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    I posted a question on PC about an audio processor one person has had success with.

    I bought one to see if it really works like it should.

    Here's the links: http://www.behringer.com/EN/Products/MDX1600.aspx

    To purchase: http://www.zzounds.com/item--BEHMDX1600

    Any thoughts?

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    Since this processor has come up as a great topic... it's performing very well so far.

    To get heavy duty/ very good audio cables, go here to Monoprice.

    They are extremely cheap!

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    Default Re: Audio Processor

    ...bump...
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    There you go Vic. Thanks Walter. I may buy one too.

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    What are you guys using the audio processor for?

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    Our discussion at our TASL meeting was about audio gain levels. Some songs are louder than others and this expander/compressor is a hardware means of automatically boosting or limiting the gain levels. Kevin, The Demented Elf, recommended that I get a expander/compressor to equalize the audio levels. Last Christmas I used the freeware program MP3Gain (http://mp3gain.sourceforge.net/) and it made the audio levels better but not correct.

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    JUst curious, but doesn't Audacity do this as well?

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    Yes but for only one song at a time. MP3Gain has or had batch capabilities meaning it would equalize the entire group of songs to the same level.

    I tried Audacity and MP3Gain and the programs made the audio better, but it did not fully fix the problem. I also added a mixer board last year. That was a worthy addition too.

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    Great specs for the money Al ! I have a Lexicon unit which was "the" STANDARD IN THE 1990s. My unit was roughly $1000 10 years ago. It has some programming features that I never use, but this Behringer unit has some great features my unit does not have and about 8% of the cost. I love it.

    I am gonna grab one right now and use it for Christmas, and then compare it with my Lexicon for DJ <IRS Right Off>. I am betting that technology has grown just a bit in the last 10 years !
    Thanks,

    Denny Cole
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    Looks pretty much plug n play, for 80 bucks, hell yea. no more spending hours on audacity, only to get things half right.

    thanks,

    vic
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    What I am curious about is this:

    Is the source of the music you guys are using or the method or ripping that bad that you have to go and spend another 100 or soo to get the audio levels right? OR am I missing something else?

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    Craig,

    Some of us use speakers in the yard. My speakers pumps out a few hundred watts of music. I thought mine were impressive till I spoke to Denny. He beat me by 2 or 3 times. Some songs even after equalization, portions of the song were too soft. If I increased the volume the loud songs were too loud. It the bane of my display. The same thing happens with an FM transmitter except with an FM transmitter the power amplifier saturates and you get horrible music. By adding an expander/compressor you can prevent clipping and it will give the sound a more robust and rich feel to it and less of a tin can sound.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Al in Raleigh View Post
    Craig,

    Some of us use speakers in the yard. My speakers pumps out a few hundred watts of music. I thought mine were impressive till I spoke to Denny. He beat me by 2 or 3 times. Some songs even after equalization, portions of the song were too soft. If I increased the volume the loud songs were too loud. It the bane of my display. The same thing happens with an FM transmitter except with an FM transmitter the power amplifier saturates and you get horrible music. By adding an expander/compressor you can prevent clipping and it will give the sound a more robust and rich feel to it and less of a tin can sound.
    Ooooooooooooo, ok Thanks

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