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Little labs redeye and hot passive pickups

Discussion in 'Backline' started by kaomao, Apr 10, 2014.

  1. kaomao

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    Goddamn guys this thing is clipping all over the place!
    Tonight I was tracking my guitarist and his beautiful prs through the little labs sucked so much!
    I mean it's a very great guitar, sounds so good, but the redeye is clipping on palm mutes or just when he's playing a bit loud.
    Before I never noticed this on passive guitars, maybe he just play louder compared to all the pussies having passive pickups that ever recorded over here, so I never noticed that.
    I'm an active guy, so all my guitars pretty much have emg's and I have no problem with the redeye.
    ... I guess I need a good alternative to the red eye, something that can handle passive and active, don't know if I'm going for the redeye 3d (I know it can handle that).
    I hope is not my interface... digi003, because with active pickups I never had problem with clipping.... tomorrow I'll check just to be sure.
    Please help meeeeeeeeeeeee ;)
     
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    Never had a problem with mine....
    But I'm pretty sure i turned the pad on!
     
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    They added the active buffered input on the 3d to correct that issue. It wasn't quite high enough resistance. The original redeye didn't sound as good with passive pickups. There was a great comparison thread here somewhere that detailied that really well, but I can't find it for the life of me.

    the manual for the redeye 3d explains it a bit.
    http://www.littlelabs.com/REDEYE3Dmanual.pdf

    If I was you I'd trade in the original for the 3d phantom. Best of both worlds. Use the active input for passive pickups, and use the passive input for active pickups. I love my 3d.
     
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    To clarify I'm using it as DI, the pad is just for reamping
     
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    No issues with clipping here, too.
     
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    never been a fan of the redeye as a DI, not used the 3d though....
     
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    Passive DI should not have problems with clipping at all, only some saturation, but not clipping, if it exists, then blame mic pre etc., further down the chain.

    Can someone clarify about exact RedEye (3D) levels, because Little Labs unprofessionally do not publish specifications?
     
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    Yes dude I'm sorry, it's more of a saturation.
    But I doubt that there is a problem with my pre, I record a lot of guitars/drums/vocals and the problem is non existent.
    It's just that passive guitar having problem at the moment
     
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    Maybe transformer (in case of non-3D version) just can not handle such level, but it`s strange, could you post some DI sample with mentioned saturation (just fragment will be enough)?
     
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    What's the song in the second clip? It's on the tip of my tongue.
     
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    Weird, I've been using a Redeye for years with probably over 100 different guitars, and have never had an issue like this.
     
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    Yeah now it's working
    It was "clipping/distorting" internally (the wave was peaking fairly low), because I used another cheap DI (behringer) and wasn't doing the same crunchy tone lol
    Maybe I had the 48v engaged on the digi003? but I checked and it was off
     
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    don't know lol :p
    You should ask my guitarist, he wrote that.
    I guess opeth.... he's a huge fan
     

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