It was 1 Mar 2007, when Mike commented:
> Are you confused yet? Here's the problem, I am getting my Skype setup
> tweaked. I am playing with the idea of using the 3/4 second channel for
> Skype (I have seen a couple articles lately on this). For those not
> familiar with the setup. The mixer 3/4 output goes to the sound card and
> the sound card out goes into a channel on the mixer (input). All channels
> you want to go to Skype gets sent to 3/4 and the Skype input is not sent to
> 3/4. Then 3/4 is sent to the main mix. (I hope I wrote this right).
> I have it working, but the problem is that the volume is too loud going to
> Skype. If I turn it down on the mixer (the 3/4 slider), then my main mix
> goes down and I can b hear anything. (My problem clear as mud?) So what I
> am wondering is if there is a cheap way to "turn down the volume" outside
> of the mixer before sending it to my PC. Our local Radio Shack had nothing
> and I haven't visited any of the music stores in the area yet.
What you need is an attenuating patch cord. I don't recall seeing one at
Radio Shack in years. All that's different from any other patch cord,
though, is a series resistor (on each channel) to drop some voltage.
If you're comfortable with a soldering iron, should be easy to modify an
existing patch cord. Resistor size I couldn't tell ya; been years since I
did any such thing. Rather small works, IIRC. Could try a logarythmic
(?) potentiometer instead, give you variable volume control.
Grizzly <grizzly at grizzly.podzone.org>
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