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How do you connect/interface your space echo??
Old 16th October 2006
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How do you connect/interface your space echo??

Hi.

Is trying to hook up my Roland Space Echo to my desk (vintage API) but the levels do not seem to match.
The input level is very hot, and the output is to low!
The same thing happens when i do a aux in Pro tools.

Do i need to use a reamp or similar, or do i need trafos in and out to get the right impedance?
Or is it just a level problem?
I guess the space echo is -10 and my desk and protools are +4.

How do you connect yours??

Regards,
Dennis
Old 17th October 2006
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What kind of cables are you using?
Old 17th October 2006
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You could just use a line driver right? My space echoes are just conceted to my patch bay...but output levels are very low - that's correct.
Old 17th October 2006
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I am going directly from my patchbay (which is balanced) to normal 1/4" jacks for the space echo, connecting the ground and cold on the 1/4".

But do you think its a level problem or a impedance problem (or is that the same!?!).

Regards,
Dennis
Old 17th October 2006
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Like lasso said, the output level is definitely going to be low if you go directly into +4dB converters.
You can try to use passive DI's on both sides of the Roland (Reversed on the input). This should cure the impedance problem.

But I personally don't really care.
I consider my Space Station a dirt machine and simply normalize recorded takes.
There is no noise issue on the converter side anyway, since the space echo has a S/N ratio of maybe 55dB (on good days that is)
Distortion on the input? Yes please...


My 2 cents


Michael
Old 17th October 2006
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Maybe this will this work?

Hosa MIT129 XLR Male to 1/4" Female Impedance Transformer

Old 17th October 2006
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Quote:
Originally Posted by mig27 View Post
But I personally don't really care.
I consider my Space Station a dirt machine and simply normalize recorded takes.
There is no noise issue on the converter side anyway, since the space echo has a S/N ratio of maybe 55dB (on good days that is)
Distortion on the input? Yes please...


My 2 cents


Michael
You are the rightest of the right Bring dirt back to the people!!!!
Old 17th October 2006
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I usually send it to the Space Echo this way

Channel Fader (small fader)-tt Patch-1/4 - Space Echo - Line amp (1073) - return to console.

They are noisey if you are used to digital only recordings, but you'll never get that sound with a plug-in...
I use it on every record.

Have fun!!
Old 17th October 2006
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I have a WEM Copycat not a space echo but try hitting and ReAmp before the delay and the output of the delay into a DI or mic pre with a DI input.
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