DS-1 Mk3 Opt ions Menu
Pressing the Options button gives access to three other pages of parameters. The first concerns the limiter functions starting with dithering and limiter type. Then comes a variable control to balance some RMS into the detection circuitry, giving you the option of balancing between peak and RMS. Next comes the preview control which allows you to set the preview time when finetuning fast attack envelopes, allowing for far more extreme settings of the compressor without messing up the low end. There are also controls to copy settings from stores A to B and copy channel settings L to R and R to L when in M/S or dual mono modes, plus the option of internal or external side chaining. Imagine this level of control applied to a sedition function in a mix. The mind boggles! Page 2 gives various meter peak level settings for each meter and there’s a soft knee range control which can go from 15db to an incredible 70db, allowing incredibly subtle control of how compression can affect the entire dynamic range of a mix. Page 3 is where you set the peak over metering controls and where you select auto gain makeup or manual. Very comprehensive.