SM IN5 mixer Issues

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Joined: 02/19/2005

Hello there. (Excuse my poor english)

I recently bought a SM Pro Audio IN5 Rack mixer for my little home studio.
http://sound-music.com/product_info.php?PID=147

(Yes, it's the old version. The blue one)

My little problem is that the output on the mixer is in RCA. I think. (Those red and white outputs) However my soundcard that i am conecting it to only got stereo jack 1/4 inputs. 0.o

(I use a Edirol UA-20 Soundcard. http://www.edirol.com/products/info/ua20.html )

I figured i could use the other outputs from the mixer that are dedicated as monitor outputs to connect to my soundcard in order to make my recordings. I could use the XLR balanced outputs for my monitors in order to hear what i am playing... but hey... thats not the way its supposed to be 0.o

Could this cause any problems? I am experiencing som hiss and bizz noising from what i think is the mixer... However this noise increases no matter from where i raise the volume. (guitar input, Guitar FX or soundcard) Would this noise dissapear if i used the RCA conections?

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Joined: 02/12/2009

hmmm, I had not heard of that manufacturer before. I looked it up,
http://www.smproaudio.com/IN5.htm

...and your best bet depends on if you have the IN5's optional USBMOD module I/O card. In fact, that optional card adds USB, in which case you might not even need the UA-20. For getting audio out of (but not into) your computer/UA-20, you could connect an optical cable:

http://www.zzounds.com/a--3778/item--MONILS100
http://www.zzounds.com/a--3778/item--HOSOPT1

Either way, you should use 1/4" cables for the UA-20's inputs, from the IN5's "unbalanced output":
http://www.zzounds.com/a--3778/cat--1-4-Inch-to-1-4-Inch-Cables--2362

Without that card in the IN5, use RCA cables for the output (back into the IN5's "rec in"):
http://www.zzounds.com/a--3778/cat--RCA-to-RCA-Cables--2365

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