07 Dynamcis

The System 5 has an extremely powerful dynamics section comprising of a Compressor/Limiter, an Expander/Gate and side chain key input with filter. System 5 allows both Compress and Expand sections to be used together. The knobset shown opposite is the simple Compress/Expand knobset with the main controls for both sections available. The page keys at the bottom allow the knobset to be switched to a further 3 sets of knobs that give more advanced control. Here are the full set of parameters that can be adjusted:

Compressor

  • Release
  • Attack
  • Threshold
  • Ratio
  • Depth
  • Knee
  • Gain Make Up
  • Compressor In/Out

Expander/Gate

  • Release
  • Attack
  • Threshold
  • Ratio
  • Depth
  • Knee
  • Hold
  • Hysteresis
  • Expander/Gate In/Out

Side Chain

  • Filter Type – Hi Pass, Lo Pass, Band Pass, Notch
  • Side Chain Listen
  • Side Chain Source – Channel, Key Input, Link
  • Detector Type – Peak, Average

Dynamics Display
Whenever dynamics are being adjusted a graphical display is shown on the display at the top of the strip to illustrate how the processor is affecting the audio.