A rack mounted noise reduction system seems like a strange choice for a digital recording system which is already inherently low in noise and this is so. I haven't tried it yet but the intended use for this beast is actually to make noise, for some kind of special effects and to dirty up the sound. The DBX noise reduction system apparently works by encoding the signal during recording and then decoding these signals during playback. By using only one side of this equation it should be possible to introduce distortion to the signal with some interesting effects.
I am a final year student of the RMIT Bachelor of Music Industry Course. As part of my major project I have created a home studio with which to record my own music. This website chronicles the process that was followed and the items used within the studio.