You could also mount pots on the back of the unit to replace the trimpots in the VCA circuit, allowing user-control of the second-harmonic distortion.
Now Chris is not a trained tech but is definitely above average in his soldering and electronics skills.
The parts were very clearly labeled, and the instructions were super easy to follow.
Compression Ratio: 1:1 - :1 with selectable hard or soft compression knee.
Looking for itil a pocket guide 2011 edition the user manual?They've basically turned a cheap compressor into something very useful.Note that the Burr Brown Quad opamps are now unavailable and must be substituted for one of those listed above.Publishing a magazine and running a studio doesn't leave me much time for soldering, and this review would still be unwritten if it wasn't for Chris Woodhouse, a great engineer (A Frames, Team Sleep) who's been working in my studio and helping me with tech.First, the input stage is hot-rodded with two hand-selected op-amps, metal-film resistors, and silver mica capacitors.Connect the Grounds In his article on the 3630, Peter Purpose suggests connecting all of the input and output grounds via heavy gauge copper wire.Hide skin: 1 2.Single channel of the 3630, more choices in this product category from other manufacturers: Category: Products / fx units / compressor, last added comment.Plus, two fully independent gates with threshold and rate controls allow you to easily and efficiently stifle unwanted ambient noise.I'm guessing it would have taken me 16-20 hours.
The circuit employs some solid design fundamentals, but by all accounts suffers from inferior components and design choices.
The manuals were never that clear, and the end result never blew me away sonically.
One fixed price delivery for most items!Touted officially by Alesis as the "most popular dynamics processor ever made the 3630 is a bargain bin compressor that can be polished to resemble a professional one.Check this page above under the heading: 'Product manual or files' - We might have it!Nextgen version of the massive-selling 3060.Signal to Noise Ratio: 100dB, headroom: 18dB.05 @ 4dBu, A-weighted with 6dB compression, any switch setting, nominal attack and release times.Then the chances are that you've just made your 3630 into something resembling what it should have been in the first place.", peter Purpose via his GroupDIY writeup "We have a really small compressor, the Alesis 3630, which is 300.Threshold of Limiting: -40dBu to 20dBu.As an independent dual-channel compressor, the 3630 offers separate controls for two different source signals.If you don't have one already, these comps can now be found for a pittance on eBay.