Post by starandchlorisse on May 22, 2016 14:50:04 GMT
It may be a silly question but once you have calibrated your speakers and subs volume as I m trying to do now,
When you want to turn off the system with the volume controls at the specific places you calibrated them you leave on and just turn off the volume from the sound card or you just mark the places with stickers or something and you turn every knob of to protect speakers and sub ?
Presently I use a MOTU interface with my Mac. I also have powered monitors and a sub (Yamaha HS series) calibrated to the Bob Katz K system. In the MOTU Audio Setup console I select the various outputs (Main Out 1 -2 for the Yamaha, Analog 1 - 2 for my Mixcube, Analog 3 - 4 for headphones). In it, Enable Core Audio Volume Controls is selected. This way I can use the volume slider in the status bar to control digital output into my interface. I have recorded the calibrated levels so I know where to set them in Audio MIDI Setup.
I just have powered monitors a sub and a sound card connected to a Mac with a volume knob.
Once your speakers and sub are balanced to each other, you could just use the volume control in your Mac. However, I recommend getting a small hardware mixer, even if you don't need a microphone preamp but just to have a volume control. Even a basic model like this packs a lot of control into a small box costing only $50:
Post by starandchlorisse on May 24, 2016 14:27:44 GMT
Thank you everybody for the responses
I surely can get this mixer-
However my sound card has one knob which controls the volume of the power monitors and the sub which are connected directly to the sound card . So with this setting I can control the volume of everything at once and everything will be eventually calibrated with each other----if I don't miss something of course.
(I'm using this method to connect it for now to try it- I will try the connection Ethan was suggesting in the subwoofer topic later. )
I was initially asking the question to figure out - They used to say when you bought a receiver and speakers that you should turn all the volume down before turning off the system completely to protect the equipment -
Now in this case using a mixer or the sound card volume still the volume in the powered monitors and the sub is on being calibrated with each other. Turning the system off even if you have the main volume down you hear a sound from the speakers - does this have any effect to the equipment - from what I heard here it does not -
They used to say when you bought a receiver and speakers that you should turn all the volume down before turning off the system completely to protect the equipment
Ah, I didn't realize that's what you were asking. I have two power switches for my home studio: One controls the power amps for the speakers, and the other controls everything else. So when I power up my system I turn on everything else, then the power amps. When I turn it all off I turn off the power amps first and then everything else. So for you, I'd buy a $10 power strip with a switch and plug the speakers and sub into that. Turn on your computer, then after it's booted up you can turn on the speakers and sub. Then turn off the speakers and sub before you power down your computer. That should avoid popping sounds. But as hexspa said, pops don't usually hurt anything even if they sound bad.