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Offline Fredman

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3.5mm splitter cable?
« on: May 09, 2021, 05:00:07 PM »
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So my rig is Church CA14 > UBB > M10.  I just picked up a PCM A10 and am thinking about how to run both decks (hah!) off the same mic source.

Am I asking for trouble getting a 3.5mm splitter (F > 2xM) to connect to inputs on the M10 and the A10 at the same time?

Or should I just go the old M10 (out) > A10 (In) with a double male 3.5mm cable?

Back in the day, running my D5 and Naks, we just used the RCA out/in jacks to daisy chain multiple decks.

Pros, cons of each?

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Re: 3.5mm splitter cable?
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2021, 11:28:47 PM »
Welcome to the world of posting and participating. Please do not be offended by my answer, it's nice to have you onboard.

Let me paraphrase your question:

I have a nice solid recording setup and have purchased an additional recorder. What i's like to do is either of the following:
a. Split my signal and get a probably slightly or greater than slightly degraded nearly identical signal into 2 decks, or
b. Output my recording into my second deck and get an mostly similar or identical but maybe slightly degraded 2nd recording.

I'd pick b. I guess, but really I'd invest in another set of mics, perhaps something different and/or a different pattern, and an additional battery box or preamp and make 2 different recordings each outing and see which I like more. (or maybe they are both so good, I cannot decide)

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Re: 3.5mm splitter cable?
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2021, 01:21:08 PM »
Get a battery box with two sets of outputs? Buffered split?
Experiment with M10 first or A10 first on the chain, for rock & roll you might not even tell a difference.

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Re: 3.5mm splitter cable?
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2021, 07:38:30 PM »
Welcome to the world of posting and participating. Please do not be offended by my answer, it's nice to have you onboard.

Let me paraphrase your question:

I have a nice solid recording setup and have purchased an additional recorder. What i's like to do is either of the following:
a. Split my signal and get a probably slightly or greater than slightly degraded nearly identical signal into 2 decks, or
b. Output my recording into my second deck and get an mostly similar or identical but maybe slightly degraded 2nd recording.

I'd pick b. I guess, but really I'd invest in another set of mics, perhaps something different and/or a different pattern, and an additional battery box or preamp and make 2 different recordings each outing and see which I like more. (or maybe they are both so good, I cannot decide)

That is my 2 cents, welcome!

I've actually got the CA14 omnis as well, but only have the one battery box.  Trivial to get another BB and run both sets of mics!

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Re: 3.5mm splitter cable?
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2021, 10:52:11 PM »
if youre up for some fun you can build your own battery box and have a control to compare it to  >:D
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Re: 3.5mm splitter cable?
« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2021, 04:16:44 AM »
This ^ Very simple circuit.
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