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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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USB interface low interferences in one PC

I'm having some problems with some (low) interferences sounding through a Focusrite Scarlett 2i4, a pair of KRK Rokit 5 and a new high-end PC with Windows 10. The sound is this: https://soundcloud....
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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?
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Mixing balanced and unbalanced connections

I'm a little confused about balanced vs. unbalanced jacks. I was looking at getting a Whirlwind Mix-16 mixer. The specs on the manual list an unbalanced impedance for the inputs (though the main body ...
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What should I be replacing my RME Fireface UC with?

My trusty RME Fireface UC died on me last night and I'm looking for a replacement. However my needs have changed since I purchased the Fireface and now I'm a little lost as to what it is I should be ...
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Headphones splitter for audiointerface's line out

There are a lot of pictures like this one, where one line output is being split for several headphone outputs through some device. So my question is: what is this device, what is it called or what ...
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How would I route iPhone vocals into my DAW?

I have an iPhone 6s Plus with a cool vocal effect app. I also have a "Blue" condenser microphone, a Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 audio interface, and I'm using Ableton as my DAW. What adapters and/or ...
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Stereo channel combinator

I'm looking for basically the opposite of a splitter. I recently bought a Roland OctaCapture interface, and it'd be great if my bandmates and I could plug our headphones into each of the 5 pairs of ...
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Do I need an audio interface to play only voice/keyboard?

I have a CASIO CTK-6200 and I've been testing its line outputs. Used a cable and connected to my mobo (Gigabyte 990XA UD3). The quality of audio is pretty decent. I'm going to buy a mic now, and since ...
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For my specific purpose (1 mic, hiphop vocals only), will one of these preamps give a better sound?

Looking at the new Presonus Quantum 2 at $700. Since I'm just using one mic (TLM 102) and laying down vocals, is there an advantage to getting that over their lower end modals, such as their Studio 6|...
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One Audio Interface and Multiple DAW

I want to use the same computer and audio interface but multiple DAW simultaneosly for: Tracking of a live studio session (DAW 1, e.g. ProTools or Reaper) Virtual instrument (DAW 2, e.g. Ableton or ...
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What is a “hot” output?

What do "hotter output" and "headroom" (with regards to signal) mean in the following excerpt from an M-Audio Troubleshooting page? Along those same lines, the M-Track 2X2 and 2X2M were designed ...
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Routing asio soundcard output to a PC input device

I'm using an asio sound card with Ableton live, and would like to route audio input through Ableton and then into another application such as Discord or OBS. I know there's a non-asio solution to do ...
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Do I need one preamp for each microphone

Im looking for a usb interface for recording some jam sessions. So I want a usb interface where I can put 8 Microphones (for drums, guitars, bass and voice). My question is do I need a preamp for ...
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How do I make my interface (or OS) output stereo with a mono mic that outputs on the left channel?

I have a Scarlett Solo interface and I'm using a Shure SM57 mic, plugged in the interface mic input with an XLR m-f cable. The interface is connected via USB to my PC. When I record in a DAW like Pro ...
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Connection between Sound card and Reference Monitors

I have a Sound card (Audio Interface) with ‘balanced’ outputs for Left and Right channels. Also I have two reference monitors with balanced XLR inputs. My audio cables have XLR male jacks (to the ...
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Mic plugged in the guitar input does not work

I have a newly bought Scarlett Solo, in which I plugged an SM57 using an XLR to jack cable, in the guitar input. When I handle the mic, I see the LED from the gain knob lighting up, probably from ...
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(for playback from PC) Can I get EQ ability by adding an analogue mixer to PC & M-Audio M-Trrack 2x2 USB Audio Interface [closed]

I am a total noob I just use this setup to listen to music. I've got a PC which connects via USB to M-Audio M-Track 2X2 Audio Interface which then connects VIA 2 x Balanced TRS connectors/cables to ...
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Play MIDI from DAW with Korg Volca FM

I want to be able to play MIDI notes written in my DAW via my Korg Volca FM. I checked several articles and the general idea consists of these steps: create MIDI track in DAW DAW track sends MIDI ...
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Merging focusrite scarlett inputs into one

I use my focusrite scarlett 2i2 as my main audio interface whenever I use PC. Everything is perfectly fine if I use DAW but I would like to use both inputs in non-DAW environment. For example, Discord ...
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How can I combine two sound sources in one sound device

I am using the following setup to play guitar on a budget. I want to use my PC amp simulation software, for my practice, not just recording. Connect my guitar to my audio interface (Focusrite Scarlet ...
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How to disable audio fade in for Steinberg UR 22mk2 on Linux?

I've gotten myself a Steinberg UR22mk2 USB audio interface. After plugging it into my Linux system (Kubuntu 17.04 with kernel 4.10.0) it is automatically and correctly detected. The problem I have is:...
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Connect laptop to interface analog input (sounds terrible)

I was wondering this: When you take a laptop and connect it to an audio interface (Steinberg UR22mk2) via a 3.5mm line to 6.3mm line, aka plug the laptops analogue output into the interfaces analogue ...
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Zoom H5 preamps vs Zoom F4

I have done a lot of research on the F4 and my question is related to the preamps of both devices. I have a H5 and love it, but want to up my game and want to know if the difference between the two is ...
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Mackie studio monitors cut out a second or two after turning on with mAudio interface and Windows 10

I'm having issues with getting sound out of my studio monitors. Today I bought a new M-audio interface thinking it might have been the problem because I thought maybe my other interface was faulty, ...
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What happens if a 7.1 audio stream is outputted by a 5.1 soundcard? [closed]

Just out of curiosity since I want to use the Asus Xonar DGX with 5.1 compatibility, and there are quite a lot of streams and movies out there which offer 7.1 audio streams.