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RE: Rang III question and also I need help with clipping and distortion problem.

If you treat the 'rang as if it were a guitar pedal, you'll be fine. Be gentle with it and it will be fine... ;-)



Gareth Whittock, sound artist: garethwhittock.co.uk

From: simpliflying@gmail.com
To: loopers-delight@loopers-delight.com
Subject: RE: Rang III question and also I need help with clipping and distortion problem.
Date: Thu, 21 Jun 2012 18:37:37 +0000

Hello Bennet,

thanks for the tipps, sounds interesting, but, are you saying then that I cannot connect all the instrument to a mixer and then the mixer to the Rang without another gear which transform the mixer line signal in instrument level signal?
It would have been nice to know that before :(
That's strange anyway, I've seen the rc-300 and rc-50 used with a mixer. And they, I am checking, have apparently also only instrument input.
I use it more with the voice (generally effected voice for a futuristica techno beatboxing) and some other things like percussions (through same mic) and synth.
All connected to the mixer.
So I need something to bring all to instrument level?
And then why do I still need a compressor/limiter?
I may probably be very ingenuely wrong but I thought the compressor limiter was to avoid peaks and saturated distorted sound (which is something I also need especially when I beatbox and especially when I do the bass beatbox. WHat do I need to solve this?).

Anyway your lineup sounds so complicated to me. I hoped I could have just used all through a mixer, the mixer to the rang, the rang to the speakers or amp or other mixer.
Then I was thinking about something to avoid peaks/saturation/distorsion, eventually a denoiser to avoid having to reduce too much the highs.
But all those things you have are a mistery to me.

Date: Thu, 21 Jun 2012 10:30:17 -0400
Subject: RE: Rang III question and also I need help with clipping and distortion problem.
From: bennettwilliamsdrums@gmail.com
To: Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com

I have a Boomerang III and Side Car. I use it with my saxophone rig. I was having problems with clipping but I solved them. The way I did this was through the use of a Radial JCR Re-Amp box, and an FMR Audio ARC compression pedal. You have to remember that the Boomerang was designed to be the first thing that a guitar plugs into before the signal goes to the amp, and electric guitar signals are extremely weak and quiet. The Boomerang is designed to handle instrument level signals. Well, with the saxophone I am going through a mic preamp that has a line level (+4dB) output, and that's far too hot for the Boomerang, and it was clipping all over the place. The device that is needed to bring line level signals down to instrument level is a Re-Amp box. Go to the Radial Engineering website and look up the JCR ReAmp. That's the point of entry on my pedalboard for signal. So, now everything is down to instrument level, but I still want to control the dynamics so I go through the FMR Audio ARC compression pedal. It's a very musical sounding compression pedal, and it does a great job of smoothing things out. So, now I can use more gain on the Boomerang and use all of the digital headroom in it for the best audio quality. At the end of my signal path on the pedalboard is a Radial JDI Duplex direct box that goes to a stereo mic pre (Langevin Dual Vocal Combo) , and I am back up to line levels, it's either to the PA or recording. Works great. Sounds great.
On Jun 21, 2012 9:30 AM, "Sergio G" <simpliflying@gmail.com> wrote: