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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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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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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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(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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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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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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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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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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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.
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Connect compressor directly to PC sound card

Imagine that you have: A microphone (XLR) Audio compressor (Behringer MDX2600) PC internal sound card (like Creative Sound Blaster Z) Is it possible to connect it like this?: Mic(XLR) > Compressor ...
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Is the quality of a DAC related to software implementation?

I am not an audiophile. I have heard many times that hardware X has good/bad DAC. The "has" signifies that DAC is a kind of separate chip inside it. As far as I know, DAC is an algorithm to fill in ...
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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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How to record from two PC microphones with one computer?

I am using audacity to record conversation between myself and a friend in the same room. I am currently using two instances of audacity on two separate computers to record each individual headset. ...
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What is the difference between DAC, Sound Card and AMP?

I am looking for a hardware to plug-in the headphones (Beyerdynamic DT770 PRO 250 Ohm). 1) What is the difference between DAC, Sound Card and AMP? I'm wondering about clear difference between these ...
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Do I need an audio interface for my studio monitors?

I recently bought a pair of KRK Rokit 5 G3 speakers. Its a pretty big upgrade from my previous speakers. Currently, I have them connected using a RCA to 3.5mm cable. When I have it connected to my ...
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Can an audio interface's gain control mute the input source?

I have a Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 USB audio interface, and a Rode Nt1 Kit Mic. Up until today, I thought turning the gain controls on the audio interface all the way down would mute the mic, but today ...
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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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Sending multiple audio signals out of one computer

I'm looking to send multiple (5-7) audio signals out of my computer to separate speakers. Is there an interface that will allow me to play different audio on different speakers? Each audio signal is ...
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Utilizing PCI-E USB extension card for Less latency on Lynx Aurora for Windows

I'm facing a situation, where I have a high end Lynx Aurora 8 A/D and D/A converter, and I was initially running windows 10. I experienced high CPU spikes and problems with audio, but absolutely no ...
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Recording: Sporadic ground noise with DI acoustic guitar

Getting loud sporadic buzz/hum/noise when recording my Ovation Celebrity acoustic guitar. Using Logic Pro 9, running direct from the guitar's 1/4" output into a PreSonus Tube Pre-amp --> Focusrite ...
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Crackling in headphones

From time to time, I hear almost inaudible, but irritating crackling, whining, buzzing in my left headphone I am listening through my M-audio M-track II audio interface. This problem persists on low ...
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Audio interface stopped working (windows)

Everything worked fine - I recorded, mixed and just listened (youtube, soundcloud) through my audio interface M-audio M-track II - until, suddenly, it stopped working. What exactly happened? 1) It's ...
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USB Input for 24 bit Recording, Is it possible?

I buy a Dynacord PowerMate 1000-3 Power Mixer devices, Here. I think the output USB of this device send 24-bit audio for record. I need a device that get this USB output as input and record with 24-...
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Basic all digital mixing and audio interface home recording solution

Im a non pro electric and accoustic guitarist. I play together with my son on drums and my daughter on digital piano. Ive had some past digital recording experience going back 10ish years but havent ...
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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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Idle noise on audio-interface when listening trough headphones

When I'm listening trough my native PC audio card (3.5 mm jack), the max volume is much higher and I don't hear any noise. My recently bought audio-interface M-Track II is worse at this when ...
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Recording 2-6 lav mics to a Mac with a Behringer UMC1820?

I'm in the process of planning indoor "roundtable" type web videos with anywhere from 2-6 participants, whose voices I need to record in one way or another. I've already got a Zoom H5 with its X/Y ...
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Rode NT1A with Fousrite Audio Interface of with Zoom H4n pro / H5 [duplicate]

I'm looking for an appropriate partner for a Rode NT1A. Originally I wanted to go with a USB interface on macOS, something around 200€ like the new Focusrite Scarlett series. But since my field ...
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Listen to guitar using audio interface

I plug my Alesis Core 1 via usb into my PC. It appears as a recording device, if I right click on that and go into advanced and then click "Listen to this device", although I can hear my guitar there ...
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Phantom power through a Line input

I'm looking to buy an audio interface for recording guitar. I'm planning on splitting my signal chain into 2, with 1 channel going direct into the interface using the line input, and the other going ...
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How to explain CEntrance Latency Test Utility giving inconsistent results?

I'm trying to determine Round-Trip Latency of realtek built-in audio interface using CEntrance Latency Test Utility: To do this it's necessary to connect audio interface output to input using a short ...
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Connecting keyboard to a audio interface

I have a Nord electro 5 keyboard and I am wanting to record using that (not as a midi). I am just wondering what kind of audio interface to use? I also want to be able to connect guitar and vocal ...
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Are there any significant differences between using a dedicated audio interface and a field recorder with audio interface capabilities?

Are there any significant differences between using a dedicated audio interface (Focusrite 2i2) and a comparable field recorder with audio interface capabilities (Zoom H4n) in a direct audio interface ...
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No sound from Liquid Saffire 56 on OS X

I am using a Liquid Saffire 56 on a Macbook Pro, running OS X 10.6. I use both Logic 9 and Cubase 4 (and have successfully run them with a Saffire Pro10IO before). However now, I can't get any sound ...
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Fixing recording issues with Scarlett 2i2 / Procaster

New to audio recording, and just put together my new setup: Rode Procaster mic Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 USB interface Windows 10 I tried a few testing voice recordings on Audacity and Audition, and ...
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How to set up multiple analog interfaces to a single sound device

Pre note: Complete beginner talking here. I have been DJ'ing for a while, using a traktor s4 combined with traktor 2 software. Mixing is fun, but I like to do more with music. A while ago I decided ...
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What's the correct way to connect my active speakers to my laptop using an external sound interface?

Here's the problem: When I plug in a ten-dollar pair of headphones into my Lenovo laptop (memory: 8GB), everything sounds great. Seriously. When I connected my laptop to my Samsung SmartTV via an ...
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Sending bass from VST to bass amp

Our keyboard player plays bass on keyboard. This is going through MIDI to a Steinberg UR22 interface and is then hooked up with a standard Kontakt 5 libary to create bass sound from the MIDI notes. ...
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Can I record in stereo using Scarlett 2i2 and Audition?

I have purchased a Scarlett 2i2 Audio Interface and will be purchasing an Audio Technica AT2035. Am I able to record in stereo using the Scarlett 2i2 from my standard output jack on my Mac, or would ...
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Need help with my ''studio setup'' (from a hobby perspective)

English isn't my first language so please excuse any errors :) I was mainly thinking of getting myself a studio setup, because i mainly produce house/EDM music etc, but i do play piano aswell (i do ...
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ADAT - S/PDIF I/O optical connectivity

I have a sound interface, M-Audio - Profire 2626, that uses FireWire. I can't convert FireWire to USB, but the interface has ADAT I/O so I'm thinking about routing the M-Audio signal in something ...
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Thunderbolt-Firewire adapter: latency

I'm interested in using an old Firewire multichannel audio interface with a very recent Macbook that does not have Firewire but does have Thunderbolt. Apple sells a $30 Firewire-Thunderbolt adapter. ...
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How does direct monitoring work with a directly plugged in guitar in the Scarlett Solo?

I am thinking of buying a Focusrite - Scarlett Solo interface to record my guitar. I would like to plug my guitar directly to the interface and hear me playing while I'm recording, but would like to ...
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Can I setup my Scarlet 18i20 this way?

I just purchased a new 18i20 and I am hoping to reduce some of the equipment to simplify my setup. I have a Broadcasting machine with 8 HDMI inputs that I broadcast game tournaments from. This is ...
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FastTrack Duo Line Out with monitors as windows default sound device

I have a FastTrack Duo on Windows10 with the latest drivers etc. I have a pair of monitors connected on the 2 x Line Out 1/4" connections at the rear. It works fine for monitoring output with Cubase ...
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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 ...