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Re: Analog/Digital

Postby Wonks » Mon Dec 16, 2019 11:27 pm

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Re: Analog/Digital

Postby JRocker » Tue Dec 17, 2019 6:25 am

Wonks: I sold the UR22II interface. And I AM NOT a troll!!

I am geninuely asking my question here and appreciate the responses.
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Re: Analog/Digital

Postby CS70 » Tue Dec 17, 2019 1:15 pm

JRocker wrote:
As to the poster CS70 and his question of 'It begs the question of why and what do you think you'll achieve'...well if the past innovators etc listened to comments like this, nothing would have even been discovered, developed and found...I mean I am wanting to experiment, doing something different and I am not all about following trends or whats the standard. To be honest, I may achieve a shit sound and will forget it or I may achieve something unique in my experimenting,but what makes one like 'their' sound may to another be 'nothing but crap tone'.

No grief from me, the reason of my comment was that a bit of the point of this forum is to help each other. And a huge chunk of that is all too often helping others see thru the immense amount of bulls.. ahem, uninformed ideas that for some reason populate the great field of music recording.

But you are an innovator and obviously you do not need any of that, so best of luck.
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Re: Analog/Digital

Postby JRocker » Thu Dec 19, 2019 8:57 pm

To CS70:
Thanks for the backhanded comment. I never claimed to be an innovator nor do I think I am any sort of the sort. My comment was to illustrate a point about going one's own way and approaching things differently and discovering for themselves what works or doesn't for them. And I mentioned 'innovators' because history has shown this has how it has happened. I NEVER said I was one nor do I aim to be one.
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Re: Analog/Digital

Postby JRocker » Sat Jan 11, 2020 1:07 am

Happy New Year to everyone. Just one other question. I've tried all of these suggestions, and they all work fine, thank you. If I wanted to use the Mackie just as monitor controller (ie to control volume etc when listening back to DAW recordings )and not to record through it, do I just connect the outs of my monitor speakers into the OUTS of the Mackie?
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Re: Analog/Digital

Postby The Elf » Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:53 am

You would connect the OUTs of the Mackie to the INs of your monitors.
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Re: Analog/Digital

Postby JRocker » Sun Jan 12, 2020 5:08 am

I seem to not be able to get anything to work re: those connections.

Maybe I don't understand which OUTS and INS you mean?

I connected two XLR cables, one in each OUT (R and L) of MAINS OUT of Mackie and the other ends of the cable which are TRS into the front INPUTS 1 and 2 of AKAI EIE PRO. I played the recording I did in DAW and no sound is coming out of either my headphones, speakers or anything in the LED section (where it tells you a signal is coming through) of the Mackie. So what am I doing wrong?
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Re: Analog/Digital

Postby Funkyflash5 » Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:18 am

You have everything exactly backwards, you want to take the outs from the interface into ins on the mixer and then outs on the mixer to ins of your monitors or to headphones.
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Re: Analog/Digital

Postby Arpangel » Sun Jan 12, 2020 9:35 am

May be it would be a good idea to look at the "typical connections" and set-ups in the Mackie manual, or the Akai, they usually have them.
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Re: Analog/Digital

Postby JRocker » Sun Jan 12, 2020 11:34 am

Funkyflash5 wrote:You have everything exactly backwards, you want to take the outs from the interface into ins on the mixer and then outs on the mixer to ins of your monitors or to headphones.

Thank you Funkyflash5! You are right, everything is now working. One problem though, why don't I hear a proper stereo signal? I mean I have the monitor speakers hooked up correctly L and R into the L and R of mains out of mixer, but the signal I get is mono??
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Re: Analog/Digital

Postby Sam Spoons » Sun Jan 12, 2020 11:39 am

Which inputs are you using on the mixer from the Audio Interface? If it's two of the main channels you'll need the pan controls panned hard left and hard right. If they are central the mixer will sum the stereo into mono.
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Re: Analog/Digital

Postby JRocker » Sun Jan 12, 2020 11:54 am

Doh! I forgot to pan them! Thanks Sam. I'm using the balanced L and R main out on top of channel strips on mixer.
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Re: Analog/Digital

Postby JRocker » Sun Jan 12, 2020 12:04 pm

Want to say a big thank you to everyone for their help on this thread, much appreciated. One final thing before I close this tread, now that I've hooked everything up correctly, because I've set it up primarily as a monitoring system, when I record straight through the interface into my DAW, I assume the Mackie will color the signal since it's not connected in the recording chain?
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Re: Analog/Digital

Postby Sam Spoons » Sun Jan 12, 2020 12:38 pm

JRocker wrote:Want to say a big thank you to everyone for their help on this thread, much appreciated. One final thing before I close this tread, now that I've hooked everything up correctly, because I've set it up primarily as a monitoring system, when I record straight through the interface into my DAW, I assume the Mackie will not color the signal since it's not connected in the recording chain?

I guess that's what you mean? If so correct, the Mackie will have no effect on the recorded signal.
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Re: Analog/Digital

Postby Martin Walker » Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:03 am

Sam Spoons wrote:
JRocker wrote:Want to say a big thank you to everyone for their help on this thread, much appreciated. One final thing before I close this tread, now that I've hooked everything up correctly, because I've set it up primarily as a monitoring system, when I record straight through the interface into my DAW, I assume the Mackie will not color the signal since it's not connected in the recording chain?

I guess that's what you mean? If so correct, the Mackie will have no effect on the recorded signal.

However, it WILL slightly colour the playback, which could result in you making marginally different mix decisions, although I doubt in practice whether this will be a limitation unless you have really expensive loudspeakers and an acoustically treated room, so you that can discern the difference.


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