[ardour-users] Using external processors
kevinc at doink.com
Thu Feb 3 10:53:27 PST 2005
On 3 February 2005 at 6:40, Joe Hartley <jh at brainiac.com> wrote:
> 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.
I doublechecked my gear specs. My mixer and all of my
compressors are balanced. Everything else is unbalanced. I'm
very happy with my Behringer compressors, which are balanced.
> 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!
Maybe it won't work, but have you tried an RCA 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 budget.
Thanks for the info....
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