Using 2 Stereo Outputs as 4 Mono Outputs
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    Default Using 2 Stereo Outputs as 4 Mono Outputs

    Hello Techtoolians
    Say if my audio interface has 2 stereo out (2 reds 2 whites :P ) and I want to route 4 channels of traktor into a 4 channel mixer, could I just set the outs as mono and use a cable that has one jack on one side and 2 on the other?

    Anyone ever tried this out? Is there someone that has a setup like that?

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    Never tried but I'd assume that you'd only hear one side of the track on both speakers if you do that. Mono plays both left and right together. You're playing mono + removing left or right. So if your deck 1 only has a left (white) output in mono, it'll just play that in all speakers. It'll sound really bad in my opinion. It's mono minus parts of the song.

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    time for a new soundcard matey
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jester View Post
    time for a new soundcard matey
    haha yeah i guess... problem is i cant seem to find something with 4 channels that doesnt have so many extra features i dont need. I just need 4 stereo outs and headphone outs

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    This will work.

    You'll end with 4 Mono to Twin mono signals.

    1R = 1R +1R
    1L = 1L + 1L

    2R = 2R + 2R
    2L = 2L + 2L


    But you'll need to make sure that BOTH outs for each Traktor Deck are routed to EITHER R or L for each physical output.

    You'll need 4 of these:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patch View Post
    This will work.

    You'll end with 4 Mono to Twin mono signals.

    1R = 1R +1R
    1L = 1L + 1L

    2R = 2R + 2R
    2L = 2L + 2L


    But you'll need to make sure that BOTH outs for each Traktor Deck are routed to EITHER R or L for each physical output.
    Thats exactly what I meant... I just have no way to test it... Thanks for the reply

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    Check my edit...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Patch View Post
    Check my edit...
    you mean the cables? check my original I said "cable that has one jack on one side and 2 on the other? "

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    You will only hear the Left channel from your music, since External Mixing Mode has no Mono option.
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    Quote Originally Posted by makar1 View Post
    You will only hear the Left channel from your music, since External Mixing Mode has no Mono option.
    did not notice that... can anyone recommend a decent-quality 8 output interface?

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