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RE: Help needed with RC 50 connections set-up

Hi Daniel!

I think that if this project of mine will work, I'd like to use:

guitar, bass, some kind of drum machine or probably better a laptop (I'll open a whole new topic on this one, because I'm not used to computer and software for making music as you can imagine:)) and maybe 5 or 6 different percussion and voice...

I hope I 'l find some mic able to catch panoramiccally all the percussion but it's better to have some extra channel in the case this will not be possible...

so maybe 4 inst channels plus four mic channels?

Since I'm so unaware of many technological and sound-engineering things, if you know or ahave in mine a good set-up for the kind of thing I want to do, feel free to advice me of your opinion regarding a set-up that will be practical, good sounding and easy to arrange and use live.

thank you again!


Date: Mon, 4 Oct 2010 14:30:18 -0400
Subject: Re: Help needed with RC 50 connections set-up
From: daniel@ithinkwethink.org
To: Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com

Hey Andrea,

No prob!

Mixers... Pretty much every mixer is going to have a mute button for each channel. How many channels are you looking for, ideally?

Mackie's are great, not cheap, but worth the moneys.

On Mon, Oct 4, 2010 at 2:01 PM, andrea trabucco <andrea.trabucco@hotmail.com> wrote:
Thank you very much, Daniel

I begin to understand a little bit:)

ideally I want to have a good control of equalization and volume to be able to make each sound be audible and nice in a multi-layered percussion pieces.. I have surdo, snare, repique, tamborim, many instruments from Brazil ranging from very low to very high pitch...

I don't anything about impedance but I thought it was not fine to run in an inst input a mic source, but it's not a mic it's a mixer so it will be fine...:)

do yuo have any suggestion on mixers to buy, a good sounding one but not too expensive? and maybe with that mute function to solve the problem of feedback and my looping stuff going into the mics during playback?

any advice (also the non-requested ones) are very welcome!!

all the best,


Date: Mon, 4 Oct 2010 13:00:52 -0400
Subject: Re: Help needed with RC 50 connections set-up
From: daniel@ithinkwethink.org
To: Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com

It really depends on how many instruments you'd like to include at once and what level of control you ideally envision having.

I think that because you have are talking about several percussion pieces, using a mixer will be super beneficial. At that point, you might as well, run everything into your mixer (depending on how big it is) and plug that into your RC-50's stereo in (and then you'll get full capacity with the stereo out, too!). This will give you the greatest amount of control over your levels.

It's also super groovy that the RC50 has phantom power, individual XLR in and volume control.

I vote mixer!

Daniel Harris

On Mon, Oct 4, 2010 at 12:26 PM, andrea trabucco <andrea.trabucco@hotmail.com> wrote:
Hi Guys!

New to the looping world I hope someone very kind could help me:)

I play several percussion instruments and a little vocals (one condenser mic)
Pandeiro (another condenser mic dedicated)
Guitar mainly, but maybe also bass

How to use my RC - 50 connections wise?

Mixer, no mixer? using send return or the line input? preamp for mic and straight to the mic input? Equalizers? I don't have idea how to make a good set-up for a good sound, no clips, feedback etc...

I'd like to have stereo output, due to the many musical phases for clarity, to be abe to pan pot them L and R...

Thank you so much!