Questions tagged [mixer]

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

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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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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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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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What is the purpose of phase invert?

On many sound cards and mixers there is a button "Phase invert". What is its purpose? When should we use it?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to delete/change type of bus in the channel strip in Logic Pro X?

I'm playing around mixer atm, and I wanted to try to set pre/post fader send on one of my channels. Thing is that I'm able to add a bus, but I have no idea how to remove it, or change it's type. There ...
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Audio mixers versus computer software

I am an absolute beginner at creating music, mainly interested in hip hop. I have been reading up on how to create music and websites suggest audio mixers, and others suggest using computer software ...
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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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Di box for bass amp

I am using a Berrenger bass amp with a "di out" connection and running it to a house mixing board for the PA system,the speaker output is run to a monitor on stage. Should I use a di box between the ...
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XENYX Q502USB and Neewer NW-700 Mic not working

As the title says, im using a Behringer XENYX Q502USB mixer and a Neewer NW-700 mic and get no microphone signal on my pc. What I currently have: I got the mixer plugged in via usb in my pc and the ...
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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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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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Can phantom power pass through a compressor?

I have a Peavey PV6 USB Mixer and a Audio Technica AT2050 microphone that uses phantom power. It all worked great. Later I decided to add a compressor and got a 2nd hand dbx 166XL (verified that it ...
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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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What is on the stereo output of a mixer if I'm recording with only one mic?

I got a small mixer and am using it for singing and applying some effects. I'm using a single microphone for recording. It's connected to an XLR to the mixer. Given that I have a mono signal going ...
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Connecting analogue mixer console to FL studio

I am to help edit audio in a live performance in which 10 microphones will be used but my audio interface only supports 2 microphones. I have an analogue mixer console that supports more than 10 ...
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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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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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Home studio setup with Mac & LogicPro

I used to do recording on a Korg hard disk recorder, worked fine, but due to an intercontinental move, I've left most of my equipment behind as I thought it would be a good time for a modernisation. ...
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Can I connect my mixer's headphone out to an audio interface

I am trying to set up a low budget recording. I already have an 8-channel mixer and I was thinking about recording drums using 6 or 7 piece drum mic kits using my mixer, then connect the mixer's ...
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How to record a live show through a mixer with a scarlett 2i2

I want to record live shows which usually mainly includes 1 or 2 guitars and vocals. I have a Scarlett 2i2 audio interface and the mixer is a Hybrid SM802MS. What would be the best way of doing this? ...
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Behringer Xenyx302USB (mixer) vs Behringer U-Phoria U2 (audio interface) [closed]

I am a bass player who is considering purchasing one of these. At a first sight, the Xenyx is just like a better U2, with more channels a controls. Is there any reason why it would be better to get ...
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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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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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Connecting Scarlett Solo output to mixer in live setting

I would like to play virtual instruments in Ableton Live in rehearsal setting. At my disposal are: Scarlett Solo interface (with stereo RCA outputs) laptop with Ableton Live Mackie Fx Pro 12 mixer ...
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Low audio output from DJ controller

Not sure if this is the right place to post this.. but please point me in the right direction if not. I have a Denon DN-MC6000 controller, i usually mix on my PA system. However i would like to be ...
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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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Recording the parameters of a mix

Is there any DJ software available that allows you to record the parameters of a mix -- the offset and speed of the audio inputs, the levels of the left and right channels, the position of the ...
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No Slider Bar for Show Instruments in Tuxguitar 1.4

I'm running Tuxguitar 1.4 on Mac OS Sierra. When I go to Show Instruments all of the sliders for balance, volume, reverb etc are stationary as in there is no bar to slide them. It goes to either 27% ...
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How to reduce noise in a mixing console

I've got a mixer going into a loop station, but my loops have a lot of 'hiss' in them. I have tried various ways of balancing the gain vs the faders, but it hasn't helped. For what it's worth, it's a ...
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Solving volume drop when using impedance matching transformer

I have a regular dynamic microphone (e.g. Shure SM57) and a regular power mixer with a PA system. When I connect my microphone to the mixer with a regular XLR-XLR cable I get a satisfactory volume at ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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Behringer x1204usb + Shure SM48 + Laptop = very low volume

Recently I've bought Behringer x1204USB as my first mixer. I connected my mic, Shure SM48, to the first mixer's input (not into the XLR one, but into the "line in" one, because I don't have the XLR ...
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AUX Output is audible on main mix

My band uses a very simple in-ear-monitoring set-up in the practice room where we are taking advantage of the 4 AUX channels on the huge audio mixer there. We do use cheap headphone amps which cannot ...
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Can an old "stereo mike mixer" be used on a computer?

I'm pretty new to recording and I just picked up a vintage "transistorized stereo mike mixer" from a flea market. The guy said it worked perfectly and I could hook it up to my computer with the right ...
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Mixer vs JamHub?

I had made another thread with a question about connecting instruments and headphones here ,but before I make my final decision I have a few last questions. If I get the mixer, which is this,can I ...
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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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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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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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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 ...