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Thread Seperate Outputs

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1 Seperate Outputs
I've been recording on my PC with Cool Edit Pro 2.0 using my computers sound card...and it sounds great, that's not the problem. I want to mix, but I obviously can't use the speakers that came with the computer. I can get a pair of powered studio monitors cheap and i'd like to use them with my computer..but i'm not sure if I can. I'd need a soundcard with seperate left and right outputs....is that available? Or can I just come out of my exisiting sound card with a mini to left/right split? I don't think I can do that....but if I can let me know. I have an SB live card by the way...
Any help you can give is appreciated...!
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Using you studio monitors should not be an issue even with your current soundcard. Do you know what's the format of the speakers' inputs?
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If you have the SB card, make sure your output is set to Line Out levels (some have a jumper for a powered output). The output is most likely a stereo 3.5mm miniplug (it uses a mini tip-ring-sleeve connector to carry left and right stereo channels on the same plug). If using powered speakers, all you would need is an adapter that has a TRS 3.5mm mini plug on one end for the soundcard and whatever the input to the monitors is on the other (usually 1/4" or RCA connectors on home studio near field monitors).
The Axeman (##(===> Cuts From My New Blues CD
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Cool, so I don't have to get anything new! (except the monitors). The monitors inputs are 1/4", so I guess all I need is a mini 3.5 out to left and right 1/4". Does anyone else do this? It works okay?
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I am not currently doing it, but I have in the past!! :lol:
The Axeman (##(===> Cuts From My New Blues CD
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Hey one last question...
I notice on my volume control under playback, I have the option to turn up or turn down the bass and treble. So when I'm mixing with my monitors, where should I set the level? Because that setting will obviously color my sound. Should it be all the way down for both? Or in the middle? (that's where it is now, default I guess)...
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If the middle is default, than that is probably the "flat" setting. I'd leave it there, unless you can find an option to disable the eq completely (even better).
The Axeman (##(===> Cuts From My New Blues CD