Currently Being ModeratedApr 18, 2012 2:40 PM (in response to CamRaiD)Re: A single monitor off the HD500 for PC recording :)
I have read this thread http://line6.com/support/message/320139#320139 and understand the recommendation to use a single active monitor, using the Left and Right 1/4" outs, to a single 1/4" jack into the back of the chosen monitor.
Did I understand this correctly?
Also, I see these two cheap monitors and wonder if they would be good for my task. One is active and one is passive.
KRK Rokit RP5 G2 Bi-Amped Active Monitor, Single
and the other one
KRK Rokit R6 Passive Monitor, Single
Which of these is the best choice? Are there cheaper?
Currently Being ModeratedApr 18, 2012 3:09 PM (in response to CamRaiD)Re: A single monitor off the HD500 for PC recording :)
You want the active (self-powered) monitor. The HD500 does not include a power amp to drive the monitor speaker. An active monitor includes the amp; a passive monitor does not. Here is the key part of the R6 Passive Monitor description:
.... Team the R6 up with your favorite power amplifier and enjoy clarity and accuracy in your project, home or professional studio.....
In other words - you need an amp between the HD500 and the passive monitor.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 18, 2012 3:32 PM (in response to silverhead)Re: A single monitor off the HD500 for PC recording :)
Best active monitor I have come across is the QSC K10. A little pricey, but worth every cent in my experience.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 20, 2012 5:29 AM (in response to CamRaiD)Re: A single monitor off the HD500 for PC recording :)
Hello again, thank you so far for your help. I have gotten the active single rokit monitor, and have plugged it in.
I tried a lead with 2 x 1/4" that goes into 1 single 1/4" jack. So I plugged the 2 x 1/4"s into the balanced left and right in the back of the POD, and the "single 1/4" end into the back of the monitor. But it didn't work..... I presumed this would be the correct way, seeing as the left and right signals would be combined in the lead and then into the monitor to achieve a mixed left and right.... which is what I want! Do I need to set something up or something?
I then tried this method : A simple guitar lead, from the POD "phones" into the back of the monitor, and it worked, but I have no way of knowing whether I am getting both left and right!
Help very appreciated!!!!
Currently Being ModeratedApr 20, 2012 7:04 AM (in response to CamRaiD)Re: A single monitor off the HD500 for PC recording :)
What you have done is incorrect. For a mono signal you need to take either the left or right 1/4" outputs into your speaker. Now I see the KRK's 1/4" input is balanced, whereas the Pod's 1/4" output is unbalanced, so your best bet would be to use the KRK's unbalanced phono (RCA) input. So you need a lead that has 1/4" mono jack one end and phono (RCA) at the other.
Personally I would try and sort out your computer problem, which is a case of making sure you're using the POD HD ASIO driver and checking your audio buffers to get them as low as possible to get your latency down. You will get a much better recorded sound going directly to your computer via USB than miking that speaker.