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    UCA202 with practice drum pad

    I'd like to be able to use my practice hand drum pad to play along with MP3's on my laptop. I'm new to computer audio and am having trouble getting my UCA202 working with a practice pad using a standard stick-on piezo contact mike.

    I have the contact mike going into a Y connector to R/L RCA plugs into the UCA unit on a Windows 7 box. My Audio Device Manager window shows 5 icons, from top to bottom- Speakers, Behringer USB WDM Audio 2.8.40, ready. The Test button gives sound in the headphones that are plugged into the UCA202. Next is another speaker icon: Speakers, High Definition Audio Device, Default Device. The Test button gives sound in the computer's external stereo speakers. Next is: Headphones, High Definition Audio Device, Not Plugged In. Then there are two icons for Digital Audio (S/PDIF), one is for the CD/DVD player and the other is for the optical Jack.

    So far I've been unable to get any audio out of the headphones by playing the practice pad into Windows Recorder. I'm not using an external mixer, just the UCA202 going into a USB jack. I'm not sure how to proceed. Will I need a sequencer/studio recording program? Will I be able to play along with music without needing to be in Record mode? Is there such a thing as a software mixer program? The default Window mixer shows only the optical drive ATAPI S/PDIF device and the external speakers, nothing there for the UCA202.

    Basically I just need to be able to hear the practice pad alongside the music from an MP3 file.

    Walter

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    The UCA202 does not contain a mic preamp, and you will need some kind of preamp to raise the level of your contact mic signal.
    A 302USB already has a UCA202 built in, and it is our smallest mixer with a mic pre. The mixer will also eliminate the need for a y cable.
    If you want to just get a preamp, our MIC800 will do the job.

    You can see these at:

    http://www.behringer.com/EN/Products/302USB.aspx

    http://www.behringer.com/EN/Products/MIC800.aspx

    For your recording software, we recommend Audacity, available as a free download from:

    http://audacity.sourceforge.net/download/

    It looks like you already have the UCA202 configured properly for Windows 7.
    Glenn Slater
    Specialist, Product Support Web
    MUSIC Group US
    BEHRINGER

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    Thanks for the advice. I just ordered an MIC800. How do I hook it up to the UCA202?

    WAlter



    The UCA202 does not contain a mic preamp, and you will need some kind of preamp to raise the level of your contact mic signal.
    A 302USB already has a UCA202 built in, and it is our smallest mixer with a mic pre. The mixer will also eliminate the need for a y cable.
    If you want to just get a preamp, our MIC800 will do the job.

    You can see these at:

    http://www.behringer.com/EN/Products/302USB.aspx

    http://www.behringer.com/EN/Products/MIC800.aspx

  4. #4
    Hi Walter,

    You can connect the output from the Mic800 to the left or right input of the UCA202. You can also use the y connecter.

    It is ok to use a y connector to split a signal, you just don't want to combine signals.

    Best,
    Glenn Slater
    Specialist, Product Support Web
    MUSIC Group US
    BEHRINGER

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