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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

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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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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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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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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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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