XLR Y Cable/Looping question

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  1. Sammicus15

    Sammicus15 Member

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    Let me preface this by saying I know absolutely nothing about this stuff. Ok. So, TC Electronic/Helicon/whatever just released the Ditto Mic Looper, which, as the name implies, is a looper specifically for mics. It has XLR ins and outs.

    My question is this: Could you run both a vocal mic and mic for an acoustic via an XLR Y cable to the looper? To loop both vocals and acoustic through the same looper at the same time?

    Hopefully that makes sense.
     
  2. loudboy

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    It would probably work better if you got something like this:

    http://www.amazon.com/Galaxy-Audio-JIB-Mic-Combiner/dp/B00079OUNM
     
  3. Silent Sound

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    It's generally not a good idea to use a splitter to combine two signals. They're usually used to divide a single signal into two. I would just get a cheap mixer if you want to combine the two signals before going into the looper, or get a stereo looper. You can probably find a cheap mixer on eBay or Craigslist. I see them all the time on my local Craigslist.
     
  4. loudboy

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    I linked to a 2x1 combiner, which is the correct way to go, unless you need individual control over each level, IMHO.
     

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