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Do AUX IN ports on speakers also function as AUX OUT?

Speakers frequently include AUX ports. Some of them specify AUX Input port, while others specify AUX only. For most speakers which include AUX ports, does the port work for both input and output, or ...
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Using external microphone with Microsoft Surface

I have a colleague who needs to run a zoom call presentation of a singing group. I am proposing to connect an external microphone to the Microsoft Surface he will running the zoom call on. I can ...
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Focusrite 3rd-Gen Solo Bundle - Mic Mounted on a Boom Arm Noise Issue

Below is image and voice sample for recording by using Focusrite Scarlett 3rd Gen Solo Studio. Its mounted on a boom arm shock mount. Its got noise. I am touching it then noise goes away but if I ...
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Ticking sounds in my screen recordings

I have some issues with my home audio setup. I use a Mac Book Pro and when it comes to gear I use Shure SM7B, DBX 286S, Scarlett 2i2, Screenflow to record screen, and Audio hijack to capture audio. ...
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Behringer UM2 weird white/static noise problem

I have recently stumbled up upon a weird problem with my audio interface. I'm using a Behringer U-PHORIA UM2, with an Audio-Technica AT2020 mic connected to it. When I first got it there was no ...
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Should i upgrade my Microphone or my Interface first? [closed]

Good Day, Im searching for my next upgrade in Hardware. At the moment i am working with: Steinberg UR MKII (Audio Interface) Rode NT1A (Microphone) KRK RP5 G4 (Monitors) My Room is sound-treated. As i ...
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Plug and Play Condenser Mic not working on my USB Mixer Interface [closed]

I recently bought a new condenser microphone online to replace my old BM800. My problem is, the new condenser mic only works when directly plugged into my pc with the 3.5mm TRS connector. It does not ...
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Subtle Static Issues When Recording Audio

having some static problems; particularly when my voice is picked up. I'm using an AT2020 paired with a Line 6 UX2 interface and ART Tube Studio V3 Preamp. POD Farm is set up following some YouTube ...
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How to launch clips from instrument in Ableton Live to USB audio interface for recording

I am trying to record for YouTube and a podcast with a dynamic mic plugged into a 2channel Presonus usb audio interface. I would also like to launch audio clips from a Monome grid 64 key controller ...
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Properly connecting a guitar to audio interface with a pedal

I want to preface this that I'm a total noob and though some answers are similar to my question here, I wasn't sure I understood them. I've purchased Focusrite Scarlett Solo (3rd Gen) USB Audio ...
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How to choose a 2-imput USB audio interface?

This is my first post here. I'm a composer and songwriter, and I record demos of my songs at home. I've been doing this for years at an amateur level, using two affordable interfaces : first the E-MU ...
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How to choose a 2-imput USB audio interface?

This is my first post here. I'm a composer and songwriter, and I record demos of my songs at home. I've been doing this for years at an amateur level, using two affordable interfaces : first the E-MU ...
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I want to get started with modulation recorded audio

In there an app (preferably Android) that can take a audio recording (music, voice, etc.) and change the frequency to above or below human hearing (infrasonic and ultrasonic) and vice versa. I want ...
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Zoom H5 recorder as audio interface to a PC with a lavaliere

I've tried to use a Zoom H5 recorder as audio interface to a PC with a cheap lavaliere microphone, and failed. The lav was attached to the standard XY microphone block. Audacity mic indicator wasn't ...
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Behringer X32 - USB input to “Main Mix”

I'm using an x32 rack unit in my home studio as a usb audio interface. In my DAW I see all 32 inputs and outputs. When I create a track and set it to one of the digital inputs I get levels. However, ...
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Can I use guitar cables to connect my keyboard to my audio interface?

I have a Yamaha MX synthesizer and would like to record in stereo using the Scarlett 4i4 audio interface connected by two TS cables I use for my guitar. Should I use the TS cables or should I buy two ...
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MXL 990 Mic, UR22-MKII sudden breakdown

I was using my Steinberg UR22-MKII, MXL 990 setup for 4-5 months without any problems. But today, suddenly when the mic was connected (and working), the mic suddenly stopped giving output. I couldn't ...
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Would it reduce the wire noise if I use DI rather than connecting a guitar directly to interface?

I´m pretty new to this, I´m using a foucsrite interface, and I´m wondering if it is worth it to make or buy a direct box for having a balanced signal in order to reduce noise. I don´t need a long ...
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Minimizing interface noise floor

I use Ableton, and when using a focusrite interface, without having anything connected to it, I can hear noise if I increase the volume. I don´t know exactly what it is, but I would like to reduce it ...
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USB noise from my Audio interface

I have a new Mackie Onyx 2x2 running into a Win 10 pro Intel i5-2500K CPU @3.30 Ghz w 8 gig ram, running Cubase 10 elements. I have terrible noise via the usb connection to my PC. I have tried various ...
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Which USB Audio Interface or USB Mixer represents each port or stereo pair as its own device in Windows Sound settings?

I want to make clear that I do not plan to use a DAW, if such a device exist This questions spawns from another post I made where I learned that these devices are dependent on how the drivers are made....
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Why is my microphone peaking at -6 dB?

I have a cheap, simple recording setup: a Behringer UMC204HD DAC interface and a Behringer C-1 microphone connected over XLR. For some reason the input from the microphone peaks (clips) at precisely -...
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Why do I need a USB audio interface when laptops have internal sound cards?

Shouldn't I use a mixer/pre-amp and connect the output to the 3.5mm jack on my laptop? Would I severely compromise audio quality while doing this? I am on a budget. Can I get 48kHz 24bit audio using ...
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Can I use one of these common USB audio interfaces with Sony F-99B dynamic mic?

I got an age-old Sony F-99B dynamic microphone lying around while I was looking for gear to shoot an interview-style podcast. Now, I understand that dynamic mics output mic level signals that should ...
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Line6 UX2 audio card not working correctly with Phantom Power

I've got a problem with my Line6 UX2. I've got Logitech Z625 2.1 speakers plugged inside the output port of the audio card (using an adapter). If phantom power is on (no matter if a microphone is ...
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How do I simultaneously play audio on 35 speakers?

I am working on a college research project to test audio spatialization. The project involves playing audio on 35 different speakers. One speaker is randomly selected to play slightly different audio. ...
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Possible ground loop when recording audio via phantom power into laptop through old audio interface

I recently attempted to start recording with my old audio interface (Audio Kontrol 1) in my new laptop (Windows 10), and got a horrible high-pitched metallic noise (specifically 3 distinct peaks ...
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How to quickly understand the layout in various digital console

Well i don't know if am asking this question on the right platform but anyways i can't help it so I'll still put it through. With the rapid growth in digital processing from various manufacturers ...
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Condenser vs Dynamic microphones for plug 'n play PC use

I was comparing two AKG broadcasting/recording headsets, one with a condenser microphone (AKG HSC 271) and the other with a dynamic microphone (AKG HSD 271) but otherwise identical and approximately ...
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Connecting two keyboards to Macbook via audio interface

I have a question about connecting multiple keyboards to my Macbook for recording audio from the instruments themselves. I'm a newbie to these things so please bear with me. Situation: So currently ...
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What is causing the 5.5 kHz noise in my recording setup

Recently I noticed a high pitched noise in my recording setup in my new house, 5.5 kHz to be precise as you can see in the image below of me playing a bass note. This noise only is present when ...
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What is causing static while I am recording?

I am fairly new to recording and I am having an issue. I am using an AKG c214 Microphone, a Focusrite 2i4 interface, and running Fl studio. I am getting a static/robotic sound when recording or ...
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Correct sequence/way to turn on and off audio equipment?

What is the correct sequence to turn on audio equipment? Want to do everything right to protect the equipment & understand why this is the correct order. So I have a PC, PreSonus USB audio ...
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Speaker Noise with PC but not with Laptop

I have a noise problem with my speakers and my PC. I've tried everything I can think of and I still can't eliminate the noise. Speakers (Yamaha HS7 x2) quarter inch jack to RCA to connect to M-Audio ...
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Multiple computers - mixing the outputs

I have this list of gear that I am trying to get playing nice together: Windows computer Macbook pro 18i20 Presonus 2i2 Currently I am mixing the audio outputs by having my Windows pc connected to ...
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How to introduce automatic gain control over two mics using audio interface, DAW and a mixer

I'm having Behringer UMC202HD as an audio interface and Studiomaster DC8.2 as a mixer. I am looking to introduce automixer system using the above-mentioned hardware for the live production in an ...
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What is the name of the audio equipment Charlie Puth has on this top shelf of his rack? (the one with the orange logo?)

What is the name of the audio equipment Charlie Puth has on this top shelf of his rack? (the one with the orange logo?)
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How to connect lav mic to an audio interface?

I have this lav mic: Amazon product link: Audio-Technica ATR3350 Omnidirectional Condenser Lavalier Microphone And this audio interface: Amazon product link: BEHRINGER audio interface (UMC22) How ...
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Direct input monitoring through one ear?

Is this considered "normal" for one-channel input? Or something you get used to? Or do people work around it? Background: With zero experience in recording, I'm considering two entry-level audio ...
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Very loud static and buzzing noise, Behringer UM2 Audio Interface + AT2020. Microphone not working

I don't have much knowledge about this subject so bare with me. I have a AT-2020 Microphone and a Behringer UM2 Audio Interface. I have direct monitor enabled and plug in my headphones to the audio ...
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Configure audio interface buffer size for system use in windows 7

I was just wondering if there's any way to change te buffer size that my audio interface is using while its being used as the system's (W7) default audio device for domestic multimedia aplications ...
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Noise and Grounding: what's the point of external phantom power supplies?

I have a Focusrite Scarlet 2i2 2nd gen audio interface, which is powered through its USB bus. I have a AT2035 condenser mic attached to it, using the onboard phantom power capabilities. The interface ...
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What are the risks of using bus powered audio interfaces? Compared to AC-mains powered?

I know as sound cards get bigger and bigger, manufacturers make the switch to power adapter rather than bus powered. What's the justification behind that? Why, and for whom, is it better to have AC-...
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Di-Box, Audio interface or Both for live performances in theatres?

I'm a juggler, selling a circus-musical to theatres in Europe and I have been gradually buying all the equipment that I need to perform with, without borrowing it from each theatre I go to. One issue ...
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10-15 dB lower input audio level on audio interface than output level on source

I am trying to record audio from a Philips VR 948 S-VHS Videorecorder with my Apogee Duet 2 audio interface. Somehow the input signal is at -10 dB (or about 10-15 dB lower) on the audio interface (...
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Apple Logic with Universal Audio Apollo-Record Wet and Dry Tracks and Headphone Monitor Wet?

First time poster here on sound design. I am working on integrating my Universal Audio Apollo with my Apple Logic DAW and having some difficulty routing the following setups: Guitar -> Apollo HiZ ...
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Connecting Playback Audio Source to S16 connected to X32

I am trying to run audio from my ipad via multitrack usb through the s16 which is connected to my x32. is this possible? I can currently connect via usb my ipad directly to the x32, but the problem ...
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Is it possible to make this kind of voice-modulation setup?

This is largely hypothetical: the answers I receive here will determine whether or not I and the peope involved even move forward with this project. I am part of a group hoping to build a series of ...
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Random clicks sounds when I record screencast

This is my recording setup Shure SM7B DBX 286S Focusrite 2i2 2nd Gen I use screencast and a mac to record it. Am listening to constant click sounds when I record the screencast. For sure it's not ...
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Guitar playing through PC interface and usb headphones. HELP

So for months I've taken a few hours out of my time to set up my audio interface (scarlett 2i2) and try to learn how to use a DAW (FL studio 11). I am trying to stream myself playing and need to have ...