I recently purchased a TC Helicon VoiceWorks for use in our live show. We mostly play at smaller clubs and venues that rarely have a top notch PA, but all the same, we are obsesive about our sound/clarity/tone. We wanted a solid vocal sound that we could take with us where ever we play...
If your not familiar with the Voice Works, its a vocal effects unit that has a mic pre/compressor/eq/chorus/delay-reverb as its chaing (among other features).
The deal is: the outs are BALANCED 1/4... (aka TRS) and its a Low-Z output (40 ohms).
HOW can i get that to work with a PA so all i have to do is take the mic line given by the club, and plug it in???
I've tried a balanced 1/4 to XLR adapter... but i get TONS of fuzz and hum (its because the signal coming out of the TC Helicon is pre-amped... and going into the 'standard' power mixer is also pre-amped). I've tried using a standard instrument cable into a DI box and sending that to the PA... it works, but with a very quite signal... plus, DI's convert High Z to Low Z... this is already low Z... so i dont know if that is problematic.
i'm at a loss here. any technical minded people have any clues on how to do this?
The most logical thing is to use this for an insert into a board, but we dont always play at those types of venues... and i'm looking for a static solution that will work wherever. is it even possible?