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Difference between microphone and line in inputs?

Line in is an audio input normally around 150mv line sensitivity and can be used for devices such as tape players,cd players,mp3 players etc. It cannot be used as a microphone input as you would ...
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Why does a single speaker have two inputs?

An electronic circuit is what the name implies - a circuit. For it to work there has to be a continuous unbroken loop from the power source (in this case the amplifier) through the load (the coils in ...
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Input levels (mic/inst/line) and DI-Box

To which input should I insert both an active di-box with a passive guitar and a passive dibox with an active guitar? MIC input without phantom power (unless the active DI box is powered by phantom ...
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What is the best way to wire an audio interface with 1/4 outputs to studio monitors that have an XLR input?

You just use two balanced audio cables with XLR on the speaker side and 1/4-inch on the audio interface side. That is a very standard pro audio cable.
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Mic plugged in the guitar input does not work

I'm not sure who sold you that XLR to 1/4" cable, but it flat out isn't right. XLR is a balanced signal, which means it has 3 different conductors. The 1/4" connector it is adapting to only is a Tip/...
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What is this Behringer X1622USB footswitch insert used for?

According to this SOS article, it is for a latching footswitch to bypass the FX section. A stereo TRS jack carries the output from the internal effects section and there's an effects bypass ...
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Recording software that will record multitrack streams to different formats (live)

If you're on a Mac or UNIX box, you might be able to do something useful with a UNIX-domain socket and dtach - basically you'd have your recording "server" save to the socket in .wav format, and then ...
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Recording audio through 3.5mm jack on a Mac

As you've found out, most 3.5 mm cables won't work. If I replace my aux chord for a 4-pole aux chord, will my Mac recognize the mixamp as an audio input? If you use the correct cable, yes. There are ...
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Balanced line level to balanced mic level

If you want to keep things technically 'correct' you'd need a dedicated DI box for exactly this, such as the Art's Dual RDB or the Avedis line PAD-Z. A pad will work (although you will be looking at ...
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Connecting the iRig mic to a mixer or microphone input

I picked up a Smartphone Headset To PC Adapter and it works with an iRig. Here's one on amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Smartphone-Headset-PC-Adapter-01-PH35-PC35/dp/B008OB2NHA
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Can I use the stereo channel on my mixer for my over head mics?

No, it won't work. Those inputs are design for keyboards or similar, therefore they don't have preamps. Overheads are usually condenser mics too, so if yours are, these inputs won't supply phantom ...
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using many USB inputs

Generally no, using multiple inputs shouldn't lower quality as long as the USB controllers still have sufficient bandwidth for the devices to function. If you use a hub to connect everything, then ...
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Mic plugged in the guitar input does not work

Plug your Microphone, using a XLR(Male)-XLR(Female) cable into the Microphone input. It is the input with the little Microphone picture as shown here: Using any other input will not work.
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Can I connect a bass guitar directly to my mixer?

That the channel is "stereo" is really not important as long as you use the L/mono input. But there are other things to consider: The load impedance (mixer input impedance) should be higher than the ...
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Understanding various input lines types for mixing?

Here's a great summary of the different signal levels: Mic level is the lowest, or weakest, level signal of the four and requires a preamplifier to bring it up to Line level. Instrument level ...
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Dummy load on TV video input with RCA jack?

The TV needs an actual video source to be detected. Simply terminating the input doesn't count. You need a video signal that has all the synchronization signals (which are detected) but the picture ...
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Retroactively reduce high input volume

I had to deal with a similar case once: a lengthy voice recording (4 voices mixed down to 1 track) with a lot of clipping. Well, the clipping parts were lost. But looking at your spectrum, it seems ...
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How does one get timecode onto a 5d Mark IV from a Sound Devices MixPre-3 II?

None of the Canon 5D series cameras will read incoming timecode. You can stripe it to one of the audio channels as a reference, but there is no camera timecode function as such. Striping the timecode ...
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Combining several inputs to a single headphone output?

As a theatre technician for a multitude of shows that involve everything from bands to 60 people musicals, you have a few options. You can go with a mixer as mentioned above or you can use something a ...
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Combining several inputs to a single headphone output?

You just need a mixer (before the headphone amp) to control what and how much goes into your in-ears. In live situations this is a very simple task for a monitor engineer but if there isn't one, the ...
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Can I connect DI box to mixer line in?

1. "Can I feed DI box output into the line inputs in my mixer?" Your typical Behringer mixer has a gain range of -10 to +40 dB with the line in, but this varies from mixer to mixer (look it up in the ...
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How do I keep my guitar signal from clipping in logic pro x with UA Apollo Twin?

You can't change the signal level that that's recorded from Logic, Logic will record the signal it gets bit for bit. You can change the monitoring level in Logic and that's what you're hearing when ...
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How to connect microphone to MacBook (combined input/output ports)

Your MacBook only has Line In and Line Out ports. The Line In port does not contain a microphone preamplifier (You may be able to boost the microphone signal enough to make it useable, but it will ...
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Splitting up multiple inputs on one soundcard

Don't try and do it with hardware if they are internal sources. That will just introduce an analog loss cycle. Your game audio and voice chat audio are already digital and sending them out and back ...
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Difference between microphone and line in inputs?

generally mike input is for electret mic. which has in build small circuit with mosfet it needs some power which is called biasing power the mic input is also capable to supply this biasing voltage, ...
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Recording software that will record multitrack streams to different formats (live)

Hey one thing that I use for such tasks are automator patches! In apples Automator you can Programm (dont worry its simple) simple movements and tasks like pick a file and move it to this place ... ...
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MIDI input 3 second delay lag

I have experienced the same issue, including just yesterday preparing for a live performance, and thought the unit was broken. Apparently based on your post, it is a bug in the 1x1 itself. To ...
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