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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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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 injected phantom power between the compressor and the mic, then you're still trying to make the compressor work with mic-level signal. Nothing should come ...


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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 to either feed the same signal to all the channels or have a separate signal for every channel (as you would do with a mixer that supports auxiliary outputs). ...


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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 DIs already pump the line with considerable levels, whereas dynamic mics and passive DIs are mostly used with instruments that are so loud that you don't need ...


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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 recorder... then that's it. Done. Mix your drums, or bounce to stereo so you can record another instrument. If you try to use two 8-tracks to give you 16 at once, ...


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I found this on the SourceForge forums. Click on the guitar icon on the toolbar and choose "Show Instruments":


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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 loudspeakers. Turn these on last, but before beginning to play music. Turn the volume down to start, then bring it up to the level you need. This protects the ...


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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 you, you can run monitor outputs through a simple two-channel passive mixer (mixer 3), for example. You can use separate effects. Using the same effect and ...


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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 match, not boosting the mic signal. To have the same volume control when putting the mic through the line level input, you will have to pre-amp the mic signal ...


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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 signals. Some mixers are all analog (no digital capability); some mixers are all digital (no analog capability); some mixers might have the ability to convert to ...


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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 (on the insert for example)... The answer is to hold down a left mouse button on the up/down button of the send until you'll get the contextual menu with options....


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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 channels and substitute them for one, or two, on the main. There are many smallish mixers, stereo, which have monitor mix facilities as well as eq. Often there are ...


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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 full-blast for the given scenario. The only important thing to watch is not to let the net impedance go lower than the lowest rated impedance for your source (...


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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 effects


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With an analogue mixer and a 2 input computer audio interface there's no way of processing each of the independent mixer's channels in the DAW. The issue is not that the mixer is analogue (most of the entry level mixers with embedded audio interface are analogues mixers), but that you don't have any way of feeding each of the 10 channels independently to ...


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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 mixers into Tape In of the other. The Tape In should have its own fader/control pot. This will let you keep all of the channels in each mixer free. You should be ...


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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 notice that one signal is cancelling the other, inverting one of the channels should solve the issue.


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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 you could blow your ears out if your headphones are on when you turn on the amp/source/etc. (so don't put the headphones on until everything is running and turned ...


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Have you tried simply splitter cables? For example, I had bought a curious-looking thing-- a regular 3.5mm headphone (male) plug to THREE headphones jack (female) cable for $1 at a thrift store. (It's a Radio Shack, but online megastores likely have these cheapest.) I thought I'd have to get a GF or something before having use for it, but it came to mind ...


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The main point of using an audio mixer over software is having good manual controls to work with. To get the same with a Digital Audio Workstation, you need a digital control surface. To be useful for fine-tuning a mixed version, it needs motor faders as well (meaning that the software can also move the controls). Digital controllers with rotary knobs can ...


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There are several ways to accomplish your goal. Here is what I would try first. Connect the SM802MS to the Scarlett 2i2 audio interface using a 1/4 inch male TRS to Dual Male RCA Cable like the one pictured here: Connect the RCA pins to the RCA output jacks on the top right of your mixer. Be sure to use the output vs. the input. Plug the TRS plug into ...


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You wouldn't have to use a DI Box as your amp already has some kind of DI in it. So you can basically run that directly into the desk without any problems


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The connection between sub-mixer and main mixer doesn't have to be RCA., it could be jack to jack, or XLR. With 50', you may need balanced leads, so it will depend where physically your snake is, or use a stereo or mono feed with shielded cable between sub and main. Or use a D.I. box to help the signal.


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Adding to Rockin's answer, the only disadvantage will be that there will only be one sound mix in all of the headphones with the cheaper alternative. So if one of the listeners wants more of himself, then everyone gets more of him!


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This will definitely work, however, you will be stuck with the mix you have. Since you're taking multiple inputs and sending them through the mixer and into a single channel on your interface, you won't be able to go back and set the volumes for different microphones differently, or add any plugins/effects to single microphones. Because of this, you will ...


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Your computer's 'soundcard' is actually the 'Realtek High Definition Audio'. The NVIDIA device is part of your graphics card. If the Terratec Phase 22 card fits your computer and has ASIO drivers for your current operating system, I think you should at least give it a try. As you use an external mixer, we assume you do live recording, maybe multitrack ...


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With all respect to Alephzero's comment, pretty much all mixers have what you might call "spillover" between adjacent channels and among different busses. It's critical to not have any coupling between inputs and outputs (channels and busses) because that causes in the box feedback. You can't make electronics with zero coupling, and when you crank a channel ...


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My main issue is with connecting the guitar and phantom mic to the MacBook. I have a cheap usb interface, but it doesn't have enough preamp for the guitar to work. This used to work when I routed it through a GTX pedal first with preamp, sadly, did not move that with me. Would you say I need a DAW or some sort of mixer with USB output It sounds like ...


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