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Using headphones with Werkstatt-01

PostPosted: Mon May 02, 2016 6:52 pm
by krcm0209
I'm just getting into synths and music as a whole, for experimentation, learning, and fun. I have a Werkstatt being delivered tomorrow and I was wondering how I could use it with my headphones. Would this do the trick? http://www.amazon.com/Behringer-MA400-BEHRINGER-MICROMON/dp/B000KUCQXY/
I want to be able to experiment and have fun without being at my computer all the time. Just kinda have the Werkstatt setup with something I can go over and plug my headphones into and play around.
Thanks!

Re: Using headphones with Werkstatt-01

PostPosted: Tue May 03, 2016 8:29 am
by paramnesia
i would buy this adapter instead and plug headphones directly into the Werkstatt-01.

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http://www.showmecables.com/product/1-4 ... apter.aspx

The mixer is unneeded. The Werkstatt-01 has line output on 1/4" TS jack, which will power most headphones, but only 1 side. The mono-to-stereo adapter will allow sound on both sides of headphones.

Re: Using headphones with Werkstatt-01

PostPosted: Tue May 03, 2016 12:49 pm
by krcm0209
paramnesia wrote:i would buy this adapter instead and plug headphones directly into the Werkstatt-01.

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http://www.showmecables.com/product/1-4 ... apter.aspx

The mixer is unneeded. The Werkstatt-01 has line output on 1/4" TS jack, which will power most headphones, but only 1 side. The mono-to-stereo adapter will allow sound on both sides of headphones.

Just tried plugging the headphones in with an adapter I borrowed from a friend. I could hear the synth, but the volume is pretty low. If I wanted to amplify the signal to the headphones would I have to buy what I posted, or is there a better alternative?

Re: Using headphones with Werkstatt-01

PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2016 12:09 pm
by paramnesia
krcm0209 wrote:If I wanted to amplify the signal to the headphones would I have to buy what I posted, or is there a better alternative?


i would not buy the mixer linked, i think it's too basic to be usable, and appears to be designed to convert an existing signal from another mixer into headphone level

check this http://www.sweetwater.com/insync/mixer-buying-guide/

you need a basic analog live sound mixer, with extra channels and features to grow your hardware setup if you plan on adding other equipment: reverb, additional synths, microphones, sampler, drum machine, Mother32...

alternatives priced Low to High
http://www.sweetwater.com/c264--Analog_Mixers/low2high

my fav analog mixers:
Mackie VLZ1202 http://mackie.com/sites/default/files/p ... index.html
Allen & Heath MixWiz 16 http://www.allen-heath.com/ahproducts/wz4-16-2/
Allen & Heath Xone464 http://www.allen-heath.com/ahproducts/xone464/
APB ProRack House http://www.apb-dynasonics.com/products/ ... House.html
APB ProRack Monitor http://www.apb-dynasonics.com/products/ ... nitor.html