|The SC-SL9000 is a channel strip inspired by the Solid State Logic SSL 4000 mixer. This article is intended to supplement the DAS User Manual by adding some application usage notes particularly for the six routing algorithms which were added for S|C users, as an expansion of the routing available on the original channel strip.|
Being bundled with Scope 5.0, the S|C SL9000 can be
regarded as a great starting point for mastering the use of channel strips
on Scope, with the DAS
providing a logical upgrade path for users wanting a more professional level
As a first exercise with the S|C SL9000 device I decided to experiment with the creation of a gated snare sound. Using some Equalization, Compression and the Gate I was able to obtain the desired effect shown below. Setting Compression and Gate to 'Fast' ensured that the attack of the Snare was preserved.
XITE-1/4LIVE: I use the SL9000
for the B2003 since I need a way to tame (limit) the drawbars.
Additive synthesis gangs up the decibels which doesn't occur on a real B3,
so I use the compressor with a high ratio which really acts as a limiter.
Then the Gate is great for the percussion 3rd that lingers more than it
should, and the Filter/EQ allows me to cut the highs with precision.
The SL9000 X is nice, but the DAS C350 is even better. The compressor
is more powerful and the EQ is like the MASTERIT's quality. I will use
the SL9000 X but when the C350 gets 64bit compatibility, Celmo's XMachine
and C350 will be my choices. The DAS Gate is the best gate for Scope
period. You should try it if you like Gates. For an all in one approach
though the channel strips are great. I have even used them in a post mixer
pre ASIO Destination setting for great results.
LIQUID EDGE: I use the SL9000 as a pre amp for recording vocals.
ERIC: The two effects you need to record vocals (words or music) are Compressor / Limiter and Equalizer. I use Compressor / Limiter and Equalizer when I record vocals, keeping in mind that I'm sound engineer and I use good hardware. But my advice is to try to avoid to use a limiter when you record, it is better to use Compressor / Limiter after the recording.
|Dante, XITE-1/4LIVE, LIQUID EDGE and ERIC May 2011|