Connecting Eleven Rack to QU-16

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  • #44558
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    Harley
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    Anyone have a best solution idea to connect an Eleven Rack to a Qu-16? Most things online say you best bet is S/PDIF but there are no S/PDIF ports on the QU. I understand you can connect through the main outputs but I’m not sure how to go about doing that.

    I’m using Logic Pro X by the way.

    Thanks for the help!

    #44562
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    http://www.avid.com/US/products/Eleven-Rack#Specifications
    There are a couple of XLRs on that, so grab an XLR or two and hook it up as any other balanced input.

    #44588
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    Bob you’re a super star thanks for the reply on both posts! I popped an XLR into the L main out (mono) on the Rack into the XLR jack in channel one and it works but now I get lots of hum and the guitar sounds far away or like its being played in the back of a huge room. Did I plug in wrong?

    Thanks again for all the help! I already responded to the post on the other forum.

    #44590
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    Probably gain structure issues, you need to check the input level into the rack, and make sure it is running at a decent level (in an analogue world I’d say around unity, but check the rack manual), then do the same for the output, then dial that level in on the QU.

    I strongly suspect that the “distant” and “hum” are both issues before the QU preamps.

    Of course also check the battery if your guitar needs one!

    #44595
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    Safest solution is using 2 standard XLR cable (xlr-female to xlr-male) connect the Main Outputs of the eleven-rack with 2inputs of the Qu-16 and link these inputs on the qu-16 together! Check your gain structure (PFL the input channel on Qu-16 and set them to a good level between green and orange LED!) if it is too loud reduce volume on your eleven rack!

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