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Issues related to sound mixers, their usage, characteristics, etc.

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How to send audio from Yamaha MG16XU to Scarlett 2i2?

I am currently working for a radio station. And we're planning to live stream a program on youtube. Webcam mic is too noisy so I want to use the radio stream sound as youtube stream audio. But I don't ...
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Mic-->48v Heyden Phantom power (XLR)-->USB MIXER(XLRinput pin)

I have recently bought Audio Technica T2020 condenser mic I have Behringer @502 USB Mixer, which Doesn't have "48v" phantom power instead is has 12V I have external 48v Heyden Phantom power ...
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Can I connect a UMC202HD Directly to my pc via the units rear outputs?

I see that there are many issues with win10/11 and drivers. I was wondering if I just use the USB for power and use an audio cable to connect the unit directly to my pc via the line-in?
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Connect Mackie C1604VLZ-3 (passive mixer) to Phonic 620 Powerpod (powered) Mixer

I am using powered monitors with the Mackie and have no amplifier for 2 passive monitors. I do have another mixer that is powered that I would like to use however I need to be able to control the mix ...
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How to listen to my guitar on earphones on a live playing gig while it also sounds in the main monitor speakers, and switch off the guitar sometimes?

I am playing with a DJ and the music is getting each time better. I'm jazzing her music with my Line 6 PODxt Live pedal and my Dean Fly-V with Seymour humbuckers doing awesome sustain and quality. The ...
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Is there a device that would be a mixer with multiple outputs to jam with headphones?

I'd like to get together with a bunch of friends at home, and be able to practice without paying for a studio, and without the neighbors kicking me out of my house... I'm thinking of some sort of ...
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Mic to mixer to speaker

I have a SM58, a mixer ART Pro USB MIX 4 and a speaker SPL-100/A I bought a cable TRS split (https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B07K59LPDJ/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1) and plug ...
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What are the most common uses for stereo channels on a mixer?

Obviously, by definition, a stereo source can be plugged into a stereo channel. However, because I've never had a reason do that, I can't see the need to plug in stereo sources as common enough to ...
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Can't find the mixer in the new version of TuxGuitar (v1.3.2)

I just downloaded the new version of TuxGuitar and when I went to play one of my songs the levels of each track were all off. The drums are far too loud and the guitar is barely audible. The problem ...
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Front of House and Monitor Placement in Mixer

You are working with a noob. I have a Yamaha Emx512c powered mixer that has two channels. I know next to nothing other than the mixer has two separate powered channels. Each channel runs 500W at 4ohms ...
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PA Mixer Setup for band

I have a PA Mixer (Yamaha emx512) that has channels 1-4 with XLR or mono 1/4 Line. Channels 5/6 and 7/8 are in pairs where the controls of 5/6 are shared and 7/8 shared where the inputs are 1 XLR and ...
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Connecting two mixers

I'm piggy-backing off "Can I daisy chain two mixers together for more input channels". In that question, I read that I can do that, so long as the submixer is going into the powered mixer through RCA ...
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Mix multiple audio signals together from TRS cables

I have a drum machine that gives out separate outputs for each one of its 11 sounds. I've found that I don't really need 11 outputs and some of these can be grouped, e.g one signal that has the low/...
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What is the purpose of phase invert?

Can anyone explain why when I record are jam sessions that after a certain amount of time the recording starts sounding like there is effects being added and the guitar starts to sound like it's off ...
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Why is there no mixer functionality that allows a track to be aux send/return-ed while preserving the track's pan setting?

(This is ramble-y, please don't ream me in comments.) For my own purposes, when using a mixer, it would be nice if I could send a left or right panned track out the aux send and then return it to the ...
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What is the advantage of equipping stereo channel strips with less functionality than mono channel strips?

On a seemingly non-insignificant percentage of mixers, the stereo channel strips are not equipped with some or many of the functions that are on the mono channel strips. Some examples of these ...
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Mainstage external send effect with RME TotalMix

How do I set up an FX unit, (G Major) to be used as an external send effect? I have selected "Add Aux Channel Strip" by the "Send" area on my guitar track in Mainstage. What should the setting in the ...
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How to properly set signal volume when sampling

When sampling from a turntable into my sampler trough a mixer I'm not sure how to best set the signal volume in order to get the best quality recording. My signal path is: turntable -> mixer ...
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How to control an analog or digital mixer (every channel seperatly) from laptop using vst plugins live

First of all I would like to apologize for my English. I am from Greece but I will try to be clear. So, I have a band and I want to make gigs using VST plugins live (on real time), and I am wondering (...
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Is low DC resistance good or bad for a mic? Is this Lav mic (CVM-WM300) incompatible with my mixer (Zoom PodTrak P4)?

I'm pretty deep into debugging this. I suspect there's just some knowledge I'm missing. The lav mic is a stereo 3.5mm TRS male from a wireless lav kit CVM-WM300. This mic is working for sure as I ...
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Electric guitar on a mixer

I just got my first electric guitar and am wanting to learn how to play it. now I want to try and let my friends listen in with me via discord. I have a studio microphone that I've connected in an XLR ...
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How to delete MIDI channel in Logic Pro X?

I'm studying the manual atm and the feature that I tried recently is splitting MIDI regions by pitch. It works fine, but when I removed all tracks that has been created as a result I'm stuck with 16 ...
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Recording with Scarlett 2i4 in Audacity (Mac)

I want to record audio into Audacity via Scarlett 2i4 audio interface (connected to a Behringer DDM4000) on Mac, but I does not show up in the drop down list, I only see the integrated microfone, ...
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Should I use a USB or a 3.5mm output from an audio mixer to get sound to my computer?

I have done some research and have found an audio mixer/interface combination device that I want to use to record a microphone. I have picked a few choices out in my budget range and have found a bit ...
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Connect mixer to fm xmtr, noise-free, xlr to unbalanced? Can I run the length first balanced, then adapt? (Church)

I'm trying to wire up a CZH 12V CZE-7C FM TRANSMITTER at church with stereo, its just pushing mono right now. I have to make a purchase to get the correct cabling. The xmtr is installed in the foyer, ...
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What should i turn on/off first? turntables, mixer, headphones, audio interface

it will be a newbie question, but I'm not sure if do it correctly. I usually turn on my equipment in the following order: turntables first, then turn on a mixer and then connect my headphones. I shut ...
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A device to hear myself?

I've got a USB mic and an over-ear headphones(with 3.5 and USB inputs), and I want to hear myself while training in apps like yousician. What I do now is I connect ear-pods to my phone, wear them, ...
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TS vs TRS cables to connect mixer to Main Out interface

I have a Behringer Xenyx 1002FX mixer and I want to connect it to my speaker (Protech CB400A). The mixer's interfaces of "Main Out" are Mono. But I have a TRS cable (PL Stereo) to XLR Male. ...
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Record Audio in Ableton Live from Behringer Digital Pro Mixer DDM4000

I connect OUT B from Behringer Digital Pro Mixer DDM4000 to Scarlett 2i/4, on Ableton -> Preferences -> Audio Input Device -> Scarlett 2i4 USB. on Audio Track I select Audio From Ext. In, but ...
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TS or TRS cable from mixer to speaker?

I am running a Behringer XR18 to a Bose L1. I use the Left aux output (xlr) on the Behringer to the guitar line in to the Bose (1/4"). I currently run the female xlr to a TS. Should i use a TRS ...
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How to connect wireless mic (TRS output) to mixer (1/4 inch input)?

I'm having trouble connecting my wireless microphone (lavalier set) to an audio mixer. My wireless microphone is Saramonic Blink 500, which has TRS output on its receiver, and my audio mixer is ...
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What’s the Purpose of “Mixing” a song

Can someone explain to me what the purpose of a “mixing down” a song is, and the purpose of it is. Oftentimes, next to certain pieces equipment, a “mixer” is regarded as probably the most important ...
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Hardware mixer for MIDI CC editing

Is it possible to purchase a set of hardware faders that can be mapped such that each fader controls the value of a specified CC on a specified track, to control expression/dynamics in orchestral MIDI ...
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Trouble with a Peavey XR 684

So, i honestly got this as a Christmas present, along with a ton of stuff a musician left here before moving to Ecuador (Two JBL TR125, i don't know, PA? A pretty old Peavey amplifier that i honestly ...
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Get output from keyboard in mono powered mixer

I have 2 keyboards that I want to connect to a powered mixer Work Kronus PRO 6500. The mixer has 6 mono inputs and 2 stereo RCA. First keyboard is a Korg that has 2 outputs L (mono) and R. This one ...
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Yamaha MG10XUF inputs 5 - 10 don't produce output on both speakers when I connect my guitar

The Yamaha MG10XUF inputs 5 - 10 don't produce output on both speakers when I connect my guitar. Why is that? It seems to be the only analog mixer in the world to do this. The sound comes out of just ...
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connect two keyboards to speaker and possibly computer sometimes

I have two keyboards (well, one digital piano and one synthesizer) that both have stereo out jack outputs. How can I connect both to one set of speakers so that I will also be able to record ...
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DJ mixer play through audio interface

I have a numark mixtrack pro which has rca outputs. how can i get it to play through the audio interface (focusrite scarlett)? i need this to happen as i cannot directly connect to the speakers. I ...
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Why do I not get stereo output of my drums through the mixer?

I am trying to mix my electronic drum kit with music from my iPhone so I can play along with tracks on my drum kit. Here is my drum kit controller with outputs. And here is my mixer: I am ...
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Splitting guitar signal and mic signal for recording in a live setting

I've read already some things about splitting signals here but im still unsure about how to make mine. So what i have is one acoustic guitar with an undersaddle pickup and a mic (K&K). Both ...
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Can I daisy chain two mixers together to create more input channels (a sub mixer)?

Last week in a live show I had some guest singers join me on stage for additional harmony and I had maxed out my mic channels and could not add another microphone. I love my powered mixer and don't ...
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Connecting a mixer and a USB audio interface

I just acquired an A&H MixWizard WZ3 16:2, and tonight i'm picking up a Focusrite 18i20. In planning to connect everything up - and buying the necessary cables - I've read several posts about the ...
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Best way to connect Yamaha mixer to powered Harbinger loudspeakers

Should hopefully have a few simple questions, but in my research I haven't quite found the exact answer I was looking for. So I have a Yamaha mg10xu mixer and two Harbinger V2312 powered speakers. ...
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Can I connect aux sends back into the mixer inputs?

I am considering getting a mixer for band practice. The model I'm looking at (Zoom L-12) has 5 individual submixes meant to be used as headphone monitoring outputs. What has struck me when I looked ...
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Difference between audio interface and mixer

What i know about the audio interface and the mixer is that they both turn analog signal into digital signal. But why should one buy an audio interface if they could buy a mixer its cheaper and has ...
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Can I use my behringer umc202hd as a preamp for my mixer?

I currently have a behringer umc202hd audio interface and I'm looking to upgrade to a usb mixer (behringer xenyx q802usb). I'm doing this to give myself more mic inputs however, I don't want to waste ...
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Can I connect line by line from Focusrite Scarlett 18i20 to mixer?

I just want to know if is it possible to connect an individual track or line from Scarlett 18i20 to a mixer because I want to record for a concert. My problem is that my mixer doesn't have direct ...
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How to get rid of hum from pc sound card?

I have a little setup that a PC connects to Yamaha 01V96 mixer. I connected the mixer to the sound card using 3.5 stereo to 1/4" mono splitter cable. Since the cable is not balanced cable I am ...
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Would like to convert my powered mixer to a power amp

I have a older Yamaha EMX-660 Mono Powered Mixer with 6 channels, our band has expanded with vocals and percussion. To support the additional instruments I've added a 6 XLR input analog mixer (stereo) ...
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What are the advantages of a 24/16 track over a 8 track recorder when you can only record 8 simultaneously?

I am looking to purchase a multitrack recorder for my home studio. I am a drummer so I need one that is at least 8 track. However, i do want to be able to have other musicians play so i am want to get ...