] [Thread Prev
help!!-- mysterious signal chain interactions
Title: help!!-- mysterious signal chain interactions
I've been very much enjoying reading all the spirited discussion lately. Wish I had more time to participate. Anyway, here's a question in the gear realm-- I'd love some input.
I'm finding that almost every single time and place I set up my system, it behaves differently, even though everything is connected in the same way each time. Does this happen to anyone else [or am I just
cursed :) ]
Here's my setup-- I run my bass into a multi-effects processor and a delay box, and then use a splitter to create two signal chains that each have their own looper and each feed a separate amp/ speaker combination.
And here's the kind of thing that happens:
I make a loop on the EDP on chain 1.
I play along with the loop for awhile.
I switch to chain 2 and make a loop on the DL4.
I go back to chain 1 to play live through that amp/ speaker (with the EDP loop still playing)
BUT . . . when I start playing on chain 1 (with the loop still playing), this time my live playing volume is way way down from what it was before I added the chain 2 loop.
There is no real discernable pattern to the way my signal chains seem to effect each other-- it seems slightly different each time.
Since these two chains are each amplified by separate amp/ speaker combinations, I don't understand why they would effect each other. ???????
Could the interaction be happening in the power strip between the wall and my rig?
I have been looking at these vagaries as just another organic part of the way that I'm playing music as a solo looper (kind of like different conditions each time you go sailing), but I'm also wanting to understand what's going on so that I can control it a bit more if I want to.
Any theories, common experiences and especially solutions would be very welcome.
ghost 7/ Oranje