This is not recommended during the recording process with VMS. The VMR modules that relate to the ML-1 and VMS-1, namely VMC and VPC, are expecting a flat, uncompressed signal. Imagine if you will trying to compress the signal before it had hit the preamp (or even the mic!). The recommended practice in this case would be to use the hardware compressor as a hardware insert after the VMR processing. You can then commit this to tape / disk by the usual methods.
Articles in this section
- Can I use a hardware compressor after the VMS-1?
- Can I use the microphone or preamplifier separately?
- How does my ADC affect the VMS?
- How does the VMS handle proximity effect?
- How to use ML-1 emulations with MetaTune
- I am getting a lot of sibilance or high-end distortion from my VMS System
- I feel like the level is too low in my DAW.
- I have really expensive, super hi-fidelity cabling. How does this affect the VMS system?
- I have the gain knob all the way down and the signal is loud and distorting!
- I need more details about the power supply and it's connections.