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How to connect a mixer to an audio interface?

Discussion in 'Recording' started by trumpetprod, Mar 21, 2010.

  1. trumpetprod

    trumpetprod Active Member

    How do I connect this mixer:
    Buy Behringer XENYX 1002B 5-Channel Compact Mixer | Unpowered Mixers | Musician's Friend
    to this audio interface:
    Buy Lexicon Lambda USB Desktop Studio | Audio Interfaces & Convertors | Audio Interfaces | Musician's Friend
    I haven't gotten the mixer yet but I was just wondering if it was possible?
    Thanks!
     
  2. TheJackAttack

    TheJackAttack Distinguished Member

    The Beh##### is a less than stellar piece of gear. It will be noisy and no guarantees how long it will work. Why wouldn't you just use the two mic preamps on the Lambda and be done with it?

    That said, what you ask can be done. Your cleanest route is going to be out the 2 track of the B into the line inputs of the Lambda. You'll need two cables with RCA phono plug on one end and a 1/4" TS phone plug on the other.
     
  3. trumpetprod

    trumpetprod Active Member

    Well for the price I've found that the Behringer mixer was the best value. Anyways, I never asked about the mixer, so thanks for the answer.
    And just to make sure (newbie question alert), I can record with the mics that are plugged into the mixer which is connected to the audio interface, right?
     
  4. TheJackAttack

    TheJackAttack Distinguished Member

    If everything is routed correctly, yes.

    Best value? Not really. It is cheap in the pejorative sense as well as the dollars and cents, is likely to break at any time whether new or old, and has very noisy circuitry. It is one of those pieces of gear that is NOT covered by the "Buy Once Cry Once" clause. There are too many other useful pieces of gear out there.
     
  5. trumpetprod

    trumpetprod Active Member

    Can you give me an example of a mixer that is best for 100 dollars or less?
     
  6. TheJackAttack

    TheJackAttack Distinguished Member

    No. Anything in that price range is garbage. I thought you had a Lambda and were going to get a standalone 2 channel preamp? That gives you four channels. You don't have to sound like you're a garage band if you don't want to. If you're insistent on buying the cheapest Radio Shack or equivalent piece of whatever out there let me know and I'll leave you alone and return to my regular forums.
     
  7. jg49

    jg49 Well-Known Member

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    Mixer under $100.00

    Sorry just couldn't help myself
     
  8. trumpetprod

    trumpetprod Active Member

    Oh my God, you're so funny. I hope you sensed the sarcasm in my writing.
     
  9. TheJackAttack

    TheJackAttack Distinguished Member

    The closest I can come to a recommendation in good conscious is a Yamaha MG something or other that's about $160-170.
     
  10. jg49

    jg49 Well-Known Member

    I am awash in your sarcasm, but truth be told there is very little you can get in this business as far as gear goes under $100.00, maybe cabling, stands, but little else. It seems that everyday there is someone requesting the best mixer, interface, monitors under $100.00, if you find someone selling something used maybe, while $100.00 may be all you can put together and I can truly appreciate that, it just is not really a budget.
     
  11. trumpetprod

    trumpetprod Active Member

    @jg49, I found your response unnecessary. Obviously you know more about recording than I do since I recently got into it. Maybe you could be a little more helpful as TheJackAttack was because he actually told me that if I put in a little more money (which I can do) then you can get a decent mixer, rather than make a joke out of it.
    @TheJackAttack, thanks, that's the sort of answer I appreciate and I will certainly look more into spending an extra 60 or 70 bucks even though I was looking for something under $100.
    And actually I might be able to do $200, time will tell for me.
     
  12. jg49

    jg49 Well-Known Member

    That Jack is truly a saint I must admit, and I far from it, but the photo was meant as humor and not at your expense. If it hadn't been 5:30 AM I might have put the $100.00 bill graphic I had first and maybe it would have been funnier (mixer under a hundred dollars.) It was not to put you down, it wasn't really meant to belittle your question and I'm sorry but I still think its funny. I will try and be more helpful in the future and a better person all round, though I seem to be getting rounder ever since I quit smoking two months ago. BTW that was self deprecatory humor or poking fun at oneself.
     
  13. TheJackAttack

    TheJackAttack Distinguished Member

    I ain't no angel. It's just as a Mod I have to keep my natural Gyrene inclination to distribute hate and discontent to a minimum ^_^ It ain't Afghanistan or Iran.
     
  14. trumpetprod

    trumpetprod Active Member

    Can you give me a link to the RCA phono plugs and the 1/4" TS cables? I have no idea where to look for all of that...
     
  15. Hey trumpetrod
    I'm pretty new to this too. to find that stuff use google. Any time you need ANYTHING or want to know the definition of ANY thing just punch it in google and you'll get it. I joined this site cause i'm new to home recording too.. good luck! and have fun
     
  16. TheJackAttack

    TheJackAttack Distinguished Member

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    Definitions and other wiki types of things are in the works here. Give us a little time since most of us are full time professionals elsewhere but it will still happen.
     
  17. trumpetprod

    trumpetprod Active Member

    @treehuggincat, first of all cats are awesome. Just had to throw that out there. And yeah I did use Google but hey I'm not so sure about it so asking won't hurt.
    @TheJackAttack, I never shop at Guitar Center. The only time I have is to buy some drums and cymbals and a guitar. But that's it. Thanks !

    http://www.fullcompass.com/product/363920.html ?
     
  18. judenihal

    judenihal Guest

    This is probably the most expensive mixer ($99.99) on the market! Usually these cooking mixers are $19.99 and the best audio mixers are probably $1999, haha!
     
  19. jg49

    jg49 Well-Known Member

    It was listed for $89.99, but I like your thinking
     

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