send/return lost db's...

Discussion in 'Mixing & Song Critique' started by Murdock, Jun 28, 2005.

  1. Murdock

    Murdock Guest


    Why my tone is lost in this:

    Guitar---Rocktron Pro Gap Ultra (send to)---Digitech 128 Plus(return to)--- Rocktron Progap Ultra---output--- Amp

    When i use the mix button in the back of the Rocktron or in the Digitech my guitar tone lost some db's and the sound is very weak...

    I have the sound coming to the speakears but the tone is very weak... and lost 4 to 8 db's... Why?

    The cable's are in shape and very small...

  2. TeddyG

    TeddyG Well-Known Member

    Jan 20, 2005
    I really don't know here, but, are the cables really "in shape"? Inotherwords, have you put an ohm meter to each cable and made sure it is wired correctly per the "pinout" diagrams with your equipment? Are "balanced" cables truly "balanced"? An unbalanced or improperly configured cable(Even from the store this happens) can still "work", but at a loss of up to 12 db...

  3. Murdock

    Murdock Guest


    Tha cables are fine... i'm in the unbalanced world! How can i put this thing working balanced?

    The strange thing is when i tap the loop off button in the digitech all of my db's came to normal... like if i was using only the Pro Gap Preamp.

    The same in the preamp, when i put the loop off is nice but when i turn it on... and moving the output effect button don't make great changes... at the maximum outup in the digitech i can have the same db's when the pream work's alone...

    This loop thing are killing me...

  4. McCheese

    McCheese Well-Known Member

    Mar 24, 2005
    A lot of the digitech stuff I've worked with has a nasty habit of lowering volumes. Some doesn't. If it works fine with the digitech out of the loop, and changing cables isn't fixing it, I think you've found your problem. Adjust the output gain if you can.
  5. Murdock

    Murdock Guest


    I will try and repot soonnnn!


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