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tc helicon voice works

Discussion in 'Recording' started by chicity, Jun 14, 2008.

  1. chicity

    chicity Guest

    i just purchased the tc helicon voice works (blue rack mount) and im having some trouble connecting it to my preamp (presonus eureka rack mount). i was wondering if i could connect my mic to the preamp and the preamp to the tc helicon.



    edit:

    ok, so i stopped by guitar center today to ask them how to set up my tc helicon and this is what they've told me; use a 1/4 cable wire and connect that from the line input of the tc helicon into the line input of the preamp. connect a dual 1/4 cable wire into the balanced outputs (LEFT/Right) of the tc helicon and into the presonus firebox audio interface 3 / 4.

    guess what? it still does not work.


    edit:

    i figured that line in doesnt go into line in. so i switched from line in to line out. but still no success.
     
  2. Kev

    Kev Well-Known Member

    pls pls pls

    vocabulary and syntax
    " i figured that line in doesnt go into line in.
    correct

    " so i switched from line in to line out. "
    grrrr

    Line Output ... to ... Line Input

    also
    you are using different names for the gear
    ok for you as you know what you have but we don't and we may not own that gear so stay with the one description
    TC Helicon have a few products
    you have 3 possible preamps (Mic inputs) that I can see
    you have 2 presonus products

    tc helicon voice works
    Mic input with Line output

    presonus eureka rack mount
    ( I think this is the PreSonus Eureka Channel Strip )
    Mic input with Line output

    presonus firebox audio interface 3 / 4.
    this is the computer interface ?
    various inputs ... digital converter and input to the computer


    " i was wondering if i could connect my mic to the preamp and the preamp to the tc helicon. "
    ???
    possible in theory
    but why do you want to do this ?

    These products may have OTHER inputs and outputs so as to make use of them in various ways
    they may have Instrument and LINE inputs that will allow you to make use of some of the features in each units

    as an example

    MIC ...

    Mic input of PreSonus Eureka Channel Strip and Line Output
    ( making use of gain and EQ )

    Line Input of TC Helicon Voice Works and Line Output
    ( making use of De-Ess and Pitch correction )

    Line Input of Presonus Firebox audio interface and capture into the computer
    ( making use of input 3 and the Analog to Digital Converter and the Firewire connection )
     
  3. chicity

    chicity Guest

    these are the 3 products that i am using.
    http:// (tc helicon voice works)

    http://www.presonus.com/products/Detail.aspx?ProductId=15 (presonus eureka)

    http://www.presonus.com/products/Detail.aspx?ProductId=4 (presonus firebox with firewire)

    the guy at guitar center told me i am suppose to connect the dual 1/4 cables from the firebox (3/4) into the tc helicon's balanced outputs (left/right). also use a 1/4 cable to connect the tc helicon's line input (mono balanced input) into the presonus eureka's line output. the guitar center rep was explaining to me the tc helicon is being used as an "effect" addon. i've searched other forums in regards to my situation and i've found no answers. I even emailed guitar center and its been over 48 hours and i have yet to receive a response. i'm getting frustrated as is by spending hours on trial and error plugins. i've yet to reach success.
     
  4. Kev

    Kev Well-Known Member

    yes I had already found the web sites
    which is why I could use the full name of the gear

    in that scenario he is suggesting to use the tc helicon voice works as an effect device in a Send Return configuration with the presonus firebox with firewire

    you will now have to be able to sent up the Send Return configuration in the Software Mixer
    ... it won't just magicaly work because you have plugged in cables

    " the guy at guitar center told me i am suppose to connect the dual 1/4 cables from the firebox (3/4) into the tc helicon's balanced outputs (left/right). "

    not quite right

    dual 1/4 phono cables
    this could mean stereo
    this could mean stereo balanced
    ...
    either will probably work

    BUT
    although the the firebox (3/4) can make a stereo send

    " into the tc helicon's balanced outputs (left/right) "
    is not where you want them to go
    AND
    the the tc helicon's voice works has a single mono line input
    so this can't be correct

    Please stop
    ...
    you have just purchased the tc helicon voice works
    ...
    I must assume you have been successfully using the presonus firebox with firewire and the presonus eureka to record and create songs

    so

    as a first step
    what would you like to do with the tc helicon voice works
    in the context of an existing project ?
     

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