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Just Wondering about some connections

Discussion in 'Recording' started by supercharry, Feb 2, 2006.

  1. supercharry

    supercharry Guest

    I was just wondering how would you connect the following equipment:

    Presonus Digimax Preamp
    dbx166XL compressor
    mackie 16*8 bus
    KRK V8 monitors (would you connect to mixer or directly from digi002r?)

    thanks a lot
  2. Boltino

    Boltino Guest

    I'd probably use some cables and a manual . . . :D

  3. RemyRAD

    RemyRAD Guest

    Sep 26, 2005
    Ummmm, I would recommend taking your outboard microphone preamplifier into the line input of your Mackie console. Patch the 166 into the Mackie input channel strip insert and then route the output of the Mackie into your 002. Then connect the two track output from your Digidesign interface into your 2 track monitor return on the Mackie. Use the Mackie as your control room monitor system into your KRKs. Also go out by yourself a few decent 1/4" series of patch bays, you'll need them.

    But first you may consider going to your local music store and purchasing a book on studio construction?

    Not a beginner
    Ms. Remy Ann David
  4. Kev

    Kev Well-Known Member

    Nov 13, 2001
    see now I'm not a beginner either but I might choose to put the monitoring on the main outputs of the Interface and not go through the Mackie at all.

    I'd look to a better control room monitor system than the Mackie
    ... and it would probably be DIY

    I'd get a real Pre-amp ... probably DIY
    and go direct to the interface
    and perhaps use the 166 only when needed

    The Mackie ?? cue send mixing or Keyboard return ... sell it .. sorry just kidding

    but then ... well ... that's me

    otherwise what Remy said is fine and there are many ways to get a result
  5. supercharry

    supercharry Guest

    Well thanks for the replies. Here`s the way everything`s connected:

    Mic to Preamp (through 8 snake inputs).
    Preamp to Digi via ADAT. (Ive got 4 outputs of the preamp connected into some mackie inputs in case any compression, rev or EQ needed before rec, not very usual).
    extra snake inputs into mackie.
    166XL into mackie inserts.
    Monitors connected to main outputs of digi.
    Digi outputs into mackie (not main).
    Every input in the mackie is connected to line inputs of the digi through mackie buses.

    As you can see, the mixer is not being used that much as far as recording, however its useful for some monitoring issues.

    I was just wondering how would you guys connect this equipment to search for different options.

    About the preamp, I know its not the best, I must wait to earn couple $$ to upgrade. What would you recommed for a budget around $1000....
    couple bricks???

    thanks again for the replies. :)

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