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Edit- Thanks for clearing that up! One is on the way! (3-6 months from now...) Yeah, they're 79.99 on amazon and a bunch of other sites, if you don't mind waiting this looks like a really freaking good audio interface if you're reading this and you don't have one. I have read that usb 3.0 and the drivers from behringer are required. Also apparently macs will handle this puppy without drivers I think. Yay!
Again, thanks for all the help you guys! I'll pin this sucker to my fridge lol ;P
Yeah so I have plans to do a live show, triggering audio and midi clips from the launchpad and possibly soloing/talkboxing live when the midi to the synth isn't playing. I don't want to get a whole bunch more equipment, I'm looking to get just the behringer umc 204hd (currently on sale on amazon right now for less than the 202hd)
I've tried explaining this just via text before but really i'm more a visual kind of guy
I want the audio to go into the daw without also going out live through the back end, so that I can apply sidechaining and mixing eq effects to it and end up with a finished master channel that is more polished and much more controlled than just trying to mix in the synth outside of the daw.
Being able to put a master compressor on everything and know that it's gonna sound dope as hell as it comes out is basically what I want to do. Make a live experience that is super polished and took a lot of work to set up, but is also flexible enough to not feel "prerecorded", everything is just a little bit more planned out than a dj set may be.
Also if you could recommend a similar audio interface which can do all I ask of it, as stated above, that would also be great.
Cheers and thanks for trying to decipher my chart/diagram! I spent all of 30 minutes making it as neat as possible with just a mouse.
Inappropriate mic for your intended use. Get two dynamic mics, and for a podcast, you don't need expensive ones. XM8500s would be just fine and they are only $20, but are as good as $50 handheld mics. Use the leftover money on an interface like a BEHRINGER UMC204HD.
anyone know anything about this lil peep?
I have just upgraded my interface but the one I have been using before was a U-PHORIA UMC204HD. It is not bad and it has a balanced output. To be honest, I couldn't really tell the difference between using balanced and unbalanced, but then again, my monitors are not that great.
The midi controller will likely connect on its own via USB. Looks like the MIDI Commander has a USB connection and a MIDI-out port.
If you do want the flexibility to connect MIDI to other stuff with the interface and the floor controller, you'll need an interface with MIDI in and out, which this Behringer has for a decent price, though I haven't looked at reviews, so do your research. I don't think the smaller Scarlett interfaces have MIDI in or out ports.
A lot of USB XLR audio interfaces have phantom power built in. For example, this one on Amazon has a switch at the back to send phantom power down the XLR line to the mic. So you wouldn’t need a separate phantom power supply because phantom power will be supplied by the USB XLR audio interface.
Since my living situation is not super easy, is it a feasible idea to get one of those things to practice bass guitar? I just wanna plug my passive bass in, connect the interface to my computer and listen via headphones.
There are smaller, more portable ones. there's a whole UMC line in whatever form factor you'd want.
The 404 isnt that big either.
For instance the 204 pretty much same exact size as 2i2 except its 80$ and has more features.
You would have to do some adapters to get everything plugged in, but this would work
This is the recording interface I use, as you can see it has a knob on the front for "Mix" that mixes the Playback and the input. It would give you live ultra low latency monitoring.
This is of course WAY overkill for what you are trying to do, but it would work.
As to if this would actually lower your volume (of your actual voice) I don't know, and if trying it out is worth 80 bucks to you. There might be a cheaper interface out there, I just don't know of one that has the mix feature, and have not used any other so I really couldn't speak to how well it would work.
If it's just a matter of boosting your voice, try this.
1. Right-click the volume icon on your task bar(botom right) and click "Recording Devices."
2. Find the device that is being used; it has a tick mark if it's the default device of a phone handle icon if it's only used for communication like Skype and Discord.
3. Right-click the device and select "Properties."
4. Go to the "Levels" tab and adjust the output volume from there.
That's what I did, when I initally checked my Levels, it was at around 50(out of 100). I upped it from there till I was satisfied.
If you absolutely need an interface, I'd highly recommend this. Top-notch, costs about 80$, I use it myself since it was the best bang-for-buck I could find.
any chance you can still send back the mixer and replace it with an interface?
mixers are for live sound (like at a bar), while interfaces are for using with a computer at home. for the same price it will sound much better and be able to do what you want to do. monitoring both mic and game sound with a mixer would be tricky.
lots of people here on r/twtich are making this mistake...I'm not sure why, but I feel like I need to post a daily service announcement telling people they need an interface, not a mixer...
I've heard you reviewing DAC/Headphone Amps before (and probably tired of DACs by now) I asked before if you'd think an Audio Interface could be used instead of a DAC and you said you've never used one. Searching around, I found the Behringer UMC204HD, which seemed to give off very high specs for the price of $80, Let alone the separate volume controls for speakers and headphones; might be worth considering.
OP, might want to fix price. I've researched these a lot and bought them in the past, so I can confidently say that $120 is around what this goes for new.
The UMC204HD is even a step up with hardware fixes and I got it for $125 more than a year ago. It's absolutely amazing little thing that nobody seems to realize exists, but it's still only $128 on Amazon to this day. Price is the same on GC and Sweetwater as well.
You will have no ill effects. If you do plug in a mixer just make sure to set your gain staging correctly to avoid overloading your devices input and whatever you do DO NOT TURN PHANTOM POWER ON! You will potentially blow up the OP amp of whatever outboard gear you connect to it.
I would add though, if you're gonna drop $100 on device like that, why not spend the extra $20-30 on a 2 channel unit like this: https://www.amazon.com/Behringer-UMC204HD-BEHRINGER/dp/B00QHURLCW/ref=sxin_1_ac_d_rm?ac_md=2-2-bWF1ZGlvIGludGVyZmFjZQ%3D%3D-ac_d_rm&keywords=maudio&pd_rd_i=B00QHURLCW&pd_rd_r=6ac0e74a-9349-4277-a530-4ecf53a27259&pd_rd_w=H7uuW&pd_rd_wg=O1fIN&pf_rd_p=404c4843-2c96-4d0d-a5fe-2b0598693e61&pf_rd_r=STKYGDHY83H2TY0XJN6M&qid=1568618756
You get a far better and far more versatile unit for not much extra cost. There's other brands if you don't like Behringer that aren't that much more expensive either. I'm sure the unit you've linked will serve your function but there are far better units out there that aren't that much more expensive.
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The behringer umc204hd is a comparable interface to this scarlett. Having the mono stereo switch is a huge win for the behringer.
Yeah something like the UMC204HD would also be fine. Really just buy whatever you like the look of, fills all your needs, and is cheap. All brands mentioned thus far are good. Forget about your perceptions of "budget" oriented. That only applies to garbage like Pyle that you should never buy. Take a look at this and realize you don't need to overthink stuff.
I am very new to the audio world. I would like to get an external audio device for my gaming PC to serve as a DAC and to use as a XLR microphone input. I would like the DAC output to not include the microphone. I was planning to use a Behringer UMC204HD U-Phoria with a Behringer Xm8500. If I understand correctly, this could help me achieve my goal if I buy an headphone amp and the necessary cables. Am I correct?
BEHRINGER U-PHORIA UMC204HD [link]
Fiio E10K only has a line out so no cigar there. You can try picking up a Schiit Fulla 2 on r/AVexchange. You can go 3.5mm to 1/4" just fine, but be aware that you'll be pushing less voltage relatively. Not a big deal, just have to run the internal amps on the sub and speakers a little higher.
Don't know if you find the Behringer UMC204HD any more attractive.
One last alternative is to go with something like the behringer UCA202, the Fiio D3, or just your motherboard 3.5mm analog out if that sounds clean. Pair that with a USB volume knob like this one or this one. That's just a knob that controls your windows volume for convenience.
I think there’s a few low cost audio interfaces that come with the midi IO as well.
From a quick search:
And this little bugger here seems to have good reviews and is Class Compliant:
To be honest, I'm not sure /r/techsupport is the right sub for this. You might do better in /r/livesound.
A few things of note here.
You're getting that "hiss" because of line noise. The greater the gain, the more noise you'll hear.
The entire purpose of XLR is for balanced signals throughout the cable run. Balanced cable runs help to mitigate noise caused by electromagnetic interference.
The moment you introduced an unbalanced connection (the XLR->3.5mm cable to 3.5mm input) into the equation, that was effectively defeated.
There are other considerations here including knowing the difference between Mic Level Input and Line Level Input. However, in this specific situation, I'm going to point to a particular issue. Although the Behringer PS400 unit that you're using supplies Phantom Power to your microphone (which is needed for a Condenser microphone - but would not be needed for a Dynamic microphone), as far as I can tell, it does not supply any gain.
I would suggest a USB audio interface - either to act as a supplement to your PS400 unit or to replace it in entirety. I don't know what your budget is, but this Behringer unit might do the job.
Regarding the USB version of your microphone, my Google Searching is turning up numerous reports of issues with that microphone and Windows 8/8.1/10 - though some of them claim to have mitigated or resolved the issue by lowering the gain, and raising the recording volume to max.