Running a Vocal Mic into a DL4?

andrewnielson

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Need some help with this....
Anybody running a microphone thru their DL4 and using the Looper?
if so I need some help setting that up...
thanks
 

aaland_brian

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As long as the mic isn't phantom powered I don't see where you should have any problems.
 

vorvick

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Little late, but I just saw this. I run:
mic (XLR) > DL4 (1/4-inch) > Jamman Looper > Amp
 

vorvick

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It's been working for me as is (radio shack xlr to 1/4-inch cable) What will matching the impedance do? (Note: I had to look back at your post to see how to even spell impedance)
 

dumb donnie

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Yeah, I'm a little curious too.

Do you need a preamp to run a mic through guitar pedals (delay, distortion, whatever)?

Will a XLR->1/4" Line Transformer do it?

I think we need a little assistance, anyone feeling especially kind?
 
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KagakuNinja

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I think we are all talking about the same thing. "Impedance matching Line transformer", yes, fine. That is what I meant, and it works. You can get them at Radio Shack, Guitar Center, etc.

A preamp is generally a good idea, but you don't have to have one (unless your levels are too low). Another option is to get a small mixer such as this:

http://www.mackie.com/products/402vlz3/index.html
 

Mincer

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I have also used the DL-4 in the 'fx loop' of a mixer, then I can send any mics plugged into the mixer into the DL-4.
 

JeffreyC

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Sorry to bump this old thread, but this is exactly what we're doing for our vocalist. Mic (typically sm58) -> DL4 - > PA - using XLR->1/4" Line Transformers. We played a show Saturday, and the sound guy was telling us that the pedal sounded bad (it's brand new and sounds fine at our rehearsal space into our PA). Should we be using a DI for this as well?

Thanks.

Oh, and from what I understand - those little line transformers are essentially DI's - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DI_unit
So, maybe they just aren't very good quality DI's?
 
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