Searching for a quality amp mixing system that will preserve my

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  1. michael.e

    michael.e Supporting Member

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    signal as well as possible.

    So, I have two heads. Both have effects loops.

    Here is what I want to do...

    Each loop "send" goes to this mixer.

    The signal from the mixer goes to the "return" of each amp. Each amp is powering it's own cab.


    My intention is to access each preamp as needed and utilize both power sections at all times. I can utilize the "Aux out" on the board and drive effects which will go to their own channel and be manipulated as I see fit.


    My guitar is going to an A/B box so I can switch to each preamp as needed.




    I am going to run this to one of my smaller mixing boards to get the bugs worked out, but..

    I want to purchase whatever unit will handle this mixing task, yet preserve the guitar/amp signal as best as possible.


    What unit should I check out?
     
  2. Roland G88

    Roland G88 Member

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    Google "Radial Engineering" for a better way.
     
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    michael.e Supporting Member

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    I looked at the Radial units, but I did not find a unit that will inject effects.
     
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    The upcoming Fractal Audio FX8 ought to cover this and then some.
     
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    michael.e Supporting Member

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    I will look in to the Fractal. Wondering if it is a stand alone unit for distribution, or a preamp. I had a Fractal for a while and the simulations did not cut it for me. I want to avoid digitizing my signal. I wonder if the left input will feed both the left and right outputs, and same for the right input.
     
  6. SteveO

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    A looping system will do this easily.
     
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    Sorry Steve, I am not clear on what you mean by looping system.
     
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    Thinking of using a Y in to a TC Nova system. Left and right output of the unit goes to each amps "power amp input".
     
  9. SteveO

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    A box with multiple loops that can be engaged/disengaged independently. Run the preamp of each amp into two loops, run the output into your stereo effects, and the two outputs of the effects into each loop return on your amps.
     
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    Ahh, I see.


    After some searching, I think this will work?
    http://www.customaudioelectronics.com/products.php?view=product&prod_id=17



    At this point I want to be able to effectively get the basics.


    One guitar in to my A/B box. Those lines run to each amp

    The Effects loop out from each amp goes in to this device
    Basically two signal sources going in to this unit.

    The two outputs from this unit will go back in to the power amp input for each amp


    The desire is to have both power sections of the amps running at all times. I would like to switch between either preamp section of each amp via the A/B switch on my board.

    A mixing board will handle this. I want to preserve my signal though and I want something that is built for that purpose, preamp isolation and signal preservation.
     
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    Any stereo pa mixer will do what you want.
     
  12. SteveO

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    The Radial Loopbone would work. The effects come after its output.

    So... Guitar into Loopbone input.
    Loopbone send 1 to preamp 1 input
    Preamp 1 output to Loopbone return 1
    Loop bone send 2 to preamp 2 input
    Preamp 2 output to Loopbone return 2
    Loopbone output to effects
    Effects outputs to both amps loop returns
     
  13. Roland G88

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    Voodoo Labs might have what you need as well.
     
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    Yes, the GCX switcher is ideal for this, but it requires a MIDI foot controller. The two combined are going to be a bit pricey.
     

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