The Cue Send On My 388 Is Mono Only

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The Cue Send On My 388 Is Mono Only

Post by Mark » Fri Feb 28, 2020 4:14 pm

By which I mean the signal from the Aux Sends, pre-fader. Was this standard practice back in the day?

Seems an odd way to go about it.
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Re: The Cue Send On My 388 Is Mono Only

Post by Scodiddly » Sat Feb 29, 2020 3:02 pm

Yes, things like stereo cue were really a high-end feature. Nowadays with digital consoles stereo cue and such is becoming common even on the cheap end.

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Re: The Cue Send On My 388 Is Mono Only

Post by Mark » Sat Feb 29, 2020 5:37 pm

So everyone in the live room basically got the same cue feed to their headphones? That must have been fun.
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Post by kslight » Sun Mar 01, 2020 9:13 am

Mark wrote:
Sat Feb 29, 2020 5:37 pm
So everyone in the live room basically got the same cue feed to their headphones? That must have been fun.
Well the 388 was really a home studio device more than anything, I don’t think it was intended as the centerpiece of any serious multiroom commercial studio.

You still could set up several different headphone feeds using the 388 if you really were determined to. There is a separate “monitor” section right there for that, you have the main headphone outs, you have the aux send, the effect send, and you have the direct channel outs which you could feed into a separate mixer/headphone system and create further discrete mixes if you wanted....there are absolutely workarounds beyond just the aux.



Presumedly though at the time this came out, if you had a real studio with luxurious things like separate rooms you probably had a big boy desk not the 388, and could set up multiple cue feeds pretty easily for tracking.

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Post by drumsound » Sun Mar 01, 2020 10:03 am

Mark wrote:
Sat Feb 29, 2020 5:37 pm
So everyone in the live room basically got the same cue feed to their headphones? That must have been fun.
That's how my room is still set up. A stereo send from the console, to a headphone amp with 6 outs.

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Post by Mark » Sun Mar 01, 2020 4:05 pm

I'd be interested to know what kind of multiway headphone amp would be suitable for use with the cue send of the 388.
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Post by digitaldrummer » Sun Mar 01, 2020 6:21 pm

I use one of these. cheap price and I can send 3 different mixes to it. but to be honest 90% of the time I have the same mix going to all channels. there are several brands with similar setups (although not always multiple inputs)
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Post by TapeOpLarry » Mon Mar 09, 2020 10:08 pm

i don't think anyone used a 388 for live tracking back the they came out! It was a hobbiest's toy. Some dude pumping out endless guitar solos over a drum machine!
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Re: The Cue Send On My 388 Is Mono Only

Post by kslight » Tue Mar 10, 2020 11:03 am

TapeOpLarry wrote:
Mon Mar 09, 2020 10:08 pm
i don't think anyone used a 388 for live tracking back the they came out! It was a hobbiest's toy. Some dude pumping out endless guitar solos over a drum machine!
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Post by vernier » Tue Mar 10, 2020 9:06 pm

As a minimalist and starving musician, I've always had a mono send. And still do.

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Re: The Cue Send On My 388 Is Mono Only

Post by Mark » Tue Mar 10, 2020 9:38 pm

Did anyone make a mono in/multi out headphone amp back in the day?
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Post by A.David.MacKinnon » Wed Mar 11, 2020 4:52 am

You can use any off the shelf headphone amp. You just have to wire your own feed cable so that hot signal is applied to the tip and sleave of the jack going into the headphone amp (so it ends up in both ears). Your feed will be mono but I've never had an issue with that when tracking.

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Post by Mark » Wed Mar 11, 2020 1:21 pm

Cheers Dave :D
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Re: The Cue Send On My 388 Is Mono Only

Post by jimjazzdad » Thu Mar 12, 2020 3:45 am

A.David.MacKinnon wrote:
Wed Mar 11, 2020 4:52 am
You can use any off the shelf headphone amp. You just have to wire your own feed cable so that hot signal is applied to the tip and sleave of the jack going into the headphone amp (so it ends up in both ears). Your feed will be mono but I've never had an issue with that when tracking.
You mean hot to tip and RING right? I think tip and sleeve would short the signal and you would get nada.
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Re: The Cue Send On My 388 Is Mono Only

Post by A.David.MacKinnon » Thu Mar 12, 2020 4:54 am

Sorry, yes, I mis-typed. Hot to tip and ring.

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