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What are the most common uses for stereo channels on a mixer?

It's a common misconception that the point of stereo speakers is mostly to be able to pan individual signals to have different strength in the two output channels and thus achieve “locations in the ...
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Is there a device that would be a mixer with multiple outputs to jam with headphones?

Jam Hub is your saviour !It's an all in one piece of gear with inputs,mixer and headphone facility to do exactly what you need.With a different mix for each member, if needed.
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What are the most common uses for stereo channels on a mixer?

Even though you don't use them, there are plenty of 'stereo' sources (I'll mention the difference between most of these and a true stereo image later) and plenty of effects with 'stereo' outputs, ...
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Mix multiple audio signals together from TRS cables

What you want to do is to mix signals, so you need a mixer. Perhaps the cheapest and simplest commercial device to do the task could be a passive mixer. Note that passive mixer will reduce the signal ...
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How to reduce noise in a mixing console

Mixing consoles don't have space to house top-notch (and expensive) discrete preamps. The Soundcraft preamps may be, well decent – that is, sufficient for any typical source: condenser mics and active ...
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Can phantom power pass through a compressor?

The short answer is no, and don't do that. :-) Your mixer contains a very important component, which is the mic preamp. The compressor wants to use line-level signal as input and output. Even if you ...
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Why do I not get stereo output of my drums through the mixer?

The problem is that the mixer is fully monaural (mono) and your headphones are stereo. Your mixer’s output is not designed to work with headphones. A TRS cable connecting the drum module to the mixer ...
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What’s the Purpose of “Mixing” a song

Let's say you've recorded a couple of vocals, a set of drums, two guitars, bass and keyboards. Using only one track for each, that's seven different tracks. (Keys are usually stereo, drums could be ...
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A device to hear myself?

What you're looking for is called direct monitoring. There are several options: Maybe you can turn on direct monitoring in your recording program. This is sometimes also called input monitoring or ...
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Is there a device that would be a mixer with multiple outputs to jam with headphones?

You are looking for a headphone amplifier. Many models have more than a single stereo output. Professional models often have more than one output (channeL) in the same module, and sometimes allow you ...
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What should i turn on/off first? turntables, mixer, headphones, audio interface

It's most likely, with equipment made later than 1990 (and that's being pessimistic), that it doesn't matter at all. If you really want to be cautious, just take care with power amps connected to big ...
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Can I daisy chain two mixers together to create more input channels (a sub mixer)?

You can definitely do something like that. One potential problem is not having independent monitor level controls for every channel in the additional mixer (let's call it mixer 2). If that matters to ...
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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?

Being able to record 8 channels at once means you can just about record a drum kit in one take... they need a lot of mics, even if you're going to sub-mix to multitrack. If you have an 8-track ...
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Electric guitar on a mixer

It seems to me what you really want is an audio interface so you can simultaneously run your guitar and mic into a digital device for recording/sharing. I have one with two input channels that take ...
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How to control an analog or digital mixer (every channel seperatly) from laptop using vst plugins live

You have a few different options. Mix completely "in the box", i.e. all mixing happens in software in the DAW. Your audio interface has enough input channels to bring all audio things into ...
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How to properly set signal volume when sampling

Most modern audio electronics are designed to be linear. That means that ideally, it shouldn't matter how much signal level you have: the output level simply scales along with the input level, with no ...
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Solving volume drop when using impedance matching transformer

The problem you are looking at is that the 1/4" jack input is set for Line Level, and the Mic is producing the lower Mic level. The Impedance transformer is merely adjusting the impedance levels to ...
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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. That's not right. Not all mixers have the ability to turn analog signals into digital ...
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What are the most common uses for stereo channels on a mixer?

There are many stereo sources that can benefit from stereo channels on a mixing board. Among them are keyboards with a stereo out, computers/software samplers/synths, any instrument going through an ...
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Can I daisy chain two mixers together to create more input channels (a sub mixer)?

Here's what I have done with more than two mixers and I suggest trying this. Assuming your mixers (like most of them) both have Tape In and Tape Out RCA inputs, just run RCA from Tape Out of one ...
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Can I daisy chain two mixers together to create more input channels (a sub mixer)?

Entirely feasible. In my studio, there's a small mixer for all the keyboards, which is fed in stereo to two channels of the main mixer. Or could go to a single stereo channel. That way, I save 8 ...
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How to delete/change type of bus in the channel strip in Logic Pro X?

Ok, I was about to say sorry, and that I'm an idiot and "why I didnt come up on it earlier!", but no. The solution is not intuitive, because it is not consistent with how other up/down button works (...
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What is on the stereo output of a mixer if I'm recording with only one mic?

You should be able to assume that L and R are basically the same (within the operating tolerances of the unit) if - The 'Pan' control for the channel is centred You're not using any of the stereo ...
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What is the purpose of phase invert?

To avoid the effect of Phase Cancellation, as pictured below: This happens when you record with multiple microphones and their phases are cancelling each other. You should use it when visually you ...
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Speaker impedance connected in parallel for the power mixer

Two things: 1) yes, within limits, the impedance of two identical objects wired in parallel will be half the impedance of each one. 2) As to "not powerful enough," all that means is you can't go ...
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What are the most common uses for stereo channels on a mixer?

It is quite common for presenters to use stereo sources when the mixer is used for presentations in schools, halls, and businesses. Often presenters will play pre-recorded songs or videos which are ...
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What should i turn on/off first? turntables, mixer, headphones, audio interface

re charles' comment, i would always treat headphones the same as other speakers - they are speakers - and leave them til the end when starting up. the jack won't wear out. and if you're not careful ...
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