I've acquired a Beringer MDX4600 for use in the band's PA, primarily as an ear protection device for the in ear monitors but also to compress and lift the singer's vocals.
I understand compression but that's it.. The Beringer manual has left me with more questions than answers and I wondered if anyone here could help decipher chunks of it please?
I'll start with an explanation of one of the features of the unit... " IDE (Interactive Dynamic) Enhancer Probably the best known negative side effect of a compressor is the “dull” and “compressed” sound that is likely to result from the processing of complex program material. Low-frequency instruments usually produce the highest signal energy and hence make the compressor reduce the overall level. Any instrument in the higher frequency ranges concurrently played also has its level reduced, which leads to a “compressed” overall sound. The dynamic enhancer provides the solution to this problem, enabling you to make up specifically for the compression-induced loss of treble energy. Since the enhancer can detect the amount of compression applied, it does not change the sound image as long as the signals remain uncompressed. No treble energy is lost, even when complex mix-down material is processed."
Does this make any sense to anyone? :-)