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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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Loud Whining Sound with Start/Stop of Audio

I get an loud whining sound after a big pop oftentimes when my laptop is hooked up to my monitors and there's no music playing. My Setup 2 x Presonus Eris E5 M-Audio M-track (v1) 2 x female XLR to ...
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How can I use the iPad as a MIDI controller directly via USB (with Reason or Ableton Live)?

Some apps allow to communicate via Wifi on a home-network, but I'm sometimes getting MIDI overflow errors in Reason. I'm guessing there will be lower latency delays if I use a direct connection via ...
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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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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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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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USB interface low interferences in one PC

I'm having some problems with some (low) interferences sounding through a Focusrite Scarlett 2i4, a pair of KRK Rokit 5 and a new high-end PC with Windows 10. The sound is this: https://soundcloud....
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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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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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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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How to record my Mackie digitally via USB?

If I want to record my Mackie ProFX8 mixer digitally via USB with my computer, how should I do it? I didn't think that the option appeared in Cubase. Background is that I'm trying to make sound files ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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FireWire or USB

Which is better for audio recording? FireWire or USB audio interfaces? I've used USB quite a bit and struggled with a few latency issues (which have since been resolved) but the speeds of FireWire ...
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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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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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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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A very good 2 tracks sound card?

I own a very interesting TL Audio Fat Track with 2 tube preamp channels. I would like to use it to record and monitor the two tracks on my computer, using MixBus. I record mainly acoustic music, with ...
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USB input high-pitched whine

I've yet to find a definitive answer to this, but Google shows hundreds of people asking questions. I have an M-Audio M-Track, a $100 USB-based audio interface. Across all 3 computers I have tried ...
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MixPre D (USB Audio Class compliant device) - Windows XP only shows outputs - no inputs!

Hello! I'm having issues with a mixpre d - tried it on 2 different computers, both running windows xp - and it only shows up any volume controls for playback in the windows volume control thingy.. it ...
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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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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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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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Can I use my original MBox at all with my Lion Mac?

I've got an original Digidesign MBox that I haven't used in a couple years. I just discovered that Avid has discontinued support for the original MBox. I don't want to use ProTools; I just want to ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Software to emulate audio devices that can mux input and split output

The problem I have is that I'm using Windows 7. and I need to be able to output audio from a PC to 2 devices simultaneously and have the inputs of both devices be valid recording devices. However, I ...
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How do I fix the latency issue when recording through M-AUDIO Fast Track Pro USB Audio Interface?

I'm having trouble using the "M-AUDIO Fast Track Pro" USB audio interface to record with. I've tried to manually adjust the latency in the M-AUDIO Fast Track Pro Properties but the slider is locked ...
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Monitoring multiple USB microphones

I am in the planning stages of producing a podcast consisting 2 or more people in the same room. I have a large diaphragm USB condenser mic, and another non-USB mic. At this point, I need to decide ...
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Cheap hardware to record multi-channel audio on mac

I'm doing some signal processing research where I would like to record multi-channel (3-4 channels would be enough) audio on my Macbook Pro. I just want the raw data so the hardware I'm looking for ...
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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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Can't get rid of this humming noise in recordings

I have a brand new Blue Yeti USB microphone on a shock mount attached to a boom - no vibration noise possibilities in this setup. I have tested this in a dead silent enclosed room using a Macbook Pro ...
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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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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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FireWire on MacBook Air - Help!

I've got an M-Audio FireWire Solo and just bought a new Macbook Air so I could run Pro Tools. Didn't think to notice whether the Air would have a Firewire port (it does not). So now I've got a brand ...
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ADAT to USB interface

Is there such a thing as a bridge between ADAT and USB? It seems simple enough, and seems like it should be a very cheap device - just do some translation from the ADAT digital stream into USB. ...