I have an EPM 8 mixer by Soundcraft. How could I connect the mixed signal in a stereo format? Is there any best way to minimize latency? Is firewire good to use? I have a Firewire input on my computer. I want to run it through Audacity. Thanks, Charlie


The EPM8 looks to me like it's an all analog setup. IMHO, the best way to hook this up is with a stereo adapter cable into a decent sound card.

To minimize latency, keep it analog as long as possible, then have a high quality sound board to handle the A to D conversion.

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    And not that by "high quality sound board" that doesn't mean go get a high end sound blaster, it means go get an audio interface card designed to take professional inputs. – AJ Henderson Dec 7 '17 at 14:51
  • Which is the "best" professional sound interface? Is it better to use Firewire to minimize latency? I want to keep it stereo but don't know how. Thanks, Charlie – AirbusLover Dec 7 '17 at 18:56
  • What is an audio interface that has professional inputs? How would I rig it up? – AirbusLover Dec 7 '17 at 19:35

I use a Edirol UA25 (its about 10 years old now) but that connects via USB 2.0 to my MacPro which connects to my Soundcraft mixer.

I have all my sound kit, Mic, iPhone, etc connected to the mixer and the outputs to the inputs on the Edirol and the outputs on the Edirol to the speakers.

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  • How would I connect that up to my mixer? Is it stereo, and would it work with firewire? What is your setup? Thanks, Charlie – AirbusLover Dec 7 '17 at 18:50
  • Devices connect to the inputs. The mono outputs (L&R) of the mixer connect to the Edirol inputs on the front (mono L&R) outputs of the Edirol connect to the monitors (Mono L&R) the Edirol is also connected to the MacPro via USB so all audio is sent to the Edirol via USB and is output to the speakers. – Adam Mann Pro Dec 7 '17 at 18:57
  • I could also have all the inputs of the mixer and the outputs from the Edirol connect to the inputs of the mixer and the mono (L&R) output connect to the speakers – Adam Mann Pro Dec 7 '17 at 18:59
  • FYI I have powered monitors – Adam Mann Pro Dec 7 '17 at 18:59
  • FYI page 40 of the manual is a good starting point to get setup, More info on your setup would be best, What audio interface are you using? do you have powered or passive audio monitors? – Adam Mann Pro Dec 7 '17 at 19:06

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