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Is there a significant difference in sound quality between 1/4" jacks and XLR inputs for microphones?

I have a mixer that has 4 microphone channels. Each one has both a 1/4" jack input, and a three pronged input (XLR). I can choose one or the other for connecting my microphone. I am about to buy ...
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The process of editing and mixing

Between these two phases of work, how does your workflow or the "normal" workflow commence? Say you are editing backgrounds…you create backgrounds. As an editor, do you volume graph/automate them to ...
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What is the difference between a 4-Bus and a 4/2 Bus mixer? What does the slash mean?

Perusing the Behringer website they have all different notations for Bus. What does it mean to be a 4-Bus mixer compaired to a 4/2-Bus mixer? Or, even a 2/2-Bus mixer? I don't believe the current ...
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fast routing (switching) of a single output to n distinct monitors

I need to route sound from a personal computer to one of a horde of monitors. Only one monitor will be active at any one time, but I need to be able to switch between monitors rapidly (<50ms) ...
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552 Mixer or 702 Recorder? (Sound Devices)

Background: My main focus is sound effects recording. A very close second at the moment is onset recording (no huge productions though). I own a Fostex FR2 but it is slowly dying on me. It won't ...
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TRS 3.5mm microphone not working in mixer

I can't get my microphone to work in my mixer. It is a standard 3.5mm TRS headset microphone. I have it plugged into a 3.5mm TRS to 1/4" TRS adapter, which is plugged into a 1/4" TRS to XLR adapter. I ...
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How to connect Powered Subwoofer to Mixer?

I have two Alto TS210 Powered Active Speakers connected to Yamaha MG06 Mixer, which is then connected to my laptop via Stereo Y-Cable. That setup is working fine, however, I would like to now add a ...
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Any small bus-powered USB mixers on the market?

I've been trying to find a USB-powered mixer. Something with 2 or 3 microphone inputs. I've seen the Mackie VLZ's and the Alesis MultiMix, but all of them require bulky power supplies. Is there ...
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Electric guitar connected to Mixer doesnt work

Just wondering if someone could tell me why my setup didnt work. I have an electric guitar and was supposed to play as part of a choir at one of the churches. I have never played at the church or ...
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Balanced/unbalanced audio and TS/TRS jack issue with mixer

Following my previous question regarding which mixer to buy, I have now bought the one I was talking about but I'm having some issues setting it up. My understanding of balanced/unbalanced audio is ...
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S/PDIF from PC to Mixer

Background: I have a Yamaha LS9-32 mixer and I'm getting a new sound card for my PC to interface with the mixer. From the Yamaha LS9-32 User Manual: 2TR IN DIGITAL jack This is a coaxial ...
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Mono vs Stereo connections

I have an RCA stereo connector with a single 1/8 inch pin. I want to connect to a mixer with a 1/4 to 1/4 mono cable to either a mono channel or stereo channel and would like the best way to do it. ...
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Fostex FM3 Field Mixer

Hi, Does anyone have any experience with this mixer that can share the pros and cons of recording with it? (preamps, noise and other features...) I'm thinking of buying one field mixer and there are ...
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Behringer X32 digital feedback loop

I've been using the "new" Behringer X32. Occasionally, and still without knowing exactly why, I get a digital feedback and the master volume goes to top. No specific frequency, just a digital ...
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How to connect stereo output to mono speaker?

My mixer has 1/4" STEREO out L and R (+4 dbu) and music store sold me 1/4" male to male one ring (mono) cable so just want to check is this a right cable to connect with speaker? I have only one ...
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How does the group work on the Behringer X2442USB?

My Behringer X2442USB has a little panel on the left that has the follow [Button] [Button] [Button] [Button] LEFT LEFT LEFT LEFT [Button] [Button] [Button] [Button] ...
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Recording with a mixer

I've recently bought a small mixer (YAMAHA MG102C) for my semi-complex routing needs and have trouble incorporating it in my current setup. The mixer works flawlessly but when the time comes for ...
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When should I use a separate preamp or field mixer when recording from a mic?

I'm quite new in sound recording - I'm only starting out with this as a hobby, and have yet to invest in (most of) the equipment... Let's say I should record voice with a microphone into a mobile ...
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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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Using the digital snake with the X32

If I use one S16 digital snake with the X32, can I route it with channels 17 thru 32 and outputs 9 thru 16?
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Removing pop sounds and heavy breathing from male voice

We have a male actor who tends to breathe heavily and enunciates his p's quite distinctively. What could we do to reduce or completely remove the pop-like sounds during a live performance? Any eq ...
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How to get AUX send mono signal converted to stereo?

I have a small mixer (Soundcraft Spirit Folio Lite) with 2 AUX sends that I want to use for monitoring. I'm plugging one of those AUX sends to the CD/MP3 in of my POD HD500X guitar multieffect so I ...
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Connect powered speakers to powered mixer?

I would like to know if it isn't dangerous to connect a pair of speakers (Edifier r1000tc power supplied) to Beringher PMH2000 (power mixer).
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Anyone using a SD 702 with a SD mixer?

Just ordered a 702 for sfx recording and was wondering if anyone else finds it helpful to pair it with a mixer. It seems slightly unnecessary although I know it could be useful for certain ...
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What should I be replacing my RME Fireface UC with?

My trusty RME Fireface UC died on me last night and I'm looking for a replacement. However my needs have changed since I purchased the Fireface and now I'm a little lost as to what it is I should be ...
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How to make a Wet/Dry or A/B mix control using Logic X (10.2.2) bus and mixer?

Here's what I have going in lieu of a wet/dry mix knob. I'm using the pre-fader send and a submix bus to mix my clean and effected (outboard) signal. I'd rather assign a single knob to handle each ...
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Building a modern radio studio

Hope this isn't a question that's been asked a thousand times before! I've been press-ganged into building a new 'portable' studio for a non-profit community radio station. Unfortunately I've never ...
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How do I connect Zoom recorder to Yamaha mixer?

How do I connect my Zoom H4n to a Yamaha MG82CX that someone else is setting up? Just because the connectors match doesn't mean it works, and playing connector-converter doesn't help. I've always ...
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How do I hear the metronome in my ears without the audience hearing it?

I'm looking to get this mixer - this one And I'll have the whole band hooked up to in ear monitors so we can hear all of the instruments/vocals and metronome. But is it possible to have the metronome ...
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What interface should I choose to extend Yamaha LS9-32 outputs?

I need more outputs on Yamaha LS9-32 so I am looking for an interface to extend outputs via ADAT output. I have MY16-AT card in it.
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difference between pre and post fade

Why is a pre fade aux used for monitoring and a post fade aux for effects?
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What are the rights of a Re-Recording Mixer?

Dear All, I am right now working on mixing a documentary for broadcast TV. There are quite a few sound effects I'd like changed and/or reworked from scratch from my own personal taste because the ...
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Is a mixer a necessary part of this setup?

I am trying to set up DJ equipment for small/medium sized rooms (See previous question for background). My equipment is going to be as follows: Laptop(s), iPad(s) playing music (No CDs No Vinyl) ...
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How do I use the Insert I/O on my Behringer Mixer?

My Behringer X2442USB has a feature called Insert I/O. I understand what Behringer has to say about this feature but now how to use it. From the manual, INSERT Insert points enable the processing ...
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Laptop audio out to mixing board 30' away

Where I work we routinely need to connect random laptops, both PC and Mac, to our mixing board usually at a distance of about 30' away. Generally we will be connecting to both a projector in the ...
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How to separate in-ear monitor mix from audience mix?

I'm totally new to mixing and live environments, but my main concern is having In Ear Monitors for my band so we can hear a metronome. But I don't want the audience to hear it. This is the mixer I'm ...
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How to best sum 32 microphones to 4 lines

I need to find a way (not using a large mixer on stage) to sum 32 microphones to 4 lines. In a small package (preferably rack mounted). Per now I use a large soundcraft mixer and aux sends. It pains ...
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Noise connecting mixer to PC

I've got a Xenyx1202FX that I am trying to use to record some stuff. I connect it to the PC throughout the stereo main out into the PC (win7) line in. I am also using a UK-> EURO power adapter. ...
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Phantom Power Staying On

I just purchased a Behringer Xenyx 802 mixer and have a question about phantom power, which might be a general question--not just about the 802. There is a "Phantom Power" switch that turns it on for ...
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How can I combine various audio inputs into 1 optical ouput to feed into my surround sound?

I have a setup in my house where I have 1 surround sound in a room with 4 things connected to it w/ optical audio and 1 with the standard red/white cables. What I want to do is be able to do is listen ...
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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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Effects: On “insert” or “on-line”

I'm not sure how's it called. I use an EQ for my microphone. I have two options how to plug it: Microphone -> MIC IN -> Insert OUT -> EQ unit -> Insert IN -> Microphone -> EQ unit -&...
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Mixer / Power amp / Decibel Meter setup

I just bought: A power amplifier (Amazon.com link) A mixer (Amazon.com link) Two loudspeakers (Amazon.com link) A decibel meter (Amazon.com link) Before buying the decibel meter, the setup was clear ...
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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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Combine PS4 and PC audio to have it play through one headset (through means of a mixer?)

So, first of all, I'm not sure if this is the right place to ask a question like this. If it isn't, my apologies; but I'd still very much appreciate it if someone could point me in the right direction ...
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How can I run mics with xlr into an old (ancient) mixer with 1/4 TS inputs?

Output from the mixer will go to a recording program on a tablet (we've got that part figured out). Reason for doing this is the band I'm in wants to create some practice tracks for the songs we are ...
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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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Can I run a mixer off a battery?

I am in India, and there's no RadioShack equivalent here ... running to the corner store isn't an option to get components. If I need to get components I'll have to order them online. So. My question:...