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The 8100 is a nice multi-band processor for FM, the first thing you will need to do is to remove the 15KHz low pass filter, nothing over 15KHz will currently get through as it is designed for feeding an FM transmitter. You will have to get a schematic and work your way through this. I am not sure how the dynamics will perform without this filter. The 8100 is all analog, so modification should not be too difficult. I am not sure about the 8200, but it might also only pass 15KHz audio, and is it all analog electronics or digital? And with both you will want to switch off/disable all pre-emphasis/de-emphasis.Let us know how you go with this.Michael
HiWhat you get with these beasts is are devices tailored to function so that they achieve great results without too many controls to confuse us broadcast types....They are quite hackable and Orban have always been very good about documentation.... ftp://ftp.orban.com/ has pretty much everything you would want. There are a few epoxy modules but there is more info about these in the Bob Orban patents.I've used both of these devices for many years in a broadcast environment and they really do perform well in their intended role...not universal dynamics controllers by any stretch of the imagination but they can be great creative tools in the right hands......in the late 80's early 90's there were a number of 'Orban-ed' singles...very in your face but not great radio plays:-)CheersTim
That is what it is supposed to do. It is not phase-accurate. It scrambles phase so the peaks do not stack up, and you get a higher average level out of your radio transmitter with "same sound" (as far as radio listeners care). Which means it is "all wrong" if you align drum transients.