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mono channels

PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2011 4:21 pm
by North east recording
The last 4 channels of my mixer have left and right 1/4 jack inserts. What's the best way to utilise these?

Re: mono channels

PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2011 4:57 pm
by Hugh Robjohns
Plug in stereo processors?

Sorry... do you want to try re-phrasinghte quesstionto make more sense?

Hugh

Re: mono channels

PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2011 11:53 pm
by North east recording
Channels 9/10 11/12 etc of the mixer have 1/4 jack inserts marked left and right. I want to use these inserts to mic up guitars. Do I need a 2 x 1/4 jack to xlr (mic end) Or just plug in the 1/4 jack socket marked left?

Re: mono channels

PostPosted: Wed Apr 13, 2011 12:33 am
by seablade
North east recording wrote:Channels 9/10 11/12 etc of the mixer have 1/4 jack inserts marked left and right. I want to use these inserts to mic up guitars. Do I need a 2 x 1/4 jack to xlr (mic end) Or just plug in the 1/4 jack socket marked left?

I strongly suspect you are confusing several different things here. Not the least of which is the difference between an input and insert which are two very different things in sound. The other is the proper way to get signal from guitars into your console.

So to proceed farther and confirm this... what console is this?

Seablade

Re: mono channels

PostPosted: Wed Apr 13, 2011 9:44 am
by James Perrett
They're probably line level inputs so you will need an external preamp on each input if you want to use microphones in those channels.

James.

Re: mono channels

PostPosted: Wed Apr 13, 2011 10:22 am
by grab
If you need more mic channels, you need a different mixer.

FWIW, in an emergency you might get away with an XLR-to-jack adaptor if it's a dynamic mic and it's got a hot output. Very much not ideal, though.