Originally Posted by modulusman
Well I don't use an I-pod. Usually break music is off of the BLs computer or a walkman type CD player. Since the original recordings are mixed different sometimes I need to add/subtract more bass or whatever. Easier to do with a channel strip instead of screwing with the overall graphic EQ settings.
Thanks for the reply.
The program I tend to use usually comes from the same era of mixing technique and -preferences, so the variations are either subtle, or intentional. I can however see how the ability to tweak the EQ between the tunes could be beneficial.
I'm young enough to have started with CD (which is still my preferred media for PA tuning by ear), but for conveniences sake I switched to mp3 when I bought my first player.
Originally Posted by Doug R
I went to Radio shack and they put together the correct cord & adaptor combination for me for under 10-bucks.
It takes the 1/8" stereo output from my mp3 player and converts it to a a 3-foot patch cord with a 1/4" mono plug on the other end.
Just plug one end into your music player and the other end into one channel of your mixer and you get nice clean music, left-and-right channels combined, for your breaks.
This is not brain surgery guys.
Part number for the passive mixer cable?
True, passive mixing is possible, but I haven't seen an affordable offering in ages.
Just tying the R&L together without balancing/buffering resistors just don't work very well, if at all with certain mixing techniques.
I'm amazed that someone would even offer such a hack-job with a good concience.
Fortnately a simple 2 resistor divider will produce satisfactory results.
And with a little bit of DIY spirit thrown in, the parts can be bought for less than $10.