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Listening experience is totally different in audio interface

I've bought Focusrite Scarlett 6i6 recently however, when I plugged my headphone into its headphone jack songs sounded totally different than I was used to listening from aux output of my Mac. Why is ...
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Can I use a stereo 1/8“ jack to stereo 1/4” jack but only run mono over it? [duplicate]

The question is in the title but I'll elaborate. If I only need a mono 1/8" jack to 1/4" jack but I happen to have handy a 1/8" stereo to 1/4" stereo cable, will the cable work? Is there any harm ...
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Going from Cell Phone 1/8" stereo jack (in mono mode) to Behringer MPA40BT-PRO

I have a Behringer MPA40BT-PRO portable PA system. I want to play iRealPro on my cell phone and have the output go to the Behringer PA just mentioned. CellPhone => 1/8" ??? Jack ====> 1/4" ...
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Need to send main output from an Audio Interface to both a set of powered speakers and a power amp

I have a Presonus Firestudio (the older FireWire 400 model, not the Project). It's hooked up now and working great, with the main outputs going to my JBL305 powered monitors. My neighbor gave me an ...
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Write notes to piano roll on FL Studio while playing guitar via audio interface

I have guitar connected to computer via Scarlett 2i2 audio interface. I was wondering if is possible to write notes directly to piano roll on FL Studio 12 while playing guitar. I would like to try ...
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Noise in KRK's when using Audio interface

I bought an audio interface and connected it to my laptop. I use a display via HDMI. But when I connect my laptop with the audio interface to the display a weird cracking noise is coming out of the ...
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Looping back sound using a Scarlett

I'm a computer person so this is a little out of my ball park. We have a machine in a conference room which is configured with a USB audio bridge. This PC is used to run the projector as well as ...
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Line inputs and sound quality

Ive been recording my guitar from the line out of a two notes captor into the line in of my presonus audiobox itwo via a trs cable. I'm not 100% happy with what I am hearing as it sounds like the ...
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Audio-Interface to computer - multiple separate channels

I know this might be too broad or too subjective, but I'm hitting a wall here. I record short videos from time to time and also produce music. I bought a Behringer Xenyx X1222USB to use the ...
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Audio interface on a tile floor

Will an audio interface sitting on a tile floor have more background hiss than if it were placed on a table or stand?
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Mixing balanced and unbalanced connections

I'm a little confused about balanced vs. unbalanced jacks. I was looking at getting a Whirlwind Mix-16 mixer. The specs on the manual list an unbalanced impedance for the inputs (though the main body ...
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What should I be replacing my RME Fireface UC with?

My trusty RME Fireface UC died on me last night and I'm looking for a replacement. However my needs have changed since I purchased the Fireface and now I'm a little lost as to what it is I should be ...
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Headphones splitter for audiointerface's line out

There are a lot of pictures like this one, where one line output is being split for several headphone outputs through some device. So my question is: what is this device, what is it called or what ...
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Amplifier 1v line-out -> DI box with 30db attenuation -> Mic-in of Zoom H1. Does it remove clipping?

I assume that it's standard practice to record audio from a pa amplifier (for an event with multiple microphones, same amplifier box) using the line-out. I see that all of the amplifiers I have come ...
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How would I route iPhone vocals into my DAW?

I have an iPhone 6s Plus with a cool vocal effect app. I also have a "Blue" condenser microphone, a Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 audio interface, and I'm using Ableton as my DAW. What adapters and/or ...
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Stereo channel combinator

I'm looking for basically the opposite of a splitter. I recently bought a Roland OctaCapture interface, and it'd be great if my bandmates and I could plug our headphones into each of the 5 pairs of ...
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Do I need an audio interface to play only voice/keyboard?

I have a CASIO CTK-6200 and I've been testing its line outputs. Used a cable and connected to my mobo (Gigabyte 990XA UD3). The quality of audio is pretty decent. I'm going to buy a mic now, and since ...
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For my specific purpose (1 mic, hiphop vocals only), will one of these preamps give a better sound?

Looking at the new Presonus Quantum 2 at $700. Since I'm just using one mic (TLM 102) and laying down vocals, is there an advantage to getting that over their lower end modals, such as their Studio 6|...
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FL Studio does not play sound from audio interface connection

Edit: The model of the audio interface is the Steinberg UR22 mk II I have an audio interface here which is connected to my PC through USB connection. I plug in the guitar to the 1/4" input, turn up ...
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One Audio Interface and Multiple DAW

I want to use the same computer and audio interface but multiple DAW simultaneosly for: Tracking of a live studio session (DAW 1, e.g. ProTools or Reaper) Virtual instrument (DAW 2, e.g. Ableton or ...
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What is a “hot” output?

What do "hotter output" and "headroom" (with regards to signal) mean in the following excerpt from an M-Audio Troubleshooting page? Along those same lines, the M-Track 2X2 and 2X2M were designed ...
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Routing asio soundcard output to a PC input device

I'm using an asio sound card with Ableton live, and would like to route audio input through Ableton and then into another application such as Discord or OBS. I know there's a non-asio solution to do ...
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Do I need one preamp for each microphone

Im looking for a usb interface for recording some jam sessions. So I want a usb interface where I can put 8 Microphones (for drums, guitars, bass and voice). My question is do I need a preamp for ...
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Conf room microphone setup (Mic ID + Soundstream)

I've this conference room setup with multiple microphones and one person sitting on each. I'm trying to record the audio of each speaker along with the speaker (or mic) #id. Everytime someone speaks ...
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How do I make my interface (or OS) output stereo with a mono mic that outputs on the left channel?

I have a Scarlett Solo interface and I'm using a Shure SM57 mic, plugged in the interface mic input with an XLR m-f cable. The interface is connected via USB to my PC. When I record in a DAW like Pro ...
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Connection between Sound card and Reference Monitors

I have a Sound card (Audio Interface) with ‘balanced’ outputs for Left and Right channels. Also I have two reference monitors with balanced XLR inputs. My audio cables have XLR male jacks (to the ...
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Mic plugged in the guitar input does not work

I have a newly bought Scarlett Solo, in which I plugged an SM57 using an XLR to jack cable, in the guitar input. When I handle the mic, I see the LED from the gain knob lighting up, probably from ...
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(for playback from PC) Can I get EQ ability by adding an analogue mixer to PC & M-Audio M-Trrack 2x2 USB Audio Interface [closed]

I am a total noob I just use this setup to listen to music. I've got a PC which connects via USB to M-Audio M-Track 2X2 Audio Interface which then connects VIA 2 x Balanced TRS connectors/cables to ...
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Play MIDI from DAW with Korg Volca FM

I want to be able to play MIDI notes written in my DAW via my Korg Volca FM. I checked several articles and the general idea consists of these steps: create MIDI track in DAW DAW track sends MIDI ...
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Merging focusrite scarlett inputs into one

I use my focusrite scarlett 2i2 as my main audio interface whenever I use PC. Everything is perfectly fine if I use DAW but I would like to use both inputs in non-DAW environment. For example, Discord ...
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ART USB interface + Mac connection stops working after a while

I'm using a ART USB Dual Pre with a MacBook Pro running Yosemite 10.10.5 set up pretty much like described in the user manual, with a microphone plugged into to one of the XLR inputs, the USB hooked ...
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How can I combine two sound sources in one sound device

I am using the following setup to play guitar on a budget. I want to use my PC amp simulation software, for my practice, not just recording. Connect my guitar to my audio interface (Focusrite Scarlet ...
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How to disable audio fade in for Steinberg UR 22mk2 on Linux?

I've gotten myself a Steinberg UR22mk2 USB audio interface. After plugging it into my Linux system (Kubuntu 17.04 with kernel 4.10.0) it is automatically and correctly detected. The problem I have is:...
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Connect laptop to interface analog input (sounds terrible)

I was wondering this: When you take a laptop and connect it to an audio interface (Steinberg UR22mk2) via a 3.5mm line to 6.3mm line, aka plug the laptops analogue output into the interfaces analogue ...
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Zoom H5 preamps vs Zoom F4

I have done a lot of research on the F4 and my question is related to the preamps of both devices. I have a H5 and love it, but want to up my game and want to know if the difference between the two is ...
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Mackie studio monitors cut out a second or two after turning on with mAudio interface and Windows 10

I'm having issues with getting sound out of my studio monitors. Today I bought a new M-audio interface thinking it might have been the problem because I thought maybe my other interface was faulty, ...
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What happens if a 7.1 audio stream is outputted by a 5.1 soundcard? [closed]

Just out of curiosity since I want to use the Asus Xonar DGX with 5.1 compatibility, and there are quite a lot of streams and movies out there which offer 7.1 audio streams.
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Behringer U-Phoria UMC202HD and SKP Podcast 200

I have a SKP Podcast 200 microphone that I plug directly in my laptop (P2 conector) to do some recordings. Recently, to improve the overall quality of my recordings, I bought a Behringer U-Phoria ...
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Low/distorted signals from headworn microphone

I'm producing a podcast with several speakers in the same room. I'm also a complete novice when it comes to audio engineering. The Original Setup Originally we used a Yeti microphone set to '...
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Connect compressor directly to PC sound card

Imagine that you have: A microphone (XLR) Audio compressor (Behringer MDX2600) PC internal sound card (like Creative Sound Blaster Z) Is it possible to connect it like this?: Mic(XLR) > Compressor ...
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Noise in usb audio interface?

I recently got an Acer Aspire desktop, and am having issues using it with my M-Audio M-Tack usb interface. I hear a constant high-pitched background noise in my Behringer monitors, as well as cpu[?] ...
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What is the difference between DAC, Sound Card and AMP?

I am looking for a hardware to plug-in the headphones (Beyerdynamic DT770 PRO 250 Ohm). 1) What is the difference between DAC, Sound Card and AMP? I'm wondering about clear difference between these ...
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Do I need an audio interface for my studio monitors?

I recently bought a pair of KRK Rokit 5 G3 speakers. Its a pretty big upgrade from my previous speakers. Currently, I have them connected using a RCA to 3.5mm cable. When I have it connected to my ...
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Sending multiple audio signals out of one computer

I'm looking to send multiple (5-7) audio signals out of my computer to separate speakers. Is there an interface that will allow me to play different audio on different speakers? Each audio signal is ...
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Recording: Sporadic ground noise with DI acoustic guitar

Getting loud sporadic buzz/hum/noise when recording my Ovation Celebrity acoustic guitar. Using Logic Pro 9, running direct from the guitar's 1/4" output into a PreSonus Tube Pre-amp --> Focusrite ...
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Is the quality of a DAC related to software implementation?

I am not an audiophile. I have heard many times that hardware X has good/bad DAC. The "has" signifies that DAC is a kind of separate chip inside it. As far as I know, DAC is an algorithm to fill in ...
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Crackling in headphones

From time to time, I hear almost inaudible, but irritating crackling, whining, buzzing in my left headphone I am listening through my M-audio M-track II audio interface. This problem persists on low ...
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Audio interface stopped working (windows)

Everything worked fine - I recorded, mixed and just listened (youtube, soundcloud) through my audio interface M-audio M-track II - until, suddenly, it stopped working. What exactly happened? 1) It's ...
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USB Input for 24 bit Recording, Is it possible?

I buy a Dynacord PowerMate 1000-3 Power Mixer devices, Here. I think the output USB of this device send 24-bit audio for record. I need a device that get this USB output as input and record with 24-...
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Connecting analogue mixer console to FL studio

I am to help edit audio in a live performance in which 10 microphones will be used but my audio interface only supports 2 microphones. I have an analogue mixer console that supports more than 10 ...