- June 21, 2018 at 5:15 pm #103715
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I got my mixer 2 days ago got it set up and my talking house transmitter just got to get the cables right so every thing will work my mixer also has a usb on it but it don’t control my automation soft ware I zararadio software but if any one can direct me on where the cables go that would be great thanks https://m.ebay.com/itm/Mini-Professional-4-Channel-Live-Studio-Audio-Mixer-USB-Mixing-Console-KTV-NEW/223001655117?hash=item33ebef374d
- June 22, 2018 at 6:19 am #103726
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The only configuration you can do with this mixer is one mic (or mono line-level signal) each on Channel 1 and 2; and the combined channel 3 & 4 input is good only for a stereo source, such as your Zara connection.
The USB socket is not a bidirectional bus to connect to a computer, but appears to be an internal player input that receives a thumbdrive with MP3 music or other audio on it. Notice the transport buttons next to the socket, intended to play and skip audio files.
Assuming you won’t be transmitting a stereo signal, and that all your sources are mono (or can be properly summed to mono as explained in the next paragraph), you can do a single host mic in Channel 1 with an XLR cable, a CD player mono input into the Line socket of Channel 2, and your Zara computer into inputs 3&4, presumably using a stereo 1/8″ to RCA cable, depending on your computer soundcard. You can put some music and station imaging on a thumbdrive and play them with the internal MP3 player, but that means having to switch Channel 3&4 back and forth with the MP3/ST button as you need to. Not an elegant solution.
I dont know what kind of input jack is on the Talking House transmitter, but you will be plugging 1/4″ cables into the MAIN sockets and summing the channels to mono. To do this, you CANNOT be using a “Y” cable or adapter, but a summing circuit. The RANE company tells you why in this informative webpage: https://www.rane.com/note109.html and the same applies to the mono output from the CD player I suggested.
I get that we all can only have the gear we are able to comfortably afford, but I would have held out for a six- or eight-channel mixer in this case, Rock. Then again, we’ve all made-do along the way with less resources than we wanted, so let me wish you luck for a successful outcome.
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