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rd 300gx and hooking up to a mixer?
#1535986 10/15/10 11:12 AM
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i have the rd 300 and need to find a mixer ?i have the edirol ua-25 right now ,but i,ll be getting a new pc with windows 7 and the edirol dosn,t have winows7 drivers ,so thinking usb mixer will do the trick?how do you hook it up to a mixer it has midi,usb and amp out puts.thanks.

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irene.g #1535992 10/15/10 11:16 AM
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Hi,

Look at Cakewalk for UA 25. They should have the drivers.
Edirol is Cakewalk now.
http://www.cakewalk.com/Support/Interface/DriverUA.aspx?Prod=UA-25EX

HTH,

Peter

Edit: Roland has them also
http://www.roland.com/products/en/_support/dld.cfm?PRODUCT=UA-25

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irene.g #1535993 10/15/10 11:19 AM
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Amp outs > audio ins on mixer/interface.
Most interfaces seem to have MIDI ports which you can use or you can go MIDI over USB direct to your pc (I expect drivers are available at roland.com). The firmware does not support audio over USB AFAIK.

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irene.g #1536004 10/15/10 11:40 AM
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Although I use an RME Fireface audio interface on a Macbook Pro, I have had experience with many audio interfaces (although generally with Mac OS). I have installed a few audio interfaces for people on windows as well.

My favourite 'Cheap' interface is the Tascam US-144 (the newest version is the US-144 MkII). There are windows 7 drivers and I personally think it's a decent and clean audio interface for any computer on a smallish budget..

Hooking up is easy. Midi out of the Roland to Midi in on the Tascam. Midi out of the Tascam to Midi in on the Roland.

The audio connections are as simple. Audio out (on 1/4" jacks) to Audio in on the Tascam..

Regards. Rimmer

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Originally Posted by irene.g
i have the rd 300 and need to find a mixer ?i have the edirol ua-25 right now ,but i,ll be getting a new pc with windows 7 and the edirol dosn,t have winows7 drivers ,so thinking usb mixer will do the trick?how do you hook it up to a mixer it has midi,usb and amp out puts.thanks.


You are using the wrong term. I think you mean "audio interface". A mixer is what you'd use to drive PA speakers. The interface is what goes between the piano and a computer. Very different devices.

OK, about the interface. the best ones do NOT requires drivers. THe problem with software drivers is as you found out. The manufacture will one day stop making them for new OSes and new computers. But f the interface is what they call "class compliant" (aka "follows standards") that it can use the generic class drivers built into all new OSes. May PreSonus Firebox works with no drivers. I think sweetwater still has them for $180. but there are others, just look for that features "class compliant",

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The Presonus is a good recommendation. She did mention a USB mixer though and there are some out there that are 'specifically' for use a with a computer.

Mixers aren't specifically designed to run PA speakers. The output of the mixer often denotes the reason the mixer was designed. In this case I think she was referring to a USB mixer for computer specific use..

I do get your point though and an audio interface is a better way of looking at things..


Regards. Rimmer

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irene.g #1536054 10/15/10 12:44 PM
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thank you all ,i was looking in to the brhringer xenyx x 1204 usb .
i,m gretting monitors for it soon ,the new pc will be in the new year.i was thinking mixer becouse i have 2 guitar ,mic and the rd300.thank you.

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Behringer are cheap and cheerful. I own a Behringer headphone distribution amp which is probably the best thing they ever made (in my opinion..!).

The sound quality isn't too bad but it's not going to offer the same throughput quality as a Presonus or above..

The main reason for buying something like that is the fact that it has some faders on the top of it. Other than that, you may find yourself better off with a better quality audio interface with simply mic/instrument/DI inputs and then resign yourself to the mixer within the software on the computer which you will inevitably need to use to record the audio..

As far as your guitar is concerned. You would NOT want to plug the guitar straight in to that mixer. You would need to purchase a DI (direct injection box) to impedance balance the guitar to the line input. You don't really need to know the technical side of this but you should however follow the advice as a guitar plugged in to a line level input doesn't not sound correct in any way.

Most audio interfaces offer a DI input for guitars.. That Behringer appears to recommend an additional DI box (in the diagrams listed below in your link)...


Regards. Rimmer

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