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  • piternicolaas
    Contributor - Level 2
    2020-04-27

    What's the best way to connect this mixer and interface? Seen the fact that the interface only records mono, what would be the best way to set this up? I want to mainly use it for recording vocals, the line out from my amp and straight up signal from my guitar.

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    • piternicolaas
      RexBeckett

      @piternicolaas 


      Hello Piter, welcome to the community.


       


      The UMC22 can record both inputs as a stereo track. If you are only getting a mono recording, see these notes for a possible fix.


       


      While you could connect the Main LR outputs from the mixer to Line 1 and Inst 2 inputs, the two inputs have different characteristics so would not sound the same. You really need an interface like the UMC202HD for good stereo recording. The UMC204HD is even better as you can listen to a mix of playback and input channels.

      • April 27, 2020
    • piternicolaas
      piternicolaas

      Well seen the fact that the mic/line in input is a low impendance input for the preamp and the inst 2 input is a high impendance input for unamplified instruments, you can't really record stereo can you? Nonetheless i was wondering what would be the best way to set this up with the gear that i have. Perhaps using a stereo to mono cable but still connecting the l/r outputs from the interface so i can listen/playback in stereo?

      • April 27, 2020
    • piternicolaas
      RexBeckett


      @piternicolaas wrote:


      Well seen the fact that the mic/line in input is a low impendance input for the preamp and the inst 2 input is a high impendance input for unamplified instruments, you can't really record stereo can you? Nonetheless i was wondering what would be the best way to set this up with the gear that i have. Perhaps using a stereo to mono cable but still connecting the l/r outputs from the interface so i can listen/playback in stereo?





      @piternicolaas 


      I am not sure what you mean by a stereo to mono cable. You could just connect one of the mixer outputs to the UMC22 Line input, pan the mixer channels that you want to record to that side and record mono tracks. You could listen to stereo playback through the 2-Track inputs by pressing the 2-TR To CTRL Room button.

      • April 27, 2020
  • Jeffkelley
    Contributor - Level 2
    2020-04-26

    What is the easiest way to record off of my Behringer Europort PPA500BY? I am using a background cd played through my lap top running through the pa system as well as one voval on a mic. 

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    • Jeffkelley
      RexBeckett

      @Jeffkelley 


      Hello Jeff, welcome to the community.


       


      The only way to get a cable recording feed from the PPA500BT would be to run the speaker cables through a passive DI box like this. This would give you a pair of mic-level signals so you would need a two-channel preamp/USB interface to connect to a PC for recording. The UMC202HD would be a good choice for this.


       


      It would probably be easier to set up a USB microphone in front of the speakers and record through that...

      • April 26, 2020
    • Jeffkelley
      Jeffkelley

      So doing it the first way I would plug everything into a computer to record. The second way would be to use a mic. Both ways I would record into a computer, like to a thumb drive? Which way would I get the best quality recording?


      Thanks a lot for your time.


      Jeff

      • April 27, 2020
    • Jeffkelley
      RexBeckett


      @Jeffkelley wrote:


      So doing it the first way I would plug everything into a computer to record. The second way would be to use a mic. Both ways I would record into a computer, like to a thumb drive? Which way would I get the best quality recording?


      Thanks a lot for your time.


      Jeff





      @Jeffkelley 


      Yes both methods would record to a PC. You could then copy the recording to a USB stick if required. If you don't want to use a computer, there are standalone portable recorders like one of the Zoom models.


       


      Which would be the best quality? Usually a cabled recording would be better as it minimizes interference from ambient sounds. Sometimes, though, the natural room reverberation can make a mic'd recording sound good.

      • April 27, 2020
    • Jeffkelley
      Jeffkelley

      Thanks. I am looking at a mic and headphone set. It is a Shure MV5. Is that a good option?

      • April 27, 2020
    • Jeffkelley
      RexBeckett


      @Jeffkelley wrote:


      Thanks. I am looking at a mic and headphone set. It is a Shure MV5. Is that a good option?





      @Jeffkelley 


      I don't have personal experience of the Shure MV5 USB mic but it looks as though it should be good for recording.

      • April 27, 2020
  • jayp
    Contributor - Level 2
    2020-04-23

     

    I have recently added a UMC404HD to my very basic set-up.  This is primarily based around FL Studio 20 and ASIO4ALL v2 on a well-provisioned Windows 10 desktop.  The UMC is used as a 2x stereo audio input to supplement a Steinberg UR22.

    The UMC404HD works well and everything goes as expected.

    There is one caveat, after a while there is distortion of any playback sound even if the UMC is nowhere in the chain - not input or output. All that is required is the UMC WDM device to be loaded and active in ASIO4ALL.  Any output will start to distort within about 2 minutes - it does sound like buffer overruns or memory corruption of some kind. 

    If the UMC device is not active in ASIO4ALL the problem does not occur.  I need to stress that this is not a function or feature of the hardware in use but the mere presence of an active WDM driver.  Even if the playback is distorting the sampling from the UMC is totally fine.

    I have tried experimenting with various permuations of ASIO4ALL options as well as sample rates but the problem persists. It is very reproducable for any given set of parameters and using any FL Studio demo track.

    I am prepared to accept that it is some pecularity of my set-up but it was working before the UMC was added and it works when the UMC WDM driver is deactivated in ASIO4ALL.  I am mentioning it here in case anyone else has experienced this and has a viable workaround. Switching the device on and off in ASIO4ALL is far from ideal and I'd like to avoid that if possible.

     

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    • jayp
      DaveMorrison

      @jayp 


      Why don't you use the UMC Driver 4.59.0 ASIO driver (or Windows Driver 4.38 ASIO). ASIO4ALL isn't a real driver. It's just a kludge to allow ASIO only software to use Windows native drivers.

      • April 23, 2020
    • jayp
      jayp

       


      I can reproduce the problem in Tracktion Waveform too. 


      It does seem that the UMC WDM driver or its interplay with other WDM drivers via ASIO4All is causing grief of some kind.  I am happy to try out a debug version if one is available. In the meantime, I'll adjust the workflow to avoid enabling UMC in an ASIO4All configuration and wait to see if anyone else reports the same problem.

      • April 24, 2020
  • JamesMarquette
    Contributor - Level 2
    2020-04-21

    Does anyone know what the differecnce is between the legacy prodcut UMC404 and the UMC404HD?   I'm using the legacy with Reaper and Jamulus and wonder if there is any latency difference between the 404 and 404HD.   

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    • JamesMarquette
      stewwest

      UMC404HD is 24bit, while the older UMC404 is max 16bit

      • May 5, 2020
    • JamesMarquette
      ThomasAlexander

      Hello James,


      I don't think there is much difference. The one thing I noticed is this for the legacy 404: Audiophile 24-Bit/96 kHz. So the old 404 goes up to 96 kHz, while the 404HD goes to 192 kHz. Someone correct this if I'm mistaken: I think you can get less latency at the higher sample rates as long as you have enough processing power. But of course the file sizes will be much larger for recordings. I would say that most people should be unaffected by the difference between 96 and 192.

      • June 5, 2020
  • SteveWest
    Contributor - Level 2
    2020-04-20

    I've had a UM2 interface for a couple of years and have been very happy with how it has worked with my Linux computer. Recently I tried it on a friend's iMac but have had some weird problems. The Mac is only a few months old and is running Catalina and all the latest software updates. The Mac recognises the interface OK and audio playback is fine. If, for example, I play an audio file on the Mac, it sounds great through headphones plugged into the UM2.

    However, using a mic and/or guitar plugged into the UM2, and monitoring the sound in Garage Band, the sound is terrible. It breaks up, crackles, has an audible time lag and a warbling sound like ring modulation. We tried plugging the UM2 directly into the Mac's USB and also into a USB hub plugged into a Thunderbolt connector. Both were the same.

    any suggestions, please, as to what might be causing this, and how we can fix it?

    Many thanks

    Steve

     

     

     

     

     

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    • SteveWest
      DaveMorrison

      @SteveWest 


      It sounds like you got the Microphone privacy issue sorted. The crackling sounds could be sample rate mismatch. Check the app Audio/MIDI setup to change/check them.

      • April 19, 2020
    • SteveWest
      DaveMorrison

      @SteveWest 


      Audio/MIDI setup is the way to set inputs and outputs, sampling rates for applications that have no audio controls (like GB, Zoom, OBS, etc). It's sounds like ou are have buffer problems, but I don't think you can change that in GB. Logic Pro X (which looks like GB) is much more flexible.


      Can you get a clean recording using Quicktime player?

      • April 20, 2020
    • SteveWest
      SteveWest

      @DaveMorrison Hi Dave,


      Thanks for this. Sorry for the slow reply but I haven't been well the last couple of days (getting better now). I am not very familiar with Macs so I'd missed the Audio/Midi setup app...thanks for pointing me at that. So I was able to change the UM2 to 44.1kHz.


      We've just tried recording with Quicktime player, as you suggested. I tried counting to ten into the mic plugged into the UM2. Playing back the recording, 1 to 5 recorded OK; 6 sounded a bit broken up; 7 disappeared completely and 8, 9, 10 were very late and broken up. We repeated this a few times with similar results. The audio is OK for a few seconds then increasingly goes adrift. We tried the same with Garage Band and got similar results.


      Any ideas what we could try next?


      Thanks again.


      Steve

      • April 22, 2020
    • SteveWest
      DaveMorrison

      @SteveWest 


      Glad your feeling better.


      I'm about out of ideas. It should be working now.


      Have you tried 48kHz? In Garage Band under Preferences: Advanced you can turn off 24-bit recording.


      It don't think that will help...


      It's probably time to use the Support menu at the top of this page and see what the manufacture can tell you.

      • April 23, 2020
  • Alexlambkin
    Contributor - Level 1
    2020-04-17

    I am looking to get the go guitar but wondered which android apps is it compatible with

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  • revrdavis79
    Contributor - Level 2
    2020-04-17

    Well, I have a weird problem.  But, I was trying something weird.  I am running an audio track from a youtube video as a background track for a live vocal, and the output streamed.  Long story short, the background track sounds like it is running through an old school plug in flanger.  Is it possible the umc doesn't like the flavor of the youtube bit rate?  If so, how can it be fixed.  I know  Weird.  Sorry.  Trying to push the envelope and go where no one else goes.  Ha!

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      revrdavis79

      Fixed it.  Changed the windows bitrate and hz to 16 and 441000, and the problem has stopped.  Sounds beautiful.  When it was 24, etc, the sound was like it was strained through a flanger or old school phase shifter.  Thanks for thinking on my question.

      • April 17, 2020
    • revrdavis79
      RexBeckett

      @revrdavis79 


      Hello Robert, welcome to the community.


       


      It may be a mis-matched sample rate. This can be set through Windows Control Panel -> Sound -> Playback. Select Out 1-2 and click Properties. The sample  rate is set on the Advanced tab.

      • April 17, 2020
  • volles
    Contributor - Level 1
    2020-04-08

    I have registered a um2 Uphoria interface under S170414221AVV, but no redeem code received on my email, not even on the spams ou trash. Can anybody help me with the issue?

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    • volles
      RexBeckett

      @volles 


      Hello Julio, welcome to the community.


       


      Did you get a Care case raised? You can see this by clicking on Support at the top of the page - provided you are logged-in. If there is no Care case, your registration failed - usually because of an error in one of the fields. If there is a Care case, let us know the number and we can ask the Care team to investigate.

      • April 8, 2020
  • gecastro
    Contributor - Level 2
    2020-04-05

    Hi, greetings from Peru!

     

     

     

    I'm having problems with my UMC204. I've installed the last driver from the Behringer Web (4.59) also tried with other versions and only the midi ports works. I have no sound coming from the outputs and I have a Mic in the Input 1 and PC doesn't recognize it (UMC internal monitor works). 

     

     

     

    When I connect the USB to the PC I can hear for 3-4sec sound but with some noise (like cracking noise) and then it turns off. I don't have idea why this is happening and I have to reconnect to the PC and then it happens again. With an older PC didnt have this kind of problems. These are my PC specs:

     

     

     

    ACER NITRO 5, Windows 10 - 64. Intel Core i7, 12 GB RAM, Realtek high Definition Audio (RTKVH64)

     

     

     

    Thanks!!!!

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  • leenvroegop
    Contributor - Level 1
    2020-04-05

    Can someone help me?
    I have an HP laptop, i5 inside and i upgraded the memory to 8gb. Ive bought a Beringer Umc202hd DI and i use audacity.
    It sure records, but i still have a latency on my headphone ☹️
    Does anyone has any tips to get rid of the delay?

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    • leenvroegop
      RexBeckett

      @leenvroegop 


      Hello Leen, welcome to the community.


       


      The Windows driver for the UMC202HD provides a low-latency ASIO interface. Unfortunately, Audacity does not support ASIO so it uses Windows WASAPI interface which has poor latency. The best solution is to switch to a Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) that supports ASIOReaper is a popular DAW that is used by many members of this community and it supports ASIO. It can be downloaded and tested, free, for up to 60 days. 

      • April 4, 2020
    • leenvroegop
      Zugig

      Is this true for whatever interface Mac OSX uses for audacity? I can get my 02HD to produce any volume into Audacity.

      • April 21, 2020
    • leenvroegop
      DaveMorrison

      @Zugig 


      Mac OS doesn't use or need ASIO drivers. The UMC 202HD is class compliant so it needs no drivers.


      Which OS version are you using?


      Can you record and play using Quicktime Player?


      For Mojave and  Catalina to allow sound in: System Preferences: Security: Privacy and Microphone. Check the software you want to allow.

      • April 21, 2020
    • leenvroegop
      Zugig

      Dave, yes, I can record in Quicktime but it is very muted as with Audacity. I've ordered an exterior 48v power supply and a cable to connect to the audio in port on the iMac. I'll check that to see if it improves the quality and tone of the recording. Probably be three weeks before I receive everything though. Thanks for your reply.


       

      • April 24, 2020
    • leenvroegop
      RexBeckett


      @Zugig wrote:


      Dave, yes, I can record in Quicktime but it is very muted as with Audacity. I've ordered an exterior 48v power supply and a cable to connect to the audio in port on the iMac. I'll check that to see if it improves the quality and tone of the recording. Probably be three weeks before I receive everything though. Thanks for your reply.


       





      @Zugig 


      If Audacity on Mac works the same as on Windows, there is an input level control that may need raising:


      Audacity Input LevelAudacity Input Level


      To see this control, open View -> Toolbars and enable Mixer Toolbar.

      • April 24, 2020
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