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m-audio solo

Discussion in 'Pro Audio Equipment' started by Terabyte, Apr 18, 2005.

  1. Terabyte

    Terabyte Guest

    Anyone here use this M-Audio SOlo equiptment
    I have cubase SX 2.
    I cannot figure out how the hell to send the stereo ouput of my keyboard to cubase .. retaining panning and all...

    Guitar conneciton on front is blatently mono..
    Unbalanced inputs on the back are??? stereo .. according to the manual..
    So how come i can't get a stereo signal from the box...
    The cable i'm using is a 1/4 jack cable.. with this kinda shape

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    has 3 places where it seems to connect.. so i'm pretty sure its stereo..
    anyone had this problem before..
    anyone not? but know how to fix it?

    any help much appreciated.

    thanks alot :D:D
     
  2. McCheese

    McCheese Well-Known Member

    It's a stereo/balanced cable, depending on the application.

    you need to run one of those out of each channel on the KB (L and R) into each channel on the Solo for two mono channels, pan them left and right accordingly.

    Hope this helps.

    EDIT: If you KB has unbalanced outs (check the manual) then go get some unbalanced cables (instrument patch cable types) they'll have one less ring on the connector.
     
  3. Terabyte

    Terabyte Guest

    eek
    um...
    the keyboard socket i am taking it from is the "headphone output" socket...
    there is only one socket..
    there is no separation of L and R.. just the one headphone socket :(

    any ideas?
     
  4. McCheese

    McCheese Well-Known Member

    Get a splitter from TRS (stereo connector) to dual-mono TS (unbalanced).

    Something like this
    http://www.musiciansfriend.com/srs7/g=home/search/detail/base_pid/333030/
     
  5. Terabyte

    Terabyte Guest

    though there is a connection called "assignable jack"
    which never seems to do anything as far as i know
     
  6. McCheese

    McCheese Well-Known Member

    What kind of keyboard is it (brand and model)?

    The assignable jack may not do anything because you may have not assigned anything to it. I tacked a link into my previous post of the cable for your headphone jack.
     
  7. Terabyte

    Terabyte Guest

    So i should get what mccheese suggested...
    then i sohuld set the audio tracks to mono.. and have them left and right (1 and 2) respectivly.

    If i do this... will i maintain the panning of the audio coming in?
     
  8. Terabyte

    Terabyte Guest

    lol
    i must post faster!! :D
    its an Optimus MD-1200
    Kind of an old banger.. still servers its pupose well.
     
  9. McCheese

    McCheese Well-Known Member

    Hmm, I was going to look it up and see if I could find a manual, but there's no .PDF for that one. :lol:

    I'm 99.9% sure that's the cable you'd need, then run it into two channels like I said, pan them hard left and right and you should be set. Just make sure to watch your level coming out of the headphone jack so you don't get distortion.
     
  10. Terabyte

    Terabyte Guest

    Thanks Alot :D
    I'm going to look for that cable in the UK.
    Musicians friend don't ship :(
     
  11. McCheese

    McCheese Well-Known Member

    Go to any decent music store and ask for an insert cable or a stereo to dual-mono cable.
     

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