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ZED10FX high pitched noise when using USB to PC

A while back I posted on the Allen & Heath forum about this noise issue I have with my mixer when using the USB connection to the computer. This noise persists, just wondering if anyone here has run into it with the ZED10FX. In a nutshell, when the USB is connected to the computer, and chosen as the audio input in a Windows application (like Zoom), you get a high pitched sound that's annoying. Here's a link to that thread:


Thank you for any help on this!


Upgrading computer/interface pairing.

Hello My Lovelies,

So I run a small scale studio and we're looking to upgrade out computer, the issue that we're stuck on, is that we'd like to get an old Mac Pro 5.1 and mod it to all hell (cheapest way to a high performance mac) but we currently run on a Focusrite thunderbolt interface, mac pro 5.1 doesn't run thunderbolt without a lot of hassle. I've been reading into PCIe Interface cards but it's still a newish area for me. Does anyone have any sound advice and experience with an interface that'll do 16/32 channels in and work nicely with the old cheesegraters? Thanks in advance for any help x

Help getting audio from mixer to computer

Hello everyone I need help figuring out the Yamaha MG124CX. So basically my Uni has a dj room and it has a microphone that I can connect into it (but not in to my macbook) and rca cable to aux. The mixer recognizes audio from the mic, and I can hear it on the speakers. Reading manuals and online, I connected the rca cable in to rec out and aux in to my laptop, but it doesn't recognize any device. I can use this cable to play music from my laptop tho.

I'm wondering what I'm missing, maybe some button on the mixer or something. Thanks for reading.

Computer/Mixer Question

I'm looking to connect 1 pair of speakers (Event 20/20) to a Yamaha MG10/2 mixing console so I can use these speakers as monitors for 2 different computers (not simultaneously). 1 computer has 1/4" outs via the audio interface & on the other computer I can only output through the 1/ 8" headphone port which is why I figure I can do this with the mixer.

Can anyone suggest how I can go about accomplishing this (what connectors/cables would I need, etc)?.Thanx~!

Newbee - Need new computer advice

The “quick” question is…
Narrowed it down to 3 computers for home recording.
For personal (hobby) use; Cubase 10, Focusrite 18i8; Music genre – Light rock (Wild Feathers, Matchbox 20); Budget $2800-ish;

iMac – 27” monitor, i7, 16GB, 2TB Fusion drive.
MacBook Pro – specs (?) to be determined
Lenovo Thinkpad – Probably P52 – specs (?) to be determined

The bigger story, if interested, or if more info helps...

Complete amateur with a lot to learn. I recorded very little about 15 years ago but never stopped playing drums, and some guitar, etc. Worked with Cubase 5. Now I am 47 and want to re-visit for hobby, hopefully for life, and have some $$ to work with – Already settled on going with Cubase 10 and Focusrite 18i8.

Read TONS of recommendations on preferred computers – Too many. I want to make recording quality stuff as easy as possible. I am not familiar with Mac’s but figured I could learn it enough for recording, and I’m intuitive enough to look stuff up and figure it out. Saw the 27 inch iMac and fell in love with it. Read tons of stuff to figured out what specs I needed/ wanted – Even details regarding Fusion drives versus SSD’s, etc.

Then I can’t decide between the iMac but then MacBook Pro. I’m iffy (and unfamiliar) about Mac’s but their suppporters are quite passionate – I’m considering making the jump. I’ve had about 5 laptops and they all pretty much have annoyed me… But had a Lenovo (Yoga) before and loved it! Best computer I’ve ever had. I was ready to make a move on the iMac, then considered the MacBook Pro… Then I read a lot of articles praising the Lenovo which made it a little more complicated. The ThinkPad (P52) is quite impressive. I simply can’t decide between these three. PLEASE ADVISE. And if you think MacBook Pro or Lenovo Thinkpad - What specs would you get with $2700-2800 to work with? THANKS!

Analog Summing + Printing in other computer

I read something at gearslutz that make me think but didnt understand 100%

Im into analog summing, my setup is Orion32 as converters, 2Bus+ and Pure2 for capturing the whole mix.

Someone wrote "Without going on too much more, for those really wanting to take hybrid past the playground, if you are using the same computer to go ADDA, "The Round Trip", you are already defeated. Two DAW's and high headroom analog in the middle works. If I couldn't do that, I would stay ITB."

I have to say that i print my mixes in the same projetc, i dont know how could i benefit of doing it in another computer.

Why another computer for printing? Ive seen this do it to Luca Petrolesi with another computer... but why? Does it change much the sound doing it with another one?

Best regards,


Looking to buy a new computer for recording

Hi There,

My (admittedly fairly minimalist) recording setup was recently written off in a fire. I am awaiting a payout from the insurance company, and this gives me an opportunity to wipe the slate clean and start again from scratch.

The hub of all of this will of course be the computer. I have been umming and erring over this for a long time and feel I need some guidance.

About my usage - I did a lot of producing of bands about a decade ago before I decided that this was all very silly and became a lawyer instead. However, I've never lost the passion for producing and have kept it going on the side all these years later. I intend in a few years time when I move my family out of London to buy somewhere I can set up a small home studio and start recording bands again on a semi-pro basis.

For reasons of space I'm looking at a laptop, but I'm not averse to an all-in-one solution. I know desktops are the true professional choice, but I'm not setting up a fully-functioning pro studio here

The music I like (and therefore would opt to produce) is generally guitar-based bands; I'm unlikely to be building multi-layered soft-synth soundscapes. I do, however, have an electric drumkit and use Superior Drummer and would like to be able to upgrade to 3.0 in full and take full advantage of it.

So my question is this - how powerful do I need to go to future-proof myself and not find that when I eventually get into my home studio I have something which can't actually keep up with the demand?

I have put together a laptop on PC Specialist which has the following specs:

Processor (CPU)
Intel® Core™ i7 Six Core Processor i7-8700k (3.7GHz) 12MB Cache
Memory (RAM)
32GB Corsair 2400MHz SODIMM DDR4 (2 x 16GB)
Graphics Card
1st Hard Disk
500GB WD Blue™ 3D NAND 2.5" SSD, (upto 560MB/sR | 530MB/sW)

Is this complete overkill?

Would this refurbished laptop from Dell actually do the job just fine?:

Any input would be much appreciated. FWIW I intend to buy an apollo twin duo as my starting interface while it's just me at my desk in London.


linking two computers?

Hi guys, I have another for ya! To make a long story short I have two computers now. One. a laptop MacBook and one an iMac. It dawned on me that it would be really convenient to record drums using the laptop and then continue recording the mix on the iMac. Is this far fetched? Maybe a daisy chain with USB's? or would it have to be iCloud? I would have an audio interface with both.
Get back to me!
Thank You.

New Computer?

I had a MacBook that was my trusty music maker for 4-5 years until it got a virus. So I got a new iMac from BestBuy but decided not to get 16 gigs of ram and to get an i5 instead of an i7 like my last MacBook.
I really can't tell but I think the quality of sound is diminished in my DAW. Is that likely?
And what I mean is. I go to record my guitar and as I'm recording it in my headphones it sounds great! and then I go to play it and it sounds low volume and not as good Quality...
4800 sample rate
256 Buffer
High Quality Pitch Conversion

I have a Scarlett 18i8 and I have the Control software but it's kind of advanced for me.
I'm really pretty low tech so please explain to me in easy English if possible!
Thanks Guys!