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Re: what about patchbay ?

Yeah, I figured I'd need something for the mic prior to a line mixer.

Actually, when I said line mixer, I was confusing that term. What I
actually meant was the splitter/mixer units like the Ultralink. THOSE
are the things I can't wrap my head around. I'll have to read through
your description below a few times (and probably diagram it on paper)
to get it through my thick skull. The stereo output isn't a
show-stopper, though, since either of the amps I'd use has multiple
inputs. These are small-venue gigs, so I can easily get by with my
Peavey KB100 for amplification (maybe even the Carvin AG100D would

So, now that I've got the terminology straight, is there an idiot's
guide to splitter/mixer units anywhere? Even Google wasn't very
helpful. I'll have to try a bunch of different search terms.


Jon Southwood

P.S. Rainer, I believe you helped me decide on the Behringer 2642A a
few years ago. I love it. It was great advice. Thanks.

On 7/6/05, Rainer Thelonius Balthasar Straschill <rs@moinlabs.de> wrote:
> A line mixer cannot accomplish that by definition, as it only accepts
> line signals (meaning it won't accept your mic, and be careful with the
> guitar too, as the line mixer's inputs aren't usually hi-Z (this assumes
> that you go into the mixer with your guitar directly, which may not be
> true in your case). You'd either need a non-line mixer (meaning it has a
> microphone input) and a DI, or a line mixer plus a micpre plus a DI.
> I don't know of any single rackspace mixer with two auxes (a feat you'd
> need to feed both the f/x and the EDP). An alternative would be a
> splitter mixer like Behringer's Ultralink, which offers main ins and
> outs plus four channels that can be used either as a splitter (meaning
> the input signal is distributed among the outs) or as a mixer. Let's say
> you send the mike via a micpre in the main L input and the guitar (via
> DI) into the main R input. Channel 1 is connected to the EDP, Channel 2
> to the f/x processor, channel 3 and 4 return the EDP and the f/x
> processor. Now set channels 1 and 2 to split and channels 3 and 4 to
> mix, and off you go. Problem: your out is stereo, with the mic and
> guitar panned hard right and left.
>         Rainer