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Audio interfaces are dedicated devices with the core function of transferring analogue audio streams to and from digital computer systems. Use for questions where the audio interface is an important aspect. See the full tag wiki for more info.

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Preamp self noise as it relates to an increase in gain

Taking the following basic audio signal chain... singer -> microphone -> audio interface preamp I understand that if a vocalist sings very softly into the microphone, the desired signal would be ...
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Slight buzzing / hissing on a Zhiting TPA3116 Amplifier Board

I'm using a TPA3116 Amplifier Board, but getting some hissing / buzzing noise from it. In the AUX IN Jack F, I'm plugging an MP3 Player. In the Left Channel Out (L+ and L-) I've connected a cut Jack ...
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Individual headphone mixes from a mixer with only XLR outputs

I have inherited the responsibility for a small music studio at the school I work at. It is currently in complete disuse and I'm hoping to make a few purchases to get it into a working state. Many ...
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How to use digital mics such as Neumann KM 184 D to avoid going through an A to D converter and input directly to the daw

I want to use several digital mics (such as Neumann KM 184 D) directly into the DAW. The problem is that I have not found a unit allowing me to connect the mics and then inputting all these mics into ...
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3.5mm Dynamic Microphone Output into Mixer/Interface

I am hoping for a recommendation on the most simple product that can work as both a mixer (4 channels would be sufficient) and a mic preamp/converter for some variety of old/quirky microphones that ...
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How can I connect an active subwoofer to my mixer recording set-up?

I have a Kustom 7250 I bought from a church that I am connecting to my Seinburg interface that is connected to my Acer desktop computer. I have 2 passive speakers, a small fender amp I am using as a ...
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How to Connect Bridging Input Transformer to MacBook Mic Input

I am very new to audio and need some guidance. I inherited a setup where there is a mic and speakers in a meeting hall, and the audio output from that system feeds into a bridging input transformer. I ...
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Behringer UMC202HD white noise

I just got a Behringer UMC202HD. Thing is there is white noise which is audible when I am plugging my guitar and having high gain on. I am wondering if that's normal for every interface, or should I ...
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Rode NT1-A into Audient iD4 mkII clipping problem

I am having an issue where my rode NT1-A into Audient iD4 mkII starts clipping at low volume. When im recording vocals and the volume reaches -6db, the audio saturates. Is this normal? I find this ...
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Do I need an EQ pedal if I have an audio interface for bass?

I have an audio interface for my bass but I was wondering if I need an EQ pedal even though I have audio and interface.
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Minifuse only taking Mono Input

I have an Arturia MiniFuse 2 and a digital keyboard. I'm trying to record my keyboard into my MiniFuse which is relatively straightforward - quarter inch to quarter inch cable, from the stereo output ...
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How do I use the Hammond B3X Ipad app from my Yamaha CP73 stage piano in live performance?

I want to use the https://www.ikmultimedia.com/products/hammondb3xipad/ Hammond B3X app for playing keyboards live. My keyboard is a Yamaha CP73 Stage piano. It comes with some MIDI and USB outputs, ...
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Why is the recording level on my DAW different than on my audio interface?

I am new to audio recording. I am trying to record a podcast and I read that the "gain" should be set in such a way that the sound level is around -12 dB. However, when the meter on my audio ...
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Drums sound great on Mixer but Awful on DAW

First off, my gear: Drum Kit: Odery Fluence (with very old heads) Mics: SM57 (snare), MB/Dk4 Drum Pack Audio Technica (toms), CAD KBM412 (kick drum) Mixer:Behringer Eurorack UB2442FX-PRO Audio ...
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Connecting Multiple Dayton Tactile Transducers to a Raspberry Pi?

I'm working on a project where I need to connect four Dayton Audio TT25-8 Puck Tactile Transducers to a Raspberry Pi. The goal is to have each transducer play a separate audio track simultaneously. Is ...
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Audio Interface + Microphone: Load Impedance / ratio

I want to buy an Audio Interface and Condenser Microphone to record to my PC. I found the two following matching my needs: SSL 12 (Overview) Austrian Audio OC818 (Overview) But according to several ...
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Troubleshooting clipping

I am collecting data for a project, where I am measuring the room impulse response by playing a sine sweep from a speaker (QSC K8 1KW Active Loudspeaker) and measuring it from the other side of the ...
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How do I get the signal from shotgun mic for cameras into audio interface?

Want to get the sound from my Sennheiser MKE 400 --- a battery-powered shotgun mic with a 3.5 mm TRS output --- into my Audient Evo 4's XLR/TRS combo inputs. I first tried using a 3.5 mm (1/8") ...
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How can I avoid the sound from my computer speakers being picked up by my mic during Zoom calls?

Just started using a Samson C01 condenser XLR microphone + Audient Evo 4 audio interface for sound on my Zoom calls. Headphones aren't very comfortable for me, so I use speakers to listen to the audio....
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How can I monitor and send a wet signal from my DAW to my conferencing software?

I purchased a Shure SM57 to use for conference calls. It is connected to an audio interface (RME Babyface original). I want to apply dynamic effects to it but the software that comes with the RME ...
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Can Blue Yeti X (USB) play well with Audio Interface (Scarlett 2i2) for music?

I was recently given a Blue Yeti X, and I wanted to see if I could integrate it into my existing studio setup. My current setup is a Scarlett 2i2, using Reaper as my DAW. I usually plug my guitars ...
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What is acceptable amount of noise for USB audio-interface?

I've just got Behringer U-Phoria UMC202HD and the thing I'm trying to figure out first with it is if it is ok to have some amount of (white) noise in the background. The state is the following: Audio ...
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Options for connecting XLR mic to computer KVM via aux?

I recently purchased a Shure SM7B microphone to use in an entry-level home studio, but I want to be able to switch it between multiple desktops. I already have a KVM for switching all of my other ...
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Getting Levels Right for Voice and Instrument on Videos

I don't know if this is the right forum. Apologies if not. I'm making videos on playing the recorder and I'm using a good quality headset and a loop station (Boss rc505) as an audio interface. ...
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Why does my microphone sound tinny when I turn up my output on my Audio Interface?

thank you in advance for any help you can give me! So I have a Samson 03 Condenser Mic plugged in to my Sonos Audiobox USB 96, but the problem is that the mic starts to sound really tinny and weird, ...
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gain value at intermediate knob positions?

I study and record bat calls using consumer audio devices. I've been using the Fireface USB audio interface series (802, UC, UCX) along with their other 4 channel preamp devices. The gain knob has 3 ...
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How to connect Focusrite scarlett 2i2 3rd gen to Behringer MS40 Studio monitors? [closed]

Given below are images of the available hardware in my desk setup. PREVIOUS SETUP : Guitar plugged into focusrite through 9mm jack. 2 9mm wire connected between Focusrite and JBL's ( TRS Balanced ) ...
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How to change USB mode on the DacMagic 100

The Cambridge Audio DacMagic 100 is using USB 1. How to change to USB 2? Note, this might also fix a problem with it not working.
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play multiple sound files max msp

I have a sound card (fca610 – Behringer) with multiple outputs and have three audio files (mono). I am trying to play each audio file on different channel. Inn max I have added a DAC for audio output ...
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How to merge two audio outputs to one output

I'm trying to merge two audio outputs which are my microphone and VB-Audio Virtual Cable, to one output, and maybe make one of the outputs quieter when my microphone is making sound. I'm looking for a ...
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Audio interface and mic monitor for video conferencing

I am thinking of getting an XLR microphone for video conferencing. Will the mic monitoring output of the audio interface only output my voice or the audio from the video conferencing software mixed ...
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Using a 2 Stereo to Mono RCA cables to mix two inputs into one output [closed]

TL;dr - will a Stereo to Mono RCA adapter tolerate the same channel from two different sources (Left from Device 1, Left from Device 2)? I have a bit of a weird use case that I am looking to create an ...
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Can I use a ESI MAYA44 eX to record an electric guitar?

I'm trying to record an electric guitar and apply effects (amp sim, etc.) through my DAW, then play back the result through headphones with minimal delay. So far, I have been using the Scarlett Solo ...
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Need advice on hardware and software to manage sound from microphone into Mac for interviews

I am occasionally interviewed via teleconference platforms (sometimes Zoom, sometimes through web interface applications). I need to improve the quality of my audio. I have a high-end (fast) Mac, and ...
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Steinberg UR22 and UR24C signal is panned

I have a problem with my Steinberg UR22, the sound has started to feel stronger by about 5-10% in the left channel (headphones). I thought it was a HW problem so I ordered a new sound interface, this ...
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Low end is missing from audio through sound interface and condenser mic going to macOS

My setup is very cheap. I consider myself a beginner, so I wanted to learn and let this learning journey progressively unveil the need for better gear. Mic: Neewer® NW-700 Professional Studio ...
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How can I tell if a 1/4" female jack is balanced or unbalanced?

I purchased a used Yamaha Clavinova CVP-65 and there are two 1/4" female output jacks labeled L/L+R and R on the underside. The manual does not indicate if these are balanced to be used with two ...
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Can a bad XLR cable break my usb audio interface?

From church, I took home two XLR Cables (16 AWG) that I considered may be broken, so that I could test them in a more controlled environment. My Focusrite Scarlett 2i4 has been working great in the ...
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How do I connect active speakers

I have a pair of Mackie MR524. I would like to use them with my laptop and tablet. To simply plug in my tablet or phone without an interface what cables do I require? I have RCA, XLR to 3.5mm XLR to ...
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Need advice for a two-person live music and video game streaming setup

My girlfriend live-streams games on Twitch. I want to live-loop music (guitar, keyboard, electronic drums) in the background that plays along with her stream. I want to be able to hear her computer ...
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Would the Focusrite Scarlett be a good pair with the Samson Q2U

I'm looking at getting an XLR interface for my Samson Q2U as right now its just USB and while it works fine I want to keep improving my setup. The Samson Q2U claims it has a sensitivity of -54 dB ...
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Behringer Euphoria UMC404HD damaged after connecting iRig2

Context I was trying to send audio from my interface to clubhouse through my phone and I think I fried some parts of interface through the process. I have a Behringer UMC 404HD interface, a bunch of ...
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Mono adapter on stero output [closed]

My soundcard (Sennheiser HDVD800) has a 6.35mm jack output that I'd like to adapt to listen on my earphones (3.5mm connector). However, I'd like to retrieve only the first channel (L or R) outputted ...
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Guitar gain and noise setup for amp sim

I'm looking at recording DI guitar and I have a few questions regarding setup input levels and dealing with noise. My current setup: Ibanez RG321MHE (EMG h4 passive humbuckers) Behringer UMC204HD ...
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Combine a multicahannle Asio Input to a virtual Stereo Audio input on PC

I use an Tascam US-16x08 USB audio interface on my Windows 10 Computer and with programs like Ableton it works fine. But a lot of other programs like 'slack', 'discord', ZOOM, Webex, etc. have a ...
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Audio Interface sounds distorted and records only mono

I'm new to audio recording and have been struggling a lot with connecting an audio interface to my macbook pro running macOS Catalina. I have an M-audio M-track solo. It has two stereo inputs that ...
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Merging and duplicating two audio outputs

I have a Steelseries Arctis 5, which allows two separate inputs to be mixed in a "chatmix", allowing me to use a physical dial to make one output softer, which subsequently makes the other ...
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what are audio recording formats/types?

i am working on my final year project at the university. I am implementing AI on my project in baby crying detection. the problem is that i am recording live audio using max9814 which gives values ...
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Can I drive additional headphones from a Monitor Out of my audiointerface without damaging them?

I have a Yamaha AG06 audio mixer / audiointerface connected to my PC. Currently, I only use the Headphone out 6.35mm headphone out to drive my 250 Ohm headphones. Now, I want to drive an additonal set ...
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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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