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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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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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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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Loud Whining Sound with Start/Stop of Audio

I get an loud whining sound after a big pop oftentimes when my laptop is hooked up to my monitors and there's no music playing. My Setup 2 x Presonus Eris E5 M-Audio M-track (v1) 2 x female XLR to ...
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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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Is there a way to connect a FireWire audio interface to a USB port?

My notebook only has HDMI, USB 2 and USB 3 ports. I would like to connect it to a FireWire audio interface. I did some research and found out I can't use a simple adapter. The interface is M-Audio ...
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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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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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Do studio monitors need an audio interface?

I bought 2 pioneer studio monitors (sdj-80X) but I don't know if i need an audio interface to get the best sound. I was told that I could connect it with just a connector from jack to mini jack. Is ...
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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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Will audio interfaces power most or all headphones?

I want to buy a pair of headphones with these stats: Sound pressure level (SPL) 97 dB (SPL) at 1 mW, 300 ohms And I have this audio interface but I can't tell by the specs if it can power these ...
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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?
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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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Pre-amp/Mixer or USB Interface for vocals?

I am a newbie to studio recording (voice artist) . I have decided to purchase a condenser mic for my recording (audiotechnica). However, I am confused as to whether I should purchase a Pre-amp/Mixer ...
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podcast with multiple mics, linux os: should i run the mics through an audio interface/mixer or connect both to pc using virtual audio cable?

any suggestions on how to best set up my mics for a multi mic podcasting setup? i haven't purchased any equipment yet. planning on buying a few mics, and then connecting them in the following ways. ...
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audio interface to add additional outputs to computer for Skype and teamspeak [closed]

I want to use multiple applications such as teamspeak and Skype that allow me to select separate audio inputs/outputs from the system out. Note that I am on a mac. I would like to take said audio ...
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Why do DAC/ADC and sound interfaces so often have the same number of Inputs and Outputs?

I have been looking at the Symphony I/O lately, and seeing that most configurations of it has the same number of inputs and ouputs. Persionally, I can't see a situation where I would need 32 outputs. ...
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Which of the two audio interfaces (M-Audio M-Track plus and Focusrite Scarlett 2i2) should I go for to record violin?

I am a Indian classical violinist. I want to record my violin along with a software instrument from the iPod at home. So I need a 2x2 usb audio interface. I will be recording the violin by a Cherub ...
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Minimal home studio based on Focuserite Scarlett 6i6

I hope it is not too general question. I am planning to have very minimal home studio with good quality sound recording into MacBookpro iOS 10.6.x. With friends we just need to connect a stage piano, ...
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Equipment for speech recording with fairly high quality

I am involved in a project related to speech analysis. I really need to record high quality speech sounds. I quickly realised computer sound card is not exactly what I need to use. I do some research ...
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How do you fix an input device that simply doesn't work?

I've been using a Zoom H4n as an audio interface for a while - and it was working fine until I upgraded to Windows 8. Now, the only input I get is the occasional jolt of sound, several seconds after I ...
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Getting Audio from Live to Pass Through to Scarlett 18i20

So I am trying to stream my setup to Mixlr, which provides a streaming interface where I can assign an audio device to send to the stream. There are a few options in the dropdown menu for each of the ...
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How to find native ASIO drivers?

I have an HP Pavilion g7 laptop that comes with an AMD sound card (IDT HD Audio Codec etc.), but must use an ASIO driver with my Native Instruments Maschine. ASIO4ALL is pretty terrible, so how would ...
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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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Focusrite Saffire Pro 40 query

Hey guys, So I was planning to buy an interface for myself & I had boiled down to the MOTU 4pre. But the dealer from whom I was planning to buy told me that I could get a Focusrite Saffire Pro 40 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Problem with my sound devices

So I just hooked up a Tascam US 1800. Installation went fine and my computer recognizes it as my default sound device. However, for some reason, whenever I use Pro-Tools, it only sends the Pro Tools ...
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Sound devices MixPre-D

I have read couple of post talking about this pre, and everybody seems to be pretty happy with the job out there. But what I would really like to know is how it works as a Audio interfece, has anybody ...
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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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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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Is there an advantage using ASIO drivers compared to MME or DirectSound?

I've discovered a limitation to ASIO in that multiple sound cards/devices cannot be used together (at least as far as Adobe Audition, N-Track, and Vegas Pro goes). What I was trying to do was use ...
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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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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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New audio interface

I'm looking to get a new interface and was looking at three options: Mbox 3 Apogee Duet w/breakout box Apogee Duet 2 I don't have Pro Tools HD so I don't have a need for 192kHz, just 96kHz with ...
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Command 8 Interface vs M Audio Project Mixer

I am researching into interfaces and control surfaces for Pro Tools (I may be looking to purchase one in the near future). I'd like the ability to control mixing in pro tools using faders instead ...
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Pro Tools Hardware in the Home Studio

What do you use in your home studios for Pro Tools hardware? Some people seem to just want to use the hardware as a dongle, others need better D/A converters, yet others need Pro Tools-oriented ...