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talkback,. please help

Discussion in 'Pro Audio Equipment' started by xxdjskulzxx, Jan 28, 2006.

  1. xxdjskulzxx

    xxdjskulzxx Guest

    ok so i need help trying to find a way to talk to someone thats in the live room through the headphones.. but the problem is im in the other room . is there some sort of talkback device i can use to solve my problem, i know they have them in professional commercial studios but i need one please help :) thank you
     
  2. Kev

    Kev Well-Known Member

    there are a couple of comercial units out there

    you can also find some DIY ideas on my sites

    an unused Mic-pre and some resistors could y cord your way into the Headphone Amp.
     
  3. jonnyc

    jonnyc Member

    if you have a spare input just plug in a mic, make a track for that channel, and record enable so they can hear you, yeah you record the talkback but you just get rid of it after.
     
  4. xxdjskulzxx

    xxdjskulzxx Guest

    any other suggestions?
     
  5. ghellquist

    ghellquist Member

    American Sign Language?

    No, seriously, you probably already have what it takes. A mic in your end, a mic pre and some way of changing the volume. Mix to taste into the headphone output.

    It might help us giving suggestions if you tell what equipment you have.

    Gunnar
     
  6. xxdjskulzxx

    xxdjskulzxx Guest

    yeah thats the problem .. my mixer only has 8 xlr inputs and i use them all most of the time when recording .. especially the drums and hes the person i need to be able to communicate with most.. im using 2 seperate rooms , a control room and a live room but there isnt a windwon inbetween the 2
     
  7. backinthelab

    backinthelab Guest

    I use a Presonus Central Station for all of my monitor routing, then into a Furman HDS-6 with a few headphone stations in the live room. This unit (HDS-6) is cabled solely by CAT-5 which make is very easy to link up the stations. Works excellent and not too heavy on the wallet.
     
  8. moonbaby

    moonbaby Mmmmmm Well-Known Member

    Don't laugh, I found out about this box at Radio Shack from someone on the "Acoustic Recording" forum (Joe H?). I don't have the skew#, but RS has a "paging microhone" that has a switchable chime and a line level output. Push the button, it sends out the chime and then you can talk via any powered speaker. I got one and plug it into a pair of these little Yamaha powered speakers. Heck, you can run it into ANYTHING, even a geetar amp! I know it didn't cost me even $50.00 and it works like a champ! Check out the Radio Shack website for "paging microphone".
     
  9. CharlesDayton

    CharlesDayton Active Member

    Samson C-control. $99 It works.
     

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