"Musical "outboard equipment" or "gear" is used to alter how a musical instrument sounds. Outboard, (external effects units) can be used either during a live performance or in the recording studio. These are separate from the effects that may be applied by using a mixing console or a digital audio workstation.

Some outboard effects units and digital signal processing (DSP) boxes commonly found in a studio are:

  • analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog converters
  • musical instrument digital interfaces (MIDIs)
  • microphone preamplifiers ("microphone preamp", "mic preamps" or "preamps")
  • equalizers ("EQs")
  • dynamics effects units: compressors/limiters, noise gates
  • time-based effects units: reverb, flanging, delay, echo, chorus etc."

Outboard Processing

Outboard Processing
WARM Audio EQP-WA Tube Equaliser

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WARM Audio WA76 Discrete Compressor

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WARM Audio WA2A Tube Optical Compressor

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Lexicon PCM92 - 2 Channel Reverb & Effects Processor

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dbx 1066 Dual-channel Compressor / Limiter / Gate

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dbx 160A Single Channel Compressor / Limiter

Overview Since its introduction in the mid 1970's, the dbx 160 series has been the world's most popular line of audio compressors. After the classic...

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