You are here

How do I achieve this ???

For all things relating to guitars, basses, amps, pedals & accessories.

How do I achieve this ???

Postby Simon2008 » Wed May 07, 2008 9:15 pm


Can anyone suggest a solution for this problem:

I'm stumped :?

The guitarists will be in the cellar with the drummer but the amps are 15m away in various rooms upstairs for seperation.

How can I get a good clean signal to the amps, knowing that 15m is too long for a jack lead to work properly?

any help would be great

thanks

:D
Simon2008
New here
Posts: 7
Joined: Wed Jun 18, 2003 12:00 am

Re: How do I achieve this ???

Postby Wonks » Wed May 07, 2008 9:47 pm

Basement Jacks (pun intended) into active DI box. Balanced cable to an active DI box by the amp. Jack cable from DI box to amp. You may be able to hire some DI boxes from a PA company if you aren't going to be doing it enough to make it worthwhile buying your own.

Alternatively, a good quality radio lead may work quite well at that distance - but it depends on the house/basement construction. Thick stone or reinforced concrete may soak up too much signal for it to work.
User avatar
Wonks
Jedi Poster
Posts: 10390
Joined: Thu May 29, 2003 12:00 am
Location: Reading, UK
Correcting mistakes on the internet since 1853

Re: How do I achieve this ???

Postby MadManDan » Wed May 07, 2008 10:46 pm

you could just re-amp Much has been said on these forums about it. Record it dry with a reference sound to monitor with, then send it out to an amp later after the drums are done
User avatar
MadManDan
Frequent Poster
Posts: 548
Joined: Mon Sep 13, 2004 12:00 am
Location: Across the pond....New Yawk

Late '14 mini 3 GHz i7 16 GB
Hi Sier 10.13.3. Glyph atomic. FF Scarlet 18i8. 
Sup Drum 3. Pro Tools 2019.6.0.  iCon iKb 8x. 
Mics, spkrs, 'phones, gtrs, greedy cat


Re: How do I achieve this ???

Postby Dan LB » Wed May 07, 2008 10:54 pm

If you are using heads/cabs keep the amp heads in the basement with the guitarists and extend the SPEAKER cable to the cabs.

Dan
User avatar
Dan LB
Frequent Poster
Posts: 1346
Joined: Sat Jan 28, 2006 1:00 am
Location: Wicklow, Ireland

Re: How do I achieve this ???

Postby Microwave » Thu May 08, 2008 7:04 pm

Dan LB wrote:If you are using heads/cabs keep the amp heads in the basement with the guitarists and extend the SPEAKER cable to the cabs.

Dan

That makes a lot of sense to me.
User avatar
Microwave
Regular
Posts: 196
Joined: Sat Sep 11, 2004 12:00 am
Location: London, Europe


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users