideas why this happens?

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Re: Strange noise in Water

Post by flaviusr » Fri Jul 13, 2018 12:22 am

input trim is to add distortion not to make things louder. I always use below 0. And remember to calibrate your audio in 0 VU = -18 dbfs, like a analog hardware. Gain staging is important.
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Re: Strange noise in Water

Post by jonassjovaag » Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:04 am

Hi
I know this. I do not use it to increase volume but to increase the saturation element in the plugin. It is also run at -18, like I always do, so no problems there.
However, when the situation is like described, the plug emits a burst of noise and someone should look into it.

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Re: Strange noise in Water

Post by flaviusr » Fri Jul 13, 2018 2:37 pm

dont go to +18 then, stay in the safe zone
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Re: Strange noise in Water

Post by jonassjovaag » Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:51 am

Sure, that works if you already know what the safe zone is, but in this case I did not experience this issue before I rendered my entire project.
Seems that it would be better to know when and why this behaviour is triggered.

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