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  • DonSealer
    Contributor - Level 2
    2019-06-02

    Hopefully someone can answer this. I want to send a Stereo source from my Xr18 to a Stereo track in Reaper. I haven't been successful. Can anyone tell me how to make this happen?

    I do have the xr18 driver installed. I've been recording with this set up for almost 2 years. I can record mono tracks easily, done it thousands of times. Never tried to record a Stereo source. I run my Mic into a preamp to Reaper(usually channel 7). 
    So now I've linked 7&8 on the xr18 and send it to a Stereo pair in Reaper. But only one side records.

    Thanks,
    Don.....

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    • DonSealer
      Paul_Vannatto


      @DonSealer wrote:


      Hopefully someone can answer this. I want to send a Stereo source from my Xr18 to a Stereo track in Reaper. I haven't been successful. Can anyone tell me how to make this happen?


      I do have the xr18 driver installed. I've been recording with this set up for almost 2 years. I can record mono tracks easily, done it thousands of times. Never tried to record a Stereo source. I run my Mic into a preamp to Reaper(usually channel 7). 
      So now I've linked 7&8 on the xr18 and send it to a Stereo pair in Reaper. But only one side records.





      Sending a stereo pair from XR18 to Reaper should be no different than sending 2 mono signals. What USB channels do you have channels 7 and 8 assigned to (on the In/Out, USB Sends)?


      In Reaper, you would setup a track and select a stereo pair for the input.

      • June 2, 2019
    • DonSealer
      DonSealer

      Thank you Paul.  I got it.  It was simple.   I guess I was making it too complicated.  Can you answer this for me?  I posted the same question in the Reaper and this was one of the replies.


      "XR 18's usb only provides 8"


      Is that a true statement?


      Thanks again for your help,


      Don.....

      • June 3, 2019
    • DonSealer
      Paul_Vannatto


      @DonSealer wrote:


      Thank you Paul.  I got it.  It was simple.   I guess I was making it too complicated.  Can you answer this for me?  I posted the same question in the Reaper and this was one of the replies.


      "XR 18's usb only provides 8"


      Is that a true statement?





      No it is not Don. I can record up to 18 channels using my XR18 (or MR18) using Reaper. I've produced 2 CD's for a Catholic group using these consoles.

      • June 3, 2019
    • DonSealer
      DonSealer

      Thanks again Paul.  I've recorded maybe 6 to 10 channels at once but never tried 18 at once.  I wanted to reply to that comment but I wanted to make sure I had the right information.


      Don.....

      • June 3, 2019
  • RaveyStabs
    Contributor - Level 3
    2019-06-01

    On the XR18 I would like to utilise all inputs 1-18 aswell as have my USB connected computer output too, but I can't find a way of doing this without losing an input channel and I'm not sure it is even possible?

    My PC is connected using USB to the XR18. Inside In/Out > USB Returns, I route USB 1/2 to the Aux L/R stereo channel, since USB 1/2 I use as my default main output in Windows.

    Inside the Aux input channel (17/18) "Channel" settings, I can either turn on USB for computer playback or turn it off for 17/18 line input, but it seems I cannot have both, is this correct?

    Ideally I would like my PC audio to go straight to the main outputs without sacrificing a channel if possible, maybe I'm missing something obvious or is it a limitaiton?

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    • RaveyStabs
      RexBeckett

      @RaveyStabs 


      Hi Mark, welcome to the community.


      As you have discovered, the channel 17/18 input can be either the analogue Aux in or a USB return pair - but not both at the same time. The limit is 18 channels. You can route a USB Return pair directly to Main, Aux or Monitor outputs if that would help?

      • May 31, 2019
    • RaveyStabs
      RaveyStabs

      Thanks Rex.


      When you say route a USB return pair directly to Main Out, is that in In/Out > Main Out? This would seems to do a straight through from USB 1/2 to main out but turns off the rest of the mixer?

      • May 31, 2019
    • RaveyStabs
      RexBeckett


      @RaveyStabs wrote:


      Thanks Rex.


      When you say route a USB return pair directly to Main Out, is that in In/Out > Main Out? This would seems to do a straight through from USB 1/2 to main out but turns off the rest of the mixer?





      @RaveyStabs 


      Yes that's correct but if you use Aux outputs (In/Out -> Aux Out), the main outputs would not be affected. The idea only helps if you can mix the extra two channels with the main outputs downstream - like at your monitors. Otherwise, you need a bigger mixer...

      • May 31, 2019
    • RaveyStabs
      RaveyStabs

      Ah, route it to a bus out then mix with main out afterwards you mean? Unfortunately I have all 6 bus outputs on other duties, so looking into a small submixer

      • May 31, 2019
    • RaveyStabs
      RexBeckett


      @RaveyStabs wrote:


      Ah, route it to a bus out then mix with main out afterwards you mean? Unfortunately I have all 6 bus outputs on other duties, so looking into a small submixer





      @RaveyStabs 


      So you are using all 18 inputs, all 8 outputs and you need two more inputs... You could route USB 17/18 to the Monitor bus and use the Phones output for downstream mixing with Main LR but I think you have reached the limit of what the XR18 can handle. I can recommend the X32 Rack. The extra flexibility of the X32 ecosystem solves many problems.

      • May 31, 2019
  • drmuey
    Contributor - Level 2
    2019-05-31

    I’ve read other posts/web sites about this but can not find an actual solution.

    I am an amature hobbyist and I am using XAir XR18 in my home to control our sessions. I also want to record the sessions so I do USB to my macbook pro and Garageband.

    We have the mix sounding ok w/ the left/right XLR outputs to powered speakers and some powered monitors via the aux busses.

    My mac’s audio input and garageband’s audio inputs connect to XAir XR18 ok via USB.

    The 1/4" instruments (hi-z (1 and 2) or preamped) come through well enough, still too weak to really use though.

    All the microphones (XLR) are barely audible.

    In garageband:

    • I see the meter move for any track/input I am using (XLR mics are about half what the 1/4" ones are)
      • for grins I tried w/ or w/out phantom power on the track w/ no difference
    • When I record a given track its display is 99.9% a flat line w/ the occasional small blip
    • When I play back the recording:
      • 1/4" stuff is audible but not enough to be usable
      • Mics/XLR is barely audible
    • Each track’s “Record Level” is all the way down and the slider is disabled.
    • upping a track’s output volume and gain helps a little w/ the record level but that also makes it more likely we'll max out and clip/sound bad.

    So, assuming default settings for everything except individual track sliders, and with all of that:

    How do we get everything configured so that the output to the USB is stronger w/out maxing other levels out? 

    Thanks!

     

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    • drmuey
      RexBeckett

      @drmuey 


      Hi Dan, welcome to the community.


      A low recording level means that the pre-amp gains are too low. The mix can sound OK if channel faders and/or monitor speaker gains are raised to compensate.


      The way to fix this is to set a good gain structure throughout the sound system. This starts with setting pre-amp gains so that the input meters peak at about -12dBFS (or slightly below). Set channel faders, initially, about -5dB to 0dB. Set the Main LR fader to 0dB and adjust monitor speaker gains for a good level. From this point you can adjust individual channel faders to get the best mix. Follow the same process with any monitor mixes. 


       

      • May 31, 2019
    • drmuey
      ArunModi

      Hi,


      I have X18 and want to record my concerts thru USB connected to my Windows PC (Windows 10) for recording/ streaming live into Faceboook/Zoom etc. The problem is USB feed volume level. Is there any independent control in X18 that allows one to increase/decrease the volume of mix going thru USB without changing LR fader as higher the Fader on LR, the speakers start blasting. I have mappped my USB1 & 2 to LR respectivly and chosen the tap as 'Pre fader' in 'USB Send'.

      • April 7, 2020
    • drmuey
      Paul_Vannatto


      @ArunModi wrote:


      changing LR fader as higher the Fader on LR, the speakers start blasting. 





      Turn the input sensitivity on your speaker amps down and run the signals in the console hotter.


       

      • April 7, 2020
    • drmuey
      ArunModi

      Thanks for your suggestion. It is not so easy to change Speaker amps volume as they are at a good height and also because I dont stream and record every performance, however your suggestion is good.


      As Behringer has not provided any control for volume for USB send, the better solution in my mind is:


      in USB Send in 'I/O menu', map the channnels say 1 & 2 to LR and then chhose 'Pre-Fader' as their configuration.


      Now, whenever USB recording is needed - you can increase the fader of all inputs to desired level and bring down LR fader to a level where:


      a. people listening from speakers find it confortable, and


      b. at the same time the input singnal to 'USB Send' is at a higher DB than before.


      I have never tried 'Grouping', maybe I can group my input channels (track, microphones etc.) to a group so that any increase/decrease applies to entire group instead of changing fader for each channel individually.


       


       

      • April 8, 2020
  • blaked2
    Contributor - Level 2
    2019-05-26

    Hi, I can't get my behringer uphoria UMC404hd to connect to my computer. It's an hp computer made around 2009. I've tried two different cables with no luck. Can I send it in to get it checked out?

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    • blaked2
      Paul_Vannatto

      Hi Blake @blaked2,


       


      Welcome to the forum. What OS are you running on that 2009 computer? Have you installed the appropriate UMC drivers?


       

      • May 26, 2019
    • blaked2
      blaked2

      I have windows 10 64bit. I installed the driver 4.59 as well as the ASIO4All driver. I tried using Asio4all but there's no signal from the mic I plugged in. There's an option for the Asio UMC driver but when I choose it gives me the message, "Error initializing Asio driver". 


      I've heard through Amazon reviews that many people have connectivity issues as well as sound playback issues with this particular interface. I purchaed in one year and 3 months ago so seemingly the warranty wouldn't cover replacing it if the issue is a hardware one with the device itself. 

      • June 3, 2019
    • blaked2
      Paul_Vannatto

      Hi Blake @blaked2,


      ASIO4All tends to block the 4.59 ASIO driver. Uninstall ASIO4ALL and the 4.59 should work. We've had a few others that did the same thing. Also in Windows 10, make sure the microphone is not turned off in the privacy section (Win10 has a nasty habit of turning this off, which also affects the ASIO drivers).


       

      • June 3, 2019
    • blaked2
      blaked2

      I uninstalled asio4all and still can't see my instrument's info on the track. Also, when I select asio 4.59 in Reaper's device section the input and output options are blank. The error initializing driver message is still there. Are you talking about the "privacy" section on the computer or the program? 

      • June 3, 2019
    • blaked2
      Paul_Vannatto


      @blaked2 wrote:


      I uninstalled asio4all and still can't see my instrument's info on the track. Also, when I select asio 4.59 in Reaper's device section the input and output options are blank. The error initializing driver message is still there. Are you talking about the "privacy" section on the computer or the program? 





      On the computer. I use Win7 and are avoiding Win10 as long as I can. But there have been reports of this privacy setting (microphone) in Win10 that blocks the ASIO drivers.

      • June 3, 2019
  • DanDryden
    Contributor - Level 1
    2015-04-02
    I've seen a few comments from people who don't seem to know what the monitor switch does.
    My own experience mirrors this.
    When the UCA202 is connected to a USB port and I have active input but am not connected to recording software I can't hear the input with the monitor switch set to ON and the volume control up.

    When I launch Audacity I still can't hear the input with the monitor switch on.
    Only when I activate the recording mode can I hear the input signal no matter what position the monitor switch is in providing the volume control is turned up.
    I'm assuming this is the USB playback mode of the UCA202.

    Using Logic I can monitor the "input when connected to the software and assigning input to tracks from the UCA202 - I don't have to be in record mode.When overdubbing in Logic I can hear both the pre-recorded track and the new track but I'm having difficulty discerning what the switch does since I can hear both pre-recorded and overdub tracks with switch in either position and both are controlled by the volume control.

    Is this normal behavior for the UCA202?

    Thanks.
    Dan
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  • VinceBigos
    Contributor - Level 1
    2015-03-30
    Hi,

    I have been trying to record using the 302USB (brand new) hooked up to Garageband on my Mac. I have my headphones plugged into the mixer.

    Here is my current setup.

    SM57 mic > LXR input on 302USB > MacBook Pro > Garageband

    1st problem: I keep hearing the faintest (yet incredibly distracting) clicking noise in the left phone of my headphones. It will last for about 10 seconds, go away, then return. It's not any kind of metronome from Garageband that I forgot to turn off.

    2nd problem: about every 30 seconds I hear a loud beep in my headphones. I don't think it has anything to do with signal clipping b/c neither lights that would indicate this on the mixer or Garageband turn red.

    I thought this problem was related to the Garageband, but I would turn the program off and watch a video online with headphones through the mixer, and the beep would return. Could it have anything to do with sound output from the computer?

    -Vince
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    • VinceBigos
      SeanFairchild Dear Vince,



      That sounds to me like an issue with the connection between the 302USB and the computer. On a Windows machine I would suspect the driver or the driver's buffer settings as causing this, but I'm no Mac expert Feel free to reach out to our CARE team at [email protected] or by phone at +1-702-800-8290 (US) or +44 1562 732290 (UK) for more assistance if you like!
      • April 2, 2015
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