I use the Native Instruments Audio 2 sound card.  It has an 1/8" connections (one for master and one for the headphones).  I'm wondering If I can use this stereo 1/8" to xlr cord to go into 1 channel of my T8S.  

https://www.amazon.com/gp/prod...E5CLHZDYA7&psc=1

And If so will this make the signal mono.

I'm trying to keep my computer on one channel so I can easily adjust the gain when doing intros and announcements at my gigs.

or would I be better off getting one of those Big Knob mackies to utilize as my sound card and have the one big knob available to control my computer volume?

https://mackie.com/products/bi...ntrollers-interfaces

 

 

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I saw that but that looks like I would be sending the signal to 7/8 which would still leave me with 2 knobs to turn down.  Unless there is some sort of talk-over feature on the tonematch I didn't see.  I will also still need to use a 2nd sound card so I can monitor the other deck that I am cueing up.

Hi again, Joe.

Now to answer your questions.

NAW-T-BOY posted:

I use the Native Instruments Audio 2 sound card.  It has an 1/8" connections (one for master and one for the headphones).  I'm wondering If I can use this stereo 1/8" to xlr cord to go into 1 channel of my T8S.  

https://www.amazon.com/gp/prod...E5CLHZDYA7&psc=1

Well, I wouldn't use that cable because it shorts the two outputs from the soundcard together.

"Signal Transmission:XLR to 3.5mm jack cable combines the left and right stereo signal from a source with 3.5mm stereo output into XLR Single Mono Feed. "  -- Source

See Stereo to Mono Conversion



And If so will this make the signal mono.

I'm trying to keep my computer on one channel so I can easily adjust the gain when doing intros and announcements at my gigs.

If you use the T8S USB B from PC instead of the soundcard, you can direct both left and right channels to a single channel on the T8S (e.g., channel 8). If you did that, you would have both channels mixed down to mono and one volume control for that.



or would I be better off getting one of those Big Knob mackies to utilize as my sound card and have the one big knob available to control my computer volume?

https://mackie.com/products/bi...ntrollers-interfaces

Do you want to have another piece of gear at your desk?

I'll be back with another idea shortly.

ST

Hi, Joe.

I just saw your reply (I was typing).

NAW-T-BOY posted:

I saw that but that looks like I would be sending the signal to 7/8 which would still leave me with 2 knobs to turn down.  Unless there is some sort of talk-over feature on the tonematch I didn't see.  I will also still need to use a 2nd sound card so I can monitor the other deck that I am cueing up.

You can send both left and right signals to ONE channel on the T8S.  That is, you can direct both left and right to channel 8 if you want. Then you can control them both with the channel 8 volume control.

Back in a few minutes with another idea.

ST

Hi Joe,

I had another idea about using a 1/8" Tip-Ring-Sleeve to two 1/4 inch (6.3mm) Tip-Sleeve to send both channels to the Aux inputs (T8S 9/10). You can pan both of those to one side. This isn't going to help you because there's no physical volume control for the Aux inputs.

ST

I didn't realize you could send the USB to 1 channel.  I'm getting my t8s today so I'm going to test it out tonight and will let you know how it goes.  I am wondering if I can use the built-in sound card from my PC to audition my tracks and the t8s sound card for my master output from the PC.

This leads me to my next question.  What's the best option for hooking up an iPad to the t8s.

 

 

 

Hi, Joe.

NAW-T-BOY posted:

I didn't realize you could send the USB to 1 channel.  I'm getting my t8s today so I'm going to test it out tonight and will let you know how it goes. 

Congratulations!

Please make sure your T8S is up to date. See

T8S Firmware Update Instructions


And here is a link to information that goes beyond the T8S Owner's Guide.

T8S ToneMatch Mixer



I am wondering if I can use the built-in sound card from my PC to audition my tracks and the t8s sound card for my master output from the PC.

Not using the standard way that Windows does audio. You can switch back and forth between USB Audio (that uses the T8S) and the internal sound cart to analog output from the PC. I don't think you can use them simultaneously to or to play two different sound sources.  You may have software that will do that. If you, please tell us how it works for you.

This leads me to my next question.  What's the best option for hooking up an iPad to the t8s.

Check out this article: T8S with Backing Tracks

ST

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