Originally Posted by Servy
My first post here, but I have gotten a lot of info here on different topics, thanks all for that.
I have a question about using unbalanced equipment as send effects with the zed r16. Has anybody done this? If so what's the best way to do it? What I'm looking to do specifically is use an electro harmonic deluxe memory boy as a delay for some reggae dub mixing. I know that the aux sends are balanced, but could i use the studio monitor sends too? Not sure if they are balanced, the manual doesn't say but I'm thinking they are. They have buttons for what's being sent to them so they could work as aux sends too.
I guess if I had to I could get a reamp box and use that and there should be no issues at all coming out of an aux send, but I've also read about modifying cables for this purpose, balanced sends to unbalanced ins.
I don't have my zed yet, it's in at the dealer but I'm out of the country so I won't have it for a couple of weeks. Thanks for any info.
All the outputs/imputs are balanced/unbalanced for all intent and purpose,except fot the ones like ST in's and such that are unbalanced but can still be mixed into the signal flow.Just plug in and make some music.Use good quality short cables wherever possible,TS or TRS or XLR to TS or XLR to TRS.Hell i've used XLR to RCA and TS/TRS to RCA.
*Gear i have used with the zed..balanced/unbalanced that sounded just as good or bad regardless.
-DBX 1066(un-balanced insert)also balanced through track returns.
-Lexicon reverb(balanced aux 1/2 out TRS to un-balanced St 3/4)TS as send.
-SPX-990(balanced TRS aux 3/4 out to unbalanced St 1/2 ,also send,with TS and/or TRS cables.
-Drawmer 1968ME unbalanced insert(master bus)also balance through ch.strip returns.TRS to XLR and back ...could just as well been TS to XLR.
-Ashley clx-52(just grabed some cables,can't even remember wich ones,souded just as good as a CLX-52 can on guitar).You could use TRS to TRS.
-Guitar pedals into line ins TS toTS.Again you could use TRS to TRS.
-Keyboard through a guitar tremolo pedal(TS) into a balanced/unbalanced line level imput on a zed(TS).
-TC helion voice pedals(XLR to TRS split in/out..so unbalanced) on inserts.
I've had a few brandy's tonight but all im saying is,don't sweat the small stuff.