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Phones Vs 1/4" Outs


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There's no quality difference, just the level difference mentioned above. But that doesn't mean you will hear the same tone because headphones have different tone-colouring characteristics than what ever you are connecting the 1/4" outputs to. The tones/sound your ears hear will be quite different, and that's got nothing to do with the signal output quality.

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That might be it. Is there a simple way to split the output signal? I'm looking for two stereo outs, one to the mixer, one to my soundcard for recording. Currently I'm using the phones output. Would Y cables work better? I must confess to not understanding input and output impedance as much as I should.

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That might be it. Is there a simple way to split the output signal? I'm looking for two stereo outs, one to the mixer, one to my soundcard for recording. Currently I'm using the phones output. Would Y cables work better? I must confess to not understanding input and output impedance as much as I should.

 

There are articles out there recommending not to use y-cables, claiming that "a wye-connector used to mix two signals into one is being abused and may even damage the equipment involved".

 

Check out this one:

 

http://www.rane.com/note109.html

 

op download the pdf:

http://www.rane.com/...Why_Not_Wye.pdf

 

Why don't u feed your soundcard through the mixer?

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It adds a little latency, extra dac/adc step, but mostly becapse I also run my setup without the computer turned on. In such a situation my soundcard passes the clean guitar straight through to the pod and I get the master out into the mixer, then to speakers (or to my dt25) if I connect the line6 link). so it's a pick-up-and-go situation. But if I turn the computer on, the clean signal goes to my daw where I can record it. And its here I also want a copy of the pod master. I could send from the mixer but I'm already using the sends and group so its not ideal. Running a copy of the pod master out into the soundcard would do the trick

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