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vipre hookup question

Discussion in 'Recording' started by stevesingh, Jan 11, 2006.

  1. stevesingh

    stevesingh Guest

    hey folks. I want to
    1. increase the gain in my vipre without clipping in protools.
    2. I also want a way to turn my monitors down while recording with my headphones without having to reach around and turn my monitors off.

    Obviously I need a small mixer but my question is this: I have a Rode K2, a GT Vipre, and genelec monitors - decent gear. Is a small little cheap mixer something that is going to alter my chain if used only as an input/ouput control? I would never use the eq's or pre's in the mixer - just input and output faders. I really don't want spend a lot of money on this. Please advise!
  2. Kev

    Kev Well-Known Member

    Nov 13, 2001
    A line level pad between Vipre and the tools interface


    one of Kev's DAW Monitoring Volume Switcher thingos
    or equivalent
  3. stevesingh

    stevesingh Guest

    thanks for your reply Kev. What's a line level pad? Can you give me an example? Thanks
  4. Pre Amp

    Pre Amp Guest

    Its a switch installed in series to drop the "line level" down to a lower level. So you will not clip. (or be to loud)
  5. stevesingh

    stevesingh Guest

    I did some searching and I guess I need a line level attenuator to control the level between my micpre and my m-box. And another one to control the level of my monitors. What a pain!
  6. pr0gr4m

    pr0gr4m Distinguished Member

    Feb 9, 2005
    South Florida
    Home Page:
    Presonus Central Station....at least that's what I want, for the same thing.
  7. stevesingh

    stevesingh Guest

    Thanks for all your responses. A guy at the store I deal with is building me a couple of boxes. A simple mute to cut the signal from my Mbox to my monitors and another box with 0, -20, and -40 switches to attenuate the output of my preamp. thanks again.
    I LOVE my Vipre, I gotta say. I had the Millennia TD-1 for a while but it's just a little too bright. just a hair. Gorgeous but not versatile enough to be my only good mic pre. The vipre is incredibly versatile. Sounds like a lot of different boxes.
  8. Kev

    Kev Well-Known Member

    Nov 13, 2001
    examples for the volume control stuff
    all still very much a work in progress
    and should have a BurrBrown PGA option soon-ish

    heaps of examples for Line pads in threads right here at RO
    but I'm working on an Interfacing page right now
    NO where near finished yet
    but keep an eye on this one

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