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Studio Monitors!

Discussion in 'Monitoring / Headphones' started by xX5thQuarterXx, Apr 21, 2006.

  1. xX5thQuarterXx

    xX5thQuarterXx Active Member

    So, i just finished up gettin all the pieces for my home studio. Now that ive tried recording i decided that i really need a pair of monitors. I have a stero system thats really nice and i was wondering if i could use that. I might be totally wrong my thinking this would work, but in professional recording studios how do they hook monitors up to their computers.

    Im trying to connec them to a G5 Mac with OSX thanks.
     
  2. chrispick

    chrispick Guest

    With most project studios, you'd go out of your computer via an audio interface (with its digital-to-analog or D/A converters) and into studio monitors. And your audio interface is linked to your computer either via USB, firewire or PCI card (depends on the type on audio interface you have).

    For improved monitoring, some project studio owners invest in dedicated D/A converters which provide higher performance than many audio interfaces have.
     
  3. xX5thQuarterXx

    xX5thQuarterXx Active Member

    Ok so im usin an Alesis MultiMix w/ USB. So can i mabye use the RCA ouputs from it into the stero and play it back that way?
     
  4. TeddyG

    TeddyG Well-Known Member

    Sure! Mebbe'? If your stereo has "line" input(s) and your Alesis has a line output(s) recommended for speakers, give it a shot! Your Alesis and stereo manuals would be a good place to look for suggested hookups/operation......

    TG
     
  5. xX5thQuarterXx

    xX5thQuarterXx Active Member

    So if i did that they would only work if my mixers was "connected" to my computer. Any way to ahve em directly to the comp?
     
  6. Nirvalica

    Nirvalica Guest

    if its just a mixer going into the audio inputs on your soundcard, than no, plugging it into your mixer won't work. hook it up to the speaker outputs on your audio card, or any outputs that you have on the audiocard.
     
  7. xX5thQuarterXx

    xX5thQuarterXx Active Member

    How do i access my audio card or where do i find it on my comp, srry im new to them in general.
     
  8. xX5thQuarterXx

    xX5thQuarterXx Active Member

    How do i access my audio card or where do i find it on my comp, srry im new to them in general.
     
  9. Nirvalica

    Nirvalica Guest

    how do you hook up your mixer to the computer? is it a usb mixer? i figured you just had it hooked up to your audiocard, but if its usb, plug the speakers into the outputs on the mixer.

    the audiocard is in the back of the computer. if its the same one that came with the computer (im guessing it is if you dunno where it is) than it will most likely have 4 1/8" jacks. one for a microphone, line in, speaker out, and something else i can't remember. if you have computer speakers hooked up now, they are most likely hooked up to it.
     
  10. TheArchitect

    TheArchitect Active Member

    How are you listening to anything to know you need monitors if you can't find your soundcard?
     

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