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Re: recording an old piano with only an aux out (mono or stereo?)

Postby Sam Spoons » Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:57 am

99% certain a phono/RCA 'jack' that you need, see above for pic.
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Re: recording an old piano with only an aux out (mono or stereo?)

Postby alexhedleymusic » Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:58 am

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=yamah ... nFrKOrDAtM:

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they look almost identical to this. i know this is a bit different to the original post i posted but i just checked again and they have that silver bit on them like the ones in this. they look very similar if not identical to this
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Re: recording an old piano with only an aux out (mono or stereo?)

Postby alexhedleymusic » Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:11 am

Sam Spoons wrote:99% certain a phono/RCA 'jack' that you need, see above for pic.

https://www.gear4music.com/G4M/Jack-Pho ... DMQAvD_BwE

so one of these?
also dont know if this helps but the mini jack from my headphones doesnt fit in the aux out so that means it will be one of these right? as a normal aux cable for like ipods etc is the same as mini headphone jack?
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Re: recording an old piano with only an aux out (mono or stereo?)

Postby Wonks » Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:14 am

I'm finding it impossible to find a single male RCA to 1/4" TS jack, but this has two of them for a low price.
https://www.stagedepot.co.uk/essentials/signal-data-cable/line-cable-audio-adapter/stagg-high-quality-line-cable-2-x-14-mono-jack?sku=ST-STC060PCM&gclid=CjwKCAjwmq3kBRB_EiwAJkNDp0zIP0HpLe17mEDq0NhZuwBWjBD9nTMLQ9KvlV_3zKIES3wgzfIEnhoC_tMQAvD_BwE

You'll probably want to pick the 3m or 6m option from the selection box.
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Re: recording an old piano with only an aux out (mono or stereo?)

Postby alexhedleymusic » Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:19 am

Wonks wrote:I'm finding it impossible to find a single male RCA to 1/4" TS jack, but this has two of them for a low price.
https://www.stagedepot.co.uk/essentials/signal-data-cable/line-cable-audio-adapter/stagg-high-quality-line-cable-2-x-14-mono-jack?sku=ST-STC060PCM&gclid=CjwKCAjwmq3kBRB_EiwAJkNDp0zIP0HpLe17mEDq0NhZuwBWjBD9nTMLQ9KvlV_3zKIES3wgzfIEnhoC_tMQAvD_BwE

You'll probably want to pick the 3m or 6m option from the selection box.

thank you!. would this one be the same also? only i know from gear for music i should be able to get it tomorrow. was planning on starting tomorrow :)
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Re: recording an old piano with only an aux out (mono or stereo?)

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:19 am

Something like this:

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https://www.amazon.co.uk/Twin-Phono-6-35mm-Jacks-Cable/dp/B005JKYI86/ref=sr_1_3?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1552644837&sr=1-3&keywords=RCA-phono+to+quarter-inch+jack

Obviously, you'll need to buy something of an appropriate length. And, as I said before, all the cables of this type will be supplied in pairs. Some will be two physically separate cables, and some will have the cables fixed to each other (as the example above is -- although it's usually quite simple to split them if that's what you need).

There are many different brands and suppliers -- the above is just an example, not a specific recommendation (although I'm sure it would be fine).

The only thing to beware is that a lot use RCA-Phono plugs with bulky bodies that may not fit nicely onto the keyboard socket if it is recessed. The ones shown above have a long outer metal sleeve which should fit nicely on a recessed socket.

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Re: recording an old piano with only an aux out (mono or stereo?)

Postby alexhedleymusic » Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:20 am

alexhedleymusic wrote:
Wonks wrote:I'm finding it impossible to find a single male RCA to 1/4" TS jack, but this has two of them for a low price.
https://www.stagedepot.co.uk/essentials/signal-data-cable/line-cable-audio-adapter/stagg-high-quality-line-cable-2-x-14-mono-jack?sku=ST-STC060PCM&gclid=CjwKCAjwmq3kBRB_EiwAJkNDp0zIP0HpLe17mEDq0NhZuwBWjBD9nTMLQ9KvlV_3zKIES3wgzfIEnhoC_tMQAvD_BwE

You'll probably want to pick the 3m or 6m option from the selection box.

thank you!. would this one be the same also? only i know from gear for music i should be able to get it tomorrow. was planning on starting tomorrow :)

https://www.gear4music.com/G4M/Jack-Pho ... DMQAvD_BwE

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Re: recording an old piano with only an aux out (mono or stereo?)

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:22 am

alexhedleymusic wrote:Image
they look almost identical to this.

Yep. Definitely RCA-Phono sockets.
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Re: recording an old piano with only an aux out (mono or stereo?)

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:25 am


Yes. That would be ideal -- and you'll be able to peel the two sides apart easily so you have two separate cables if that's more convenient.

also dont know if this helps but the mini jack from my headphones doesnt fit in the aux out

Yes. Definitely not a 3.5mm mini-jack socket. Definitely an RCA-phono socket.
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Re: recording an old piano with only an aux out (mono or stereo?)

Postby alexhedleymusic » Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:27 am

Hugh Robjohns wrote:Something like this:

Image

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Twin-Phono-6-35mm-Jacks-Cable/dp/B005JKYI86/ref=sr_1_3?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1552644837&sr=1-3&keywords=RCA-phono+to+quarter-inch+jack

Obviously, you'll need to buy something of an appropriate length. And, as I said before, all the cables of this type will be supplied in pairs. Some will be two physically separate cables, and some will have the cables fixed to each other (as the example above is -- although it's usually quite simple to split them if that's what you need).

There are many different brands and suppliers -- the above is just an example, not a specific recommendation (although I'm sure it would be fine).

The only thing to beware is that a lot use RCA-Phono plugs with bulky bodies that may not fit nicely onto the keyboard socket if it is recessed. The ones shown above have a long outer metal sleeve which should fit nicely on a recessed socket.

H

https://www.gear4music.com/G4M/Stagg-2- ... ad-3m/1W4G

would this one be ok. i can get it tomorrow if i do it from gear for music :)
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Re: recording an old piano with only an aux out (mono or stereo?)

Postby alexhedleymusic » Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:31 am

Hugh Robjohns wrote:

Yes. That would be ideal -- and you'll be able to peel the two sides apart easily so you have two separate cables if that's more convenient.

also dont know if this helps but the mini jack from my headphones doesnt fit in the aux out

Yes. Definitely not a 3.5mm mini-jack socket. Definitely an RCA-phono socket.


awesome thanks so much for your help! final question i thnk ha ha
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Re: recording an old piano with only an aux out (mono or stereo?)

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:32 am

YES! :D
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Re: recording an old piano with only an aux out (mono or stereo?)

Postby blinddrew » Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:51 pm

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Re: recording an old piano with only an aux out (mono or stereo?)

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Re: recording an old piano with only an aux out (mono or stereo?)

Postby jimjazzdad » Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:53 am

I have to say that there probably isn't another place on the 'net where a 'noob' can get such excellent help from knowledgeable and patient mentors...good on ya Hugh, Sam, Drew, Wonks et al!
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Re: recording an old piano with only an aux out (mono or stereo?)

Postby alexhedleymusic » Sat Mar 16, 2019 3:24 pm

jimjazzdad wrote:I have to say that there probably isn't another place on the 'net where a 'noob' can get such excellent help from knowledgeable and patient mentors...good on ya Hugh, Sam, Drew, Wonks et al!
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