[ardour-users] Using external processors

Kevin Cosgrove 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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