Newbie - connecting the lot

Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by GeertHaen, Jul 14, 2004.

  1. GeertHaen

    GeertHaen Guest

    Hi all !

    I've got all my DAW-components (mic, mixer, soundcard, software, etc), but I can't seem to figure out how to connect them properly so I can:
    - record a mic track while listening to previously recorded tracks thru headphones
    - after recording, listen to all tracks thru my speakers (without replugging cables)

    Especially the ins(4x)/outs(4x) of the soundcard vs. the "ctrl room out", "main out" and "phones" outputs of the mixer get me very confused...

    Which cable goes where?

    The gear I have is:
    - up-to-date PC, running SONAR
    - M-Audio Delta 44
    - Behringer UB802
    - SM58 mic + XLR cable
    - simple computer speakers
  2. djui5

    djui5 Guest

    ctrl out goes to your monitors.....main out goes to your 2 track recorder (outboard cd burner, 1/4 or 1/2" 2-trak tape) and phones out is where you plug in your headphones
  3. GeertHaen

    GeertHaen Guest

    Great. Got that far. :cool:

    So what do I connect the outs and ins of the soundcard to?
    Connect the outs of the soundcard to a line in of the mixer?
    If so, won't it create a feedback loop?
    Which output of the mixer should I connect to the ins of the soundcard?
  4. Sanity Inn

    Sanity Inn Guest

    Hi GeerHaen

    this is a good link telling basics, and showing drawings for basic set up plus,

    h ope it helps

  5. GeertHaen

    GeertHaen Guest

    Sanity Inn, that drawing is *exactly* what I was looking for!

    *happily replugging cables*
  6. Sanity Inn

    Sanity Inn Guest

    Glad i could be of some help :))


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