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Re: Boomerang setup


The first thing you need to remember is that the Boomerang (along with most loopers) operates at instrument levels, not line levels - when referring to signal strength. If you are running your signal from a mic preamp to the Boomerang, that signal is at line level, and is too hot for the Boomerang. It will distort and clip your sound. If your acoustic has an instrument output, then that signal is fine for the boomerang. Once all your signals are at instrument level, then you can get a simple A/B-Y switch (Lehle makes an excellent one) and run whatever one you need into the Boomerang.

I use my looper for saxophone, and I have to lower my signal from the mic preamp output from line level to instrument level. I do this with a "Re-Amp" box. Mine is a passive unit made my Radial, and it sounds great. I love that it is passive, and does not color the sound at all. Now that my signal is at instrument level, I run it through a compressor, then a couple pedals, and then into the Boomerang. Then the signal goes to an Eventide Space reverb unit, and the output there is stereo. I run the stereo instrument-level signal into a Radial JDI Dual stereo direct box, and that goes to a stereo mic preamp and into the PA rig from there. Below is a link to the image of my rig.


Just keep track of the levels of your signals, and make sure they are all the same. Reamp your line levels first, run instrument level signals through your pedals & boomerang, then bump them back up with a direct box and a mic preamp and you're good. I hope this helps.


On Sun, Aug 3, 2014 at 7:37 AM, jarrod <sinclairsigns@hotmail.com> wrote:
Hi, I am new to looping and was wondering if anyone would be happy to provide some advice on looper/amp set up?.  I have a boomerang phase lll with an electric acoustic and small amp.  Ready to upgrade the amp I'm looking at a fender acoustasonic 150.  I plan to run a mic (Shure sm57) for vocals directly into the amp.  But I would like an additional mic for some percussion instruments that I could loop through the boomerang along with my guitar, and I'm not sure how to do both, and what else I might need?.  Appreciate any helpful assistance.
Cheers, Jaz.