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Computer audio interfacing - DAC/ADC

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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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Low/distorted signals from headworn microphone

I'm producing a podcast with several speakers in the same room. I'm also a complete novice when it comes to audio engineering. The Original Setup Originally we used a Yeti microphone set to '...
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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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Noise in usb audio interface?

I recently got an Acer Aspire desktop, and am having issues using it with my M-Audio M-Tack usb interface. I hear a constant high-pitched background noise in my Behringer monitors, as well as cpu[?] ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 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 ...