Questions tagged [audio-interfaces]

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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 ...
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Behringer UCA202 Audio Interface and BEHRINGER C-1

I need to be able to use a BEHRINGER C-1 mic in my PC, I need to know if a Behringer UCA202 Audio Interface will work for me, if you know any other interface that would help me a lot!
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Digitizing Casette 4-Track Tapes via Behringer U-Control UCA 222

I'm looking to digitize a bunch of 4-track tapes I made when I was teenager. I acquired a Tascam 424 (the same model I originally recorded on) which has the ability to route each track to a separate ...
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Intermittent noise from Audio interface

I bought a new Steinberg UR22 about a week ago to get to start doing some recording but straight away ran into problems. I tried it out recording into garage band but I started getting loud ...
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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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Unable to record effects from Alesis Firewire 12 mixer

I have Alesis Firewire 12 mixer and I am successfully recording multi-channel tracks with Ableton Live (version 9) when I connect mixer and computer with firewire cable. However, if I mess up with ...
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S/pdif ports - Should/can I use them?

My Saffire Pro 24 Firewire audio interface has S/pdif in/out ports. My computer also has s/pdif in/out ports. My interface is already connected to my computer bia firewire. Would there be any benefit ...
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Old MOTU 828 Mk1 on a modern system

I'm brand new to pro audio recording, and I'm putting together my system right now. I'm interested in buying a MOTU 828 Mk1 interface in order to pipe 4 XLR mics through the 828, through firewire, ...
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Cheapest way to get MANY Audio Inputs

What are some cheap USB boxes on the market that offer many audio inputs, especially of the XLR variety? Is there any reason (i.e. software limitations, or latency) that I can't simply buy several ...
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Audio/Video lag when playing through M-Audio Fast Track Pro

I have an M-Audio Fast Track Pro (MAFTP) running on a Windows 7 64-bit OS with an 3.4 GHz i-3 processor and 8 Gb of RAM. Yet usually when I run any sort of audio through the MAFTP I get serious lag ...
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Is it possible to duplicate outputs 1 and 2 to outputs 3 and 4 on a Scarlett 2i4?

I currently have a 2i2, and it's good. I also have some slightly higher impedance headphones (250) and the headphone amp on it needs a little more power. I'm getting an O2 headphone amp, and I'd like ...
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sub-100 pound/dollar SPDIF/coaxial audio input into USB (mac lion and Win 7 64 compatible?)

Can you recommend a sub-100 pound/dollar SPDIF/coaxial audio input device into USB (mac os x lion and Win 7 64 compatible?)
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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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How to improve guitar sound quality and production?

So I've got a Westone Thunder connected to my Focusrite audio interface running on Logic Pro X. I'm brand new to guitar production so I'm looking for some tips on how to mix high-quality guitar sounds....
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Do I need a DI to put a Guitar through my Interface?

I recently picked up an MBox 2 Mini so that we can send a guitar into our DAW and put effects onto the guitar in live time. I know that this will work with the configuration of software and interface ...
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Do all Focusrite Saffire range products use same inputs and outputs?

I'm going to buy my very first sound card, with an aim towards sound quality. I'm looking for both good 2+ inputs and outputs and nicely powered headphone output, since I'm not aiming to buy a ...
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converting guitar to midi to use with learning software

I found a lot of music learning software like this which can accept midi input. Thing is I'm trying to learn guitar (and I don't want to buy a midi guitar). Is there software that can do something ...
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Tascam US-122 audio breaking up

I use Hauptwerk virtual pipe organ software on my Windows 7 laptop. MIDI in and audio out are via a Tascam US-122. A lot of the time this is great but sometimes the output audio sounds terrible, ...
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How do the outputs on this audio interface work?

I don't know much about audio interfaces and how they work. I'm looking at the Line 6 AMPLIFi TT and I have have two questions about the outputs. If an interface has an "AMP OUT" like this one does,...
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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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Where should I turn up the output when recording from a keyboard through an audio interface?

I use a Roland External sound interface to record from my Yamaha keyboard to my Laptop, with Cakewalk LE as the recording software. The output seems to be too strong using the volume control on the ...
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How to tell number of audio channels exposed to computer over USB?

I would like to record multiple separate channels on my computer. I.e. such that each input in the breakout box is exposed as an separate input to the audio software. It seems like a lot of breakout ...
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Is the Focusrite Scratlett 2i2 and Rode NT1 Kit mic a good starting set for podcasting?

I am thinking about buying a mic and an audio interface for podcasting on my MacBook Pro. I am new to this stuff, and based on my research, I came to the conclusion that, I need a large diaphragm, ...
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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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What audio usb interface do I need to play guitar pro with guitar rig?

i'd like to play with Guitar Rig sounds while running Guitar Pro to exercise. At the moment i'm using Rocksmith Cable with Asio4All to connect the guitar for Guitar Rig, but Asio4All is exclusive and ...
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What audio interface is this?

just a short question. What audio interface is being used on this video ? I cant find it anywhere, I have search though everything on http://www.thomann.de/ but I ...
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Are there “professional” single input external sound cards?

I do not need something as advanced as the PreSonus FireStudio 26x26, which can handle up to 26 inputs simultaneously. For me a one/two inputs sound card is enough. However, I do want the same level ...
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Using Original m-BOX with Garageband and OS 10.6.8

I installed drivers as suggested. Computer/Garageband is recognizing the mBox and I am getting a signal, but it's only mono. Any ideas?
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How to connect my guitar to my pc for under £20?

I have a copy of native instruments guitar pro 5, and I've been told I need something like this audio interface in order to connect my guitar to my pc, but it's a bit more than I'm willing to spend. ...
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How to join two sound interfaces?

I'm using protools 10 hd in 2diffrent systems with two different audio interfaces. Is there way which I can have my two systems synced?can I join my interfaces in order to get the same time code?