How to make a 10db pad
Old 17th February 2006
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How to make a 10db pad

Does anyone know a quick and easy way to make a 10db pad? Something that could be put in between my PZM and the input of my laptop (trying to record practice without bringing all my rack gear, etc)

The PZM works ok, but is an order of magnitude too loud. I thinka 10 or 15db pad would get it in the right range, I'm guessing I need a resistor in there, but I don't know what value would be optimal.

Thanks for any suggestions!
Old 17th February 2006
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I have made one before, but I can't remember the 2 resistor values.
It was a pain in the @ss to make, so maybe you should just buy this:
AT8202



Sorry, wish I could remember (then I would look all smart and everything )
Old 17th February 2006
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PAIN IN THE ASS?
It's just three resistors for crying out loud!

Here's a website that explains it all A to Z.
It also has a table showing you the proper value resistors to use.

http://www.uneeda-audio.com/pads/


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Old 17th February 2006
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Quote:
Originally Posted by dbbubba
PAIN IN THE ASS?
It's just three resistors for crying out loud!

Here's a website that explains it all A to Z.
It also has a table showing you the proper value resistors to use.

http://www.uneeda-audio.com/pads/


Danny Brown
Down Boy! I was j/k. I guess I knew somebody would miss my little joke (at myself mostly).
(Maybe I used the wrong smiley? We may never know. <--- how about this one)


John Suitcase, the website that Danny posted looks very close to what I made.

Old 17th February 2006
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Thanks for the link, looks like just what I need!

I wish I had taken some basic electrical engineering classes in school!

I come from a musician/computer programmer background, my "engineering" skills are a bit weak (although I am a decent recording engineer!) :-)
Old 17th February 2006
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John,

> Does anyone know a quick and easy way to make a 10db pad? <

You already got one link, and there's a lot of similar related stuff here:

www.ethanwiner.com/gadgets.html

--Ethan
Old 24th February 2006
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Thanks, I made one tonight, seems to work well enough!

Pretty simple stuff, wish I knew a bit more about it all!
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