The PreSonus ACP-88 is an 8 channel compressor and gate/limiter. The ACP-88 can be racked taking up 2 rack spaces. The threshold on this unit is -40 dB to 20 dB with 1:1 ratio. There are 8 ¼ inputs and 8 ¼ outputs with side chain ins and outs. I purchased one of these back in late 2007 and used it till about 2010. I wanted to get this because I was using the original ACP-8 many years ago and wanted to upgrade because many people told me the ACP-88 was worth the upgrade.
The ACP-88 gave me side chain on each and every channel as well as trigger inputs on each channel. There are 8 full featured gates and 8 full featured compressors and limiters. This unit took the place of a lot of processors that we had in our studio that were basically just taking up a lot of space so upgrading to the ACP-88 gave use more rack space too!
Understanding this unit is easy if you have worked with it before and because I was coming from the APC-8 I had no problem getting a use to using this one. If you are new to the ACP-88 I recommend reading through the manual before you get started so you can understand how all of the processing works. The manual is easy to read and understand, you can actually still download it online.
This rack is great for live sound and in studio. I prefer to keep it in studio though because of how it doesn’t color the sound. Plus having 8 channels in a studio is great too. This gave us a warm sound and every time we used it we loved it. We do not own it anymore because we upgraded to another model but all of the recordings we did with the ACP-88 were great. PreSonus has created a monster!
Compressor / Gate 8-channel linkable.
2 rack units
100% analog technology.
adjustable threshold / ratio / attack / release for the compressor
how soft / hard knee mode + auto (attack / release
adjustable threshold / attack / release the gate.
In short no gimmick, just enough.
Who knows how to use a compressor / gate manipulates the craft eyes closed.
Each channel can be linked with the preceding channel so that we can do pretty much what we use as example veux.Par limiter 8 channel links as input to a digital multitrack.
Small flat to the size and spacing of buttons that require a minimum of delicacy (2 U oblige).
It works well the machine! Its very neutral, it's hell on percus.En But it lacks a little warmth on a voix.Le hiss level is very bas.C 'what is true.
The gates work well aussi.Pas click and other artifacts.
Very good compressors, gates very good for general use.
For the best voice worth a compressor used more typed, everything depends on the preamp which is upstream.
Brief highlights of this product are also its weaknesses: neutral (neutral too), compact (compact too).
Anyway Value / unbeatable price.
I've had six months, and I've used in heavy use for 14 weeks.
Mconnue got my machine too, excellent, not CHRE, walking to hell. I used to put the dishes in the process of passing the whole mix battery in 2 channel, or output mix, bass, vocals, brass and the final mix, I used to toms and OH, and keyboards. Indeed, for voice, we can take something else if we need grain, but if the sounds made as desired, this machine does not dnaturera.
I would do without this choice hsiter. Notice who is looking for a comp / gate clean and goes anywhere. Can be sweet as to be "transparent" or compress to the typical or dub tek ....
bnol small, the buttons are too small and the maniacs of silence, I prcise it is broken (noise equivalent to rest a G5, so everything is acceptable)
Not as soft as the Drawmer but just as transparent., Not quite the same use.
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