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I just bought a Roland A-01k because I like the chiptuned sounds it makes, and I want to connect it to my mixer. Problem is, there's only a headphones jack! I tried connecting it like a line in device, but it's too quiet. When I connect it as a mic in, it works, but I have to boost the gain so much that it hisses. How do I get a clean sound into my mixer?

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Plug headphones into the output. Do they work? If so, I think the problem is with the cable you are using between the A-01k and your mixer. You need a stereo mini-jack leading to TWO normal jack plugs (or whatever your mixer takes). If there's any stereo information in the A-01k output, connect to TWO channels of your mixes, panned hard R and hard L. If not, you can use just one, ignoring the other.

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After looking at the manual, not sure if this is what should be connecting to the mixer. This looks like a device that would connect to a keyboard, then you would connect the keyboard to the mixer. Not sure why you would want to connect a MIDI or DAW controller directly to a mixing board.

  • It has a built-in synth that I really like. So it does actually make sounds I can record. – Alex White Dec 26 '16 at 1:32

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