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Difference between microphone and line in inputs?

Just something I've always wondered—most sound cards have both a line in and a microphone, and I've never been able to tell the difference between anything recorded with them. Lately I've seen cards ...
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New Product: LEAP

I was going to post this as an answer to any of the multiple ergonomics-based questions, but I'll just add to the pile. Have you seen this yet? [youtube]_d6KuiuteIA[/youtube] Your Minority Report ...
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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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Sound Design Input Devices

I've been long wanting a tablet to use as an input device (drawing in automation, etc...), and I'd love to have a Jazz Mutant control surface, and lots of other stuff. But I just came across this: ...
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Connecting the iRig mic to a mixer or microphone input

I have a IK Multimedia iRig Mic that I want to plug into a standard TS 1/8 inch mono microphone connector (such as a computer). The iRig mic has a iPhone 1/8 in connector (4 way), which transfers in ...
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Field recording gain staging - Desirable input level and processing

Hello, I am new to field recording and had some questions pertaining to gain staging for recording sound effects and ambience. What is the recommended desired input level for both sound effects and ...
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cutting foley/footsteps through compression?

Anyone do this? We're looking to tweak our chain somewhat, and one of the more obvious things is to go ahead and compress some of those quick transients out on the cut side of foley and footsteps. ...
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Can I connect a bass guitar directly to my mixer?

Is it possible to play a bass guitar through one of the stereo channels (L/mono) for example, on Behringer ZENYX 1823 sound mixer?
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Understanding various input lines types for mixing?

Can anyone out there point me to a good tutorial to understand the various kinds of inputs and outputs use in audio? I've looked around a little bit, and I have not found anything too great. Online is ...
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What is this Behringer X1622USB footswitch insert used for?

The Xenyx X1622USB has a FX Footswitch insert at the top of the board near the Behringer Logo. Is this used with a regular footswitch to turn the effect "Off" or "On"? Nothing in the manual ...
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using many USB inputs

does using many usb 2.0 input makes the audio quality any bad? because I am using 6 usb input in my laptop through usb audio interfaces, keys , sonuus and other devices. I doubt it might lower my ...
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Mic input vs Instrument input

I just got a Focusrite iTrack Solo. This has two inputs. One has an XLR jack and one has a TRS jack. It appears that the idea was that you would use the XLR jack for a mic and the TRS jack for an ...
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Can I connect DI box to mixer line in?

I am presently feeding my DI boxes through a multicore and into my mixers XLR mic inputs. However I wonder if I could feed them into the line inputs (1/4" jack) instead. I would obviously need to ...
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Connect Line Level To Mic Level

I have a old video camera that has a mic level input for connecting stereo mics. When I connect a line level device (computer, etc.) to it it sounds horrible. Is there a relatively cheap way to ...
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MIDI input 3 second delay lag

I luckily found the answer to this problem, so I'm going to self-answer this. Problem: MIDI input lags by 3 - 5 seconds (not a buffer size issue). Setup: For me: Yamaha YDP-S30 digital piano E-MU ...
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Recording software that will record multitrack streams to different formats (live)

What i need is pure recording software, so it does not need to have an UI like a DAW, none of the editing, moving tracks or effects features are needed. I want it to have the following features: ...
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Input levels (mic/inst/line) and DI-Box

Okay, I'm totally consused about the input levels. Let's say I have an audiointerface Presonus Studio 68. Inputs: Mic/line/inst Mic/line/inst Mic/inst Mic/inst There is also a button "line" which ...
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Combining several inputs to a single headphone output?

I use in-ears on stage and was wondering if there are any headphone amps that support several inputs to a single output? Input 1 (jack) Input 2 (jack) Output 1 (jack) Basically my end game is that I ...
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Balanced line level to balanced mic level

What is the best practice for connecting a balanced, line level signal to a balanced, microphone input? I have a source with balanced, line level, +4dBu outputs (XLR) which I want to connect to the ...
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Mixing balanced and unbalanced connections

I'm a little confused about balanced vs. unbalanced jacks. I was looking at getting a Whirlwind Mix-16 mixer. The specs on the manual list an unbalanced impedance for the inputs (though the main body ...
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How do I keep my guitar signal from clipping in logic pro x with UA Apollo Twin?

Using a UA Apollo Twin with Logic Pro X, I cannot record guitar without it clipping. I've tried messing with input levels within Logic and UA Console, but then the signal is weak and quiet compared ...
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How to connect microphone to MacBook (combined input/output ports)

I want to record sound on my MacBook Pro Late 2011 for screencasts, and I need a lavalier microphone for this. I have been looking at the JK MIC-J 044 Lavalier microphone, and from what I can tell, ...
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Cannot select input in Logic

I am using OS X 10.11 el capitan. Since there is no working driver for my USB-Interface (M-Audio Fast Track Pro) I uninstalled the driver to let my interface work as a class compliant device. That ...
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Why does a single speaker have two inputs?

Why does a single speaker have two inputs? Are they something like negative and positive channels, left and right, or something else? If they are left and right inputs, what is the use in that, as ...
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What is the best way to wire an audio interface with 1/4 outputs to studio monitors that have an XLR input?

I have a scarlet audio interface with 1/4 outputs, and I'm thinking about purchasing EVENT 20/30s. The 20/30s have XLR inputs. What is the best way to connect the two without losing sound quality?
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Dummy load on TV video input with RCA jack? [closed]

I have an old CRT-based HDTV that's pretty awesome for audio and I want to connect an audio source to one of its available audio/video inputs. However, I don't have a video signal, just the left/...
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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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Splitting up multiple inputs on one soundcard

I record audio on my PC from a couple sources and have tried to improve my setup over the last two years with no results so far. An example: I have a game's audio, my mic's audio and Skype or TS ...
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Zoom in 4CH mode and Firmware update 1.72

I have updated the firmware [on the Zoom H4n]. Now I should be able to control sensitivity on input 1 and 2 separately. And it has worked before but not anymore. I am only able to control sensitivity ...
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Recording Multiple Kinds Of Microphones In Reaper

I've had a AT2020 USB mic for a while but I recently bought a Scarlett 2i2 and a MXL 990. Is it possible for me to record both microphones in Reaper? If so how? I know it'd be ideal to just get ...
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Fostex FR2 LE + Rode NTG2 quiet input

Hello, I recently bought an Fostex FR2 LE and a RODE NTG2 in order to create a starter kit for sound recording in the field. I have performed numerous test recordings over the past few days but the ...
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How to connect a Roland EG-101 headphone output jack to a computer to record input?

Beginner audio question: I have a Roland EG-101 from the year 1999 and I want to connect it to my computer for direct recording and mixing but I don't know how to do this. The Roland has a MIDI ...
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How to figure out Line-in or Mic-in [closed]

I've been searching around for a soundcard to stream audio into my computer from an outside source, since my current motherboard supports mic-in instead of line-in, it sounds like garbo. However, on ...
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Routing asio soundcard output to a PC input device

I'm using an asio sound card with Ableton live, and would like to route audio input through Ableton and then into another application such as Discord or OBS. I know there's a non-asio solution to do ...
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I don't understand speaker input wattage [closed]

My uncle gave me a pair of Technics SB-CS65 but I can't understand the speaker input rating to get an amp. It says: IMPEDANCE: 8 ohm INPUT: 120W, MUSIC; 60W, DIN.