Sending the AK separate outputs to 4 mono tracks on mixer?


#1

Hi all,
I have a question regarding the separate outputs on my AK.

I noticed that they are much quieter then the main output and understood this is because they are actually stereo outs so if u dont use a y cable they will go in phase, right?

Now the problem is i only have 4 mono channels free on my Soundcraft mixer and i would really like to use the separate outputs for obvious reasons.

is there any workaround for this?

i know i could use y cables and then only plug one side to a channel and hard pan it could kinda solve my issue but i currently have everything connected with trs to trs snakes and it would ofcourse be more convenient to keep using those…

I also noticed i have a phase button for each channel on my mixer, could this be part of the solution?

thanx alot in advance!


#2

You are right, with TRS going into balanced mono you’ll get phase cancellation, and I think your workaround is the only solution. But: If you use simple TS cables and pan hard left, you can avoid the y cables with all the extra clutter.


#3

Thx for the clarification jenne!

I guess if i enable the ‘mono’ switch on the channel then i hopefully dont have to pan hard left. Im just afraid of the panning for all the presets that include panning information, not that it matters since its a mono channel but its just that they dont start to act weird…

a bit of a shame that its not possible to make them mono outputs in the AK software, although i can see a lot of people happy that they can get four stereo tracks out of the machine it does take a lot of space on mixers or interfaces IMO