how to hook a turntable to maschine mk3

noan
noan Member Posts: 4 Newcomer

cant get sound out my speakers and seem to be picking up out side noise like my mic is on

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  • tetsuneko
    tetsuneko Member Posts: 561 Guru
    edited January 21 Answer ✓

    Turntables usually send a very low amplitude signal requiring RIAA de-emphasis. Therefore, you will need a bunch of added gain and then have to reproduce the following 31-band EQ curve in reverse (ie. negative values become positive and vice versa):

    The reason for this is physics, low frequency signals result in much larger grooves on the record, and therefore would take up all the space available, unless RIAA was used during cutting of the record.

    ..probably easier just to use a phono preamp which does all this work for you 🤓

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  • Triggi
    Triggi Member Posts: 48 Helper

    Hi noan,

    your discription is verry poor but i'll give it a try:

    At first if the mic is still in the input then the other input is deactivated.

    Then put your turntable outs to the maschine inputs. Be sure they are activated in the maschine settings too.

    Select a free pad, push the sampling button, select your input source, monitor has to be ON!

    hope this helps!

    have fun!

  • PK The DJ
    PK The DJ Member Posts: 846 Guru

    What's the make and model of the turntable?

    The inputs of the Maschine MK3 are not suitable for direct connection of an "industry standard" turntable such as a Technics SL1200. You'll need a preamp of some kind (unless the turntable has a line level output).

  • tetsuneko
    tetsuneko Member Posts: 561 Guru
    edited January 21 Answer ✓

    Turntables usually send a very low amplitude signal requiring RIAA de-emphasis. Therefore, you will need a bunch of added gain and then have to reproduce the following 31-band EQ curve in reverse (ie. negative values become positive and vice versa):

    The reason for this is physics, low frequency signals result in much larger grooves on the record, and therefore would take up all the space available, unless RIAA was used during cutting of the record.

    ..probably easier just to use a phono preamp which does all this work for you 🤓

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