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Drum Machine Outputs Into HiZ Inputs. Drum Machines & Samplers
Old 5 days ago
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Drum Machine Outputs Into HiZ Inputs.

Hey guys, I have a Boss DR-5 drum machine I'd like to run into an ART DMPA II. I can run into the HiZ instrument inputs on the front, or into a pair of direct boxes then into the XLR inputs. Will it work into the HiZ inputs?
Old 5 days ago
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HiZ inputs take drum machines and synths just fine, no need for going into a DI -> mic pre

As long as impedance bridging is maintained, things should sound aight

DIs, if done cheaply and are of the passive variety, can actually sound worse, as el cheapo transformers colour the sound quite a bit, and not necessarily in a good way
Old 5 days ago
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Originally Posted by jm2c View Post
HiZ inputs take drum machines and synths just fine, no need for going into a DI -> mic pre

As long as impedance bridging is maintained, things should sound aight
Great, that makes things a little easier. Thanks.
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Why the HiZ? Just run it through the balanced inputs on the back.
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Why the HiZ? Just run it through the balanced inputs on the back.
The balanced inputs are XLR, though I do have some 1/4" to XLR adapters.
Old 5 days ago
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unless your drum machine has TRS outputs, using HiZ is a better idea. Balanced line ins are only a beneficial interface for balanced signals.
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