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Discussion in 'Sound, Music, and Intercom' started by Tech Ninja, Feb 11, 2019.

  1. Tech Ninja

    Tech Ninja Member

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    I saw this mentioned in another thread briefly and I can't remember where now. I would like to give my theater the opportunity to have wireless music control from a phone. I would like to be able to give the controller (mostly myself) the ability to plug into a Shure beltpack so I can walk around the space while maintaining control. I looked at purchasing a cord for this but all of the reviews seem to say they didn't work. Can this be wired directly? I don't mind soldering something up. I can't find a good pinout example for this. Am I missing something? Does it need to be pre-amped? Thanks in advance.
     
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    If I'm understanding this, you want to play music from your phone, which is to be connected to the belt pack transmitter so you can be mobile. Okay, I think it's do-able.

    Shure WA-310 cable, and Rapco Horizon LTIBLOX. The LTIBLOX plugs into your phone or ipodishness, sums left & right in Glorious Worker Mono Paradise, provides a level control and balanced, mic level output.

    The pair are about $52 from a popular on-line retailer named for a river.
     
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    @Tech Ninja What you're missing is the need to sum your phone's stereo headphone level output to mono prior to connecting it into your monophonic belt pack's microphone level input as @TimMc has already posted. The last time this was discussed at length we discussed the problems of the unbalanced stereo source cancelling out all sounds panned down the centre when connected to a single monophonic input. I suspect that other thread you're remembering was here on the Control Booth Fum.
    Toodleoo!
    Ron Hebbard
     
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    @Tech Ninja The previous thread you may be remembering was entitled "How to use a laptop for sound" and was here on the Control Booth Forum only a couple of months ago in December 2018. Optimistically using the forum's search function should dredge it up for you.
    Toodleoo!
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    Short Version: ControlBooth to the rescue again! Thank you all. I completely understand now.

    Long version: I can't thank you enough. We're in crunch time for a show (something about a small sea-girl with a tail). I'm so wrapped up in it and getting my students on track with construction, lights, and sound designs that I can't think straight. Obviously I didn't even have my head on straight enough to recognize that I said "preamp" when rather I need to reduce the signal from line to mic level. DUH. Thank you gentlemen. One more question answered, one more day made it through.
     
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