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My Nady amp is zapping me.

Well I turned on the ole studio last weekend. I thought a felt a tingle when plugging in a patch cord to my mixer.
At first I thought I imagined it. Then my lips got zapped through the mic. That I didnt imaging.
I also realized that I got a shock when handling the main outs from my mixer to my power amp.
And the chassis of the amp itself was energized.
I know some basics, but thats it. I can read and use a meter's basic functions. I understand AC/DC basics, and resistance. Kinda

Are amp sims a compromise in tone anymore?

This company TH-U, which i discovered a couple years ago has really impressed with with their stuff. I love tube amps, especially standing in front of them rocking out! My back, bank account, and neighbors, don't like the tube amps as much. Lol.

Ive been using amp sims for over a decade, the sheer variety of tone and convenience has made them great but they have always felt compromised in tone relative to the real amps i had. More so when actually in front of the amp, since mics, converters, and studio monitors leveled things out more, but still the amp felt like "my tone".

Can I amp my mixer?

So when ever I have to come to these forums I have to humble myself. Can someone please offer me their expertise?
Can I run a preamp into a (non powered) mixer?

What I want to achieve: I want to run my kick drum mic, my snare mic, and my Overhead mic, into the mixer and have a better amped sound by running the mixer into the preamp and then from somewhere into my Audio interface. ?

I hope this is not too confusing...


Fishman Amp as Studio Monitor?


I'm new to the world of mixing and mastering and wanted to hear your thoughts on using Fishman Loudbox Mini amp with the settings turned off to mix and master. I understand that studio monitors that don't add anything to the mix are important to mix and master to the best result, and was wondering if the Fishman Loudbox Mini would be able to do that or if I really need to put more money into buying studio monitors...

I also have VIZIO - SmartCast 38" 5.1-Channel Soundbar System with Subwoofer if that's an option...

Thank you for your help!

$50 amp sI'm plugin as good as $1500 rack unit?

Am I deaf or? This was excellent demonstration imho. I can’t believe how similar the Fractal Axe Effect rack unit, sounds to the amp sI'm plugs. I grabbed the TH3 amp sI'm based on this demo, and it’s $50 special sale price. This is the second plugin I have from overloud, a company I discovered via a free api eq they were giving away. Truthfully all the amp sI'm plugs in the demo sound very good. It’s amazing. This is the first point in time I’ve felt there is no significant sonic compromise between the dedicated rack unit, and the plugins.

Tube Guitar Amp for Home Practice and Recording


1.Im looking into buying a tube amp for home practice and maybe some recording in my apartment.
Many new amps comes with speaker emulated output for recording purpose.
So when using this output will the amp speaker itself be silenced? (So that i can crank up the volume, for recording purpose, without waking the neighbours)

2. In short, what i want is a low wattage amp (combo or head) that a) can be used at home for recording purpose without the need for a speaker connected and b) for practice purpose at low volume with a speaker connected.

Using a power amp/mixer as just a power amp for a mixing console?

I'm not sure if this is the right place for this, but I couldn't find a better one. I was hoping someone could clarify some questions I have about setting up a PA system for my home studio. I recently acquired a Peavey XM6 amplifier/mixer and we've been running it through an 80 watt Behringer wedge. We have a set of Yamaha PA speakers that are on their way this week. I was wondering, since my peavey only has 2 outputs, and not a lot of control over equalizing, can I use it as a power amplifier for a mixing board? If so can I use it to hook up all 3 speakers.

Stage PA Amp 101 question

I have a stereo amplifier. It's a really powerful Ashly that is nice sounding. (Not really important to this topic). Being that it has two channels, can I run a mono mix to front of house (two speakers only @ 8 ohms) on one side of the amp. .And run stage monitors on the other channel ? I have a sneaky suspicion its ok as long as my ohm load is equal on both channels. Or, am I wrong. The amp will handle different loads, I know this. Here is my situation. A friend gave me a stage wedge (15" peavey, 8 ohms). I only have one amp right now.