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mixer->computer->what? emu 0404 (solved!)

Post by danialad » Fri Mar 07, 2008 9:07 pm

(sorry i'm not very good at technical terms,
but i hope someone understands me and can help a little...)

i was originally using an Alesis 6fx mixer with the '2track' (rca) to/from
my soundcard (emu 0404 unbalananced 1/4" in/out). i was able to
switch where i wanted the 2trk to input on the mixer
(into the cntrl room/headphone or the main mix or both).

this worked fine for a long time, where i'd be able to record a track
into the computer, play back the track into the mixer but not into
the MIX itself so i could then record another track while the first
track was playing, without the first track doubling itself in the mix.

BUT!

i've now got a Rolls RM203x (rackmount 10ch mixer)
which does not have this '2track' option! it does have
rca in/out, but the rca in goes straight to the mix
(like another line-in). so... my question is this...

what should i do so i can have a proper
output for my speakers/headphones?

i was thinking i could do one of these:

mixer->soundcard->small power amp w/ headphone output?
(money for: 1u small power amp, passive speakers)

or mixer->soundcard->powered monitors w/ headphone output?
(money for: powered speakers w/ 1/4" inputs)

or to spend NO money!?

my soundcard is supposed to have 4in 4out (0404 right?)
but how come my left/right 1/4" inputs,
and left/right 1/4" outputs only equal 2in2out?

does anyone know how to make the patchmix software
change the left/right outputs into seperate stereo (balanced?) outputs?


or if anyone has some other ideas....

how do YOU record to/from your computer/mixer?!

thanks!
/danial

(note: i'd like keep this whole idea rack mounted)
Last edited by danialad on Sat Mar 08, 2008 1:09 am, edited 1 time in total.
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had: akai ax-80, korg poly-800, roland juno-6, korg er-1,
alesis sr-16, yamaha tx802, korg dw/ex-8000, korg ms2000

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Post by Altitude » Fri Mar 07, 2008 10:16 pm

the 0404 is 2 analog in/outs 2 digital in/outs. There are only unbalanced TS connections IIRC and that cannot be changed. For your monitoring chain, I would just connect the tape in/out to your soundcard

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Post by danialad » Fri Mar 07, 2008 10:26 pm

Altitude wrote:I would just connect the tape in/out to your soundcard
i would do that, only this new mixer it isn't "tape" in/out
it's "record" in/out. so i can't monitor AND record at the same time,
because what i'm monitoring (from the computer) goes straight into
the recording mix, back into the computer.

but thanks for clearing up the +2 DIGITAL in/out part on my soundcard,
now i know i need to find a different route. like a cheap headphone amp
or 1u power amp.
[the gypsy moth project]

have: alesis ion, casiotone 403
had: akai ax-80, korg poly-800, roland juno-6, korg er-1,
alesis sr-16, yamaha tx802, korg dw/ex-8000, korg ms2000

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Post by danialad » Sat Mar 08, 2008 1:09 am

solved!

going to get a samson servo 120 power amp.

it'll do exactly what i need.
[the gypsy moth project]

have: alesis ion, casiotone 403
had: akai ax-80, korg poly-800, roland juno-6, korg er-1,
alesis sr-16, yamaha tx802, korg dw/ex-8000, korg ms2000

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