Hi there, not sure if this is a rather unusual setup, since we do not have the option (distance-wise) to connect the interface via USB type B to the computer.
3,5mm stereo jack (from computer) to 6,35mm mono jack (unbalanced) into UR22 mkII (MIC/Line1) to Genelec - 8010 AP (monitor)
If the gain knob of input 1 is set to a minimum/ low, then the output signal seems to be missing some mid and a lot of high frequencies (sounds very dull). Is that normal? I thought the input gain was “simply” an amplification (loudness) for the incoming signal, why would it remove mid and high frequencies, when set to low?
Sorry if the explanation of the situation is not specific enough, I’m a noob. :<
It is not normal, but also one of the oddest applications I have ever heard of. Not having the UR22 connected via USB means you do not use it. At all.
So in yourscenario you should connect the 3,5 mm computer out directly to the 8010´s. Just get a split from 3,5 mm stereo to 2x XLR and you are set.
The thing is, the interface is connected to a pc via the USB-B connection (see img), thus providing power. I only use input 1, if I want a secondary audio source to use the 8010’s. Since I do not a have a long enough USB cable, I just went with the scenario I described in my first post.
So the pc (see img) is the main workhorse and occasionally I use a Laptop approx. 3 to 5m away from the interface that I want to connect to the 8010’s, without disconnecting and reconnecting the 8010’s every time.
Do you think removing the interface would still be the better option in this case?
Ok, now I understand:)
I would much prefer to connect the laptop directly to the 8010:s, but then you will either need to plug/unplug or get a switch/preamp.
Your solution should work ok, unless there is some serious impedance output mismatch, but I’d suggest going stereo.
This is normal, the gain controls are analog on this interface, that means the actual audio signal goes through the potentiometers, though they aren’t very high quality.
Minimum gain = high resistance = altering the frequency response.
If the inputted signal is too low, this becomes obvious if you boost it in post.
You can counteract this effect by increasing the gain a little.