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Rode SmartLav+ does not work with Scarlett 2i2

Rode has now a device which allows to plug in microphones which need to be powered by power usually provided by smartphones (2.7v) through TRRS such as Rode's Lavalier Go or Shure's MVL/A to a USB ...
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Would I benefit from a preamp?

The Scarlett has a pre amp built into it. Most likely the issue is the distance you have the microphone from your mouth. An SM57 is not ideal for podcast recording because you will need the microphone ...
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Software equivalents for the high end hardware microphone pre amps

I'm in full agreement with audionuma's answer, but just to add that a 3 grand mic preamp will not fix a 10 buck microphone. As you didn't mention in your question what mic & preamps you currently ...
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Software equivalents for the high end hardware microphone pre amps

Actually, the mic pre amp you are mentioning is a pre amp plus a processing chain (a dynamics processor and some filters and eqs). You cannot emulate the pre amp itself in software as amplifying the ...
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Acoustic guitar with 2 pickups, but no internal mixer: what to do to make it mono?

You can wire a TRS at one end to link the tip & ring, then to a regular 'guitar jack' TS at the other. This is basically how a Rickenbacker stereo sums to the mono jack. Lifted from Cadfael's ...
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Any recommendations for replacing a 20-year-old Korg digital audio workstation?

I'm a little late to this discussion. Thought you might want to look into Focusrite as well. I've had very good experiences with their equipment. I think their Scarlett series is in your pricepoint. ...
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Any recommendations for replacing a 20-year-old Korg digital audio workstation?

What you need is a USB sound interface with four or more inputs. I tend to search in specialized sound internet seller to see what is available on the market. One example is https://thomann.de in ...
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set up Audio-Technica AT-LP140XP

Yes the three items will work together. You are correct, a turntable needs a pre-amp or a "phono stage". Before CD's changed the market place all (most) stereos, Pre-amps or integrated amps ...
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Line inputs and sound quality

you will never get the finger sound goodness in DI, why not use stereo technique, DI on left and Mic on right and blend it together for both high detail mic sound and clean DI sound. Most pro do it ...
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Rode SmartLav+ does not work with Scarlett 2i2

Since this is a condensor mic, you should activate the 48V phantom power switch and try again; this may be required to power the active electronics in this specific mic. You could also try actually ...
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Playing MP3/AAC music on powered loudspeaker

Remember that the output from your iPhone or Mac is likely stereo. Do you have TWO of these speakers? Or do you want to combine the Left + Right signals together into a monaural signal? You will ...
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Practical difference between channel gain, fader and amp gain

In theory there shouldn't really be any difference: Lets say you add some gain at the channel input, and reduce it equally by turning down the fader. Then there should be no difference. But preamps ...
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Microphone preamplifier for live stereo recording

I suggest considering the wide range of small mixing consoles that Behringer make. The one I've been using for the last 10 years or so doesn't appear to be on the market now, but this one looks ...
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Microphone preamplifier for live stereo recording

Most of the popular-priced two channel mic preamps as you are asking about include USB audio interfaces built-in. So keeping your UCA-202 while finding a low-price standalone dual mic pre severely ...
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How to connect dbx 286s and dbx 266xs to Behringer DX2000USB Mixer

The one thing to be sure of is that you have true insert cables, TS (one ring) on two cables and TRS (two rings) on the other. Some descriptions are crumby and are actually a split of a TS or TRS into ...
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Connecting two dynamic microphones to one preamp

if your mics are getting phantom power via the Behringer interface, then I'm not sure a splitter would work. Or two mics needing phantom power from a single preamp would probably draw too much current ...
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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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Low/distorted signals from headworn microphone

Here's some basic checks you can do at each stage. This applies more generally to pretty much any signal chain too. I'm sure if you go through and check everything, you will find a place where your ...
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Rode SmartLav+ does not work with Scarlett 2i2

Just rang Rode directly as I needed an answer myself. SmartLav+ = you use the Rode SC3 adaptor. The VXLR+ adaptor that someone linked here is for the traditional lav microphones that have a TRS ...
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Rode SmartLav+ does not work with Scarlett 2i2

From the manual for the Scarlett 2i2: The preamp gain is appropriate for microphones when an XLR plug is inserted, and for higher level signals when a jack plug is inserted. Get a jack->XLR ...
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