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Im retarded, help needed

Discussion in 'Recording' started by Jeremy, Dec 13, 2005.

  1. Jeremy

    Jeremy Active Member

    I am using a fully functional soundcraft 200b, 80's era (24 channel). I have used this soundboard for just the preamps, which are pretty good. I cant figure out how to just line a mic in, and line it out directly into my firepod. I go in, and directly out, have the preamps turned on. The preamp from my firepod is off, and I cant get anything. I have the channels turned on my board, and everything is designted to run on the aporpreate channel. (ie. kick line 1, snare line 2) Im loosing my hair over here. Any help would be appreciated. No need to kick me in the nuts I know it has to be something stupid, just hold my hand and pat my head. Thanks.
     

  2. You might want to describe how you've got it hooked up. I don't recall the 200b having direct outs per channel. From whence are you taking your output?
     
  3. McCheese

    McCheese Well-Known Member

    Insert picks? Never used the 200B.
     
  4. Jeremy

    Jeremy Active Member

    I am taking my outs straight into my firepod. how do I go about getting a pic on here for ya?
     
  5. Just tell us which jacks are plugged into which jacks. That is, what does the label on the output say? If you're using group outs or main outs then you just need to make sure you have signal routed to that output. Follow your meters. PFL the channel, then the subgroup, then the main outs. Remember Soundcraft's make you turn a channel on, versus remembering to not mute it as with other consoles. Make sure if you're using a subgroup that it's assigned to L/R out. (If that's the output you're using).

    If you're using the inserts as outs like Cheese mentioned, make sure you've got the correct cable (a mono 1/4") and that it's all the way in and that you don't expect to hear output from the regular console outs.

    If all that looks correct, run your console outputs (the ones you expect to be sending signal to your PC) into your monitoring system just to verify that you've got juice squirting out the wires. If sound comes out, your problem is downstream of the 200.

    Good luck. Let us know if we're off base.
     
  6. More Cowbell

    More Cowbell Guest

    I tried a set up like that at home once, but found you will have to use the firepods preamps as well, sort of a combo. Take your outs from your mixer and send them into your firepods inputs or pre's. Hope this helps.
     

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