Behringer UMC 1820 - New device is ace!

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Pix Retro
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Behringer UMC 1820 - New device is ace!

Postby Pix Retro » Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:43 am

Woop... I love it... took a bit to get it working cause i think my pc is just wierd... lol I had to change it from the umc to something else and back again in the sound settings to get it working the first time and now i can reboot and it works... who knows.... anyway.... stupid question time!!!

I was wondering if there is a way to extend the inputs on the back of the device to a separate panel so I have access to them all at the front... I wasnt planning on a full rack system and was thinking of geting a 2u case and putting a panel blank and setting up inputs 3-8 on the panel so everything is changeable and i don't have to mess about pulling it in and out... not really dealt with rack mount stuff before...

second dumb question... I have a passion for old tech.... I have minidisc and cassette hi fi separates that i run into a mixer... is there a way i can connect them directly to the umc? was thinking of an audio switcher and having one in and one out... is that possible or do i need to get an amp?

I'm sure there will be more to come... :D

Thanks!

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Re: Behringer UMC 1820 - New device is ace!

Postby GuntherT » Fri Jul 19, 2019 2:36 am

Regarding a panel to move the inputs to the front, you could get a patchbay (such as the ART P16), but getting an ADA8200 isn't that much more and is what I did instead. That setup gives you a total of 10 analog inputs on the front along with 6 in the rear. The ART doesn't increase the number of inputs or outputs and will have 10 unused connections in your scenario. Another plus of the ADA8200 is you don't have to buy 6 XLR cables to wire it up, just two optical cables (or one if you don't need the ADA8200's outputs and are ok with it being the master clock). That savings offsets some of the price difference between the units and takes up way less space behind the rack.

Hooking up your minidisc or cassette player to the UMC should only require proper cabling. I don't see why you would need an amp, but you didn't give any information on how sound is currently output from those devices, so I have no specific solutions for you.

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Re: Behringer UMC 1820 - New device is ace!

Postby Pix Retro » Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:44 am

I'll look into the patch bay/adat route... Seems easiest.. thanks!

The hifi separates are currently running to a RCA switch to a mixer to my monitors... The minidisc is hooked up to record from my pc via optical... Theres no real out put to the pc but was thinking of getting a second RCA switch box for the recording side so I've got one for ins and one for outs and it only takes one pair of inputs..

I just wanted to make sure it wasn't going to destroy my interface.. :D

Thanks again!

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Re: Behringer UMC 1820 - New device is ace!

Postby GuntherT » Sat Jul 20, 2019 1:29 am

You're welcome. Is MIDI working ok? I saw in the last thread someone mentioned MIDI works on the FCA1616, so I assume Behringer used the same spec for the UMC line but am curious how your experience has been.

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Re: Behringer UMC 1820 - New device is ace!

Postby Pix Retro » Sat Jul 20, 2019 7:15 am

Yeah... Midi is working great... Just need to learn how to use it properly! :lol: Ardour picks everything up nicely... Definitely looking forward to getting to grips with it!


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