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Is there any difference between S/PDIF vs USB in terms of audio quality? If yes, then why?

Just because someone got upvoted on reddit, that doesn't mean it isn't total and complete nonsense. OK lets get one thing clear from the start. S/PDIF and USB are simply data transports. In reality ...
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Why does MIDI over USB appear to often have issues with latency consistency when peripherals such as mouse and keyboard deal with this effortlessly?

It's not the USB MIDI that is where the delay lies, it's the generation and digital to analog conversion of the sound. The amount of data that has to be processed to output a half second of audio is ...
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Noise in usb audio interface?

This could be a variety of things but there are a few things you can do to trouble shoot. Ensure that everything is plugged into the same outlet. In some cases crossed grounding can cause buzzing if ...
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USB/Midi controller on Ubuntu Linux?

My answer comes years late, but this Q&A page still has high relevance. I landed here as part of my setting up my own MIDI piano. I share what worked for me on Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS "bionic": (1) ...
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Cheap hardware to record multi-channel audio on mac

PlayStation Eye is one of the best and cheap recommendations. It is a microphone array with 4 microphones in row with only 35 dollars. Check amazon
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Loud Whining Sound with Start/Stop of Audio

Old question, I know. Use an USB isolator like this: Less than 10 dollars on aliexpress. What it does: Isolate ground (lift ground) on the USB connection with isolated DC/DC converter to eliminate ...
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USB sound card not detecting Shure mic

Computer microphone inputs, both the built-in kind and the external USB kind, are designed to be used with relatively high-output electret condenser microphones. But that dynamic mic (Shure SV100) is ...
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USB input high-pitched whine

I have the exact same interface and was hearing the exact same noise, except it was not there when I bought the interface. It does seem to be a power-supply-related problem, turns out the noise only ...
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USB microphone introduces buzzing after a few minutes of listening

Had the same problem for years, until I read this thread and decided to try some diagnostics testing before buying a new mic. Whaddya know? Problem basically solved. Mic AT2020 USB DAW: Reaper Same ...
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Røde NT-USB produces static noise depending on the USB cable

I also experienced the same problem. I am using the RODE NT-USB to record video course using my Windows PC. The microphone produces static noise all the time. BUT when I record using MacBook Air, the ...
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Do USB audio adapters supply bias voltage for lavalier condenser mics, and is TRS better than TRRS?

There are some USB audio adapters which provide 5 or 7 channel output on 3.5mm TRS sockets. Those tend to have microphone inputs with bias voltage on them, too. Only problem is that the quality is ...
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so I have a USB-C DAC, can I use USBC-to-USBA adapter?

TL;DR - Yes Most of these USB adaptors are simply connectors wired together - no electronics. This means that there is nothing that will change or impede data in any way. There are a few cases where ...
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Cheap hardware to record multi-channel audio on mac

Focusrite do a wonderful range of low cost adda and preamp hardwear (scarlet range) that will serve your purposes very well
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Any small bus-powered USB mixers on the market?

I use my Xenyx 302USB mixer every weekend for 8 hours on Saturday And 7 hours on Sunday as a Busker in the Strip District in Pittsburgh, PA. I am 63 years old and have the chops to master tech and ...
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Behringer C1-U Microphone Static Noise In Background

OK that sound is mains frequency induction into the microphone or the cable. It can be eliminated by ensuring you have a correctly balanced cable between your interface and microphone. If, once ...
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How do you correct a very low microphone input volume?

Would a USB hub help? - Probably not but possibly. First step, ensure both ends of the XLR are fully seated on their connections. Ensure that the +48v is engaged and the LED light shows that it is on....
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Safe to record a synth with a 1/4" cable instead of MIDI?

If it is just a question of different outputs; assuming you want to record the audio signal itself, then you have no choice other than to record it through 1/4". Midi isn't a traditional audio signal....
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Noise in usb audio interface?

I know this is an older thread but just had a similar problem with my PreSonus Studio 24c interface and my new HP Omen computer. My issue turned out to be with the clear side panel on this desktop ...
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How to connect Behringer mixer to Macbook Pro?

Behringer make several small and simple USB audio interfaces like their U-Control series. And versions with more features like the U-Phoria series, etc. Of course there are many other makers of ...
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How to connect Behringer mixer to Macbook Pro?

This mixer doesnt support usb connectivity, youll need a usb interface for that. After you get a usb interface you can route your mac to output the channels from your usb interface outputs and then ...
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Upgrading existing audio hardware

An audio interface is definately what you need... Really this is very basic stuff, so just go on Google and type "Usb audio interfaces" and just find one that suits your pocket and your needs, it'll ...
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Yahama MG10XU Mixer USB Input Messes Up

I own MG10XU as well and I experienced the same -- even though after a replacement. The audio sound becomes lengthened and laggy(about 8%). Listen to the sound file(the first part is original, and the ...
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Phones mini-usb to record stereo

There are many solutions to recording stereo (or "dual mono" if you wish) through the USB port into a phone or tablet or computer. You did not state a budget, but this looks pretty good to me.... ...
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Phones mini-usb to record stereo

Connecting the two microphones by means of the Y adaptor will connect the microphones electrically, so it may work up to a point (depending on the microphones), but: You will only be able (at best) ...
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How can I use my USB-to-MIDI keyboard to control a MIDI-in synthesizer without a PC?

Most USB MIDI keyboards, synths, sequencers can only act as a USB 'device' not a USB 'host'. I have had mixed success with using a Kenton MIDI USB host to connect USB MIDI gear to DIN MIDI gear (per ...
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Yamaha MIDI/USB driver on Linux

I have two Yamaha keyboards connected to a Raspberry Pi zero 2W, one keyboard through an UNO USB Midi interface and one through Yamaha's UX16 interface. Just plug the synthesizer in through whatever ...
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USB input high-pitched whine

I've had this problem today with a Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 USB interface and some new Yamaha HS7 monitor speakers. The problem is likely to be dirty power. However, is simply fixed with the addition ...
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