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Studio speakers

Post by Skippy567 » Tue Apr 26, 2016 10:02 am

Please someone tell me if I need some sort of interface for monitoring with studio monitors through auria off an iPad pro. Can I not simply plug powered studio monitors right out of my iPad direct?

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Re: Studio speakers

Post by Corey W » Tue Apr 26, 2016 11:00 am

Hi,
If you are wanting to use studio speakers that have XLR or 1/4" inputs, then yes, you would want to use a USB interface with outputs you can connect to the speakers and control the volume. If you wanted to just use your iPad without an interface then you can get computer speakers that are meant to be connected through a stereo 1/8" cable directly to your iPad.

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Re: Studio speakers

Post by Skippy567 » Tue Apr 26, 2016 11:05 am

What can I expect from the computer monitors. Not a whole lot I suspect. What do recommend? I'm doing some recording as a hobby but of course I'd like a decent mix? Help?

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Re: Studio speakers

Post by Corey W » Tue Apr 26, 2016 11:37 am

For high quality monitoring, you can expect sub-par results from computer speakers. However, it is always worth having some for checking your mixes on different sources. No matter what kind of speakers you go with, listen to your favorite albums you have heard a million times to know how the speakers sound and respond to different frequencies.

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Re: Studio speakers

Post by Cpu Red » Tue Apr 26, 2016 12:26 pm

I dont use a usb interface with my studio monitors. I have a cable that splits from 1/8" jack to rca (i think dual mono) then i have two rca to 1/4" adapters snapped on there. It would be nice if i had an apogee duet but it isnt at all necessary for using studio monitors.

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Re: Studio speakers

Post by supanorton » Tue Apr 26, 2016 2:28 pm

If you're going to monitor through speakers connected to the headphone jack, you'll get far more accurate results if you turn off "Built-In Speaker/Mic Processing" in Auria's settings. The iPad's headphone out processes the outgoing signal by default.

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Re: Studio speakers

Post by Skippy567 » Tue Apr 26, 2016 7:19 pm

Let me get this straight, if I want Yamaha hs5, or say rokit 5 G3, I do not need an interface?
But if I don't have an interface I should change the headphone jack settings?

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Re: Studio speakers

Post by supanorton » Wed Apr 27, 2016 5:08 am

Skippy567 wrote:Let me get this straight, if I want Yamaha hs5, or say rokit 5 G3, I do not need an interface?
But if I don't have an interface I should change the headphone jack settings?
That's right. With no interface you'd also need a 1/8 to either xlr, 1/4 inch, or rca cable, depending on the monitors' input.

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Re: Studio speakers

Post by Gary » Wed Apr 27, 2016 10:01 am

Or if you have a simple mixer (8-12 ch) use a 1/8 to 1/4 adapter on one of the mixer channels and route the outs to your powered monitors.

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Re: Studio speakers

Post by AndyE » Wed Apr 27, 2016 2:45 pm

I have a pair of Mackie MR5 active nearfield monitors that I mix on constantly with just a splitter cable from my iPad Air2 straight into them. Cable is stereo 3.5mm Jack to 2x 6.35mm standard Jack. Works perfectly. No interface required.

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