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Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by devilin, Nov 23, 2008.

  1. devilin

    devilin Guest

    Hey guys,

    I have a pretty much simple question for more advance users that i cant seem to get my head around ^^.

    Basiclly iv brought M-Audio Fast Track USB and going to use a sound card.
    and for the use of pro tools m powerd.
    But iv also brought Behringer Xenyx 802 Studio Mixing Desk for the fact of phantom power for my mic. My question is simply can i use both together? E.G

    Can i from the Behringer Xenyx 802 Studio Mixing Desk mic inputs running into the fast track usb?
    and isit possible if all can be rigged together to use the fast track usb
    running into the Behringer Xenyx 802 Studio Mixing Desk and running out into a simple Aux out and in stero amp.

    Thanks for you're time i hope iv explained enough, seems hard for me to explain let alone awnser but i think ull get my gist.

    Thanks again

  2. Greener

    Greener Guest

    It's not really a bright idea.
    Firstly the mix will sound like a Behringer Xenyx 802.
    Secondly the M-Audio USB thing has one line in and a pre amp, so you'd have to put one signal through the pre. This is daft gain staging.
    You could take the stereo tape out from your mixer, use a couple of Frankenstein connectors to get a stereo signal into the Fast Track, but then you would have to set the pre level to match the line level. I'm guessing, but I think this will give you a dodgy stereo signal...
  3. Greener

    Greener Guest

    Who really knows what's happening in that Fast Track thing?
    Is the instrument input the same as the mic input just a different connector?

    If both inputs are the same then get a cable with an RCA plug on one end and an XLR on the other. Another cable with an RCA on one end and a 1/4" TRS.
  4. devilin

    devilin Guest

    Thanks for posting back, to the last part of ur post iv posted 2 links below to detailed images of the 2 pieces of hardware.

    Hope this helps. =]

  5. devilin

    devilin Guest

    once again just to say i would like to use the Fast track usb as a sound card and run out of that into the Behringer Xenyx 802 and then out of that into the aux in and out stero amp.

    but also would like to record back from the Behringer Xenyx 802 into the fast track usb obviously striaght into pro tools.

    can u buy these wires or would i have to have them made up? "rca - XLR / XLR to 1/4"
    would that be the best bet?.

    Best wishes
  6. EricUndead

    EricUndead Guest




    Yes, I see you have not read either devices manual.

    The question you need to ask yourself is do you really want/need to?
  7. devilin

    devilin Guest

    Thanks for you're time to drop in and reply its really appreicated.
    Im glad i can use them together the way i explained, as for the manual i did research and try the net to see if i could find any explaination or manual as i do not own either pecies of hardware but simply needed reassurance before purchasing.

    Thanks again
  8. Space

    Space Well-Known Member

    Jun 26, 2007
    I think you could do better.
  9. iamfrobs

    iamfrobs Guest

    I agree with space, not too much going for this setup IMHO. For a little more $$$ you can get a solid interface with some more expandability.
  10. devilin

    devilin Guest

    Thanks, Yeah i understand if i had more money i would.
    but for the money im paying aslong as it rig's the way im sure its better than recording straight into a £15 sound card.

    Thanks for everyone who took time reading and replying
    Best wishes
  11. Boswell

    Boswell Moderator Distinguished Member

    Apr 19, 2006
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    The Fast Track USB should work in the way you want, and the combination of that and the Xeynx 802 may give marginally better results than a computer sound card.

    However, you are compromised in not having a pair of identical inputs in the Fast Track USB. If you want to record two tracks at the same time, you are constrained to use the microphone input for one of them and the line input for the other. The maximum levels are low but different for both inputs.

    At least there is a two-track (stereo) output available on RCA connectors that you can feed into your mixer or a domestic stereo amp for replay.

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