Piggybacking Notepad 12FX off of another mixing console
jerrykelly Posts: 3
I want to purchase and use a Notepad 12FX as a recording mixer to a PC and need to parallel/connect it to the 1/4 inch TS unbalanced direct outs of our house mixer. 5 channels total.
- Can I connect the 1/4" TS unbalanced direct outs of the house mixer to the balanced XLR combo jacks on the Notepad? i.e.
unbalanced to balanced.
- Will the Notepad XLR combos have phantom power on the 1/4" cables connected that way because I can't have that?
- The Notepad 1/4" inputs appear to be attenuated by 20db. Is this true and can they be increased using the gain knobs?
Regarding question #2: I have the 8FX board which is "phantom on always". When I read the scheme in the manual it seems as it will only send back phantom when using XLR, not when using Line 1/4" in the same jack. If it's correct then all is well.
Later in the manual when warning about phantom power and certain equipment there is unfortunately no text to clarify this. I guess it works the same way on both 12FX and 8FX (maybe on all mixers with combo-jacks?).