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If it's a digital piano then I very much recommend a capture device to record. They are not only much cheaper but superior in quality when recording digital instruments. I have this it's really cheap and easy to use. Decent quality, but nothing too fancy. Just be sure to buy cables that fit your piano's line out sockets. The device itself uses RCA sockets
>my laptop doesn't have a microphone-in 3,5mm input
There's your problem your laptop may not be capable of line in recording except with dedicated audio interface like UCA222.
Buy this audio interface for $30
That will allow you to get the music back into your computer. There's an audio in and an audio out so you can monitor the output to your speakers in the room.
In OBS, add the device (comes up as "USB Audio Codec" on my computer) as an audio source.
What's your twitch name? i'll be sure to follow you.
I like this explanation of options.
It seems like the first option is slightly more elegant but I wonder does that Behringer UCA202 need to be powered? Also I see there is a newer version which seems to be identical. the UCA222.
Ahh I gotchya, so i'd have to connect a device streaming things like music into the mixer then i'd be able to mix the sound on it, and I use this for the pc [link]
Your friend can still find a composite style audio video connection for the Xbox 360. If she hooks it up to one of these –Behringer U-Control Uca222 Ultra-Low Latency 2 In/2 Out Usb Audio Interface With Digital Output And Massive Software Bundle – and then to the USB port of a laptop, she can use a program like Audacity to record the sound output of the Xbox when playing back the tracks she wants to. There are a lot of guides on the web about how to use audacity to encode an MP3 from there.
Edit: doing it this way would allow her to record the actual dual channel digital audio directly from the source, making it much higher quality than holding a microphone/phone to the speakers.
u could get a usb audio device to play lets say voice chat through. so that's an extra line. can buy 3 of those but the quality isnt amazing just for voice and music id say
thats what i use i have a list specs on my bot's channel but all it is is a usb audio device
Behringer U-Control Uca222 Ultra-Low Latency 2 In/2 Out Usb Audio Interface With Digital Output And Massive Software Bundle [link]
there are others. i also use another usb for listening to the mixr itself by listening to the devoce through the usb
Great thanks for the info. For recording, what's an example of an audio interface? I'm wondering if I could just use the USB adapter and output all sound to a laptop/ software.
hi, so i asked a question already and got the answer of using a USB audio interface to record my electric guitar.
what I have found [looking for cheap]: [link]
is this suffice enough to record my plays using garageband and my laptop (ios)? is there something else i can buy within $50 USD? and do i need anything else to record? a cable to connect or something
You need something like this. [link]
Most laptops cannot output line level audio, which your amp needs. The Behringer box is a Usb sound card that gives you those outputs.
I just learned about this last week ☺
I'm happy to say I've got a $29 UCA222 coming in the mail to go with my Bottlehead Crack. Took a lot of research and cool, honest people like you and jrdoe to realize that most people in online DAC discussions are more proud of how much money they spend than how their equipment sounds.
I'm still going to take it to a friend's house to test it vs. his higher end equipment. I feel like there's a 5% chance people aren't lying.
This is the audio interface I was referring to.
And that's kinda what the picture in the manual suggested. The only recording setup recommendation was RCA cables to an interface like the one I have/linked to.
Any ideas on how to get this working with my computer, sans interface?
Everyone saying midi is meaning using software to create the sounds and just using the clavinova as an input device and not actually making any sound. Midi carries no audio it's only sending signals. If you wanted to take the audio created from your clavinova into your PC for recording you would need to find out what outputs it has. It most likely has either a stereo or mono TRS port or RCA connectors. From there you would just need an interface for the audio to go into your PC. If it's got TRS outputs you could plug in one into there and get an adapter that would plug into your standard audio jack on a computer (this is a cheap alternative to using a audio interface however it may not be the best sounding). If it's only got RCA you could pick up one of these I use it for my set up and it works great.
I have a Behringer UCA 222. It's about as basic as you can get.
L/R RCA Audio In/Out
I'm currently looking to upgrade to a Presonus though so I can actually use MIDI with it.
I bought this really basic audio interface to record from my turntable to my mac. I hook it up directly to my turntable, open GarageBand and hit record. It isn't the nicest interface ever but from what my ears can tell the quality of the recordings is good.
Now, I am no audiophile, but I use the Behringer UCA-222 [link]
It sounds pretty good to me and I've never had any hiccups from it. I did start out with a $6 USB sound device, but only one channel of audio worked. I like the fact that it is USB driverless as you know it will work with any future OSX release and Windows 10. Future-proof basically.
It may be better to replace a small mixer if it doesn't have a digital interface but if you want to keep it, a Behringer UCA222 or UCA202 (different colors, $30) would work well. I own two and use them for Skype calls and such. Great and much better than a built in or general purpose audio adapter.
Remember, it's always best to have one mic per person. Will you have the guest in your studio or will you be going to them? A Zoom H5 recorder ($270) while pricey makes that sort of thing very easy.
Oh, another thing, the headphone jack on the mic itself only works with the USB mode. Using the mixer, it doesn't work. Use the mixers Phones jack.
When you get to the point of doing Skype, you need a way to get the audio of the computer into the mixer. You can do that with the computers sound card and a 1/8" TRS to 1/4" TS cable. A similar cable would be needed to get the audio out of the FX Send into the computer. I'd use a 1/8" TS (or TRS would work) to 1/4" TS cable.
Actually, I'd prefer a Behringer UCA222 or UCA202 (different color, that's all) which I own two. They use RCA connections and you can use RCA to 1/4" TS cables. Skype is mono I believe but I use a splitter to get both RCA ports for little good reason, just because.
It's really just a glorified sound card but it uses line level outputs and RCA jacks both of which are better for what you are doing. You can use the built in sound card instead but I find this easier/better.
Would something like this work? So it wouldn't make skype mute itself (and all other programs) when I open FL Studio?
That's cool! I remember looking for something to extract audio from HDMI once, but it was more expensive at the time, ~$50 I think. Good to know I can find one for ~$10 now!
I also have a couple of Behringer U-CONTROL UCA222, since I needed optical out for my soundbar. They also work great.
depends on what inputs your speakers take, something like this might be a good shout as it's a great DAC for the price with a built-in headphone output: [link]
only for stereo though.
There are a few USB-based audio interfaces with a line-in that are sort of class-compliant with iDevices. A popular one is made by Behringer. You use the lightning to USB adapter dongle (if you have a modern iDevice), then an app that allows you to select your source when recording video. I use filmic Pro. Results are quite nice actually.
One like this...
I don't have that one, but people seem to like it. If you want to mix sources, there are some small battery powered mixers that are ok. I use one by Maker Hart. Hope that helps!
Then buy a $20 audio interface on Amazon and livestream with Serato like literally everyone else who livestreams with Serato. It’s cheaper than a license to Rekordbox 5 would have been when Pioneer still sold them (the DDJ-SX2 did not come with a free Rekordbox license because... wait for it.... it’s a Serato controller!)
Again, the only problem is that reality isn’t conforming to your expectations of how it should.
Edit: so that you don’t think I’m an entirely unhelpful prick here you go. Buy this for 21 pounds and plug your controller into it. You can do the thing you want to do.
Edit 2: the literal dictionary definition of obsolete is ‘no longer produced or used; out of date’ so there’s no irony there since the DDJ-SX2 is no longer produced. Don’t really know what you’re getting at there.
How does this play into the setup? [link]
Just to elaborate a bit:
I'd really suggest getting a dedicated audio interface, as that's the proper way to solve this issue.
Here are 3 options, in order of cost:
So I'll assume you guys have the absolute bare bones in equipment and work from there. Since these are voice recordings from the 60s\70s there won't be much fidelity to capture so you should be pretty safe.
I've only done this with a Windows machine but I think there are similar settings on Mac. If not this will at least give you an idea of what to Google.
You'll need to get the audio from the tape deck to the computer. Technically you should use a line input. If you have a desktop computer it might be the blue connector. If you have a laptop you can use one of these things or something similar. If you're a cheapskate like my Dad you can just use the microphone input (if you have a headphone/microphone combo jack you'll need this doo-dad).
Note that the Mic input is "hot" in the sense that it's very sensitive to the noise coming into it and a line level input from a tape deck with clip out all the audio. You'll need to dial the mic sensitivity down. In Windows 10 right click the audio icon>Sounds>Recording>Select your default mic input>Properties>Listen>✔Listen to this device (to monitor)>Levels>Adjust levels. How to adjust levels should be apparent soon.
If you're using a Walkman type player you can connect with a simple auxillary cable (double sided male headphone jack). If you have a big tape deck just hook it into the Mic or Line jack with one of these. Toss a tape in there and let it play. Check to see if you can hear it with the "Listen to this device" checked. Adjust the levels to where it sounds normalish. You'll fine tune it next.
Install Audacity. In the top bar you'll see a mic input drop down, select your line in or mic input. Click the audio meter for the mic next to check your input levels. Advice on this varies but in general keep the green bar bouncing on the low end between the -12 and -6 during normal audio levels on the tape. This gives some wiggle room when people on the tape get antsy. You can adjust that with the OS input levels and fine tune it with the Audacity mic levels.
Restart your tape, hit record, and play it through.
When exporting I like to use FLAC for lossless audio but if you're looking for something more practical just use a high quality setting for MP3. FLAC is built in but you'll have to install the MP3 exporter (which I just linked wiki instructions for). You can also use WAV but its a lot bigger and doesn't support tags. When you export you'll have options to tag the artist data. I like to input as much data as I have about the tape in these fields. It will display in any compatible media player and it keeps things generally more organized.
If you don't want to bother with any of that you could try visiting local music shops and recording studios and I'm sure there's someone there that you could pay to have it done. I've never tried that though.
Hope that sets you down the right path. Preserving old audio like that of our parents is important. I have a box of old "love tapes" my Dad mailed to my Mom when they were dating. I should digitize them... but it's really weird to hear. Maybe I'll send them out.
what exactly does the interface do compared to inputting the guitar directly into the soundcard? the interface takes the guitar signal and converts it digitally before going into the pc? Why so expensive some of them though I seen this cheap one which seems similar to one 10x the price https://www.amazon.co.uk/Behringer-UCA222-U-Control-Ultra-Low-Interface/dp/B0023BYDHK/ref=sr_1_9?ie=UTF8&qid=1543545287&sr=8-9&keywords=guitar+usb+interface
You might just need an isolated DAC for your PC. This one is "good enough" for most and it's portable-ish if you want to bring it to work or something. If you want a little better, I'd recommand this interface (or the 2i2, get it used/refurb if you can find it). It'll let you plug in a guitar if you play or want to play and record, or if you're into gaming you could get a cheap XLR microphone and have way better voice quality than anyone else on the server. Lots of options.
I do not think this is possible with my set up man. =(
The DAC I'm using only has a single pair of RCA outputs (L and R). https://www.amazon.com/Behringer-UCA222-BEHRINGER-U-CONTROL/dp/B0023BYDHK
This is how I have set it up: https://i.imgur.com/RxLp04f.jpg
Do I need a miniDSP to be able to do this?
I was thinking that we could integrate the sub with the speakers first. This should allow us to settle on subwoofer gain, phase and crossover frequency.
Then make the full measurements that I transmit to you. No?
Though you can do as you please, these Berhinger USB Interfaces have both Input and Output - ($30) -
Does you computer have a LINE IN as well as a Mic In? The LINE IN would be the better choice.
These are more expensive, but are also very popular -
Your headset uses a plug called TRRS, and your splitter splits that to a pair of TRS plugs.
Buy a Behringer UCA222 and a pair of TRS female to RCA Male adapters (specific model for this adapter doesn't matter, this one is just an example).
1) Plug the headset into the splitter as you're doing now
2) Plug each side of the split cable into one of those adapters.
3) Plug the adapted microphone side for the headset into the Behringer's Input channel
4) Plug the adapted speaker side for the headset into the Behringer's Output channel.
5) Plug the Behringer UCA222 into your computer (it's USB).
6) Select it as the default input and output device in Windows.
7) Set your computer's output level to about 75.
8) Flick the "Monitor" switch on the Behringer UCA222 to On
9) Use the volume knob on the Behringer to control headset speaker volume.
10) Adjust the headset microphone gain using Windows' built-in system. You probably won't have to.
11) When you want to switch to your speakers instead of your headset, use the Windows sound output control panel to switch your output device. Some software may allow you to select a specific device within it, if you want some things going through speakers while others go through your headset.
OK. Now I understand what you are looking for. I have a few ideas.
1) If you are looking at ultimate responsiveness, I would suggest looking at something with more horsepower than a $35 Pi 3.
2) If you look at the video of the PiDeck, you will see a Behringer UCA222. The only difference between the "Ultra-Low Latency" UCA222 and the Behringer "Ultra-Low Latency" UFO202 (U-Phono202) that I recommended earlier, is that the UCA222 has a S/PDIF optical output, and the UFO202 has a turntable input. And one is red and the other is silver.
Which means that PiDeck demo uses a turntable amplifier, or has a turntable with an amplifier built in.
3) If you had a turntable amplifier, or had a turntable with an amplifier built in, and you wanted a HAT for the Pi for absolute minimum latency, take a look at the Audio Injector DAC and ADC HAT. For wharever reason, Pi HATs with an ADC are somewhat rare.
Good luck, and let me know if I can help.
Focusrite is great. I have the 18i20
But a budget option if you only need two channels is this:
One of these will do the job [link] and a cable like this [link]
On the USB side, I like $30 Behringer USB soundcards. They are reliable. They "only" have a 48 KHz CD quality sampling rate vs the 96 KHz of the FiiO E10K. Still, every human being that I know has hearing that kicks out below 20 KHz.
I haven't personally used that one but I have this one :[link]
No complaints, fairly cheap as well.
O2 amp + behringer usb DAC is the cheapest combo that will sound great
O2 amp + ODAC if you have more money
I have a small bit of experience with this. I have both a Behringer UCA222 connected to my pc for shits and giggles, and a Shure x2u that my SM57 mic is connected to.
The behringer is a solid device for the price, but it's not going to win any awards outside of a "budget" contest, and the x2u is more of a specialty device made specificaly for a microphone, but it does have a headphone jack that allows you to listen to audio from your PC, so it technically qualifies.
Long story short, I personally wouldn't hesitate to use a USB interface instead of a DAC. But I'm somewhat of a macguyver who really likes when one device can do multiple jobs (mic input and audio output at the same time? yes please!).
That said, I really like Schiit devices too (I own an sys) and you can't go wrong with it either.
I just bought this guy.
Use this to plug your mixer to your computer. Then use Audacity selecting this as your input source. It's quite straight fwd.
Easiest/least expensive thing I could think of.
I've been on amazon and google the last 3 hours trying to figure this out lol.
Shoukld I go for this or This or This
and then what extra cables do I need? My MXL V67 didn't come with any kind of cable, just the Mic itself
I also need some kind of "Phantom Power" too right?
Best possible? Or just better? Best possible has no limits. Better can start with a $30 upgrade like the Behringer UCA222
Does your interface have a USB input? That would mean it is already serving the function of DAC. If not you can grab a $30 Behringer UCA222 which works well enough.
eccomi, in super ritardo
Allora... in un gruppo di paesani, siamo soliti incontrarci e proiettiare video di gite, attività fatte ed altro ancora.
Finora ci arrangiavamo con un sistema così composto:
Ultimanete ci siamo trovati a che fare con formati video più recenti. Ho provato ad eseguirli col notebook, connesso via vga al proiettore (e fin qui tutto bene), mentre l'audio è problematico:
collego l'uscita cuffie all'ingresso stereo del mixer (rca white/red) tramite un cavo audio simile a questo:
anche alzando al massimo le levette del mixer, il volume è comunque basso, e risulta così "debole" da non riuscire a mixarlo/equalizzarlo per renderlo ben fruibile.
Abbiamo ipotizzato che l'uscita audio del pc, abbia un segnale decisamente più debole rispetto al segnale audio in uscita dai 2 RCA del lettore DVD.
Quindi primo dubbio: qualcuno mi può confermare che è effettivamente possibile che l'output audio di un lettore DVD sia più elevato rispetto all'uscita cuffie di un notebook?
Se il problema della potenza in uscita venisse confermato, potrei eventualmente prendere qualcosa tipo questo per rimediare?
Altrimenti pensavo a qualcosa di dedicato e possibilmente economico, tipo una scatoletta che riproduca formati video/audio recenti da usb, pilotabile da telecomando, così evito di dover usare il portatile.
Eviterei mini-pc con uscita audio jack da 3,5mm, perché immagino ricadrei nello stesso problema che ho ora. E nel caso, piuttosto continuerei col il notebook.
Something like this.
No such thing as an SD2...?
That I know of...
> Where is your audio routed after Serato?
SX 2 has an XLR Master out and an RCA Master out. If the XLR is routed to your speakers then take the RCA out and plug it into an audio interface(that's the cheapest you are likely to find) and use Audacity or another DAW to record the incoming audio stream.
Either of the recorders linked above would also work though in the same setup but they are more expensive and will require a USB drive or SD to record onto. You'd simply take an the RCA out and run it into the recorders Line In with and RCA to 3.5mm cable.
If you already use the RCA out you'd likely need a DI to convert that XLR output to Line Level.
Or you could purchase the music you want to play and thereby support the artists who produce it.
I think a Behringer U-Control UCA 222 (or 202, same thing) DAC will help you. It's pretty much designed to connect a mixer to PC (via usb).
Edit: Note its only 16/48 so it might not be for serious studio use.
You want to connect the tape out from the amp into this with RCA cables. Then the Behringer to your computer. I don't know which program you would want to use though.
The easiest would probably be using a USB DAC with RCA out (Like this) and RCA cables, one to each monitor?