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RE: Balancing Volume Levels?




Hi Jonathan,
I think your Tascam must have some line out plug (RCA type);
I would try plugin the instruments into the Tascam, 
and plug the Tascam RCA out into the Aux In of the Rang; 
you should then be able to use the Tascam track level sliders
to balance the levels of each instrument.

hope that helps

Francois
        check my CD Early Wanderings on http://www.cdbaby.com/1000times

-----Message d'origine-----
De:     Jonathan [SMTP:jonathan@kelloggcreek.com]
Date:   vendredi 1 octobre 2004 10:17
:      Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com
Objet:  Balancing Volume Levels?

    Hi everybody,
    I've been having a lot of fun with my new Boomerang, learning how this 
whole looping thing works.  I have a couple more questions, if you guys 
don't mind.
    My biggest problem is balancing the volume levels on the "overdubs".  
I play a very quiet passive bass, which is my main instrument, and I also 
play guitar (just a regular 'ol Strat).  I'm having a lot of problems with 
laying down a bass groove, moving to the guitar, and trying to find the 
right volume level for the guitar loop.  Often, it will sound about right 
through the PA, but when I loop a guitar part, it comes out way louder 
than I expected, and then the whole thing sounds bad because the 
"background" part is too loud.  Then it's back to square one.
    Is there some trick to balancing volume levels before adding layers?  
My guitar is much louder than my bass, and I want that foundation (the 
core bass groove) to be the loudest part of the loop, but instead it gets 
buried.  I guess the biggest problem is figuring out if the volume level I 
hear through the PA will really match what I'm looping or not.
    Also, I need a good, fast way to switch between the guitar and the 
bass, or multiple basses.  Is there any kind of small, portable mixer for 
this sort of thing?  Since I'm going to be booking myself in little coffee 
houses I don't want a ton of bulky equipment.  I have a Tascam 4-track 
recorder and I've been wondering if, at least for now, I could use it as a 
mixer.  It's only 1/4" out is the "headphone" out, and I don't know if 
that's a good out to run into the 'Rang (and then into the PA) or not.  
I've used that out into the PA to play back recordings before, but I don't 
know if it would have an effect on the sound quality or if there are other 
reasons to not use it in this way.
    Thanks a lot for the help, I'm not technically adept at all, and this 
stuff is way above my head!
    -Jonathan
    http://www.badspatula.com<< Fichier: ATT00001.htm>>

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