question about modular vs line levels in sampling

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question about modular vs line levels in sampling

Post by lilnoah95 » Sun Aug 11, 2019 2:02 am

Hi, this might be a stupid question, but I'm new to modular and i want to make sure I'm not about to damage any of my equipment. So, I'm aware that modular signals run MUCH louder than most other gear (~10x louder than line level?). Is there any risk of damaging my sampler by sending modular level signals directly into the input jacks that usually take line-level signals? specifically, i have an octatrack - could i just plug the output of an oscillator straight into the input without worrying about damaging it? thanks !!

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Post by Jason Brock » Sun Aug 11, 2019 7:19 am

You can go straight into the Octatrack, no worries about damaging anything. Distortion from hot signals will be your main problem if you overload the input. Just use an attenuator if you get distortion - and you might not even need that.

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Post by lilnoah95 » Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:25 pm

word ok thanks!

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Post by ske1etor » Wed Aug 14, 2019 12:53 pm

Also in the octatrack on the mixer page just decrease the gain on the ab cd inputs. i usually set mine to -30 when running a hot modular signal.

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