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Monitors and Audio Interface

The audio interface would be used instead of your sound card. The laptop itself shouldn't play a role in the quality of the sound. (Though it can happen... see @left's comment below) The sound ...
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Getting back into composing. What should I look for in an audio interface to connect my monitors to my PC/ laptop?

I've been very happy with the Stienberg UR28M. I love having a big volume knob as well as separate volume knobs for 2 sets of headphones, and it's nice to have dedicated mute, dim and mono buttons. ...
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Where would midi cables connect FROM 2 synth wk stations into an interface

With a single MIDI input port, the 44VSL can handle only one device. Nowadays, it is likely that a keyboard has built-in USB. If not, you can use a USB/MIDI interface cable to get a second MIDI IN.
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Audio interface or Mixer with built-in audio interface?

The biggest problem with combining your mixer and interface is that most of the cheaper options have sub-par pre-amps, which would definitely affect your quality. I would personally recommend ...
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How to record an 'even' bass

I think it is important to mention, although you probably already know, is that the quality of the instrument and the performance are hugely important factors. Something you can consider though, or ...
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Fixing recording issues with Scarlett 2i2 / Procaster

(In my experience) Scarlett products can have some issues automatically switching sample rates, so either Audacity was recording a 48kHz signal at 96kHz or the Scarlett was playing back a 96kHz signal ...
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Headphones don't work in cubase 8

According to the Steinberg UR22 operation manual, you need to setup the device in Cubase: When the “ASIO Driver Setup” window appears while the Cubase series program is launching, confirm that ...
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How to quickly find a pattern's effects in FL Studio

There does not seem to be a shortcut to jump from a pattern on the playlist to its corresponding mixer channel. I assume this is because it is possible to combine multiple channel rack instruments ...
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Connecting Microphone (Shure sm58) to Avid Mbox

Did you check the manual, see snippet below. A SM58 is a dynamic microphone and needs to be connected at microphone level. You will need a XLR-XLR cable. Mic/Line Inputs Each analog source input ...
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Violin/Piano Recording Equipment

First – obviously, sound starts at the instruments. Rich, classical sound pretty much requires at least a decent baby grand. If you only have an ordinary upright piano, no miking can really get ...
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Do USB Audio Interface XLR Inputs show up as separate devices on Windows over the USB connection?

It depends on the driver. I used to have a Behringer UMC404HD and that showed up as 2 devices, it had 2 channels combined into each device (channel 1+2 and channel 3+4). My TASCAM interface for ...
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Violin/Piano Recording Equipment

I'd go with two of the same microphone type (large-diaphragm type), one close to the piano and one further away to capture some ambient sound and reflections in the room. This way you can adjust the ...
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How can I combine two sources of audio into one set of headphones?

This isn't a task I normally do using System tools, but I think you ought to be able to do it by creating a Multi-Output Device in Audio Midi Setup [Apps/Utilities]. Click the + button then check ...
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Best way to set up my DIY studio/recording/interfaces?

I was first going to write a long answer with all permutations on how you could hook everything up, in multiple configurations. However, this would be a very long answer, and would probably complex ...
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Will the Rode NT1-A work well with the Focusrite Scarlett 2i2?

What you need is any interface with an XLR input that provides phantom power. Either that or buy a preamp that provides it. So that's all you need with your interface: XLR in (also called Canon) ...
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Connecting Instruments to an Audio Interface

Your question is a bit confusing, but I will answer by showing you an example. Your Instruments: CP300 Piano - Line Outs = 2 x XLR / 2 x 1⁄4 inch(Phone) Jack Silent Violin - Line Out = 1 x mono 1/4 ...
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How many MIDI in/out daisy-chaining I can use?

Every USB-MIDI connection adds at least one or two milliseconds of latency. A single USB connection typcially is not noticeable. Every DIN-MIDI connection also adds latency; at 31250 baud, a three-...
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Recording guitar and vocals (condenser mic) simultaneously

It will be fine if you run it through a DI box for guitar. B&H DI Box
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Presonus Firepod sync problem with Mac Yosemite+

I have successfully used the original Firepod (one before FP10) on El capitan. Do not use the Presonus drivers. They are not necessary. Just plug and play. Presonus drivers will likely cause a ...
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Presonus Firepod sync problem with Mac Yosemite+

I retired my FirePod for years because Presonus discontinued this product and stopped updating driver to support new versions of OSX. I gave up when I upgraded OSX to v10.8 Mountain Lion. Presonus ...
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Interface/preamp/mic upgrade options

I haven't used the NT1a in a very long time, but the issue I remember having with it was being pretty cold and not having a firm core to the sound. The NTG-2, on the other hand, sounds awful. I've ...
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