Somebody gave me an SR-16 drum machine. and I can not get it to work even if I am just going straight into an amp. It just extremely distorted. Is there any type of setting that may affect this? Basically if I hit a sound (like the crash cymbol for instance) my amp just sounds like it has a blown out speaker. This is not the case, because I use the same amp with the same settings for practicing guitar. Also, I can not find anywhere that states which output jack (aux or main) to use. I looked at the online manual and this was not clear either..it just said connect the cable to the output. I tried all of them, but still had the same effect.
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Hello, my name is Rusty. I'm a sound engineer. I can help you.What type of amp are you using? Are there any on-board effects on the amp? What input are you using on the amp?
I have two amps that I tried. One is a Fender Frontman, and the other is a Fender Hot Rod Deluxe. Both amps have reverb, but I turned it off because I thought that might be an issue. I used the guitar input jack on the amp. The Hot Rod Deluxe has 2 input jacks, so I tried both of them..same issue though.
Ok, you will use main out of your drum machine, into the guitar input on your amp.Here's what's happening: The thud, or muddy fizzle of noise you are hearing, is due to lack of input. You need to hit it with more power. If there is a volume knob on the drum machine, set it to about 3/4 of the way up. Adjust the GAIN knob on your guitar amp. This will give you more input signal, and control the VOLUME with the volume knob.Let me know how it works out.