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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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Microphone unresponsive in FL studio [closed]

I dowloaded the latest version of FL studio onto MacOs version 11.5.2 and my microphone is unresponsive. I use a focusrite interface connected to a Rode Nt1-a microphone. I tried all of the inputs and ...
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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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Redirecting audio interface input to computer output [duplicate]

I'm using an audio interface (scarlett focusrite 2i2) and connecting my guitar to one of its inputs. The audio interface is connected to my Windows PC. What I would like to do is route the digital ...
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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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Headphone amp picks up USB noises from Interface [duplicate]

The problem: my headphone amp picks up USB noises (static noise, jttering and cracking when i use the mouse/keyboard,...) the amp is connected to my audio interface. using the interfaces headphones ...
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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

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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Looking to merge 2 playback audio devices to play through a third, specific playback device

I've got an Arctis Pro and GameDAC set up that allows for me to use a knob to adjust the audio balance between 2 different playback devices (gamedac chat and gamedac game) so I can make one side ...
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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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My UMC22 is creating static noise, not sure where the problem is from, need help

I got this UMC22 thats Ive been trying to get it to work with my guitar and Apmlitube for a month . Even with no input, it still making the static/white noise sound, when i crank up the gain from the ...
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Using a MacBook Pro as a USB audio interface (for iOS)?

The microphone and speaker on my iPhone 7 leave much to be desired. I'm using the iOS app Clubhouse, and I'm trying to accomplish better sound quality for both input and output. The recommended ...
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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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PreSonus 16.0.2 USB recording on PC makes a buzzing sound ONLY when playing video games

I have a StudioLive 16.0.2 USB that I use for live podcasting. I send the mix to my PC using a stereo 1/4" to 3.5mm headphone cable and plug it into the mic-in on the PC using one of the Aux Out ...
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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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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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