How to connect this stuff?

Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by Nyla, Sep 4, 2008.

  1. Nyla

    Nyla Guest


    My friend and I got a simple Behringer 1204FX mixer in the mail today. It's going to be used to make podcasts etc, but we have one problem. I've used some audio equipment in the past, but most of it was still just jacks and RCA plugs. On this mixer though, the main outputs are 2 XLR sockets, probably both mono. Am I right when I say that there is no such thing as a twin-mono-xlr to mini-jack cable? We're trying to connect the output to his computer's line-in.

    There's also '3 and 4' outputs as well as 'control room' (REC) outputs, which are normal mono 6.3mm jack plugs. These have separate faders on the mixer. Is there a difference between these (the 3 and 4 ones) and the main outputs?

    How should we connect this?
  2. Greener

    Greener Guest

    Use the Tape out RCA's.

    RCA to 3.5mm common as muck.
  3. Nyla

    Nyla Guest

    Yeah, i know the cable is common, but is it a good idea to use the tape-out as the main output? Is there even a volume control for the tape-out?

    In the same way I'd rather use the 3-4 outputs, those cables are pretty easy to find as well. Is it just a matter of cables or are there any other differences between the outputs I need to consider?
  4. GeckoMusic

    GeckoMusic Guest

    When you are running a Behringer into your computer sound card, balanced cables are not going to buy you much. On your board the tape out is tied to the master fader, as indicated in the manual. Just use an RCA to mini cable and get to making music. :)
  5. Space

    Space Well-Known Member

    Jun 26, 2007
    Reading the manual first after opening the mixer you received in todays mail like a gift from afar?

  6. Nyla

    Nyla Guest

    Thanks :)

    but have you seen how big the manual is and how excited i am about getting started :p
  7. Space

    Space Well-Known Member

    Jun 26, 2007
    The "quick start" guide for my latest cell phone has more text then this :)
  8. Kapt.Krunch

    Kapt.Krunch Well-Known Member

    Nov 21, 2005
    Lemme see if I get this? You're excited to get started, so you shove the manual that was right in your hand aside and take the time to log into a forum, post a question.......wait for an another question......wait for an answer......etc.

    Manuals sometimes have a table of contents, and index, and even pictures. It's not hard to thumb through things to find the specific info you are looking for.

    Laziness. Pure laziness. What'll you do if you load up a program with an 800-page manual?

    BTW, make sure you keep the warranty information for that piece. If you're lucky, it'll go down BEFORE the warranty is up, rather than soon after.

  9. Codemonkey

    Codemonkey Well-Known Member

    Dec 11, 2007
    Scotland, UK
    How long is the warranty on Behringer gear...4 weeks?

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