These forums are read only, please use our new forums here.

Main :: M5 / M9 / M13

M13 - stereo compressor?
by adamisbass on 2013-01-08 14:24:41.1180


is anybody using the M13 to produce stereo effects, and compressing the stereo output signal? I understand that the built-in compressors produce mono only, do you have a tip, what compressor would be good to compress the stereo signal off-board? Or just use 2 mono compressors?

The reason I want to do that is that some filter effects produce extreme signal amplitude peaks.

Re: M13 - stereo compressor?
by phil_m on 2013-01-08 14:42:21.4000

I don't know of any true stereo compressors in pedal form. Have you tried experimenting with compressors in front of the filter effects?

Re: M13 - stereo compressor?
by adamisbass on 2013-01-10 11:48:40.6550

I have a compressor dialed in on FX1 on almost all scenes. That helps get a good basic signal for the other effects. The problems arise when I have some filter or some modulation effects, which can boost the volume depending on the parameters. Putting an M13-comp last changes the signal to mono again.

I would also be willing to try a rack compressor, please make a suggetion.

Re: M13 - stereo compressor?
by phil_m on 2013-01-10 12:17:28.8500

Well, there are a bunch of different manufacturer's that make rack compressors. I hesitate to recommend Behringer just because they kind of have some questionable business practices in my mind, but I've actually used a few of theirs, and I like them quite a bit.">">

It could end up being overkill for what you want, though.

Re: M13 - stereo compressor?
by adamisbass on 2013-01-13 12:57:12.6430

Hi Phil,

I appreciate that you took the time to recommend a stereo compressor. I will consider that one, but also take a look at some others. I'm just not sure about Behringer.

On another note, I discovered that I can use an EQ effect in FX4 to compensate for amplitude variations... it doesn't work perfect, but helps a little. Now I am using 2 out of 4 FX-slots just for amplitude management...

Re: M13 - stereo compressor?
by adamisbass on 2013-01-29 10:35:15.3220

To finish this thread up: I got the Really Nice Compressor and am pretty happy with that.

The information above may not be current, and you should direct questions to the current forum or review the manual.