Presonus FP10?

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  1. dhuber

    dhuber Guest

    Hey All! Im new here to the forums. I have a question. I am thinking of buying a Presonus FP10. I still dont understand the difference between the first two ports and the rest of them. It says that the first two are Mic-Instrument ports, and the rest are Mic- Line. I dont understand the difference. I will be recording a full band with this. Here is my setup=
    Drums- Mike'd using an overhead sm-57, kick mic with a Sennheiser.
    Guitar- Amp is mike'd using an SM-57.
    Bass- Amp is mike'd also with an SM-57
    Keyboard- Korg TR61 goes directly into interface using 1/4 inch cable.
    There is an occasional vocalist- mike'd with an SM58
    My reference monitors are 2 KRK RP5's.
    I am using a WHITE macbook with a firewire port.
    With LOGIC PRO.

    Based on the information I provided, will the Presonus FP10 work with my setup? I am SO grateful for all of your support. Thanks.
  2. Space

    Space Well-Known Member

    Jun 26, 2007
    Difference Between Mic Line and Instrument Channels
  3. dhuber

    dhuber Guest

    well, i have read that. I just dont understand what it means. the techno-lingo is crazyy!!! Im just asking if based on what information im giving you, will the presonus FP10 work with my setup?
  4. jg49

    jg49 Well-Known Member

    Oct 16, 2008
    Frozen Tundra of CT
    If your laptop has sufficient processing and RAM(according to FP10 requirements) then yes, it will record a keyboard via 1/4 " cable and the 5 mics. The keyboard should not be plugged into the first two channels but any of the other channels. This is because the output of the Korg Triton is line level, this would also be true for the preamp out on any amplifier (never hookup the speaker out to the Presonus.) If you are using just a guitar cable from your instrument to the FP10 use the first two channels. By the way most users prefer the bass guitar directly (no amp) into the FP10 for best results.
  5. dhuber

    dhuber Guest

    Thank you SOO much jg41. That was exactly what I was looking for! So the first two ports on the FP10 is really just for intruments without any amplification. Now what about a Line6 FloorPod Plus? Would that go into the line input or the instrument?
  6. jg49

    jg49 Well-Known Member

    Oct 16, 2008
    Frozen Tundra of CT
    While I am not familiar with the exact product to which you are referring I am going to assume it is a standard stomp box type of processing unit. If it goes between the guitar and the standard guitar amplifier input then it would get plugged into one of the first two channels. Remember those two channels can also be utilized by microphones if needed.

    Exit now if this getting to technical (LOL)

    Also if down the road you found you needed more guitar plugins you can utilize a powered DI box to boost the signal to a balanced level and use mic cables to plug into any channel of the FP10
  7. dhuber

    dhuber Guest

    jg49, your technical lingo was juuuussssttt right that time... haha. Thanks for all your help. And what nice forums these are BTW.
  8. Codemonkey

    Codemonkey Well-Known Member

    Dec 11, 2007
    Scotland, UK
    Not everyone says that.
    Sometimes you will get harsh replies on here but people do know their stuff.

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