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3.5 mm adaptor shortages/poor connection?

Listen mate, if you are having a problem with every single 3.5mm adapter you have purchased, it's probably the socket.
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"Merging" multiple audio sources in Windows into single multi-channel virtual source

You can achieve that with this or this I've used both with great success when streaming to twitch and hosting remote lessons to my students
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How can I use the output of a wireless mic reciever as a wireless monitor and get audio on both sides of my headphones?

You have a few options, 1) you can buy a 1/8 or 1/4 inch headphone jack and short the L R connections together since (in an unbalanced situation (most regular headphones)) they share a common ground....
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Creating distorted/dark/disturbing samples on stage

I would check out the glitchmachines and inear display plugins. They are amazing for being both weird and wonderful! Filtering is also a good way. For example the chaos created by Trent Reznor on ...
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How do I combine several instruments into one Line In, in live performance?

For what its worth you generally never combine inputs with out having level control even if the devices have their own level control. You generally want to have control over the level of each input ...
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Can FX send be used as an extra AUX send on mixer?

Yes, according to the manual, page 20, the FX output on the mixer is before the internal effects processing, so you may use that output as an AUX too. You could perhaps free up the other AUX send by ...
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How can I get my bass to come through?

Here are some possible causes: You hear the effect of a limiting device (no mention of that in your setup though). You hear the lack of headroom in the amplifier because it working too hard and ...
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How do I get rid of hum in mixing desk when guitar plugged in?

Looking at the pictures at Thomann, that looks like a cheap switch-mode PSU. They are notorious for a slight 'tingle' when you touch anything connected to them. You can't 'fix' them in any meaningful ...
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"Merging" multiple audio sources in Windows into single multi-channel virtual source

Noticed this question got 4K views. So thought I'd add what I finally figured out. I'm using a fork of OBS Studio - OBS Studio ME (https://github.com/pkviet/obs-studio/releases) available for Windows ...
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Sending drums and vocals to the in-ear monitoring mixer on stage

There are various ways to do this, but it all boils down to what kind of gigs you do, what gear you bring to a show and what gear is normally supplied or available. If you are able to bring your own ...
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Sending drums and vocals to the in-ear monitoring mixer on stage

You can buy a splitter snake and then you can send each channel to both mixers without using outputs on the FOH console.
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Searching for live natural soundscapes

What you could do is to find a youtube livestream of a place, that you like and capture the video off of that. Example Video: And here is a tutorial of how to ...
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Reproducing effects on recorded track, in LIVE performance

Are you planning on running through a minefield with only your hands over your ears as protection, or do you want this with maximum resilience? Maximum resilience needs two identical computer rigs &...
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Sound System Setup for Live Band (Acoustic Violin,Guitar & Digital Keyboard)

You will want a violin pickup rather than a mic. A pickup clips to the violin itself and will work more reliably than having to play in to a mic. You will want to use a direct boxes for both the ...
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How to input sounds live during a podcast

Could you plug your computer into a channel on your mixer board? It's hard to tell without knowing what specific mixer you have, but you should be able to find a suitable cable for $5-20. On your ...
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live effects using usb on mixer

Looking at the spec you can only get the stereo channel via, so would only be useful for adding mix bus effects such as compression, limiters and EQ. Source: http://www.music-group.com/Categories/...
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Behringer Eurolive B115D for keyboards

It is unclear from the question whether the keyboard has a mono or stereo output so it's hard to say if you would need one or two of these. They do have 2 inputs but it will just mix them together. ...
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Getting started with live foley work to movie picture in a small room

you need a fairly dead space to work in with pits containing various types of surface to walk on. Foley is comprised of various disciplines - walking, clothing and artifacts. In order to be an ...
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3.5 mm adaptor shortages/poor connection?

I used to design and build audio circuits. Loads of them. I probably bought over 500 3.5mm jack plugs, sockets and adaptors. All worked perfectly. Occasionally I messed up a connection, and so needed ...
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Microphones for live Interview in cheaper

That is one possible solution. Whether it is good for your application depends on the environment and how it will be used. If you expect to just fix it to the top of the camera, don't expect very ...
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Is there a way in Max For Live to actually write code that manipulates the signal?

Max has Gen which allows writing code for more low-level DSP operations. I'm also going to push for SuperCollider, because it exactly fits your descriptions -- in particular your disdain for visual ...
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Sound on big festivals is sometimes horrible

Your location in relation to speakers (front and eventual delay towers) is extremely important. Try to place yourself at the point of the equilateral triangle that points out from the speaker, you ...
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Sound on big festivals is sometimes horrible

The best place is where it always has been - as near to the desk as you can get. That's where it's mixed from, that's where it sounds best. The only way to 'fix' it is to make compromises somewhere ...
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Live Keyboard MIDI Setup Ableton Live 9 [Max for live]

To "mute" a track when there's audio coming out of some other track, you can use sidechain compression. Here's how to do it: Insert a Compressor on the "LIVE KEYS BACKUP" track Select the "LIVE KEYS" ...
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How to make sampler?

These are known as digital samplers and most Digital Audio Workstations come with their own, native sampler. For example, FL Studio's native sampler would be the Sampler Channel; Logic Pro's native ...
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How to manage multiple singers on a live show when they are exchanging roles of lead vocal and background vocals?

I would want to be able to hit a few buttons to change which mic is in "lead mode". To that end, I would try setting up a submix or subgroup that any channel can be assigned to. On that sub, I'd ...
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How do I combine several instruments into one Line In, in live performance?

There is an inexpensive way to create input "clusters" as JD describes, though some sound engineers may look askance. You can make a balanced, buffered contact mic preamp circuit and wire several ...
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How to restrict the dynamic range of a vocal without thickening it?

For your situation I would at first consider teaching the singer better mic technique, if it is acceptable. From technical side if her sound is too thick after compression I would use EQ and gently ...
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New venue, new live sound requirements

If you are using active speakers, you should be able to add speakers pretty much ad infinitum as they each provide their own amplification. Delay shouldn't be a serious concern if you are placing the ...
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