[ardour-users] Using external processors
jh at brainiac.com
Thu Feb 3 03:40:47 PST 2005
On Wed, 02 Feb 2005 17:03:43 -0800
Kevin Cosgrove <kevinc at doink.com> wrote:
> On 2 February 2005 at 6:46, Joe Hartley <jh at brainiac.com> wrote:
> > I have a balanced patchbay and use balanced patch cables, which
> > helps a good deal.
> Do you have balanced external processors? I've got a bunch of
> external gear, but only one or two units have balanced in/out.
> What's your situation?
Most, but not all, of the processors have balanced i/o. My reverb/fx
box and mixer do. My compressor, sadly, does not. It's at the top of
the list for replacement. The reverb/fx box also has SPDIF,
but the mic modelers (which I am absurdly fond of) uses AES/EBU. The
modelers are also wierd because they have 1/4" balanced in, unbalanced
out, though there's a balanced XLR connector :-/
It's a hodgepodge. Fortunately, About 75% of the time, I just use the
reverb/fx box. I haven't taken much advantage of its SPDIF port, though,
because I can't bring myself to cough up the big bux for a cable that
for all the world looks just like an ordinary RCA audio cable!
I find that my fx loop is pretty quiet even if I bring the modelers
and compressor into it. Overall, I'm happy, given the constraints of my
Joe Hartley - UNIX/network Consultant - jh at brainiac.com
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