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USB mic on Macbook Pro 13" (2019)

Can I connect a usb microphone(Fifine K669) to my MacBook Pro which has 4 thunderbolt ports and no USB-A. I have a cheap USB-A to Thunderbolt adapter, which seems to do very well with usb flash drives ...
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Behringer X32 - USB input to “Main Mix”

I'm using an x32 rack unit in my home studio as a usb audio interface. In my DAW I see all 32 inputs and outputs. When I create a track and set it to one of the digital inputs I get levels. However, ...
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Could a 3.5mm to usb adapter stand as a subtitute for external power for a condenser mic?

My dad purchased a lavalier microphone (one with a 3.5 mm connector) for business meetings and was unaware that it needed a power supply. Could a simple 3.5 mm to usb converter power it via USB? If ...
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USB noise from my Audio interface

I have a new Mackie Onyx 2x2 running into a Win 10 pro Intel i5-2500K CPU @3.30 Ghz w 8 gig ram, running Cubase 10 elements. I have terrible noise via the usb connection to my PC. I have tried various ...
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Which USB Audio Interface or USB Mixer represents each port or stereo pair as its own device in Windows Sound settings?

I want to make clear that I do not plan to use a DAW, if such a device exist This questions spawns from another post I made where I learned that these devices are dependent on how the drivers are made....
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Do USB Audio Interface XLR Inputs show up as separate devices on Windows over the USB connection?

Devices I'm looking at specifically are these 3. I also want to clarify that I mean does it show up as 4 different devices in Windows sound settings? I don't plan on using these devices with a DAW. ...
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Røde NT-USB produces static noise depending on the USB cable

I am not sure if this is the right place to ask my question, so please remind me if this is the case. The problem I just discovered that my USB microphone produces static noise (not sure if this is ...
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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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MIDI USB adapter to work with Linux?

My son has a keyboard, a Casio LK-110 that was a secondhand gift, which he's learning to play music on. He's interested in recording musical tracks onto the computer. The family laptop (the one he ...
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3.5mm buds - USB sound card has worse quality, than notebook sound. How so?

I purchased Steinberg UR22 mkII for recording purposes. While it has a 6.3mm port (for headphones, not the "Line1/2"), I bought an adapter to 3.5mm, since I don't have any 6.3 headphones yet. I was ...
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External Synths over USB on MacOS: Notes not playing & hanging notes

For some months I've had problems with USB MIDI with the Babyface Pro and two of my DSI/Sequential synths: OB-6 Module and Prophet-6 Module. I primarily use MacOS with Ableton Live, but I experience ...
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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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Computer does not register MIDI signal C4 and D4, all the other keys are working fine, could the problem be the cable or the keyboard

Today for the first time I tried to connect my keyboard (Hohner PSK50) to the computer. I made the connection by using this cable. (A simple MIDI to USB). Drivers were recognized and when I tried to ...
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Is there any difference between S/PDIF vs USB in terms of audio quality? If yes, then why?

Why are there discussions on the internet S/PDIF vs USB regarding sound quality if both transmit digital signal? Wouldn't be there literally no difference? Let's take this example: https://www.reddit....
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Why does MIDI over USB appear to often have issues with latency consistency when peripherals such as mouse and keyboard deal with this effortlessly?

I had a digital piano for a while, and recently tried using it to record music via USB in Renoise. Input lag was inconsistent. A quick Google search reveals that the issue is widespread, regardless of ...
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Do USB Mixers and USB Audio Interfaces Provide New “Outputs” in Windows?

I've been podcasting with a really simple mixer for some time now. I've recently gotten into streaming and live podcast recording. I've reached the point where I would like to have a lot more control ...
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What is Causing Power Issue with Blue Snowball?

I recently got a Blue Snowball microphone, and it has been working great, though recently it will no longer work in most cases. As indicated by the red light, the microphone does not receive power ...
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Behringer C1-U Microphone Static Noise In Background

So I got my Behringer C1-U Microphone for my birthday on the 19th of November, and the Microphone has been amazing since just recently, all of sudden there has been a super annoying static sound in ...
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Record USB mic and Skype separately

I'd like to record a conversation between myself in a studio, and an interviewee calling in remotely (over Skype, Zoom etc - ideally I'd like it to be agnostic of the video conference software for ...
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How do you correct a very low microphone input volume?

I'm recording Youtube videos and for audio using a Behringer C3 with a Shure X2U adapter for my PC (Dell Inspiron, running Windows 10). I use Camtasia for screen-casting and then editing the videos. ...
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Safe to record a synth with a 1/4" cable instead of MIDI?

I have a synth that has MIDI and 1/4" output jacks. Which should I use for recording? I believe MIDI is the standard, but would there be a noticeable lack of quality if I used a 1/4" Y-cable instead? ...
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Yamaha AG06 USB output is too low on MacBook Pro

For voice recording for webcasts, I am using the following setup: Rode Procaster microphone Yamaha AG06 mixing console The Procaster is connected via XLR (without phantom power) to the mixing ...
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Improve Sound Quality Of USB Microphone

I’m pretty new to recording music, I’m using Ableton Live 10 Intro and an Audio Technica AT2020USB mic. I feel like I’m not really getting the best quality sound out of the mic and based on the ...
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How to apply an Android device as a MIDI controller for LMMS on Ubuntu?

I've just started fiddling around with LMMS on Ubuntu Linux. I don't want to buy hardware yet but would like to play instruments and samples with an external MIDI controller rather than with the Piano ...
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Phantom Power cause noise [duplicate]

so i have this weird problem, i just bought cheapo generic BM-800 microphone i plug it directly to my PC, while i generate some noise, but overall its ok, as to be expected then i try to boost the ...
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Combine 2 USB mono mic audio inputs into L + R of stereo virtual device

I'm running some usability testing sessions where I'm recording a facilitator and a participant while they are testing a mobile app. I'm using screen recording software on a Windows laptop with a USB ...
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How to disable audio fade in for Steinberg UR 22mk2 on Linux?

I've gotten myself a Steinberg UR22mk2 USB audio interface. After plugging it into my Linux system (Kubuntu 17.04 with kernel 4.10.0) it is automatically and correctly detected. The problem I have is:...
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Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 2nd Gen and Sontronics STC-20 low sound on Audacity

I don't understand much of sound material, but i searched a little, talked with a few friends and the store technician and end up buying a Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 2nd Gen and Sontronics STC-20 ...
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Using Yamaha YPT-255 Keyboard for Sounddesign

I recently got a Yahamaha YPT-255 Keyboard. Now I would like to connect it to my PC in order to record sounds/songs, as well as load sounds I created back to the keyboard. I noticed that it does not ...
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Noise in usb audio interface?

I recently got an Acer Aspire desktop, and am having issues using it with my M-Audio M-Tack usb interface. I hear a constant high-pitched background noise in my Behringer monitors, as well as cpu[?] ...
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USB Headset simulation

i am trying to validate the audio quality over different USB headsets. As you might know USB headsets have variety of audio aspects like number of channels, sample rates they support, bit depths etc ...
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USB sound card not detecting Shure mic

I'm still not sure whether this is the right forum to ask this question. However, I must ask this somewhere. I recently bought a cheap USB sound card [1], which seems to be using the chip CM108. It ...
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How to connect Behringer mixer to Macbook Pro?

I have this mixer; I'd like to connect a guitar to the mixer and hook up the mixer to my Macbook Pro. I was thinking of connecting the 6.3mm "Main Out" jacks on the mixer to the 3.5mm headphone jack ...
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Upgrading existing audio hardware

I have an existing home setup and I'm beginning to reach the limit of my hardware. I have a powerful Windows 10 laptop (i7 processor) which I use to run my DAW. I use Sonar X2 from Cakewalk. I have a ...
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DAC on a player with only HDMI and USB out

I have an nVidia Shield box which outputs only by HDMI. You can also attach a USB DAC for audio output. With no line out or anything else analog, would I be right in my belief that this box (and ...
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Yahama MG10XU Mixer USB Input Messes Up

So basically I have a Yahama MG10XU Mixer for an 11-hour long event. Now the hall the event was taking place was very hot 90% of the time, around 80F to 88F. Now the problem I had was basically my ...
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Latency using guitar to USB cable increases over time

I bought a cheap Guitar to USB cable and it works fine for recording on OS X (using Ableton). But over a short period of time (5+ minutes) the latency seems starts to build up on the input and I ...
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Phones mini-usb to record stereo

I am looking into producing and hosting podcasts with two people. I need a portable recording system with a reasonable price and some quality (not much). Could you use your Android phone to record ...
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Unrealistically low round-trip latency measured

I am trying to determine the roundtrip latency of a dusty old Toneport UX8 audio interface I have laying around, and I am getting some unexpected results. I am testing using CEntrance ASIO Latency ...
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How can I use my USB-to-MIDI keyboard to control a MIDI-in synthesizer without a PC?

I Want to Use My Casio WK 200 Keyboard as a MIDI Controller I have a Casio WK 200 keyboard (see link below) that has USB MIDI out. I am able to use this keyboard as a controller for my DAW via that ...
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USB condensor Mic schizophrenia

I have a Audio Technica Atr and I've been using it for about a week now with Garageband/Mac. Today, after creating a new track (compressed) the sound was off. We've built a very professional ...
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iMovie with Audio USB Interface

I am using iMovie for recording audio during a Lecture (I nees to see video during recording) with a M-Audio M-Track interface (two XLR microphone). The thing is that I can only record first ...
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ADAT - S/PDIF I/O optical connectivity

I have a sound interface, M-Audio - Profire 2626, that uses FireWire. I can't convert FireWire to USB, but the interface has ADAT I/O so I'm thinking about routing the M-Audio signal in something ...
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using 2.0 interface with 3.0 laptop

I have a laptop with only three 3.0 usb ports, no 2.0 ports. I am wondering if it is possible to use a 2.0 interface to function? (I have a Lexicon Omega interface.)
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can one record multiple channels on a computer fed by mixer?

I'm planning on buying a mixer which will be able to digest several microphones. It has struck me that connecting the mixer to a computer (through USB) I may not be able to record each microphone ...
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Yamaha MIDI/USB driver on Linux

I have a Yamaha keyboard (a PSR-3000, to be exact), which I would like to connect as a MIDI device to a Linux computer (a Raspberry Pi with Raspbian). It shows up in lsusb as: Bus 001 Device 068: ...
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Utilizing PCI-E USB extension card for Less latency on Lynx Aurora for Windows

I'm facing a situation, where I have a high end Lynx Aurora 8 A/D and D/A converter, and I was initially running windows 10. I experienced high CPU spikes and problems with audio, but absolutely no ...
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How can I mix two wireless USB headsets in full duplex?

I'm the editor of an ESPN affiliate website covering an NBA team. I'm shooting video and recording audio for on-court interviews during pregame when there is typically a lot of background noise. My ...
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Need a good mic for screencasts. Are USB headsets less likely to pick up computer line noise, and are wireless ones even more so?

I'm REALLY tired of removing the noise later after recording audio on a laptop. What are the main ways to prevent line noise from causing a hum/hiss in the first place? (I.e. computer/monitor/AC ...
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Merge multiple 3.5mm or USB microphones into a single multi-channel USB audio interface

I'm playing around with USB audio recording on android, and I'm looking for a way to create multi-channel input over USB from multiple microphones, where each microphone is on a difference channel. I ...