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Postby North east recording » Tue Apr 12, 2011 4:21 pm

The last 4 channels of my mixer have left and right 1/4 jack inserts. What's the best way to utilise these?
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Re: mono channels

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Tue Apr 12, 2011 4:57 pm

Plug in stereo processors?

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

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Re: mono channels

Postby North east recording » Tue Apr 12, 2011 11:53 pm

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?
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Re: mono channels

Postby seablade » Wed Apr 13, 2011 12:33 am

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?

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Re: mono channels

Postby James Perrett » Wed Apr 13, 2011 9:44 am

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.

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Re: mono channels

Postby grab » Wed Apr 13, 2011 10:22 am

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.
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