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  • Simple USB to XLR

    Not really live sound, more of an install question.

    Anyone know any options on a simple USB to XLR OUTPUT? Plenty of inputs out there, but I need to output signal to a mixer.

    Les
    <div class="signaturecontainer">Meanwhile, <br />
    David and all the house of Israel were celebrating before the LORD<br />
    with all kinds of instruments made of fir wood, <br />
    and with lyres, harps, tambourines, castanets and cymbals. <br />
    --2 Samuel 6:5</div>

  • #2
    Not sure what your asking but some USB external soundcards have balanced TRS 1/4" out you can change over with TRS 1/4 to XLR.
    What are you trying to accomplish?

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    • #3
      i know that there are some usb to XLR plugs that a few of the bars around here use to control their lights. might work for what you are doing. can't say for sure as i don't know any of the specifics.

      why do you need XLR though? your average USB card(m-audio fast track etc) will be outputting a balanced signal and that should be all you need. you could plug that directly into the mixer if it's close by or if it needs to go down the snake to front of house then a simple TRS/XLR adaptor will get the job done since the signal is already balanced. just tell the sound man that he may need to pad the input.
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      • #4
        How about a stereo DI box?
        If you're looking for better quality balanced out though its hard to beat the MAudio fast track pro.
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        • #5
          Not really live sound, more of an install question.

          Anyone know any options on a simple USB to XLR OUTPUT? Plenty of inputs out there, but I need to output signal to a mixer.

          Les


          What is the output device? Typically, USB is a data connector, and wouldn't normally have analog audio signal.
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          • #6
            i know that there are some usb to XLR plugs that a few of the bars around here use to control their lights. might work for what you are doing. can't say for sure as i don't know any of the specifics.


            I can't imagine this will work -- that's for MIDI data.

            As Craigv said, USB carries data, not audio, so I'd be really curious to hear what you're trying to do.
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            • #7
              I can't imagine this will work -- that's for MIDI data.
              DMX actually .

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              • #8
                Going out from the computer that the projector at church is hooked to, to the mixer that is on stage. No snakes involved. I would rather not use the onboard soundcard of the computer.

                Les
                <div class="signaturecontainer">Meanwhile, <br />
                David and all the house of Israel were celebrating before the LORD<br />
                with all kinds of instruments made of fir wood, <br />
                and with lyres, harps, tambourines, castanets and cymbals. <br />
                --2 Samuel 6:5</div>

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                • #9
                  Going out from the computer that the projector at church is hooked to, to the mixer that is on stage. No snakes involved. I would rather not use the onboard soundcard of the computer.

                  Les

                  Then you'll need an audio interface. The ones mentioned already are good, and there are others as well. Either USB or Firewire into the computer are fine. Plan for at least $100.
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                  • #10
                    I just prefered XLR, I will go with TRS on the computer end I reckon. I found one of what I was looking for in XLR by Nady but it isn't shipping yet and I need this pretty quick.

                    Les
                    <div class="signaturecontainer">Meanwhile, <br />
                    David and all the house of Israel were celebrating before the LORD<br />
                    with all kinds of instruments made of fir wood, <br />
                    and with lyres, harps, tambourines, castanets and cymbals. <br />
                    --2 Samuel 6:5</div>

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                    • #11
                      There are direct USB connections for speakers so I don't understand why something like this isn't more popular?
                      <div class="signaturecontainer">Meanwhile, <br />
                      David and all the house of Israel were celebrating before the LORD<br />
                      with all kinds of instruments made of fir wood, <br />
                      and with lyres, harps, tambourines, castanets and cymbals. <br />
                      --2 Samuel 6:5</div>

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                      • #12
                        In this situation a standard audio interface, like an M-audio, is not necessary, and really not desirable as I don't want anyone to be able to mess with output or input controls. A simple line level out is what I really want, money is not really the issue.

                        Thanks for the help Craig and everone else. Sorry about the multiple posts. I'm at work and its difficult to make longer posts

                        Les
                        <div class="signaturecontainer">Meanwhile, <br />
                        David and all the house of Israel were celebrating before the LORD<br />
                        with all kinds of instruments made of fir wood, <br />
                        and with lyres, harps, tambourines, castanets and cymbals. <br />
                        --2 Samuel 6:5</div>

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                        • #13
                          I can't imagine this will work -- that's for MIDI data.

                          As Craigv said, USB carries data, not audio, so I'd be really curious to hear what you're trying to do.


                          noted. i was just waking up. ooops
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                          • #14
                            In this situation a standard audio interface, like an M-audio, is not necessary, and really not desirable as I don't want anyone to be able to mess with output or input controls. A simple line level out is what I really want, money is not really the issue.

                            Thanks for the help Craig and everone else. Sorry about the multiple posts. I'm at work and its difficult to make longer posts

                            Les


                            it really does sound like you need a DI like this one maybe

                            http://www.audiopile.net/products/DI_Boxes/DBRC-2A/DBRC-2A_cutsheet.shtml

                            and just use the onboard sound card. if the fidelity isn't enough just swap the onboard card for a better one.
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                            • #15
                              There are direct USB connections for speakers so I don't understand why something like this isn't more popular?


                              Low demand would be my guess.

                              Also note that the USB standards connect device grounds together (ground loop issues), while Firewire and PoE isolate them. For remote devices likely to be powered with separate mains, this can be an issue.
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