Questions tagged [mixer]

A mixer is used to mix (add) audio signals by varying amounts. Mixers can be hardware or software and can vary from small software tools to large physical desks. See "mixing" tag for more. Use for questions related to the use of mixers.

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Buzz/Humm noise when using long unbalanced connection with no load on one end

In my setup I'm using a music player connected to an audio mixer in an unbalanced connection that runs over 15m. In general I don't get too much noise, but when the player is unplugged from the cable (...
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Which is better: to get sound from the amplifier with a microphone or to use the REC OUT jack (if it is installed on the amplifier)?

My amp has a REC OUT connector for 1/4 jack. I need to output the sound from the amplifier to the mixer. What is better in my case - use a microphone for this or connect using REC OUT? What are the ...
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Can I use my mixer to output guitar to multiple guitar amplifiers?

I want to channel my guitar chain through my mixer so that I can feed multiple guitar amps. I don't want to blow anything up (except the neighborhood) so here's my proposed setup. edit I've had the 4-...
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Mixing analog LFE channel with analog stereo signal

So, is it possible to mix a mono analogue LFE channel signal into a stereo L/R signal on both stereo channels on-the-fly, using a simple device (mixer?), with a possibility to adjust the volume of ...
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Easiest way to control of on-stage mix with in-ear monitors?

I'm a keyboard player with two boards I typically patch out to DI boxes at venues. I've been using on-stage amps but want to move to in-ear monitors. The challenge I want to solve is getting the ...
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Using a tie clip microfoon with amp

(an audio noob here, please explain in detail, I also want to learn:) ) I have a tie clip microphone (excuse me if that it is not the proper word for it, I mean a mic such as here). I have a PDM-X601-...
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Microphone to Mixer Issues

I have a Weymic Professional Mixer | 7-Channel 2-Bus Mixer/w USB Audio Interface. I am using a Pyle 3 Piece Professional Dynamic Microphone Kit Cardioid Unidirectional Vocal Handheld MIC with Hard ...
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Connecting Behringer mixer to laptop

I have a Behringer DJX700, and I want to send the master signal to my laptop. Do I need a sound card for that? Cant I connect it to the microphone input of the laptop using an RCA-to-minijack cable?
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What are 2T lines for?

I am studying the manual of an old Phonic MM1705 mixer. Then I see 4 RCA connectors: 2 for 2T RTN and 2 for 2T REC. From the manual, they are used together for recording to audio cassette (see below). ...
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Mixer XLR out vs Line out

What is the difference between XRL main outs and LINE outs on a mixing desk? Don't they both output the same Line level signal? What is the ideal use of one instead of the other? I still get confused ...
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Is there a software that allows replaying pre-saved fader positions?

I'm designing an upgrade to an existing sound system, with the goal of simplicity for the operator. I've got a strong computer background, and a modest (mainly car) audio background. I've done some ...
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Detect which microphone is spoken into

I have a couple (10 or so) microphone XLR inputs that goes into my analog mixer Allen & Heath PA20. The problem is that the channel inputs don't have a signal LED that lights up when someone ...
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Will this setup work?

I want to get sound from the laptop(music etc) and send it to the mixer (to play it to the speakers) At the same time I want to get the sound from the mixer (the mic input, and the music that was sent ...
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Multitrack recording on mackie pro fx 12v

I'm trying to figure out whether this mixer model suits my needs. I have an electronic drum kit, and an electric guitar which I want to record. The drums need left and right input. The guitar needs a ...
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Can I send mic-level audio out to body unit of wireless lav?

I'm hosting an event in an auditorium with a number of audio feature's I like, and some that get in my way. The room is controlled by a Creston system -- which is simply a black box to me, and I'd ...
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How do I connect a USB mic to a bluetooth (also has a 3.5mm audio jack input) maybe via my laptop to have a small megaphone? [closed]

I have a Fifine K669B USB mic, a laptop (Ubuntu as OS) and an Anker Soundcore 2 Bluetooth Speaker, that also has a 3.5mm audio jack. Is there a software or a way through an inexpensive hardware, using ...
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How can I listen to multiple audio outputs at the same time?

I want to practise playing piano with my Sony WH-1000XM4 headphones while listening to music on YouTube, so that I can practise playing as if joining in with other musicians. Now, the headphones work ...
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Can I independently control volume of MIX and PHONES on the Behringer XENYX 1202 mixer?

I am total beginner in the world of audio gear and recently find myself learning to play the piano. As I mostly get to play in the evenings when the family are sleeping, I want to be able to use ...
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Does a non-powered mixer have the same level of output regardless of number of inputs used?

Some of my band mates say that having too many mics/instruments plugged into a mixer has a chance of overpowering the output to the power amp. I say that the mixer is line level output regardless of ...
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How to get rid of a hiss in my Behringer Q802USB?

I recently purchased a Behringer Xenyx Q802USB, which I intend to use for inputing three Rode Wireless Go mics into my computer. I am using these adapters to use the "line in" inputs. But ...
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What is the likely cause of intermittent channel loss in Behringer mixer

My Behringer Eurorack MX2004A occasionally ceases to transmit signal from one or more of its input channels to headphones or to main out. I would like to try to figure out why to see if it is ...
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Can I drive additional headphones from a Monitor Out of my audiointerface without damaging them?

I have a Yamaha AG06 audio mixer / audiointerface connected to my PC. Currently, I only use the Headphone out 6.35mm headphone out to drive my 250 Ohm headphones. Now, I want to drive an additonal set ...
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Behringer Xenyx Q502USB with Boya MIC Hissing Noise and Low Vocal Sound Issue

I am totally new to sound. I have been using USB MIC and Boya (with USB adaptor). I record my voice while screen recording. I should had gone with Audio Interface but I got this mixer without XLR MIC. ...
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Does the device I'm looking for exist?

I'm looking for a simple USB interface that would provide multiple 3.5mm jack audio inputs to my computer. I've been searching on the web but all I can find is too complicated, with professional ...
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Line out of guitar amp when connected to soundcraft notepad 8FX does not give sound to the mixer. Is the Line out busted?

My guitar line out refuses to produce sound through the mixer. I am beginner guitar player and for my first gig I went to the church to play for a communion, I was carrying my guitar (Juarez), a ...
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Yamaha TF5 USB Output to ProPresenter

How do I bring in Yamaha TF5 USB channel output (33&34) to ProPresenter (only 16 channels)? For now, I am having to use FocusRite and it is causing ProPresenter to have a memory leak (crashes ...
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Plug and Play Condenser Mic not working on my USB Mixer Interface [closed]

I recently bought a new condenser microphone online to replace my old BM800. My problem is, the new condenser mic only works when directly plugged into my pc with the 3.5mm TRS connector. It does not ...
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In theory, could a choir rehearse safely by using multiple recording booths mixed with a soundboard?

As you know, COVID has shut down many facilities to keep people safe. As such, we have had to resort to virtual choir and other ensembles. And performing together is not possible because of the high ...
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What is the best way to mix+master a snare so that it sounds good on different devices?

I am working on a song (multiple, actually) that sounds alright, except for the snare. The snare is very prominent on phones, as it takes up the higher regions of the audio spectrum, and can tend to ...
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Multiple bus headphone switch

I'm looking for a device with two stereo inputs and two stereo outputs which will allow me to switch between the two inputs independently on the outputs (I'm not sure what the correct term for this ...
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PC stereo out to mixer

I have a Behringer X2222USB mixer. I am trying to go from the PC 1/8" stereo out to the mixer 1/4" line in and achieve stereo sound. I'm using a 3.5mm 1/8" TRS to Dual 6.35mm 1/4" ...
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Line-In Mixer very quiet [closed]

I bought the Rolls MX42 Stereo Mixer to mix the output of multiple devices together. I have connected my Computer (internal soundcard), Laptop, and Phone. All by using 3,5mm Jack to 2 Cinch y-Adapter ...
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How can I reduce hi-fi amplifier latency?

I've currently got a semi-home-studio cobbled together using bits and pieces that I had lying around. I've noticed that when I play my instrument through speakers, there's noticeable latency, about ...
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Stereo input to mono connector

If I have this mixer and I connect a stereo input by using a mini-jack to 2 TRS connectors to 2 different mono line channels and keeping the pan to 12 o'clock, is it good for both left and right ...
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Why do I need a USB audio interface when laptops have internal sound cards?

Shouldn't I use a mixer/pre-amp and connect the output to the 3.5mm jack on my laptop? Would I severely compromise audio quality while doing this? I am on a budget. Can I get 48kHz 24bit audio using ...
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I am not getting any sound out of my PA system. Did I connect something incorrectly?

I have a NUMARK M6 USB 4 channel mixer with LEFT and RIGHT Balanced XLR output connected to channel 1 and channel 2 of my AUDAC EPA252 power amplifier respectively. My speaker is a passive HYBRID ...
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Understanding what equipment I need for my Specific Needs

I hope this doesn't appear to be a shopping recommendation question because I already have a starting basis for what I need from having taken an audio fundamentals and DAW course. But I'm wondering ...
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How can I combine two sources of audio into one set of headphones?

I am using my PreSonus AUDIOBOX 96 and Facetime in my computer to record a podcast. My current setup is: mic to AUDIOBOX and Soundflower to record audio from my computer. I don't have problems ...
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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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Streaming an instrument with a 6.35mm AUX stereo output

I have a beautiful AvantGrand N2, Yahama's digital piano with acoustic action. I would like to use it to livestream a performance in a few weeks, seeing as I can't invite anyone over for a concert ...
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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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Mutli Input/Output mixer setup

I recently bought a mixer (Yamaha MG10XU) to go with my headphone/mic combo. I'm basically wondering how would one go to have a following setup. Right now Windows is using multi track thanks to ...
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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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How to introduce automatic gain control over two mics using audio interface, DAW and a mixer

I'm having Behringer UMC202HD as an audio interface and Studiomaster DC8.2 as a mixer. I am looking to introduce automixer system using the above-mentioned hardware for the live production in an ...
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Tascam 4x4 usb interface only playing from 2 mics with 4 mics plugged in [closed]

I plugged this tascam usb interface us 4x4 into my windows 10 machine and only the first 2 channels are playing audio. I have tried on a Windows and Mac machine and the same thing happens. What's ...
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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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How do I power a Yamaha EMX5?

I know basically nothing with about audio engineering and need some help. I just recently bought a Yamaha emx5 powered mixer. What is the best way to protect it from a power surge? Do I need a power ...
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8 channel pass through on Behringer XAir XR18

I am trying to use a Behringer XR18 as a passthrough for recording and live sound. I want route 8 channels from the 8 inputs to 8 outputs for the sound guy while recording 8 channels to Reaper ...
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What is the use of an insert slot in a sound mixer?

What is the use of insert slot on a sound mixer.
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How to connect subwoofer, loudspeakers and monitor speakers with 2 output only from the mixer?

My mixer has only two outputs: one for the loudspeakers and one for the monitors. My active loudspeakers and active monitor speakers are already connected to these 2 outputs and work fine. Now I ...
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