A few tones are very quiet. How to increase their volume?

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A few tones are very quiet. How to increase their volume?

Postby SteveH » 16:51, 4 January 2018

Some of the tones in my new Roland 2000 are very muted through my speaker but are fine through the earphones.

For example, all of the RD 1000 tones are very soft through the speaker, but I can’t figure out how to increase their volume.

I have a single small KRK speaker, connected with a 2 into 1 cable to the keyboard. It works with most of the keyboard tones.
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Re: A few tones are very quiet. How to increase their volum

Postby rnk.khch » 21:47, 4 January 2018

How about increasing the "gain" from the EQ settings area?
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Re: A few tones are very quiet. How to increase their volum

Postby SteveH » 16:09, 5 January 2018

Thanks. Your suggestion does help. I'm new to electronic keyboards.

It turned out that a significant fraction of the tones were muted, not just the group noted in my first post.

I got the biggest improvement from unplugging the right out lead of the 2 into 1 cable from the keyboard. All the tones are now at a similar volume when I turn on the keyboard.

My next project will be finding a way to make the speakers sound as good as the earphones.
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Re: A few tones are very quiet. How to increase their volum

Postby rnk.khch » 16:51, 5 January 2018

Yes, the speakers and how you connect them make a world of difference. I went through a similar experience for weeks trying to optimize the sound. You can take a look at my post here: viewtopic.php?f=62&t=54467

But basically if you have only one speaker, use the left out (mono) only, and if you have the balanced input on your speaker, definitely use that one. Best scenario is to have a pair of (excellent) speakers for stereo connection through balanced shielded cables, and the cables should be as short as possible.
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Re: A few tones are very quiet. How to increase their volum

Postby SledDriver » 02:49, 10 February 2018

This sounds like you are getting stereo to mono phase cancellation.

If you are using only one playback speaker, you are probably best to only use one output (mono) from the keyboard to avoid such problems.

This way you should not experience the volume problems.
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