- July 13, 2018 at 7:49 pm #15399
Hi, I was wondering if I can take advantage of the MIC transformer inputs on the Alice 828 with line level synths/samplers/audio interface outputs?
Would I have to DI them or is it a case of just adjusting the output volume from my chosen keyboard etc?
Gary.July 14, 2018 at 3:32 pm #16156Ted FletcherKeymaster
The only correct way to use the transformer inputs on the 828 with line level sources is to use a 20dB XLR pad. The mic input is OK for signals up to -20dB but the low frequencies suffer if you push them too hard.
You can get a suitable pad from CPC for about £7. The CPC order code is AV17579.
:geek:July 14, 2018 at 4:55 pm #16157 Thanks Ted! Just looked and they are only £3.90 eachJuly 14, 2018 at 6:12 pm #16158 Hi Ted, another question. What’s the best way of cleaning crackling pots and faders on the 828? Products etc? Thanks.October 3, 2018 at 12:19 pm #16159WHoopsParticipantTed Fletcher wrote:
The only correct way to use the transformer inputs on the 828 with line level sources is to use a 20dB XLR pad. :
A DI box like the op asked is also a “correct way” to connect -10dbv Line level sources to a Microphone Preamplifier’s input. The DI will respect both Levels and Impedances
Most DI’s have a PAD at the input, 0db’s for Guitar/Bass, -20db’s for Line level -10dbv (keyboards,samplers) and -40dbs for Speaker Level.
Anyway, connecting a Line level device directly to the Alice Microphone input is also quite nice if you want to distort or dirty up that line level source, expect distortion and a limited frequency response, but it might be nice for specific tasks. The 828 distorts nicellyOctober 4, 2018 at 5:31 pm #16160Ted FletcherKeymaster
My response was strictly accurate…..
But then again…’If it sounds right, it IS right!’
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