Anyone use a mic splitter?

Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by anonymous, Mar 30, 2005.

  1. anonymous

    anonymous Guests

    Feb 10, 2001
    Here's my problem...When I run vocals though my mic-pre and then take that mono signal to the board, I am not sure how most people go about connecting both left and right inputs to the stereo in and stereo out on the effects processor.
    What mic Splitter would work to feed the inputs of my Eventide DSP7000. Or can this be done on a patchbay?
    Reason I want to do this is....I want one dry vocal track, then I want the two (left & right) outputs from the Harmonizer on 2 different tracks. That way I can mix then seperataly.
    All replys welcome!
  2. huub

    huub Guest

    Why not just use an aux from the board (or two)??
    Or you cold put the harmonizer across your vocals while mixing? that way you're more flexible and not stuck to the 1 harmonizer setting..
  3. o2x

    o2x Active Member

    Mar 17, 2005
    There's a number of ways you can do this. Either record vocals on three tracks and then add FX back on the tape returns in the desk with your two FX channels hard panned in pre-fader mode for completely wet tracks L/R and your dry mix in the middle (mono).

    Or use subgroups - assuming your board has them. That way you can add FX pre-record if you want.
  4. anonymous

    anonymous Guests

    Feb 10, 2001
    Most of the time I do end up using the Aux on tthe mixer. But I see that a mic splitter might work really well for this aplication. Just because for pre-amp's dont have mono in and stereo out. This type of set up would really help when using and FX processor that is stereo in & out.
    Thanks for all the replies.
  5. moonbaby

    moonbaby Mmmmmm Well-Known Member

    Feb 23, 2005
    A "mic splitter"is usually a device used to send the low-level
    output of a MIC to 2 different destinations, typically in live sound
    applications (to monitor and FOH consoles). If you get a commercial
    mic splitter (Whirlwind, ProCo,etc.) and run the output of your mic pre into it, you will most certainly overdrive the splitter's circuitry ( active or passive).This will give you the nastiest distortion and very limited headroom when you go to drive the Eventide. Why not dedicate a couple of aux sends from your mixer to go to the stereo inputs on the FX unit? If you can switch those sends to operate "pre-fader", you will have all the benefits of running the mic directly to the FX, with a LOT more control. Additionally, running the OUTPUTS of the FX into a couple of hard-panned input channels ( just like your other input sources) gives you additional mixing flexibility instead of the obligatory tape/effects returns.
    Remember: splitter bad for sound, multiple aux sends good!
  6. anonymous

    anonymous Guests

    Feb 10, 2001
    Thanks moonbaby, that's exactaly what I needed to know. I don't want to buy a mic splitter and have the same issues that you are referring to. These were some of my concerns.
    Well, I quess the "AUX" it is....
  7. Kurt Foster

    Kurt Foster Distinguished Member

    Jul 2, 2002
    77 Sunset Lane.
    A single source, like a vocal mic is mono in the first place. I usually take an aux send and mult* (split) it, then feed it to the ins of my HD 3000 ... Then I take the out puts of the harmonizer back to 2 tracks on the DAW and record them so I can mix to taste.

    *I have a cheap 1/4" patch bay that I have wired up non normaled configuration with jumpers across the jacks on bottom row in the rear, to do mult splits. It gives me 24 1 in to 3 out splits.
  8. anonymous

    anonymous Guests

    Feb 10, 2001
    Ahhhhhhh Kurt!
    Finally he has arrived. I think everyone on here is glad to see Kurt's name as the most recent reply on their post.
    But back to the issues...I was gonna get one of those new Studio Projects 8 channel single rack space pre amp's. I plan to use it live. It's much smaller than a 16 channel board. I think it's called an 868. Anyhow if I get it how can I use it on vocals and send the pre amp to the stereo in's of my harmonizer? I see that it has two inserts, but will that work the way that is set up? Better yet which way would work best?
    And I like the name Luke, but that is not my name.
    My name is Stu
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