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Re: airFX level mismatch.


On Thu, Dec 1, 2011 at 2:14 PM, RP Collier <skeptikalist@gmail.com> wrote:
From http://www.ovnilab.com/articles/linelevel.shtml

Generally speaking, if you send an instrument-level signal into a device that needs line-level input, you will get excess noise and/or weak sound. If you send a line-level signal into a device that's meant for instrument or mic-level input, you will get distortion. Since the effects loop on most amps is designed toboth send and receive line-level signals, if you put a typical instrument-level effect pedal in the loop you will often get noise, weakness, and distortion. You may find a few exceptions though: either an amp loop that can operate at instrument level, or a pedal that can operate at line level.

They say that line level signal is much stronger than instrument level -- but I can run some line level devices off a very thin stereo cable with 1/8 inch plugs whereas instrument level needs a big thick cable with 1/4" jacks?
Not logical hence confusing.



The Wandering Madman