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Yamaha HS7 Sounds Odd

A month ago, I bought a "Like New" Yamaha HS7 off eBay. I didn't have a cable to connect these to my computer until today when I got a 1/8 inch to dual XLR cable and connected them to my ...
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Is there an easy way to mix headphones and mic into one output for recording purposes?

I’d like to have a portable setup that I can use to record conference calls for work, in particular I want to cover the cases where I want or need to use headphones. I often use more than one kind of ...
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Sennheiser mke 2 and ew100 g3= cable noise. Any ideas why?

Just upgraded my me2 to an MKE2. Used with g3 wireless. The cable on the new MKE2 has the blue (attenuator or whatever that is with the serial #). I read that the blue version had more shielding for ...
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Can I use guitar cables to connect my keyboard to my audio interface?

I have a Yamaha MX synthesizer and would like to record in stereo using the Scarlett 4i4 audio interface connected by two TS cables I use for my guitar. Should I use the TS cables or should I buy two ...
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Would it reduce the wire noise if I use DI rather than connecting a guitar directly to interface?

I´m pretty new to this, I´m using a foucsrite interface, and I´m wondering if it is worth it to make or buy a direct box for having a balanced signal in order to reduce noise. I don´t need a long ...
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Connecting DJ Board to Powered Speakers (XLR vs TRS/TS vs RCA)

I'm attempting to connect a DJ board to 2 JBL Professional EON612 speakers and a powered Subwoofer with RCA input. The speakers have both an XLR and 1/4" input (Not sure if 1/4" is TRS or TS ...
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How do you put a mic cable inside a rode boompole

How do you put a mic cable inside a rode boompole? I'm having a heck of a time. Do I have to cut the cable and resolder it after I put the cable in? If anybody has a diagram or something that'd be ...
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TRS or XLR to TRS? which one?

I wanted to get the xlr to trs cable but i dont know if there will be a sound quality difference between the xlr to trs and the trs. I assume this is a dumb question but i want to make sure.
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Why does using an extension cable on my headset with a TRRS jack cause the stereo signal to leak into the microphone signal?

I've been trying to get an extension cable for my various wired headsets. These headsets have a standard 3.5mm TRRS jack using the CTIA standard, so the cable carries both a stereo out signal and a ...
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Using XLR to Stereo jack for looping and panning signals, is it a problem?

I'm working on a looping set up. I have three mic's around my drum set going into a mixer and then i pan them to one side. I'll use this side to output the whole drums as 1 signal into an RC-30 looper ...
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Is there a sound quality difference between RCA (analog) and optical (digital) connections?

All other things being equal, if there's an option for connecting two components using RCA cabling or connecting the same two components using an optical cable, is there any reason to prefer one ...
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Can I use a stereo cable extensor for a mono microphone [closed]

I just got small microphone to use with my mobile phone. The microphone has no cable, just the 3.5mm jack, but I need some leeway to move the microphone away from my device. I was looking up for ...
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On a small mixer (Behringer 802) do I have options for crowded cable management?

The Behringer mixers, like many, have vertical input jacks. In trying to come up with a good cable-management solution, so my desktop set-up is nice and pretty, I'm running out of ideas. I'm not ...
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Connecting an existing system to a mixer

First off, I realise that none of this system is ideal. When the strange Covid conditions are over, we will be sorting it out properly: this is very much a "for now" solution. My church has an ...
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Wiring an XLR 1/4" jack combo wall box to a single cable (Neutrik ncj6fi-s)

I purchased one of these sockets for my home studio and I need some advice wiring it up. I purchased a balanced cable XLR > 1/4" jack, cut the XLR end off and wired it up like this: I have limited ...
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Do XLR cables wear out?

Is there any noticeable difference in sound quality if you use a new XLR cable instead of a well-used 10 years old one? I work at our local church and can borrow a cable from there to do some ...
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What would happen if I plug in a mono/TS phone jack into a balanced output socket that requires a TRS phone jack?

I want to plug two phone-to-RCA adapter into the stereo output of a mixing console. The output I'm going to use is a stereo out with a balanced TRS phone socket for each channel. I want to plug in ...
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Why do we need ground connection on balanced cable?

There are 3 connections on balanced cable. Hot, cold and ground. I understand you can do "ground lift" and still get the right signal. So what is the point of ground?
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Buying a 3.5mm TRRS female to TS male adapter

I'm trying to buy an adapter from 3.5mm TRRS female to 3.5mm TS male. I've been searching Google Shopping and Amazon, and not finding anything. Do I not know the right keywords? Can someone help me?...
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Stereo 3.5mm jack to RCA or 6.35mm jack on Yamaha MG24?

I want to connect an iPod / Computer etc with a stereo 3.5mm jack to a Yamaha MG24. The MG24 has a stereo channel with both a pair of RCA inputs and a pair of 6.35mm jacks (see below, illustration ...
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Looking For 1/4" stereo -> dual L or R mono

I'm looking for a cable that splits a single stereo 1/4" to two separate mono outputs (also 1/4"), one left and the other right. Do you know of one? The only thing I can find online mixes the stereo ...
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What cable is needed for Sennheiser ME66/K6 and Olympus LS-12

I`m planning to buy a Sennheiser ME66/K6 mic set and a recorder (possibly Olympys LS-12). What is the cable I would need to connect the mic set to the recorder?
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Cables: how to handle ground?

By default, audio cables have their ground pin connected to the cable shield at both ends. I have seen recommendations to connect the cable shield at one end only, to avoid ground loops. What's the ...
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Issues with mix-minus setup on Xenyx Q1002USB with dbx 286s

My setup is simple and complicated at the same time: My mixer is a Behringer Xenyx Q1002 USB Premium. 1. I have a XLR microphone going into a dbx 286s Mic Preamp/Processor. The processed audio is ...
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Digital AES50 and REAC (CAT5) connecters, normal RJ45 with XLR eye candy?

I want to prepare the wiring in our church to use a digital snake system. We haven't decided which brand we're going for yet, but both M-2001 - S-1608 (REAC) and X32 - S16 (AES50) combinations have ...
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What should I take into account when I want to switch to wireless sub/speakers?

I'm a mobile DJ so I'm setting up my circus tent and breaking it down multiple times a week. Staying organized really helps, and anything that can save time is precious. Currently I have a sub and ...
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Male Micro usb to male XLR cable?

I have a Blue Yeti microphone which has a female micro USB port which I need to connect to a mixer which has a female XLR port. I have been looking for a cable which is male micro usb on one end and ...
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I need some help understanding balanced/unbalanced and mono/stereo cables

I have a Q802 USB mixer from Behringer, I’ll outline its use briefly and they get into my question. I want to input a mic into the XLR, and the headphone jack from an iPad and the headphone jack from ...
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Is there any cable with jack 6.3mm male to jack 3.5mm female?

I'm trying to find an extension cable for my sound interface, which features a 6.3mm jack output for monitoring, since my headphones have a very short cable that is always stretched. I already have ...
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Why are speaker cable jack plugs sometimes fatter than intsrument cable

Is there any reason why speaker jacks can sometimes have a fatter shroud than instrument cable/standard 1/4" jacks? The reason I am asking is because I'm making my own 4 core speaker cable up with ...
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Preventing tangled mic cables

It seems like no matter how carefully I wind up my mic cables, the next time I get them out I'm fighting tangles and knots. And untangling mic cables is not one of my favorite things to do in front ...
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Is it safe to convert rca to xlr

I have a pre-amplifier of which the outputs are RCA. Now i want to buy new active speakers but those only have 3pin-XLR input. is it safe for both my amplifier and active speakers just to use a simple ...
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What is the best way to convert 1/8“ cable to dual 1/4” input monitors

I recently bought a pair of JBL LSR305 studio monitors: https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/LSR305--jbl-lsr305-5-inch-powered-studio-monitor They sound great, but they only have a 1/4" cable ...
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Combined Jack headset (mic/audio) to audio only

I have a headset with an integrated microphone. It has only one jack cable but fortunatly came with a splitter (like this one here) to have two 3.5mm jacks, one for the stereo audio going to the ...
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How to connect mixer's mono aux send to stereo input of FX unit?

I have a Mackie 1402VLZ Pro mixing desk. I want to use one of the sends to hook up an Axoloti unit for use as an FX unit. As I understand it, the send jack socket from the Mackie is mono, and has the ...
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What is the difference between XLR cables and TRS cables in a live environment and in a recording environment? [duplicate]

What is the difference between XLR cables and TRS cables in a live environment and in a recording environment? Which should we use in a performance? We are contemplating whether to do it inside or ...
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Why is there static in the output of my Xenyx 802 mixer?

I have a new Xenyx 802 mixer and am trying to set it up to mix audio for some video projects (for input into my cannon camera). I'm having trouble getting a clean sound however and even when there ...
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What Cable do I need to connect Bose L1S and Reloop Beatpad 2

My controller Reloop Beatpad2 has two balanced XLR outputs, whilst the Bose L1S has one analogue input for line-level analogue input via 0.63 cm TRS phone cable. (as seen in picture). I am confused ...
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What's the difference between 3 pin, 4 pin, and 5 pin XLR intercom headsets?

I'm looking for new headsets for an old Clear-com intercom system in a community theatre. All the plugs in the walls for the system are 3-pin XLR, but shopping around I can't find anything but 4 and 5 ...
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What is a TRSF connector?

This HOSA cable/adapter says it has a TRSF adapter. Is that a typo? What is TRSF?
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How should Mini XLR condenser microphone be wired?

I have bought an AKG WMS 40 (Instrument) kit which comes with the PT 40 bodypack transmitter. This has a mini XLR socket. I am trying to use it with a spare headset mic that had a 3.5mm mono connector ...
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Potential problems with chaining mic cables?

Will connecting several mic cables together impact the quality of the recording? Obviously with every additional cable there's an added risk of a loose connection, but assuming my cables and ...
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Extension cable for camera audio input

I have a lavalier system with a ATR35 mic. I want to use the mic with my DSLR, but the cord length needs to be longer. What do I look for when I buy an extension cable? I know that the mic is a dual ...
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Can I use the stereo channel on my mixer for my over head mics?

I have a Phonic Powerpod 820 mixer that has 4 mono channels and 2 stereo channels. Can I route both of my overhead mics through one of the stereo channels? The stereo channels only have 2 1/4" inputs, ...
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How to connect two (2) MIDI devices to an Audio Interface with only one (1) MIDI In port?

I have one large keyboard (Roland KR-370 [MIDI IN/OUT]) and a small one with pitch/mod wheel (microKorg [MIDI IN/OUT/THRU) and I'm trying to connect them to my Audio Interface (MOTU Traveler [MIDI IN/...
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Patch Cables: are XLR better than 1/4 inch balanced?

I'm a semi-new podcaster and accumulating some gear (pre amp, dynamics processor, mixer). Is there any difference in quality between using an XLR patch cable versus a 1/4 inch balanced (TRS) cable? ...
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TS (1/4'') to XLR cable. Balanced or unbalanced?

Hi I've recently bought this TS to XLR cable: http://www.adamhall.com/en/ah_Cables_Liveline_Series_-_Microphone_Cable_XLR_male_to_6.3_mm_Jack_mono_6_m.html I know that TS is a typically unbalanced ...
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Issues with microphone cables

I'm new to sound design but I noticed something odd with a set of cables I purchased. I have a set of 3' Xlr cables that I purchased along with a set of Xlr(Female) to 1/4"(Male) adapters. I am ...
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Maximum length for an unbalanced cable?

Is there a maximum length for an unbalanced audio cable after which you should use balanced?
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What to consider when selecting RCA-to-3.5 mm cable for recordings

I've got a Pioneer DJM800 (see rear connections) mixer at home, and would like to record some mixtapes to my stationary computer that's 10 meters away. I'm considering getting a 10 metre RCA-to-3.5 mm ...