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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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What is the name of the audio equipment Charlie Puth has on under the Meinl shakers?

second 15 in video under the Meinl shakers? second 1:12 in video right above the Universal Audio 1176LN
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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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How to route audio output from laptop to desktop for live streaming?

I have a Universal Audio Apollo Twin DUO, but the drivers seem to hate my desktop the more I use it (frequent buzzing/beeping/loss of audio), which requires frequent and annoying turn off/on ...
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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 ...
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Why is 3.5mm shaped the way it is? [closed]

Wouldn't a simple rounded tip cylinder be good enough? Why does it have a diamond shaped arrow tip?
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How to connect RODE videomic Pro to audio interface

I'm a filmmaker, and I want to buy a Rode Videmic Pro. Both for field recording, and voice-overs. (https://www.amazon.com/Rode-VideoMicPro-Directional-Microphone-Shockmount/dp/B00YAZHRZM/ref=...
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Mechanism to always have a specified decibel level output

I'm a novice in this and planning to build a small inexpensive audio interface for myself. It will have: 1. One AUX input, that can be connected with a 3.5 mm jack. 2. One output, that can be ...
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Trying to establish a audio connection through an RF box for 3.5mm audio jack

I am testing a Bluetooth audio and setting up an RF chamber setup for the audio device and i have a 3.5mm audio jack output from one of these Bluetooth devices which i need to transfer to another RF ...
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Capturing 4 audio channels with exactly the same latency?

I'm looking to capture 4 channels of audio using small MEMS microphones like these, spaced less than a metre apart from each other in a grid to form a square microphone array. [EDIT: This is so that ...
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Microphone Hiss with Gain at 0 and No Phantom Power

My recording setup is suddenly having an issue with microphone hiss. This hiss is overpowering in every recording that I do, and it shows up even when I set the gain to zero and turn phantom power off ...
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Do USB Mixers and USB Audio Interfaces Provide New “Outputs” in Windows?

I've been podcasting with a really simple mixer for some time now. I've recently gotten into streaming and live podcast recording. I've reached the point where I would like to have a lot more control ...
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How can I connect my Casio keyboard to my pc?

Basically, I am wondering whether I can connect my keyboard to my pc or not. I don't know if it is possible and I am very, very new to this community. I very recently purchased an audio interface (U-...
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Connecting both my mixers and my audio interface to my studio monitors

My studio monitors: alesis elevate 5 mkii. As you can see by their specs, they have 2x rca and 2x 1/4 line inputs. But both pairs are parte of same input module, so i guess it would be harmful (...
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Question about audio interfaces

Why external audio interfaces are better than the onboard sound boards? e.g. The sound recorded from a guitar is better if we plug on an external audio interface (like behinger U-phoria) than onboard ...
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Share your experiences with USB Audio Interfaces (Specifically Behringer and Steinberg) [closed]

So I'm planning on buying my first interface and I've pretty much narrowed it down to Steinberg UR22MK2 and Behringer UMC404HD. Basically sound wise I'm fine with either (based on video comparisons ...
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How can i remove noise from sound coming from my computer mic jack ?

Normaly The signal comming from the computer audio jack should not have any noise. But when i connect the signal to my oscilloscope i see a lot of noise in the signal. How to solve this ?
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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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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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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?