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Is there any loss of audio quality when converting from digital to analog audio?

Yes, any analog transition or transmission has quality loss. How noticeable that loss is depends on a variety of factors including the quality of the DAC (digital to analog converter), the quality of ...
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Digitize vinyl on PC (TT > Stereo Amp > USB Audio Interface > PC recording software)

Use the Marantz as your pre-amp. Route the audio out of one of its 'Recorder' outputs. This should give you consumer-level output, nominally -20dB. Input to the Behringer on a switchable input mic/...
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Using Bluetooth Speakers for Live Music

There are various concerns which need to be addressed with the solution you are proposing. Power output of the JBL Flip 4: From the specification here the JBL Flip 4 speakers are stereo speakers ...
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Cable vs wireless connection from amplifier to speaker

The role of an audio power amplifier (be it a traditional hi-fi amplifier, the embedded amplifier in powered loudspeakers, or the small amplifier that drives the headphones of your smartphone) is to ...
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Is analog or digitally stored audio better sounding?

If you store at high enough sampling rate / bitrate and bit depth, digital storage will be better, because it does not degrade. Every form of analogue storage degrades over time, whether played or not,...
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Is analog or digitally stored audio better sounding?

From a sound design point of view, digital recordings are a lot easier to edit and this opens up a world of possibilities for us. For example, editing in a DAW can be done pretty much visually but ...
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Understanding voltage/current output of Analog to Digital Converter

The actual signal on the output of an AD converter looks more like B. A looks like a parallel link: the 3 bits are sent at the same time via different, parallel paths. A can also be used as a more ...
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Understanding Bit Depth Levels for Analog to Digital Conversion

This answer is about studio type audio digitization, creating the typical .wav file. In other specialty areas things may be different. The AD converter has same step size all over its range. Or as you ...
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How is this synth sound made? (WarGames, 1983)

It can be as simple as: a sine wave with attack, decay, sustain, release (ADSR) set as needed plus some reverb, perhaps some delay and intermitting L/R If your synth allows, ovelay a second synth, ...
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(for playback from PC) Can I get EQ ability by adding an analogue mixer to PC & M-Audio M-Trrack 2x2 USB Audio Interface

I would recommend against using an external mixer for EQ in this case. You have a professional quality audio interface with full DSP capability. You can simply apply the desired EQ prior to output ...
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Odd Echo that comes and goes

It's the clocking. You need to feed a system clock to the ADC so that the converter feeds digital audio into the system in sync with the main system clock. Either that or use the ADC as the master ...
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How do you make this huge distorted analog bass/pad sound?

The bass lead at 1:13 is just a saw wave + white noise, filtered down over time. The white noise dissappears before the saw wave, so it has its own volume envelope. Sounds pretty much like a remix of ...
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Is there a / what is the mathematic explanation of the warm analog sound?

Sadly "analog warmth" and "math transformation" are orthogonal. The former subjective and the latter precise. "Warmth" or any change to the audio implies distortion, in that the new audio is different ...
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Super wet reverbed instrument into a vibrato pedal

A pedal does one thing well. It doesn't care what audio you put into it, it'll do its thing regardless. As long as the signal is not too loud, you should be fine. Certain frequencies may sound ...
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should I ground the mixer?

Your symptoms describe a bad mic cable. None of your symptoms suggest that there is anything wrong with the mixer or its power supply.
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should I ground the mixer?

it's Always a good idea to ground your equipment, audio-related or not, in your case, grounding your mixer probably gets rid of the hum, but also makes it safer to use (if for example the body (which ...
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Novation Bass Station II

Try learning synthesis in general. Bass Station 2 is a relatively easy synth, with classic parameters. You'll need to understand what each module or function is doing. I can recommend syntorial for ...
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TR-606 hi hats oscillator running

No one knows (well, not exactly, except for one particular unit on one particular day). It's easy enough to find the schematics, but they're CMOS Schmitt trigger oscillators, and the Schmitt ...
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