Merging 2 signals into 1?

Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by munkee, Aug 27, 2003.

  1. munkee

    munkee Guest

    My soundcard will only allow 4 inputs at once. I need six. I'm wondering if I used a Y cable to get the extra modules into the Computer? Or could I get into problems? I thought of buying a small Behringer mixer to do it. But then I figured I could save a few bucks and just use a Y cable.

    I assume plugging a Insert cable(TRS) into a mono input is OK?
  2. MisterBlue

    MisterBlue Member

    Mar 15, 2003
    Sorry, mate, ... won't work!

    Outputs are generally very low-impedance whereas inputs are high-impedance. This means that your two outputs will basically short-circuit each other (or be at least attenuated a lot) when you connect them with a Y-connector.

    You will have to get yourself a small mixer.

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