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

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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, 2017 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 Dec 7, 2017 at 18:56
  • What is an audio interface that has professional inputs? How would I rig it up? Dec 7, 2017 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.

  • How would I connect that up to my mixer? Is it stereo, and would it work with firewire? What is your setup? Thanks, Charlie Dec 7, 2017 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. Dec 7, 2017 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 Dec 7, 2017 at 18:59
  • FYI I have powered monitors Dec 7, 2017 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? Dec 7, 2017 at 19:06

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