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Discussion in 'Recording' started by eirebeatz, Jul 7, 2006.

  1. eirebeatz

    eirebeatz Guest

    hey guys, i've been browsing around and really like the site.

    And now the reason for this post.

    i recently recieved a behringer ub1002 as a gift from my girlfriend, i have my yamaha psr-175 connected to my pc through usb, i use fl studio to program my kicks, and snares, my problem is How do i use the mixer in conjunction with everything else? and what exactly is the main purpose for this mixer? im relativly new to the music production so i would appreciate any help at all, thanks in advance guys.
     
  2. MadTiger3000

    MadTiger3000 Active Member

    If you have an aux in on your keyboard, it would be a great way to add cheap microphone input/guitar input, etc.

    I just looked up the specs on your keyboard, and noticed you do not have aux in.

    Mmmmmm.
     
  3. eirebeatz

    eirebeatz Guest

    hey

    im probably gonna look really stupid for asking this but i have no idea how to set this mixer up? what do i connect to what? whats is purpose? im just starting out so im really not sure
     
  4. RemyRAD

    RemyRAD Well-Known Member

    eirebeatz, um......it's a mixer. You add ice and alcohol and a garnish. What's there not to understand? hic.....

    This little piece of.........equipment is perfectly adequate for mixing 2 separate microphones, a stereo keyboard and a CD recorder or any combination of line level sources and 2 mic level sources. You could then take its stereo " Master" output and feed that to your cheap Sound Blaster, motherboard integrated type cards, line input. Mostly because a cheap Sound Blaster's card microphone input is completely horrible and is not good for anything other than a multimedia headset with a $.98 microphone for live chatting on the Internet and not for recording anything. So, this little item is a step up from a cheap integrated sound card on your computer. It also gives you the ability to plug-in an external effects device instead of having to do it all in software.

    Now if you combine this with a "basic" amplifier and a couple of PA speakers, you're ready to play coffeehouses. So you have a multitude of uses for it.

    Of course there is another possibility? Perhaps your girlfriend wants you to plug your self in? If you know what I mean? (Wink wink)
    Ms. Remy Ann David
     
  5. pr0gr4m

    pr0gr4m Well-Known Member

    You don't look stupid...your new to it so your questions are valid. If you want to use the mixer as part of your system you probably will want to buy a couple cables.

    The keyboard only has a PHONES output. It doesn't have separate outputs for Left and Right. You can buy a cable that can split the one headphone output into two outputs, one for the left and one for the right.

    The link below shows you this sort of cable.
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    Once you have that cable, you plug the single end into the keyboard PHONES jack and plug the other ends into the LINE1 and LINE2 inputs. Set the GAIN for each channel to the same setting. Set the PAN on channel 1 all the way to the left and on channel 2 all the way to the right.

    I don't know which USB interface you have and I also don't know how you are listening to the music..Im guessing just through computer speakers, so I can't be specific about the rest of the setup. But you can plug the MAIN OUT or TAPE OUT or even CTRL ROOM OUT on the mixer into the USB interface. If you don't have the right cables for that, you could use the PHONES out on the mixer and use the same cable you originally used.

    Generally, a Mixer is a device that allows you to mix different things together. That's what you get with this. You can plug in up to 10 different things, mix there signals together and send them all to one output.

    Specifically, on channels 1 & 2 you get equalization so you can alter the sound on those two channels. The other channels dont have EQ's but they do allow you to add an external effect (if you have any). That would be hooked up using the FX Send. There are multiple outputs so you can hook it up to both your computer and possible external speakers like a stereo or if you have it an amp that is hooked up to some speakers.



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  6. eirebeatz

    eirebeatz Guest

    THANK YOU

    hey guys thanks for the replies, pr0gr4m you couldnt have made it any easier for me to understand, thank you, thanks for the link aswell i appreciate it.
     
  7. Terr-orForm

    Terr-orForm Guest

    Hey man! Try this link to get you through the rough spots. I remember when this guy just started out (on the internet) and even then he had a lot of good stuff.

    http://www.tweakheadz.com/guide.htm

    I have to say though, this is the best forum I have seen so far for the recording type. In the world of music, however, too much info is never enough!!!
     
  8. Terr-orForm

    Terr-orForm Guest

    Hey man! Try this link to get you through the rough spots. I remember when this guy just started out (on the internet) and even then he had a lot of good stuff.

    http://www.tweakheadz.com/guide.htm

    I have to say though, this is the best forum I have seen so far for the recording type. In the world of music, however, too much info is never enough!!!
     

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