Compact audio level control device

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Gavin Gration
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We need to play balanced audio out of either a J3A or UVW SP machine to the unbalanced input of an ADS Pyro AV box - this is tethered by firewire to a potable miniDV recorder.

What we're looking for is a small portable controller that will sit between the Beta machines and the Pyro box and allow us to control the audio level - we actually only need to reduce the level - we don't need to mix it - we're monitoring via headphones plugged into the miniDV recorder.

We have a poxy Camlink audio mixer that runs on batteries - it does work but is old and looks a bit crap.

Is there such a device on the market?

One with a meter would be even better!

The budget is almost non-existant for this short term project.

Thanks in advance,

Gavin

John Willett
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Sound Devices Mix Pre should do the trick.

Oops - looks like it may be mic. in only.

In which case:

The Sound Devices 302A should do it.

John

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Gavin Gration
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Thanks John,

I found that ono on Google before posting - it was top of the list!

We didn't want to dig that deep. I'm looking for a Taiwan version for under £200!

Gavin

GG
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Hey John, thats a bit tasty, looks like a mini SQN.

V nice!

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bgill
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Do a search on Canford UK catalogue for one of their matchpack balanced-unbalanced converters. XLR balanced in, unblanced phonos out to your computer (two little trim pots for levels), then out of computer to unbalanced phono ins, then balanced xlr outs to your vtr (with another two pots for output levels). Try www.darkwood.demon.co.uk for software ppm download. The guy who designed them allows free download, but you might want to be polite and make a financial gesture via paypal. Easy to use, professional ballistics, clean graphics, great bit of software.
Hope this is of use! I recall the matchpack is about 150 quid or so...

Gavin Gration
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Thanks Bill - sorry for the 5 month delay in replying.

We're going to buy a Soundcraft Compact 4......

But I have just downloaded the PPMs - so far very good.