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Dual Output question
on 2012-04-17 11:43:00
If I'm just using one amp with a single XLR out to the mixer, Do I pan the amp all the way to the left or center it on the Pod's own mixer?
Also, if I want to use dual amps but only have one XLR cable out to the mixer, could I just center both amps? or do I pan them both all the way to the left? or something else? or is this not recommended? any thoughts/advice is very much appreciated! Thank you!
Re: Dual Output question
on 2012-04-17 13:54:58
The XLR outputs are not summed to mono when you only plug in one. Only the 1/4" outs are.
If you are using any kind of stereo effect in one of the two channels before the mixer but after your amp, be sure you are aware of what the pan controls on the mixer are actually doing. they are not pushing both the left and right signals in that channel to the left or right signal in the mixer output. It's more like the left/right signals have indedpendent volume knobs. Full left on the mixer means only that channel's left signal is passed through and the right is muted.
If you are only using mono FX in the channels (or none), you can set the pan to both full left or both full right and use that XLR output. You're gonna have a mono output, and dual amps can sometimes sound nasty mixed to the same channel. but it depends on the amps you're using and the tone you want.
for a single amp, it shouldn't matter whether you pan the mixer to center or to the side you want. you're only going to get the side of the output that you plug the XLR into - so be aware of that if you're using any stereo effects.
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