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Re: Balancing Volume Levels?



    Is there any reason not to use the 1/4" "headphone" out, on the Tascam?
I don't think I have the right type of cable for it's other out.  Will the
Tascam (4-track recorder) add any noise or other bad stuff, if I use it as 
a
mixer instead of getting a real one?
    Thanks!
    -Jonathan
    www.badspatula.com


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "F Lebrun" <fr.lebrun@free.fr>
To: <Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com>
Sent: Friday, October 01, 2004 12:42 PM
Subject: 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>>