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blue robbie users... Condenser Microphones
Old 24th December 2010
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blue robbie users...

Guys-

Where is your robbies gain at to get good levels to tape? I got mine yesterday and slapped up a 4050 just to test it, and I had to crank the thing almost all the way up to get a good level happening. It is going straight in to an m audio delta 1010 with the input set to + 4. Defective pre perhaps? It sounded fine, I just figured by about one o clock or so on the dial, i'd be right where I wanted to be gain wise....
Old 24th December 2010
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Phantom Power IS on, right?
Old 24th December 2010
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Yes of course phantom power is on. I messed with it a little more this morning, and by changing the input sensitivity of the delta to -10, I got much more practical levels gain staging wise. But I don't think I should have to do that.
Old 24th December 2010
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Yes of course phantom power is on. I messed with it a little more this morning, and by changing the input sensitivity of the delta to -10, I got much more practical levels gain staging wise. But I don't think I should have to do that.
I assumed so, but you never know which is why I asked---no offense :-) Correct, you should not have to crank it all the way up to get a decent gain--something's not right. Make sure no pads are engaged, try different cables, if still no-go---I'd suspect the Robbie has a problem. Just to be sure, try another condenser microphone with it.
Old 24th December 2010
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Yeah something is wrong because when I use to use it with a Blue Kiwi, I barely had to turn it up past the 4th dot to get a very nice signal, that was hitting right below -6, I just got my Manley Ref C yesterday so I will try it wit it today, and if I experience the same problem I will let you know.
Old 24th December 2010
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Some of the earlier Blue Robbie's had a defective gain pot. Mine is like that. When you turn it up to around 8, the gain jumps by 10db. It still sounds good though.
Old 24th December 2010
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With my Robbie I can't go past 3 or so dots without clipping/distortion on my blueberry. With a dynamic I still dont go past like 12 o clock or so.
Old 25th December 2010
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That's what I figured. Thanks for your input everyone. Merry christmas!
Old 26th December 2010
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I just got my Manley Ref C yesterday
Sounds like a great xmas present I'm getting my Ref C soon too, but it's still stuck in the mail office due to the snow blizzards all over Europe (it's not a problem up north here in Finland but the mid-european area is not used to the kind of weather transportation-wise in any way). One of the best xmas gifts for myself ever!
Old 28th December 2010
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Sounds like a great xmas present I'm getting my Ref C soon too, but it's still stuck in the mail office due to the snow blizzards all over Europe (it's not a problem up north here in Finland but the mid-european area is not used to the kind of weather transportation-wise in any way). One of the best xmas gifts for myself ever!

Be ready to be wowed, trust me.
Old 28th December 2010
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Phantom Power IS on, right?
If it wasn't how would you hear any signal, low or otherwise?
Old 28th December 2010
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Same with my robbie. Turn it up to about 70-80 percent to get the correct gain. If I want to place a room mic it kicks in a second gain stage...or at least as it seems.

I don't have any complaints about the pre and it sounds good.
Old 29th December 2010
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Be ready to be wowed, trust me.
Already recorded a couple songs with my friend's Ref C, so yeah I was and still am WOWED. Didn't take long to realize I just had to get an own one - And my wife even insisted me to buy a Manley! But I think she just got fed up with me browsing pro audio webstores all days long. ;>
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