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Muting output to speakers while recording

Postby Naxos » 20:45, 8 March 2011

I'm using a SonicCell as an audio interface and sound module with a Macbook and Garageband. Is there a way to mute the output to the speakers while using headphones during recording? All I can figure out is to either unplug and plug in the speaker cables or turn the speakers power off and on.

Jim
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Re: Muting output to speakers while recording

Postby PauloF » 06:37, 9 March 2011

Naxos wrote:I'm using a SonicCell as an audio interface and sound module with a Macbook and Garageband. Is there a way to mute the output to the speakers while using headphones during recording? All I can figure out is to either unplug and plug in the speaker cables or turn the speakers power off and on.

Jim


Jim,
Unfortunately there is no way to MUTE the L and R OUTPUTs without muting the whole SC, and the reason is that the Phones Output jack outputs the sound received at the INPUT jack mixed with the sound from the USB connected computer and the sound of the SonicCell itself.

The only way is to disconnect the speakers or the Cables.

In my particular case I'm using a MIXER between the synths and the Audio Capture Interface (the FA-101), so I can control the synth's volume and tweak the EQ before the sound is output.
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Re: Muting output to speakers while recording

Postby rcraven » 01:23, 10 March 2011

Hi Jim
I bought a little plastic box, a double pole double throw (DPDT) switch, audio co-ax wire, 2 plugs and 2 sockets and soldered up a simple switch that I velcroed to be within easy reach.

o o--------< SC
./
.o-----------> Amp

(2 of the above- one for Left the other for Right)
Join the shield of the input and output coax wire.


SC (L) >----------------o o---------------< SC (R)
Amp (L) <--------------o o---------------> Amp (R)
Input coax shield ---- o--o--- Output Shield of the co-axial wire

------------------------Switch


All the best

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