[Ardour-Users] Hm...

Gordon JC Pearce gordonjcp at gjcp.net
Wed Sep 1 13:29:33 PDT 2010

On Wed, 2010-09-01 at 00:29 +0200, David Kastrup wrote:

> I have right now the Hammerfall DSP connected directly to a pair of
> active speakers, and the one thing that is sorely missing is a hardware
> volume control.  I'll probably blow through one of those speakers when
> things go wrong (they have a surprising amount of blare left when you
> cut the power).  I've found a mediocre stereo Volume pedal I've put in
> for now (left and right don't totally agree on zero, so there is always
> a bit left in the left when kicking down to zero).  But I suppose that a
> small hardware mixer will have to end up there as well, which will also
> provide me with Mic preamps.

Make a stepped attenuator.  It's really easy to do.  You need a two-pole
rotary switch, some resistors, some connectors and a box to put them in.
You can even add a Big Red Button to short the "out" side (going to the
speakers) to ground, to act as an instant mute.

Gordonjcp MM0YEQ

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