On the Radio Rack
How it Works
The equalizer is the first step in the effects chain. To emulate a radio, it cuts out the high and low frequencies from the audio. The signal then goes to the first compressor, which heavily squashes its volume dynamics. The second compressor acts as a de-esser, reducing any sharp sibilants in the signal. saturator. The audio then passes through the Saturator and Erosion effects, which add some dirt and distortion.
Next comes the Instability sub-rack. This rack-within-a-rack contains an Auto Pan effect set to randomly switch the audio from left to right, followed by a Utility that forces the signal into mono — eliminating the panning effect. This combination of FX makes the audio randomly drop in and out — like the radio receiver’s at the edge of the broadcaster’s range. Finally, the audio goes through a limiter and another Utility (this one switches between mono and stereo, depending on the macro knob’s position).
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