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Confusing choice of audio-production PC

You really just need the best of everything you can afford - as an extreme example, marrying a dual 6-core Xeon to 2GB RAM & a 64GB 4200 rpm drive would be rather a waste. Very very broadly... ...
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How can I read a Garage Band file on a USB stick with my PC?

The right way to do this is open the project in GarageBand and export each track as its own audio file. Then you can import the audio files into a PC-based multichannel audio editor and continue ...
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Sending PC audio through mixer sounds messed up

I know I'm a little late here, but I just ran into the same problem and was trying to find a solution. It turns out that I was pumping a stereo signal into a mono input and then listen to the stereo ...
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Does installation of the OS/DAW on a slower hard drive affect its processing speed?

The audio processing speed is dependent entirely on the speed of the CPU and RAM in the machine. Storing the DAW software itself on a slow hard drive will not have any effect at all on the processing ...
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Podcast sounds ok on PC but cut out in mobile

A total guess, but perhaps there is a section where the phase of one of the stereo channels has been inverted. On a PC with stereo speakers, you may not notice. But perhaps the mobile is combining ...
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PC speaker 3.5 mm stereo jack to XLR on Zoom H4n Pro

Sorry, but this is wired about as wrong as it's possible to do:\ You're running stereo into balanced line, then splitting the balanced line & hoping to get stereo back. That is not going to happen....
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Sound distortion from PA to line in on PC

In my experience this is a hardware issue. The sound is when the input hardware of the PC getting too hot signal and clipping. The first step to try then is to decrease the "gain" of the ...
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Issues with mix-minus setup on Xenyx Q1002USB with dbx 286s

a. Make the setup work with the new balanced audio cables and restore the fidelity of the audio. You don’t have new balanced audio; you have unbalanced stereo going into a balanced input which does ...
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Issues with mix-minus setup on Xenyx Q1002USB with dbx 286s

I replaced the unbalanced cables with 1/8" to 1/4" cables, thinking that would fix it. That's still an unbalanced cable. Your PC output is unbalanced, any cable connected to it will be unbalanced. ...
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Does installation of the OS/DAW on a slower hard drive affect its processing speed?

They do argument, that the OS does not need to run on a fast hard drive That maybe made sense a couple of years ago when SSDs were expensive and small, so you'd use them for the most critical data ...
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How to use midi output from PA system amplifier for web conferencing

That won't work. A MIDI output doesn't carry audio. It's used to send control signals between musical instruments ("play note C") and other stage equipment. What you need is a line-level ...
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Speaker Noise with PC but not with Laptop

It seems the noise comes from the PC through the USB port and the audio interface doesn't filter it. I would try an USB audio filter (like https://www.amazon.com/EZSync-Isolation-Filtering-ADUM3160-...
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Speaker Noise with PC but not with Laptop

You are using an unbalanced connection to the speakers. You need to be working with a balanced connection.
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Focusrite Scarlett 2i4 to my Bass Amp. How to connect?

The CD input on most amps doesn't use the pre-amp section or EQ, it's just fed to the last part of the amplification and in to the speaker at maximum volume. What that means is that you'll have to ...
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Guitar playing through PC interface and usb headphones. HELP

Use ASIO driver instead of default Windows Audio drivers. You can try using ASIO4ALL.
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Can a pc output sound that can be received by a phones microphone input?

The output of the pc is going to be at a voltage level (line level) that is way higher than the phone is expecting (mic level). You need an 'attenuator' between the pc and the phone that will drop the ...
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Why does a dedicated audio card produce better sound than phones, portable players and builtin PC audio codecs?

Well, apparently there can be a lot of factors: a better signal definition (how small are the bits that count; good chips allow for a true 20bit sound, while a lo-end will struggle hard to achieve ...
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Audio cuts out after some time on mixer when set to -10dBV level

I ran into the same problem and came to your post. My mixer is not exactly the same, but in this case it applies. It's the Xenix 1204FX Pro. Looking at the schematic, I noticed the jack's internal ...
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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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Recording setup for a podcast

I believe the reason your connection is not working is because the way things are connected, the mic1 output doesn't only end up in the mic input of the tablet but also to the mic2 output. Same with ...
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Connecting AKG WMS40 Mini Vocal Set to PC

There seems to be an mono unbalanced output on the receiver that you can connect to PC/laptop using an mono cable and an adapter however you would yield better quality recordings if using an mixer or ...
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Plug-in power microphone to PC

Electret condenser microphones will deliver output even without plugin power. Really, really bad, low-gain high-noise output. So you better make sure that the plugin power is actually switched on. ...
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App that quickly analyzes waveforms and displays tones

ableton has a drag n drop feature that allows you to place a wave or mp3 in a midi track and get kind've interpretation of what the melody and harmony is, though you may have to use your sensibilies ...
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App that quickly analyzes waveforms and displays tones

This sounds like an audio to midi converter. By analysing the audio file, you can retrieve pitch and duration information which coincidentally is what you require to generate midi note-on and note-off ...
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