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Ok heres a Brain Pounder for Ya

Discussion in 'Recording' started by Jbrax, Dec 11, 2007.

  1. Jbrax

    Jbrax Guest

    On the back of the Ramsa ther are 2 phono ins. Yes I said Phono ins.
    Now. There are no switchs or knobs to control these inputs.. So Im assuming that they are on a direct path to the master bus.

    Could these be used as Inserts for a stereo comp and Master Stereo EQ?
    Or could they be, with the right Modifications?
    Im pretty sure that the 820B has this instead of phono ins..
     
  2. bent

    bent No Bad Vibes! Well-Known Member

    Those are low level inputs, they have a ground screw next to them, do they not? My Tascam did.

    Edit> I wouldn't bother with them. On the Tascam M520 I had there was one on channel one and I think a second on channel 2. The mic/line switch on those channels had a third detent for those inputs. It's been awhile since I sold the board, hence the memory loss...
     
  3. Jbrax

    Jbrax Guest

    yup they sure do ...lol

    so maybe these cant be used for this.. I still looking for a schem on the console . hopefully I can aqiure both the 820 and the 820b ..
     
  4. Davedog

    Davedog Distinguished Member

    Those are RIAA level phono inputs for a turntable. Your master stereo pair should affect the output to the monitor path or the control room playback .....
     
  5. Jbrax

    Jbrax Guest

    Oh Im sure thats the case Dave , But can they be used as a insert for the stereo pair or converted to.. or is it better to use a patchbay between the master outs and the DAW?
     
  6. Davedog

    Davedog Distinguished Member

    I suppose you could get in there and do some soldering....You'd also have to get the signal up a bit...I'd go with the patchbay. If I remember( thats ALWAYS a problem!!!) that particular set of inputs is only going OUT through the main stereo pair or can be selected to the control room monitor bus. I dont think you can control it in any way except through any individual device you might want on there, and I'm none too sure of its impedance loading as it is an RIAA jack and I think (again with the brain screwwing it up!!) these are very high impedance......Uhhhh...pro guys and gals<-------help please.

    I remember back when you got that Ramsa... The ONLY problem with them is lack of buses....certainly not LACK of sound or headroom. So you have to be selective at tracking when choosing what to use and sometimes it aint gonna seem to be enough. Its then you trust in your mic placement, and the preamps to do their sonic best.


    Hell, once its in the box ya got all kinds of 1's and 0's to screw around with.
     
  7. bent

    bent No Bad Vibes! Well-Known Member

    I don't see any need to mess with those phono jacks.
    I also don't think I'd go through that board twice as far as recording and mixing back out of the box.
    It's cool to get a little retro and hit those pre's with it before the box, but I think it would become a bit of overkill coming back through those circuits a second time (a little too retro, maybe)....?

    I think you will have a lot of fun with OTB mixing for a while, but eventually it will become old hat, or maybe that's just my new way of thinking (I don't like to get out of my chair much anymore, just too darn LAZY!)...
     
  8. Jbrax

    Jbrax Guest

    Thanks Dave once again alot of insite.Ill just have to work harder to get what Im looking for And lots of experimenting also.. And Im all for that.

    I remember when I got the ramsa too
    Last wedsnday...lol

    And your right I could do all the rest ITB to finsh it off
    If nessesary
     
  9. Jbrax

    Jbrax Guest

    Well the way I got it set up I really dont have to leave the chair.. And it could be that I will get tired of it
    But if the results are better than before , there will be no looking back :wink:
     
  10. Link555

    Link555 Well-Known Member

    If its not to much to ask could you post a comparsion mix, between the Ramsa and and your old mixer? even just a chance to A/B the pre's would be cool.
     
  11. Jbrax

    Jbrax Guest

    I plan on it
    Im having a client come in and redo one of his songs
    That Ive already did with the old mixer and ITB
    So it will be a while before that happens
    But it will be worth the wait Hopefully before Christmas
     
  12. Link555

    Link555 Well-Known Member

    Cool thanks so much!
     

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