Questions tagged [audio-interfaces]

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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How to configure Lexicon Omega as a main soundcard?

I bought the Lexicon Omega to use as my mixer (primary soundcard) with my PC running Windows 7. At my desk, I need to use the Lexicon Omega as my primary soundcard to connect PC sound to my speakers, ...
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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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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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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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Unrealistically low round-trip latency measured

I am trying to determine the roundtrip latency of a dusty old Toneport UX8 audio interface I have laying around, and I am getting some unexpected results. I am testing using CEntrance ASIO Latency ...
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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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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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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 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 2-channel Presonus USB audio interface. I would also like to launch audio clips from a Monome grid 64-key controller ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Connecting analogue mixer console to FL studio

I am to help edit audio in a live performance in which 10 microphones will be used but my audio interface only supports 2 microphones. I have an analogue mixer console that supports more than 10 ...
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Loud buzzing noise using Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 on Macbook

I just bought a used Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 from Guitar Center online. The focusrite website says that no drivers are needed for the mac, and don't even have any links for downloads. I have a '15 ...
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Why am I limited to only one MIDI CC parameter at a buffer size of 128 samples?

My set up is RME HDSP 9652 MIDI out to MIDI Solutions powered splitter, which feeds a synths MIDI on channel 1. Now I've noticed that when I set my DAW's buffer size to 128 samples, I can only control ...
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Cubase Elements 7 signal routing

My soundcard is a DMX 6 Terratec. It has 6 out ports in the back. I have two stereo out channels and I am trying to send click to one and the rest to the other. However, both hardware ports are ...
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What hardware do I need to feed samples + click to a drummer and samples only to the mixer?

We have a few songs where we'd like to play samples in the background. These need to be aligned perfectly with the song, so there's a click track, too. Currently, we have the drummer using a laptop ...
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How to stop USB Audio Interface distorting sound in Ubuntu?

I have very simple USB interface (Line 6 Tone Port UX1), and I would like to use it's microphone and instrument plugs, to record some things in Ubuntu. The interface works very well in windows. In ...
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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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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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Static when using USB-C PD2 adapter to audio interface into phone

Does anyone have a suggested setup to get audio from a USB-C audio interface directly into the USB-C audio input of their phone via camera app? I have a USB-C male (plugged into my Samsung S20) to USB-...
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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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How to use a USB audio interface for video recording with iphone?

I need to connect Audient id44 USB audio interface to iPhone in order that I could record musical videos using camera app of the iPhone containing the sound (stereo MIX of all inputs) of 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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Windows 7 and setting Scarlett 18i20 sync source

Just installed an RME Hammerfall 9652 this weekend which is the primary soundcard for Ableton Live. I use a Focusrite Scarlett 18i20 to input all my analog gear into, to pass on to the RME. I ...
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saffire pro 40 programming api

I don't usually work with audio equipment but for now I've got access to a Saffire Pro 40. Setup is pretty straight forward and the Mix Control is easy to use. I am trying to programmatically control ...
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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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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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Behringer U-Phoria UMC202HD and SKP Podcast 200

I have a SKP Podcast 200 microphone that I plug directly in my laptop (P2 conector) to do some recordings. Recently, to improve the overall quality of my recordings, I bought a Behringer U-Phoria ...
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iMovie with Audio USB Interface

I am using iMovie for recording audio during a Lecture (I nees to see video during recording) with a M-Audio M-Track interface (two XLR microphone). The thing is that I can only record first ...
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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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