Need help connecting Fostex MR-16

Discussion in 'Mixing & Song Critique' started by cleanhonda, Jan 22, 2010.

  1. cleanhonda

    cleanhonda Member

    Jan 21, 2010
    I recently purchased an MR-16HD (w/o CD burner). I have been able to perform the most basic functions, but the more I read online, the more I believe I'm way off bass as far as connecting my equipment. I have an Alesis SR18 and a Focusrite Trackmaster Pro. I have been running my guitar into the Focusrite, then using one 1/4" cable to connect the Focusrite to the MR-16 (using Input A - unbalanced), then using another 1/4" cable from the Alesis into Input B of the MR-16. From reading online, I have seen suggestions about using two cables to connect the drum machine to the recorder to make it stereo (how?) and to use a Y-cable to connect the Focusrite to the recorder (again - how?). Any advice on how to connect these items correctly would be greatly appreciated!
  2. dvdhawk

    dvdhawk Well-Known Member

    Dec 18, 2008
    Western Pennsylvania, USA
    I can't think of any good reason to run a Y-cable from the Focusrite to the MR16. (the question there is - why?)
    The guitar is mono, if there's a stereo effects processor, skip the Focusrite.

    To connect the drum machine to the Fostex in stereo, isn't it a simple matter of using a second cable out of the SR18's stereo outputs?

    The drum machine has Main Left and Main Right outputs. Run 2 x 1/4" cables to two channels of the Fostex.

    Good luck.
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