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RCA > 1/4 Plug Question
« on: January 13, 2016, 09:01:17 PM »
Will I experience any loss of signal or degradation by going from RCA (out of cassette deck) into a mini-mixer with 1/4" jacks?  I need a "clean" signal.  Is this advisable or no?

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Re: RCA > 1/4 Plug Question
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2016, 09:35:31 PM »
No problemo with the connection.  You'll want to set the input sensitivity or 'input gain trim' on the mixer appropriately for the signal level out of the cassette deck for good gain-staging.  Similar to how you would set the input gain differently on a recorder to accommodate a preamp line-level input rather than a mic-level input.
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Re: RCA > 1/4 Plug Question
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2016, 09:49:11 PM »
No problemo with the connection.  You'll want to set the input sensitivity or 'input gain trim' on the mixer appropriately for the signal level out of the cassette deck for good gain-staging.  Similar to how you would set the input gain differently on a recorder to accommodate a preamp line-level input rather than a mic-level input.

As usual, you always have the answer.  Maybe you should just post your phone number and we text you our questions!  LOL.  Seriously, thanks for the info.

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Re: RCA > 1/4 Plug Question
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2016, 11:21:05 AM »
No way!

..and no problem, happy to help where I can.
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"Narrow or widely spaced microphone configurations are preferred. It is well-known experience that pure coincidence microphone concepts are not able to produce a satisfying natural spatial impression, due to the lack of adequate interchannel temporal relations (time-of-arrival, phase, correlation)" -Günther Theile
"The mix of the Double M/S signals with a large A/B configuration of omnis results in the spacious sound that is often desired. This option also provides decorrelated low-frequency signals." -Helmut Wittek

 

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