piano101 - audio cable hookup

Here's your keyboard's audio:

2 of these 1/4" mono female jacks for audio out


Here's your PC's audio:

there's a 1/8" stereo female jack each for [audio in], [audio out], and [mic in]. I don't use microphone in.


Here's your stereo:

2 of these rca female jacks for audio in




They look pretty frustratingly different !! But in general stereo audio needs to go from Keyboard => PC => stereo (or powered speakers)



You usually use rca cables between em:


And usually two adapters for your keyboard's 1/4" mono plugs.
(Two of these to get a stereo rca female jack pair)


And usually an adapter to go from dual rca female to 1/8" stereo male




overall


things string out like this...


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Mixer


When you get more than one instrument involved (microphone, drums, guitar, etc), now you need a mixer.

Everything goes into the mixer. (Including PC audio out from your softsynth)

And the output goes to your stereo, headphones, and PC Audio in (to record).



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