Alesis 3630 (No Longer Available)
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Full On Alesis Compression!Here at Sweetwater, we know you want as much control over your sound as possible. And with the 3630 dual channel compressor from Alesis, control is exactly what you get - at a price much lower than other processors in its class! The 3630 gives you full control over Ratio, Threshold, Attack and Decay. Using the 3630's sidechain insert to trigger the compressor, you can lower the level of the background music whenever the lead instrument or vocal is present. How's that for dynamics? The 3630 is perfect for almost every high-end audio situation, from broadcast applications to live sound reinforcement. Want precision and quality at an affordable price? The 3630 is the processor for you. See what a huge difference quality dynamics processing can do for your sound with the 3630.
Alesis 3630 Dual Mono/Stereo Compressor Features at a Glance:
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by Sean Wolsey from Provo, UtahThis compressor sounds great - better than compressors cost 3x as much. It's easy to use without sacrificing control, and the price is fantastic. I use it on speech all the time in recording situati... read more [+]ons, and it virtually eliminates red-lining problems. It even makes a decent mastering compressor, if you cant afford a tube based unit. The only way it sounds boxy is if it is set wrong or if the acoustics of the room are bad. close [-]
March 13, 2010
Music Background: Recording Engineer
i luv it
by J.L from pittsburgh paworks great easy to use
November 7, 2008
Music Background: artis/producer
The Sky's the "limit(er)"
by Henry Thaler from Toronto, Ontario, CanadaIn our classic rock band, I often use a Yorkville powered mixer with 2 Peavey SP 5 Mains (just purchased) and 2 Yorkville 12" woofer / horn monitors. A friend sold me his new Alesis 3630 for a steal,... read more [+] and although I knew very little about compression functionality and settings, I decided to integrate it with my system. The 2 channel functions are perfect for adjusting the mains (mono) and monitors (mono) seperately.
November 23, 2010
Music Background: keyboards in classic rock/DOORS bands - part time.
At our next gig, I wasn't too happy with the sound, I had used the -10 DB setting since the manual recommends that for most applications. However, as soon as I switched to + 4 DB, I had to reduce volumes and gains, since my system sounded like the 1812 Overture! Feedback occurrence was substantially reduced, even when the vocalist grabs his mike at the top, and the vocals now sound full and ballsy for both monitors and mains. I can even hear the mains in addition to the monitor!
I'm still fine tuning some of the settings, and our lead vocalist is now adamant that we use the compressor, since his vocal style now depends on it - he can growl, scream, sing all he wants, the compression both gives him the freedom, yet also keeps any peaks in line.
Great product, especially for PA applications! close [-]
by Jordan from illinoisOne of the fist pieces of gear i bought for the studio. 16 years later, after constant use, it finally fizzled. Imma buy me another one. set it on "peak" and "soft knee" and it stays out of the way. c... read more [+]an't get a better bargain. close [-]
July 13, 2010
Music Background: studio cat
Simple & transparent
by Ryan from IndianaI love this unit...it gives you an easy to use format while still giving you full control to shape the compression however you like. It doesn't really color the sound at all either. Two thumbs up!
January 11, 2009
Music Background: Live Sound Engineer / Bassist
Carter, Mattaponi, VA