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Tracking Mpc with Api 512c
Old 15th May 2006
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Tracking Mpc with Api 512c

Do I use mic input or instrument input when tracking Drum machines or keyboards.
Please give reason why.
Old 15th May 2006
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Instrument. The output of the the drum machines and keyboards are not at mic level.
Old 15th May 2006
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Thanks
Old 15th May 2006
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But you can get a DI box and plug the MPC into it, then the DI box into the 512c. In case you want to go through the transformer.

I like the BSS 133 D.I. for that kind of thing.
Old 15th May 2006
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Quote:
Originally Posted by max cooper
But you can get a DI box and plug the MPC into it, then the DI box into the 512c. In case you want to go through the transformer.

I like the BSS 133 D.I. for that kind of thing.

That's also true, but not the original question, which is why I didn't bring it up. Still a valid point though.
Old 16th May 2006
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What sound quality will I get from the transformers? Thats what I'm tring to find out.
Old 16th May 2006
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Quote:
Originally Posted by nevusmusic
What sound quality will I get from the transformers? Thats what I'm tring to find out.
It's not going to be a huge difference... But, a difference nonetheless. You will get a slight bit more noise and distortion, but also some additional character from passing through the transformer as well as whatever characteristics the DI you use might impart on the signal.

They're cheap enough to try for yourself and see how you like it. You might prefer it one way for some things and the other way for a different sound on other things.
Old 16th May 2006
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Thanks again guys!!
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