I have a Q802 USB mixer from Behringer, I’ll outline its use briefly and they get into my question.
- I want to input a mic into the XLR, and the headphone jack from an iPad and the headphone jack from a TV into the line ins.
- I want to do a mix minus (minus the TV) from the mixer’s (mono?) FX send into the 3.5mm mic input on a Playstation 4 controller.
Now, I’m struggling to understand what might happen if I mess up and patch the wrong type of cable in somewhere. I’ve researched to the best of my ability, but things seem to start getting complicated when mixing and matching stereo and mono, balanced and unbalanced ins and outs.
The iPad and TV sources are stereo, so they can go in the dual TRS inputs, right? The inputs are balanced on the mixer, so I’m guessing I use balanced cables, but does it matter whether or not the iPad and TV are balanced?
The FX send going to the Playstation, this doesn’t seem to be a configuration you see every day and I certainly can’t find any information about it. The mixer’s manual does not specify balanced or unbalanced.
I’m really just looking for some advice about what to use as I’m a complete beginner in audio and don’t want to fry anything.