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Compressor? Feedback Notch Filter?

May 18, 2017 - 12:47:43 PM
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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/

May 18, 2017 - 3:39:31 PM

3156 posts
Joined Sep 26, 2008

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

May 18, 2017 - 3:43:16 PM

2274 posts
Joined Jul 12, 2013

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. 

May 18, 2017 - 5:26:33 PM

mswlogo

USA

3465 posts
Joined Apr 15, 2009

quote:
Originally posted by ChickenMan
 

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

 


That's exactly what I'm asking !!

May 18, 2017 - 8:24:55 PM

332 posts
Joined Jan 25, 2012

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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