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Re: looping in stereo

two jeff's thinking alike simultaneously.....


Jeff Kaiser
pfMENTUM.com • AngryVegan.com

On Apr 21, 2006, at 11:17 AM, jeff larson wrote:

> > From: goddard.duncan@mtvne.com [mailto:goddard.duncan@mtvne.com]
> >>Should I buy a new mixing table?<<
> >
> > sounds like this is the best bet.
> > ...
> > BUT if you're using the pc to do the looping as well as recording,
> > you'll need to upgrade the soundcard to at least 4 in, 4 out.
> Why the 4x4 sound card?
> I'm using a Mackie 1202 for PC looping, not only does it solve
> the problem of monitoring sound sources without recording them, it
> also solves the problem of monitoring the output of the looper without
> it recording itself (the bad kind of feedback).
> I'm not standing in front of it right now, but the routing is
> something like this:
>    - various sources into the mixer, including the PC sound card output
>    - mixer main outs to the PC sound card input
>    - mixer "control room" outs goes to power amp and speakers
>    - PC track has Mute button pressed which redirects it to the special
>      "Aux 3-4" stereo bus
>    - Monitoring section has some button pressed that causes both
>      the main outs and and Aux 3-4 sent to the control room outs
> The trick is to "mute" the track containing the PC sound card output,
> which removes it from the main outs so the PC won't record itself,
> but then route it to the control room  outs so you can hear it.
> You could then use the mute button on other tracks to selectively
> remove them from what the looper is recording, but still hear them.
> Jeff