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Old 11-30-2011, 12:37 AM
scab666h8su scab666h8su is offline
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Default Signal Flow Questions

I have a signal flow question. I'm using Pro Tools 10, I'm using a Phonic 808 Universal Firefly Firewire Interface, a Behringer HA4600 Powerplay Head Phone Amp, Tascam M-164fx mixer, and a basic Radio Shack 15 band-stereo Graphic EQ. I'm using M-Audio Bx5A's for monitors.

I'm confused about how to make everything work together. Up until now I've just been using the Firefly with the Bx5A's with the firewire hook up. It has worked great but I'm trying to figure out the signal flow to be able to use all of the above gear together.

I've been studying the manuals for a a couple days and trying to figure out how to get it all to work together to no avail. I posted the links to the 4 manuals below with the hopes that some one can figure it out.

Any help would be tremendously appreciated.

Tascam Mixer Manual

Headphone Amp Manual

Firefly 808 Universal back picture

Equalizer Manual

Mac Pro 2.8GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon Nehalem
OSx 10.6.8
Pro Tools 10
3GB RAM-(soon to be either 10GB/13GB)
Phonic FireFly 808 Universal 8x8 Fire Wire Interface
Tascam M-164FX Analog Mixer
Behringer-HA4600 Power play Headphone Amp
Radio Shack-15 Band-Stereo Graphic EQ
M-Audio Bx5A's
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Old 11-30-2011, 07:28 AM
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Default Re: Signal Flow Questions

Sounds to me you need to hire someone who knows what he is doing to put that together for you.

This isn't a signal flow issue. It's a put my rig together.
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Old 11-30-2011, 07:53 AM
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Default Re: Signal Flow Questions

Why on earth would you want a Radio Shack EQ in that rig?
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Old 11-30-2011, 07:59 AM
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Default Re: Signal Flow Questions

Ton of different ways to hook all that up. It depends what you want to do with each piece of gear. I agree with ejwells, what is the purpose of the RadioShack EQ? Doesn't seem you should need it.
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Old 11-30-2011, 09:18 AM
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Default Re: Signal Flow Questions

imho: first off, let me say that this is not easy, trying to help you because you are not giving any information on what you are wishing to do with this gear.

the FireFly 808 appears to have all your need. headphone amp, mic pres, etc ... again you are not telling us what you want from all this ...

for what it is worth ...

1) forget about the radioshack EQ unless you are using it to Mash Up some sounds ... adding some really awful distortions - lol

2) keep using the FireFly 808 as you have been and use the Tascam mixer for another source for inputs and sub-mixes or whatever. this is another piece of gear that is not very Hi-Fi

3) create 2 more outputs in your software sending out lets say outputs 7/8 for your headphone amp.

there it is ... cheers
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