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mswlogo

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3435 posts
since 4/15/09

05/18/2017 12:47:43 View mswlogo's Classified Ads View mswlogo's Blog Reply with Quote

Do folks ever use a compressor adjustment on (Live) Fiddle (Piezo, Transducer or MIC)?

If so, how would you tend to adjust it?

Same goes for a Feedback Notch Filter?

I'm asking this because they are often available on Preamps (needed for High Impedance Pickups) but are mainly targeted for Guitars.

For example:

https://www.fishman.com/products/series/platinum/platinum-pro-eq-analog-preamp/

 

ChickenMan

United States
3109 posts since 9/26/08

05/18/2017 15:39:31View ChickenMan's MP3 Archive View ChickenMan's Photo Albums View ChickenMan's Blog Reply with Quote

What would be your goal in processing the sound like this?

 

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fiddlinsteudel

United States
2267 posts since 7/12/13

05/18/2017 15:43:16View fiddlinsteudel's MP3 Archive View fiddlinsteudel's Photo Albums Reply with Quote

quote:
Originally posted by mswlogo
 

Do folks ever use a compressor adjustment on (Live) Fiddle (Piezo, Transducer or MIC)?

If so, how would you tend to adjust it?

Same goes for a Feedback Notch Filter?

I'm asking this because they are often available on Preamps (needed for High Impedance Pickups) but are mainly targeted for Guitars.

For example:

https://www.fishman.com/products/series/platinum/platinum-pro-eq-analog-preamp/

 


I don't use Piezo, but I would use a notch filter to find feedback frequencies and get rid of them. 

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mswlogo

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3435 posts since 4/15/09

05/18/2017 17:26:33 View mswlogo's Classified Ads View mswlogo's Blog Reply with Quote

quote:
Originally posted by ChickenMan
 

What would be your goal in processing the sound like this?

 


That's exactly what I'm asking !!

 

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illinoisfiddler

United States
311 posts since 1/25/12

05/18/2017 20:24:55 View illinoisfiddler's Photo Albums Reply with Quote

You can use that just like a guitar player would. It is basically a fancy DI box with some EQ and compression. For me, personally, I have not found compression that useful on fiddle, as it tends to quash dynamics, but a little bit of it can be fine for taming overzealous playing or large peaks. Other than that, having some extra EQ on hand or feedback filters can be real handy in a live setting. You just never know in some rooms what it is going to sound like or what is going to feed back. On the violin/fiddle I have found the D string often wants to ring at high volumes, so cutting at around 250hz seems to cure some of this.

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