Beyond Audio in problem

Discussion in 'Lasershow Designer BEYOND' started by Mgould, Oct 21, 2015.

  1. Mgould

    Mgould Member

    Here is a crude fix if your computer won't connect to audio in your timeline for FFT. My system (Win 7) only sees audio feeding the mic input.

    On the BEYOND Audio tab, it appears Windows is only allowing access to the mic and not other sound sources. However, I came up with a solution.

    Being ignorant of matters Windows, I took a brute force, external box approach: take the stereo headphones out signal, run it through a summer/fader, and feed it back into the mic input:


    Any electronics guys out there are encouraged to improve upon the above; I just threw together some parts from my stores and it worked.

    Built it into a box from my junk drawer:


    In place:


    But then I need a means of getting my audio to the PA - easily done via a USB interface like this:

    This also gives a much, much better sound; the internal laptop sound board has terrible sound, as my house composer pointed out. (He threatened to mutiny if we used the laptop sound to mangle his exquisite compositions.)

    Works a treat.

    Hope this helps...Mike
  2. Garrett_502

    Garrett_502 Well-Known Member

    I bought one of these radial usb-pro's, which are awesome. Balanced outputs, and can be switched to mono. BUT, what i found out, is that for some reason, i can actually select it as an input and receive the input signal from audio on the timeline, which is a complete bonus. I'm running win 7 on mac bootcamp, so I can't promise it will work like that for you, but it's a great piece of gear either way.