Best way to interface Pedals with Vocals?

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by mild, Jan 13, 2008.

  1. mild

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    Does anyone have experience with this?

    I want to use a DL-4 to loop my vocals and get a bit crazy. I've done it successfully at home, and it sounds really great to me - but my sound guru tells me that as soon as you introduce a big PA, plus long cable runs - doing unbalanced guitar effects to the desk is a no no - hiss, noise, evil leprechauns, etc.

    My current idea is to use a small channel mixer, feed the Mic into a channel so that it is balanced and at the correct level, then feed the DL-4 from the Mic's effects send, then finally from the DL-4 into the mixer's 2nd channel, and out. Will this work? Are Line Level (eg what the Effects send sends out) and Instrument Level (eg what the DL-4 is designed to take) the same thing?
     
  2. bluesmann

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    looks like no one wants to touch this one:horse i'd say work with the sound guy and tell him what you want to do. His rack fx are much better sounding than any line 6 crap. His job is to give you what you want. Thats his job and your the so called artist.
     
  3. mild

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    True story - and I'd work with him to do it, except that I want to do looping - I need this pedal at my feet, and I need to be controlling it so that I can harmonise myself in time.

    I guess I could save for a new Echoplex in the future... but that won't get me through the next month's gigs.
     
  4. bluesmann

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    a small mackie VLZ3 mixer might work. Use the fx loop then return to one of the stereo channels 1/4" mono in. that will give you eq and switchable input +4 -10. if it still doesn't match up try a transformer hi to low z /low to high z on the send also. send him a low z signal

    i guess you could do it with a transformer on the mic too low to high z to the pedal into a channel. Send a low z signal to him
     
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  6. bluesmann

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    Dam! that does sound like the ticket and cheaper than my ideal still no eq tho. But you could add a eq.
    kool!
     
  7. mild

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    Thanks very much, that helps a lot! :dude

    ... and THAT is BRILLLLLLLIANT!!!! :dude :dude :dude
     

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