#72008 - 02/11/0006:52 PMdoes anybody know Keyboard technology. I need your help
Come on yamaha budys help me out. I got a djx and It has a line in. somebody told me that the line out is were the phones go and on the phones it says phones/aux out.
Is this the line out? Because I realy am not trying to screw up my Keyboard.
If this is the Line out, were does an average Joe like me get this line out plug. I don't want to have to go all the way to Japan or somethin Or order it from out a catalog or internet. Can I get it at radio shack, or circuit city or somethin?
What I want to do is to some how. hook my Keeyboard up to my stereo and record my song strait onto the casset deck.
can Somebody please Help me out I realy would be greatful.
Loc: Spring Hill, FL, USA
Most keyboards have a "line out" and a "Phone" jack. The line out is the one you want to use to send the signal to your stereo. Headphone jacks are usually a hotter signal, and can add unwanted distortion. You did not mention what type of input jack your tape deck has. If it has a "mic" jack, you should use that if you can. It will provide you with more flexibility with volume adjustments. If you have to run through your whole stereo system, you may pick up noise, so try to go directly into you tape deck if you can. I strongly suggest that you buy a high quality cable, and try not to use any adaptors. Any cable will do, but a high quality cable will make a difference and last much longer. I suggest you go to a music store and spend a couple of extra bucks on the best cable, with the appropriate jacks on the ends.
Loc: Spring Hill, FL, USA
Oops! I almost forgot. If you want to record in stereo, make sure you get a stereo cable to go into your mic input. If you do not have a mic input, and are going directly into the back of your tape deck, buy two mono cables.
#72012 - 02/12/0011:29 AMRe: does anybody know Keyboard technology. I need your help
The only way I can do this is if I have a 1/4 inch Jack.
lets say this.
I get this 1/4 inch Jack line plug thingy.
do I have to have a stereo that has a mic plug in.
I could not plug in my plug out of my Keyboard to the head phones of my stereo. my stereo does not have a mic plug in My stereo type is a iawa. and is has a skinny hole that you plug the head phones in.
these are my questions
How much does something like this usually cost?
Do I have to plug the line out of the keyboard to the Mic. Or does it matter if I put it in the phones of the stereo.
Loc: Spring Hill, FL, USA
Since your tape deck has no "mic in" jack you must revert to bringing music into your tape deck through the RCA jacks that now connect your tape deck to your stereo. The "phones" jack of your stereo is not an input source and you can't use it. You need to see how your tape deck attaches to your stereo. If you have 2 cables coming out of your tape deck that plug into your stereo,then these are RCA jacks. You need to buy a cable that connects your keyboard to these RCA jacks. My guess is that your keyboard also has 2 "line out" jacks. A "left" and a "right" I suggest that you buy 2 cables, one for each line out jack. You want to connect the "line out" from your keyboard to the "line in" of you tape deck. The cable(s) you buy will need to have a 1/4 inch jack on one end, and a female RCA jack on the other. Insert the 1/4 inch jack into the "line out" of your keyboard, and the female RCA jack onto the male RCA plug coming out of your tape decks "Line in"(the record line) If you want to record in stereo, buy 2 cables and attach them. I suggest, as I did in my previous post that you buy high quality cables. You can expect to pay anywhere from 10-25 dollars per cable. If you go to a local music store and tell them what you are trying to do, the sales person will be able to help you. snoid
I use a DJX in my studio set up and the headphone/Aux out just plugs in the aux in on your aiwa or cd input all these are on the back of the stereo the lead costs about £4 english money but i dont know $ as i said 1/4 inch jack one end to left and right RCA.s
Loc: Spring Hill, FL, USA
Danb That all depends on whether there is a fixed cable coming out of the tape deck or not. If there is, and most likely there is, he will need a female jack on the RCA side. But since he did not state this, I suggested that he advise a salesperson of what he is trying to do so that he will make the right purchase. snoids
I assumed that Maryland is referring to an Aiwa FM stereo cassette and CD player like a boombox that that has an auxillary input. Most of this auxilliry jack at the back are RCA female. Even in the stereo component. If she's using a stereo component like an A/V receiver most common in a sorround sound system, a separate tape deck is also connected to RCA female input. All audio input/output should all be female and this is standard in electronic technology. Now, if Maryland is trying to hook up a separate tapedeck this cable can also be use to connect to its input if it has a built-in amp.
#72018 - 02/13/0005:43 PMRe: does anybody know Keyboard technology. I need your help
lets get one thing striaght Im a dude, the reason my name is MD , is becuase thats wear I live. and with all this madness about using something in the back I don't know
Lets start over
I have a djx and I want to get my music from the djx onto my cassetdeck [ forget what I said befor about having and iawa ]
I have anuther stereo that has a mic input
the out line [ phones/ aux out line ] on the keyboard is fat, for a big hole. on the stero I have it has a small place wear the hole goes, so what do I need. when I get this peace will I be able to record my music strait from my keyboard to the casset without any air.
snoids how much do you think this will cost. and do i need a speacial spacific one for my keyboard. or does companys like sony or iawa or something make these things
thanks a lot for your help
If ya want go to General Dicusion and go to the topic does anybody make beats and look at the post were I tell my web page and hear my beats. the topic were I put it is kind of at the bottom.
What you are trying to accomplish is so damn simple.
First..... assuming your keyboard has only ONE audio output, the Phones/AUX out, and that that output is 1/4 inch (big hole). The HOLE will be either 1/4 inch or 1/8 inch anyway, just measure the diameter with a ruler. Forget about the output labelled MIDI OUT for now, that's for connecting other midi instruments or for connecting your keyboard to a computer. Second assumption..... your cassette player has 2 input terminals (probably on the back side), one for left channel and one for right, same kind of jacks most stereo systems have (looks like 2 nipples with a hole in the center of each).
What you need.... go to a Radio Shack and get a wire with a 1/8 inch stereo plug on one end and 2 RCA plugs on the other end. This is a standard wire used for connecting things like Walkmans and Discmans to a home stereo system. If the output on the keyboard was 1/4 inch, also buy an adapter that goes from 1/8 to 1/4. Total cost should only be about $5.
How to..... attach the 2 RCA plugs to the left and right channel inputs on your cassette deck. Plug the 1/8 inch end into the adapter. Plug the adapter into your big hole phones/aux out on the keyboard.
You are connected and ready to record. Amazingly simple.
There still is the possiblity that your cassette deck has a different type of input but you will have to be more specific in describing it or just take the deck to a Radio Shack and they will tell you where the input is.
#72020 - 02/14/0009:26 AMRe: does anybody know Keyboard technology. I need your help
Ok lets get this thing straight. 1/4 is the fat hole. and 1/8 is skiny.
If this is the case, I have a 1/4 out line in my keyboard and I have a 1/8 inch mic input on my stereo. I think I also have another 1/8 inch input in the back but I don't know what it is used for.
This is what I got. How come it is not simple as plug the fat peice to the fat piece and the skiny peace to the skiny piece and press play on the keyboard and press play and record on the tape player and watch thet baby record. I mean is it this simple. what the dili yo.
[This message has been edited by Maryland (edited 02-14-2000).]
Dude, grab a mono audio cable with 1/4 inch plug on one end and 1/8 inch on the other. Plug the big one to your left/mono channel of your DJX and plug the small one to your other stereo with small hole which is intended for microphone. and you're all set!!. This is the easiest way you can go to record your work to your cassette. If your not using this for professional reason this is alright. The best way is just grab any 4-track recorder. They are dirt cheap now and you can use the same cable you use to plug in your synth to your amp.