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What Do I Plug My Amp Into? Headphones, Too.

Discussion in 'Recording Gear and Equipment [BG]' started by EString, Oct 5, 2001.

  1. EString


    Nov 20, 2000
    Los Altos, CA
    I'm going to be doing some recording using the balanced XLR line out of my amp going to a mixer and then a 4-track. What input on the mixer should I connect the amps balanced XLR to?
    I read in the Bass Player book that you're supposed to plug it into one of the mic preamps on the mixer, not the plain old balanced line ins . Is this true? False?

    Also, my mixer has one headphone jack but I need to hook up a second set of headphones. Can I just plug the phones into the "control room out" jacks (left and right, so I'll just use a Y cable to connect to the headphones?
  2. Oysterman


    Mar 30, 2000
    Doesn't your four-track have built-in mic pre's? If so, you don't need your mixer - just connect the XLR from the amp to an input on the four-track, possibly you'd need a adapter from XLR to 1/4" or whatever.

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