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  • #16
    For comparison...here's basically the same track without the Session's compression and saturation, and no chorus, and the Venue set at 12:00...basically a dry signal....you'll notice that the volume between the finger picking parts and the strumming is substantial.

    http://www.soundclick.com/player/sin...&q=hi&newref=1
    Last edited by Martin Maniac; 06-20-2015, 06:21 AM.

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    • #17
      After listening to these two tracks many times, I can definitely hear the difference the multi-band compressor in the Session is making. It is now a permanent effect in my recording rig...it makes the recorded track sound much more professional.

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      • #18
        Okay here's an A/B test for you, same clip off the looper,...

        https://soundcloud.com/djwayne2000

        This is a D-35>Lyric Pickup>Ditto Looper> Venue set at 12:00> Session at 2:00 or off >Computer. All other levels remained the same. These clips can be downloaded for closer examination.
        Last edited by Martin Maniac; 06-20-2015, 04:32 PM.

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        • #19
          Hey Martin Maniac, thanks for sharing your setup and pedal board! Qn... is it better to put your reverb after or before your session+venue setup? Have you tested the difference which is better?

          Thanks!

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          • #20
            Originally posted by ukesam View Post
            Hey Martin Maniac, thanks for sharing your setup and pedal board! Qn... is it better to put your reverb after or before your session+venue setup? Have you tested the difference which is better?

            Thanks!
            No I haven't tested reversing the reverb and Sessions pedals. I'm happy with the current chain. Personally, in my mind, I want the Session unit at the very end of my chain so it controls my entire final signal. I think it would be pointless to have effects after the Session because it would defeat the purpose of the multi-band compressor. Seriously, what's the point of compressing a signal, then adding effects to it later ??

            You're certainly welcome to try other signal chains to your heart's content and feel free to report your findings here in this thread.

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            • #21
              I will add a +1 to the "try both, and see what you like" idea. I personally prefer to run my guitar signal chain like I would run a signal in my studio mixing chain. However, even in the studio, different instruments/tracks require a different signal chain to achieve the best results. It's not a one-size-fits-all method.

              My approach is usually to compress and EQ the guitar to get the best tone that I can, then I'll add effects on top of that to get the best and most natural response from my effects. I really don't like to compress reverb, if I can avoid it. It changes the tone and response/feel of the reverberation (for better or for worse).

              So try both ways, and just use your ears.

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