Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 2.7 million posts about pianos, digital pianos, and all types of keyboard instruments
Join the World's Largest Community of Piano Lovers (it's free)
It's Fun to Play the Piano ... Please Pass It On!

SEARCH
Piano Forums & Piano World
(ad)
Piano Life Saver - Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
What's Hot!!
Our December 2018 Piano Newsletter - free
-------------------
European Tour for Piano Lovers
JOIN US FOR THE TOUR!
--------------------
Posting Pictures on the Forums
-------------------
Forums RULES & HELP
-------------------
ADVERTISE on Piano World
(ad)
Best of Piano Buyer
 Best of Piano Buyer
Find a Professional
Our Classified Ads
Find Piano Professionals-

*Piano Dealers - Piano Stores
*Piano Tuners
*Piano Teachers
*Piano Movers
*Piano Restorations
*Piano Manufacturers

Advertise on Piano World

ad
Pierce Piano Atlas


Who's Online Now
136 registered members (AnnInMiami, agent8698, anamnesis, Annik, almo82, Albert Brighten, amad23, 31 invisible), 1,648 guests, and 9 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
(ad)
Estonia Pianos
Estonia Pianos
Quick Links to Useful Piano & Music Resources
Quick Links:
*Advertise On Piano World
*Free Piano Newsletter
*Online Piano Recitals
*Piano Recitals Index
*Piano & Music Accessories
*Live Piano Venues
*Music School Listings
* Buying a Piano
*Buying A Acoustic Piano
*Buying a Digital Piano
*Pianos for Sale
*Sell Your Piano
*How Old is My Piano?
*Directory/Site Map
*Virtual Piano
*Music Word Search
*Piano Videos
*Virtual Piano Chords & Scales
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Mixer #2689606
11/14/17 09:53 PM
11/14/17 09:53 PM
Joined: Jul 2015
Posts: 97
E
ee375 Offline OP
Full Member
ee375  Offline OP
Full Member
E

Joined: Jul 2015
Posts: 97
Is there an inexpensive audio mixer available to combine outputs from a DP and iPad into a headset? I would like to play along with a "pro" to improve my performance.

(ad) ROLAND

Click Here

Re: Mixer [Re: ee375] #2689613
11/14/17 10:57 PM
11/14/17 10:57 PM
Joined: Jun 2017
Posts: 204
Taipei, Taiwan
K
Kenny Cheng Offline
Full Member
Kenny Cheng  Offline
Full Member
K

Joined: Jun 2017
Posts: 204
Taipei, Taiwan
Does your DP have line inputs? You could try connecting your iPad to your DP's line in through headphone jack.

Re: Mixer [Re: ee375] #2689614
11/14/17 11:08 PM
11/14/17 11:08 PM
Joined: Jun 2017
Posts: 204
Taipei, Taiwan
K
Kenny Cheng Offline
Full Member
Kenny Cheng  Offline
Full Member
K

Joined: Jun 2017
Posts: 204
Taipei, Taiwan
Otherwise, any mixer with at least 4 TSR jacks would work. You will need a 3.5mm headphone to TSR cable (split to 2 TSRs) .

For example:

http://www.allen-heath.com/ahproducts/zed-6/

Re: Mixer [Re: ee375] #2689624
11/14/17 11:48 PM
11/14/17 11:48 PM
Joined: Feb 2017
Posts: 251
Zilthy Offline
Full Member
Zilthy  Offline
Full Member

Joined: Feb 2017
Posts: 251
Kennny has some great and inexpensive entry points. But to expand on what he has mentioned already:

1) What are the capabilities of your DP? Line In? Bluetooth in? If you have either of those, you don't need a mixer, just a cable or some settings.

2) If not, you can go the mixer route. Something like he posted would be good, Behringer and Mackie and a few other brands have similar mixers. I tend to stay away from Behringer on mixers though due to how they are designed.

3) An alternative would be to get an audio interface for the iPad. There are a number out there. And now not only can you listen your playing from the two sources together, you can now also record your DP on your iPad if you want. That could be a little more expensive than the mixer, but you'll need one less cable set and adapters, and have a lot more capability (but a little less flexibility)

And the other thing is, what is inexpensive to you? $50? $150? $300?

You can look at mixers starting around $50 + cables or iPad interfaces starting around $80 + cable.

Personally, I went with the Focusrite iTrack ($200) but I was also looking at portable recording and being able to phantom power condenser mics as needed (As well as a nice looking dock and easy to use controls). Other interfaces are less expensive and certainly very capable as well.

Just some food for thought in case you think you might ever want to record or do other things in the future.

(ad) SWEETWATER
Sweetwater 1000s of deals on Gear
Re: Mixer [Re: ee375] #2689649
11/15/17 03:31 AM
11/15/17 03:31 AM
Joined: Jan 2015
Posts: 1,317
Groove On Offline
1000 Post Club Member
Groove On  Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Joined: Jan 2015
Posts: 1,317
A band mate and I just went through a bout of ordering and returning mixers off Amazon to see what we could get away with - price/performance/quality wise.

The main problem we had with mini-consumer sub-US$50 mixers was clipping. keyboards could easily overdrive the circuits and clip the sound. It was annoying enough that we returned the 5 we ordered.

The $50 Behringer and Mackie worked fine. For us, their sound quality was ‘good enough’, but they don’t provide 48-volt phantom power, and we could hear a bit of noise in the signal.

For us - the best bang for the buck was at the US$100 level - 48-volt phantom power, a very clean audio signal and a professional build.

The two we liked:
- Mackie 402VLZ4 with Onyx preamps and “built like a tank”
- Yamaha MG06 solid construction, good preamps, + 6 inputs

We ended up going one level up to the US$130 Yamaha MG06X which adds FX -useful for vocals or adjusting the sound in different venues. In this price range there is also the Mackie PROFX4V2 4 which has FX and a USB I/O, but we had already settled on the Yamaha.

Another mixer worth mentioning at the US$200 level is the Yamaha MG10XU. It’s a mixer with USB I/O built-in so it can also act as your sound card. Worth a look if you need both and want one high quality device.


We are the music makers,
And we are the dreamers of dreams.
Re: Mixer [Re: ee375] #2689650
11/15/17 04:01 AM
11/15/17 04:01 AM
Joined: Jun 2017
Posts: 204
Taipei, Taiwan
K
Kenny Cheng Offline
Full Member
Kenny Cheng  Offline
Full Member
K

Joined: Jun 2017
Posts: 204
Taipei, Taiwan
I have one Allen & Health ZED 14 and one Soundcraft Signature 10 mixers.

They both are high quality mixers.

If you are looking for a small mixer:

Soundcraft Notepad-8FX which is $129 USD (have 2 in 2 out USB I/O and 48V phantom power) => you can record up to 2 tracks

Allen & Health ZED 8i is $149USD (have 2 in 2 out USB I/O but no 48V phantom power) => you can record up to 2 tracks

Allen & Health ZED 6 is $99USD (no USB I/O and no 48V phantom power)

Re: Mixer [Re: ee375] #2689664
11/15/17 06:02 AM
11/15/17 06:02 AM
Joined: Sep 2009
Posts: 7,011
Raleigh, North Carolina
MacMacMac Offline
7000 Post Club Member
MacMacMac  Offline
7000 Post Club Member

Joined: Sep 2009
Posts: 7,011
Raleigh, North Carolina
I use a Shure SCM262. It's over $200 new on Amazon, but I got mine used on ebay for around $40.
It's dead quiet, and it's easy to use.
And it is uncluttered ... its controls are on the front rather than on top.

https://www.amazon.com/Shure-SCM262...546&sr=8-1&keywords=shure+scm262

Re: Mixer [Re: ee375] #2689666
11/15/17 06:28 AM
11/15/17 06:28 AM
Joined: Aug 2017
Posts: 259
Sao Paul, Brazil
E
EVC2017 Online content
Full Member
EVC2017  Online Content
Full Member
E

Joined: Aug 2017
Posts: 259
Sao Paul, Brazil
Maybe an overkill but have a look at Yamaha AG03 or AG06. They have inputs for several sources including tablets/smartphones. They work fine as mixers and may be powered by the DP USB port if available. Also may work as audio interface, should you want to have a PC working as a virtual intrument.


Kawai ES8, Roland RD2000, Yamaha AG06 mixer, Presonus Eris E5 monitors, Sennheiser HD598SR phones.
Re: Mixer [Re: ee375] #2689671
11/15/17 06:45 AM
11/15/17 06:45 AM
Joined: Dec 2012
Posts: 4,580
Richmond, BC, Canada
C
Charles Cohen Offline
4000 Post Club Member
Charles Cohen  Offline
4000 Post Club Member
C

Joined: Dec 2012
Posts: 4,580
Richmond, BC, Canada
I've used a Behringer Xenyx 802 for years. It _does_ have 48v phantom power (for condenser mics, which are not in your list of requirements). It will do what you want to do.

You _could_ get by with the Xenyx 502 (one mono input w/ preamp, two stereo inputs, $40 US on Amazon), but IMHO the 802 is considerably more flexible.


. Charles
---------------------------
PX-350 / microKorg XL+ / Pianoteq / Lounge Lizard / Korg Wavedrum / EV ZXA1 speaker

Moderated by  Piano World 

Shop Our Online Store!
Shop Our Store Online
Shop PianoSupplies.com

Did you know Piano World has an online store, and that it's loaded with goodies pianists and music lovers want?
Check it out and place your order.

Special Purchase!
Keyboard and Roses Piano Bench Cushion Keyboard & Roses 14"x30" piano bench cushions Regularly sold for $79 to $100, now only $39. (while supplies last)

(ad)
Sweetwater - Keyboards
Sweetwater
New Topics - Multiple Forums
Digital piano or keyboard?
by Novembre. 12/14/18 04:50 PM
that cp 175 feel
by johnlewisgrant. 12/14/18 04:44 PM
A Christmas song for the old folks
by Peyton. 12/14/18 11:08 AM
OT - A really well done video on what a pipe organ is
by Rich Galassini. 12/14/18 10:25 AM
Resist the urge to play through - why??
by Animisha. 12/14/18 08:32 AM
(ad)
Pianoteq
PianoTeq Petrof
Forum Statistics
Forums40
Topics188,903
Posts2,771,260
Members91,761
Most Online15,252
Mar 21st, 2010
(ad)
Accu-Tuner
Sanderson Accu-Tuner
Please Support Our Advertisers
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver

Sweetwater

PianoTeq Petrof
Piano Buyer Spring 2018
Visit our online store for gifts for music lovers


 
Help keep the forums up and running with a donation, any amount is appreciated!
Or by becoming a Subscribing member! Thank-you.
Donate   Subscribe
 
Our Piano Related Classified Ads
| Dealers | Tuners | Lessons | Movers | Restorations | Pianos For Sale | Sell Your Piano |

Advertise on Piano World
| Subscribe | Piano World | PianoSupplies.com | Advertise on Piano World |
| |Contact | Privacy | Legal | About Us | Site Map | Free Newsletter |


copyright 1997 - 2018 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.2