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need help connecting mixer to soundcard

Discussion in 'Recording' started by DatEmf0ck, May 8, 2009.

  1. DatEmf0ck

    DatEmf0ck Guest

    i have a delta 1010 m-audio 24bit audio recording system and a soundcraft spirit sx mixer. iv set it up so i can play music on my pc via the mixer/soundcard. problm is i cant get logic or any music production software to read my mic n the sliders on the mixer dont control anything. i dont think im wired right. i need help pls. iv got 2 jacks plugged in the 1and 2 OUTS at the back of soundcard and also in the 7and8 LINE of mixer. what am i doing wrong? i just want to be able 2 record and mix audio/vocals with ma gear.
    million thx
  2. hueseph

    hueseph Well-Known Member

    The sliders will never control anything. You need a control surface for that. As far as the Delta 1010: it needs to be set as the default recording device. You need to set this up in core audio settings. Look in your manual on how to change the audio settings in Logic. I know how but I think you should get familiar with the manual.

    Edit: Incidentally, the spirit sx has direct outputs on each channel. You should be using those to go into the 1010. Is this by chance a 1010 LT? If you have the 1010 with a breakout box, you're good as gold. You can even set up returns from the 1010 and create separate headphone mixes or even use them to incorporate harware effects(though with some latency). If it's the LT, you'll need RCA to unbalanced (T/S)phono jacks.
  3. DatEmf0ck

    DatEmf0ck Guest

    i have set up delta 1010 as default recording device in logic bt still cant get it to pick ma mic. im tinkin the prob is wit the connection btw the mixer and soundcard. dunno id any1 knows how many cables need to be connected btw soundcard and mixer and where exactly to plug them. my soundcard is a delta 1010 m-audio 24bit 96khz gigital audio recording system and my mixer is a soundcraft spirit folio sx not an lt. thx 4 helpin out this novice(me)
  4. hueseph

    hueseph Well-Known Member

    So, do you have a breakout box or not? If yes, use the direct out to go into the 8 inputs on the 1010 and out from the 1010 into 8 more inputs on the board.
    If no, you have the LT version and will need 14 rca to T/S phono jacks and two male/male XLR cables to connect them.

    So you want outputs 1-8 on the mixer to inputs 1-8 on the 1010 and outputs 1-8 on the 1010 to inputs 9-16 on the mixer.
  5. gdoubleyou

    gdoubleyou Well-Known Member

    You really don't need the mixer, I'm running a mixerless Logic Rig with an old MOTU 828, and a Mini.

    I do own a digital mixer but I use it for monitoring, not recording.

    the cleanest signal chanin is the shortest signal chain.

  6. hueseph

    hueseph Well-Known Member

    With the Delta 1010 he does need preamps. Unless he plans on selling that Spirit board, it has it's uses.
  7. DatEmf0ck

    DatEmf0ck Guest

    i do need d mixer cos delta 1010 dont av a mic input , can only connect mic 2 mixer n mixer 2 soundcard n soundcard 2 pc hence d prob. def not selling mixer cos al b usin it 4 gigs 2. i have d manuals but d soundcraft 1 dont help cos it has 0 abt connecting 2 soundcard. logic can read soundcard but..... guess al av 2 keep playing abt wit plugs as im convinced dats d prob. thx a lot tho guys, i mighty grateful
  8. Codemonkey

    Codemonkey Well-Known Member

    Dude, don't play with plugs. Especially when your hands are wet!

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