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Can a balanced audio connection be maintained with one end unbalanced?

I have a digital piano, KORG SP-250, that has unbalanced output, and a sound card Focusrite Clarett 4pre-USB that has balanced input (line level or mic). I now wonder, what will happen when I connect ...
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Tascam DR-40 line-out not working while headphones OK

I have a strange problem with my Tascam DR-40. The device has a single 3.5mm jack for line-out and headphones. While headphones are working well I don’t get a signal when using the same jack to ...
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Can instrument effects pedals be used for (live) vocals? Either at mic level or line level?

I just saw Rosetta last night, and noticed that the vocalist uses some kind of all-in-one effects pedal. I don't know whether or not it was specifically made for vocals though. I would like to have ...
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Do some dedicated sound cards have a “stronger” line-out signal than on-board chips?

I am currently using a Realtek ALC887 on-board sound chip connected through line-out to a set of recently acquired Raumfeld Stereo M speakers. Either the audio signal of my on-board chip is rather ...
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How do I generate a 0 dBFS sine-wave in SoX? (output clipped warning)

I'm trying to generate a 48 kHz, 16-bit 0 dBFS WAV file of a 997 Hz sine wave, where the level is set to the maximum value of 7FFF, but SoX warns me the output was clipped when it finishes. I don't ...
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10-15 dB lower input audio level on audio interface than output level on source

I am trying to record audio from a Philips VR 948 S-VHS Videorecorder with my Apogee Duet 2 audio interface. Somehow the input signal is at -10 dB (or about 10-15 dB lower) on the audio interface (...
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Can the Line-in jack be used for an external microphone?

Is there any way to use a microphone in a Line-in jack (e.g., with a pre-amp, phantom power, etc.)?
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Using an unpowered microphone on a mixer board?

I just recently bought a Mackie 402VLZ4 and trying to use a set of microphones on the board. The microphones I'm trying to use are as follows: A lavalier microphone (mini to XLR adapter being used):...
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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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Line inputs and sound quality

Ive been recording my guitar from the line out of a two notes captor into the line in of my presonus audiobox itwo via a trs cable. I'm not 100% happy with what I am hearing as it sounds like the ...
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line-level adjustment problem [closed]

How can I connect a microphone with jack cable to the line-in port of a simple speaker, please? How can I adjust mic level to line level? Similar question: How can I adjust line level of CASIO SA-46 ...
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Converting a 3.5in mic input to line level portably

As I understand it, mic level input and line level input are two different things, with line level input having a much higher power level. In my case, I'm dealing with an old minidisc recorder that ...
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Audio cuts out after some time on mixer when set to -10dBV level

I have a Behringer X1622USB mixer which I am trying to set up with my PC. I have my PC's motherboard line out connected to a stereo line in on the mixer, which is fine for the most part. On each line ...
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Preamplifier to get Max Output Voltage

I'm looking a preamplifier to get 1-2 Volt as Maximum Output Voltage of a microphone with jack or RCA. To get a line-in signal and then modulate in FM. I don't know if this I've found works. Beh­...
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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 the difference between headphone jack and line out on Zoom H5 Audio Recorder?

I'm not very familiar with sound engineering, so this may be a stupid question! I use a Zoom H5 for video production work. I plug microphones into the H5, and then plug the Line Out from it into the ...
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Playing MP3/AAC music on powered loudspeaker [closed]

I have a Mackie Thump15 15-Inch powered loudspeaker that I want to be able to play music from my iTunes library on. The speaker has active amplification and has a mic and line input. I read that I can ...
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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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Why we require high voltage swing at the output of line drivers?

Why we require high voltage swing at the output of line drivers? ( My knowledge in this area is limited and please correct me if am asking an irrelevant question ) just like + or - 15V at the output ...
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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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Remove Buzzing on PC Line In Jack with Audio Compressor After Mixer

I have done some pretty detailed trouble shooting on this and just want to know what additional equipment or things to try to eliminate the electronic buzzing noise I get. PC Line In Jack Behringer ...
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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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Matching line in/line out levels

I recently asked about the general setup of our Talking Newspaper recording studio (Undestanding a recording studio configuration). From the answers given, it seems that without buying extra ...
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Do analog mixers boost mic level to line level?

Does your typical analog non-powered mixer boost the mic inputs to line level for all the signal processing ie. effects, eq, panning, or does it remain mic level?
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Wireless Mic & Line Signals

Hello, Is it possible to transmit a STEREO LINE signal through a wireless mic system. Im using the Sennheiser ew 100 G3 system. I can actually send/receive successfully the signal but my problem is ...
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Trim levels in Deva 5.8 channels

how to set trim, pre-amp level, in DEVA 5.8 recorder on location for condensor and lapel mikes?
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How does a recorder boost a signal at line-in?

This might seem like a dumb question, but don't let that fool you. It is a dumb question. Say I connect my mics to my MixPre-D, and then connect my MixPre-D to my Sony PCM M10 recorder via line-in. ...