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About freddietane

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  • Birthday 11/01/1953


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    Guitarist since 1963, amateur since 1998.


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    Guitars, electronics, DAW, recording, Keyboards, Music
  1. Thanks Craig, (and Mike), for your insights and information about this circuitry! Very interesting, and look forward to utilizing it in a tracking situation where I'm using all-DAW-based signal chain. I like how Craig describes it as being able to "obtain a higher average level" from the direct-input guitar. Nice! Great GP article too! Enjoy reading your columns there. Rock on!
  2. hi Forum folk - Does anyone have any insight into the circuitry used in the 2019 Gibson HP-4 dip switch #5 which turns on/off what they call "Transient Suppression"? The documentation provided by Gibson says this: Transient Suppression (Off=Out of Circuit / On=In Circuit) Transients = A sudden, loud spike from the initial attack phase of sound. Example: Pick attack or noise. ON = Works to suppress the harsh transient noise or spikes which A/D convertors can sometimes pass when recording directly into the high impedance input of a DAW interface or digital mixer. Due to the inherent input compression of typical guitar amplifiers, this circuit is virtually transparent even if left on in the circuit. When asked whether they had a circuit diagram to study: "We don’t have a file that outlines the precise circuitry of that PCB." I have yet to do an experiment on my DAW/Interface, but am wondering if anyone knows what this is actually doing, electronically. Thanks!
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