The only way to use MIDI with a pre-MIDI analog synthesizer or a modular Eurorack system is to convert the digital signal into an analog voltage. Although the task seems complex, fortunately, several choices are available in the marketplace to achieve this result. It’s important to remember that some MIDI […]
How Do I Separate HDMI Audio from Video?
If you want to separate HDMI audio from video, the fastest way to get the job done is to use a splitter. With this device, you can plug the cable in from the source material to distribute it through the product to the appropriate output. This option works well when […]
Cross Connected Coaxial Speaker Cables
When one designs speaker cables to have low inductance, the results come at the expense of higher capacitance. The opposite effect also occurs when you reverse those roles. That’s why some audio engineers are looking toward a compromise in the middle. By developing cross-connected coaxial speaker cables, the effect that […]
Can I Use a FireWire to USB Adapter to Connect My FireWire Interface?
FireWire allows for high-speed communication to occur between two separate computers, a PC and a peripheral, or two other connected devices. This technology’s goal is to have each item operating together at the maximum efficiency possible. If you have FireWire, it is also called IEEE 1394. It’s a connecting device […]
USB MIDI Devices for Focusrite iTrack Dock
MIDI stands for “Musical Instrument Digital Interface.” It does what you’d expect from the name. When you plug a controller with this option into a computer, you’ll get ways to make music without needing a separate microphone. The MIDI protocol has been an industry standard for over 25 years. During […]
How Do You Connect Coaxial Cable to Speakers?
Coaxial (Coax) cable is familiar because it’s what gets used to connect your satellite or cable TV to your television. Although we use it primarily for video applications, it is a remarkably versatile product. It does have some flexibility issues that can limit its applications. Coax is also thicker than […]
Using a Subwoofer without a Subwoofer Output
Although every subwoofer is slightly different with its setup, it is often possible to set one up when you don’t have a sub out. We see subs getting used with multichannel processors, preamps, and home theater systems. In these situations, they almost always have a specific channel called the “subwoofer […]
Daisy Chain Monitors: Everything You Need to Know
A multi-monitor setup is a fantastic way to create gaming immersion or improve productivity. When you daisy chain your screens, the environment makes a singular focal point for you to use. Although every monitor offers a daisy-chaining potential, some graphics cards and laptops don’t support the cables needed to create […]
HDMI Output: YCbCr vs. RGB
Did you recently purchase a new television? Do you have a computer monitor or display that you want to set up? When you step into the menu screens for your display, you’ll likely encounter a question about your HDMI setup. You can set it to RGB or YCbCr. Some models […]
Difference between Microphone and Line in Inputs
Want some input about inputs? They might appear to do the same thing but a microphone input and line in input are different. The most basic explanation I can give is that a microphone input usually provides a very low signal level. This low signal is mono. But with a […]