Is it backwards or what?
When i turn it up i get less distortion...down more.
Am i not understanding the concept right?
Am i right in understanding that if the the EM gain is off i should get equal distortion across the freq spectrum?
So if i center the shelf @ 1k everything above hits the tape louder and distorts more preserving the integrity of the frequencies below?
Not having much knowledge about tape machines i find the concept a bit difficult.
Could you explain in just a bit more detail. I realize you are a minimalist in this area. :)
Yes, it is.
This concept is known - it is called pre-emphasis filtering. It is performed to get an overall better sound and is based on the fact that higher frequencies have lesser amplitude in the average recording. That's why we can increase the highs, record it to tape and then decrease it back when playing back the tape.
Ok. So with this in mind, what is the reason for the pre saturation tone controls on tape bus and theoretically should we be cutting highs after the saturation to emulate real tape usage?
Just curious about your concept on the use of tape bus.
So when you say in the manual it's a form of wet dry, it specifially applies to the distortion and not compression?
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