Using Guitar Pedals with Synths

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Using Guitar Pedals with Synths

Postby SWAN » Sat Jun 02, 2007 12:46 pm

Ive noticed that whenever I hook up for example, a ditortion pedal between my synths and my mixer-when the pedal is on the output signal is significantly lower than when the pedal is off-and its just the synth signal running thru........

Is this because of the different output levels of synths and guitars>? Its a little annoying.....;)
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Postby JSRockit » Sat Jun 02, 2007 12:57 pm

Yeah, in order to do it properly, you need something like this:

However, many people use guitar pedals without this on their synths.
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Postby Uncle Screwtape » Sat Jun 02, 2007 6:22 pm

Never experimented with the issue, and I'm just guessing here, but I would think you could lower the (clean) output level of the synth to match the effected output level, then bring up the gain on the mixer.
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