SSL AWS 924:
1. On the channel you want to apply Dynamics, press either 1 /2, on the Dynamics section above the gain knob on the console.
2. On the top right of the console, there are two SSL Channel Dynamics strips, their numbers are according to step one, the one you choose to apply dynamics.
Press the IN button before using.
If you want to bypass either the GATE/EXP or COMPRESSOR, you can turn up the Threshold, to let signal through.
SSL Owner Manual:
For further information on the signal flow of the internal of the SSL AWS 924 Delta Console, please take a look on the images from the owner manual. If you still find it confusing, feel free to find ask in tech stores.
*These images are screenshots from Pages 3 – 8 of the “AWS δelta Owner’s Manual”