The Symetrix 528E voice processor gives you the processing power of an entire recording studio signal chain in one compact unit. It offers six separate functions: microphone preamplification, de-essing, compression/limiting, downward expansion, parametric EQ and voice symmetry alignment. You can use all six processes simultaneously.
A top choice for broadcast voices and renowned as the classic "one channel console" by recording studios, the 528E delivers all the control you need without the cost or complication of separate units. Each function has a full complement of controls in an easy-to-use layout. It works with any professional microphone (and also works great with any line-level source).
The Mic preamp
offers variable gain up to 60 dB and boasts 48-volt phantom power for condenser mics. A switchable 15 dB pad reduces gain in front of the mic preamp preventing distortion in super-close miking situations.
senses and regulates selectable high frequencies to reduce or eliminate annoying sibilance and lip smacking.
Program-controlled Integrated Dynamics Processing (IDP) techniques combine the best attributes of compressor/limiters and downward expanders. The compressor/limiter
maintains uniform levels while the downward expander
eliminates "pumping," "breathing," and noise build-up.
The three-band parametric
EQ performs both creative enhancement and corrective (eliminating resonances and interference) operations, with bandwidth variable from 0.3 octave to 4 octaves, 15 dB boost/cut, and overlapping frequency ranges.
The Voice Symmetry
switch corrects for excessive positive or negative signal peaks of the human voice.
Separate LED meters display mic/input gain and gain reduction, for quick and accurate adjustment of dynamics functions.
A unique "leap frog" topology minimizes the number of amplifiers in the signal path while ensuring that each frequency band interacts with its neighbor in a desirable and musical fashion.
The program controlled dynamic range processor responds quickly to transients, and gently to smaller level changes.
A front panel switch selects between microphone or line input. Both are transformerless and with radio frequency interference (RFI) filters.
Symetrix 528E Features:
• Single rack space classic analog channel strip for Broadcast, Studio, Podcasting and Installed Sound applications
• Add warmth and color to your digital broadcasts and recordings.
• World-renowned Symetrix sound quality, reliability and performance
• Six processes in one box: Mic Preamp, De-esser, Downward Expander, Compressor, 3-band EQ and Voice Symmetry
• Rear panel patch points allow re-ordering of processes or external effects inserts