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dbx 286s Mic Pre-Amp Review + Set-up Walkthrough

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Published on Aug 16, 2015

Here is a complete review and set-up of the dbx 286s Mic Pre-amp I use to podcast & record voiceovers for videos.

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πŸ“Ί Watch:

- Shure SM7B Unboxing + Preview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Uf82...
- Focusrite Scarlett 18i8 Unboxing + Preview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Njms...

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When I podcast or record voiceovers I use a Shure SM7B microphone into a Focusrite 18i8, but recently I wanted to get more gain and processing on it before going into Adobe Audition.

After some research I landed on the dbx 286s microphone pre-amp and processor.

In this video review I'm going to walkthrough what cables you need to use it, what each of the dials on it do, what I set all of them to, and any pro's and con's of this unit.

I could have just told you where I set all my levels, but unless you're using the exact same equipment in a similar environment as me, your settings are going to need to be a little different.

I'm happy with the results I'm getting from this to boost the gain of my microphone plus add a simple compressor, gate, and de-esser.

It would be great if you could run multiple mics in and out using the same settings without having to buy one for each mic, but I understand the limitations of that.

And unless you're going to rack mount this with other audio gear, it is quite large to put on a desk or hide in a cabinet or drawer.

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