Eh, Behringer! What a word! During the existence of the company, a bunch of audio interfaces was made and
a bunch of questions about them was asked. So this video, sooner or later, still had to release on our channel.
Friends, today on Let’s Record channel, we answer the most burning questions about these four audio interfaces by Behringer! Go! Installation of divers Let’s start with the question that many people
have immediately after purchasing the interface. Some problems with drivers.
Let’s solve all this point by point, install drivers, deal with routing
for each audio interface. We can download software for each
interface on the official website. This also applies to ASIO4ALL drivers
for UM2, UMC22, and drivers for 202 and 204 interfaces.
Then everything is already in the workstation. Find the driver you need and choose it.
Then proceed to routing. Here, instead of a channel, an error
with the inscription Missing often appears, that is, the workstation simply couldn’t find
the desired channel. This is solved either by clicking on the inscription and setting
the desired channels, or by accessing the ASIO4ALL panel in the case
of UM/UMC, and activating the drivers we need. By the way, pay attention to the fact
that while working on your workstation it’s better to remove external audio interfaces
from the default devices in Windows in order to precisely avoid any conflicts. Connect a dynamic microphone Very often, not only about these audio interfaces,
but about others also you ask the question: “How does the interface work
with a dynamic microphone?” Instead of answering in words, let’s conduct an investigative
experiment and listen to the sound of a dynamic microphone by sE
with all four audio interfaces. Sound test of the sE V7 dynamic microphone
with the U-PHORIA UM2 audio interface. The gain is set for 12 o’clock. SE V7 dynamic microphone test.
We are recording this whole stuff with the UMC22 audio interface.
Gain also at 12 o’clock. sE V7 dynamic microphone test with the Behringer U-PHORIA UMC202 HD audio interface.
Gain also at 12 o’clock. sE V7 microphone test with
the U-PHORIA UMC204 HD audio interface. The gain is set at 12 o’clock. Guitar connection Let’s talk separately about Behringer U-PHORIA UM2
and UMC2. How to connect a guitar? Spoiler: to do it correctly,
connect the guitar to the second channel, because it is equipped with an instrumental input.
We connected the guitar, connected the interface to the computer, but there is no sound.
What do we need to do? If we are talking about Guitar Rig, then most likely only the left input is set,
which should be occupied by a microphone here. Point the mouse
to switch the channel, click on the right, turn off the left one, and everything works.
The same problem can happen in a digital workstation while recording a guitar.
It can be either some kind of routing problem. Well, the wrong channel was assigned,
roughly speaking. Or, again, problems with Rig, but already with the VST version of Guitar Rig.
Then look what we’ve done before. Connecting synthesizers A musical question.
Is it possible to connect a synthesizer to these interfaces? Yes, it is possible, but here you will find
a small catch, namely with the low-end models. Look, there is single line input. You can connect a synthesizer, but only in mono,
since all modern synthesizers produce stereo sound,
this is not entirely acceptable. The top-of-the-line interfaces, on the contrary,
have 2 line inputs, this allow you to record synthesizers directly into stereo. Connecting lavalier First of all, I’ll say: don’t try to connect
the lavalier microphone to the microphone input!
Use the special adapter. For example, like this. This is Rode VXLR +.
There is an input in the form of a small jack. Here you can safely connect any
lavalier from the same Aliexpress. By the way, such a lavalier is now hanging
on me, and you can hear its sound. Which headphones to choose? A frequently asked question about headphones,
or rather about an amplifier for quiet control. Will such an amplifier which is build-in
these audio interfaces be able to rock headphones with high impedance?
Here we relied on our experience and your feedback as users of audio interfaces. So we came to the conclusion that it’s better not to use 250-ohm headphones with these interfaces.
It’s better to buy something with less impedance. 120 ohms will be enough.
For example, like these AKG 612. They have an impedance
of 120 ohms, and they will operate quite well together with any
of these audio interfaces. Output volume For the next test I will need to use a recorder, because
the UMC204 has two outputs. One balanced, the second unbalanced
on different connectors. And in theory they should give a different volume. Both.
Let’s use the recorder and see if the volume is different and
how much it is different. As you can see, the line output volume
and volume with amp are the same.
Master at max. About monitoring again One more question is about monitoring.
What is heard in monitors? To hear this, we will connect each interface
to the recorder, listen and switch some monitor features,
if the interface equipped them. Let’s start with the first interface.
Here we have the function of direct monitoring. Monitoring comes in mono. And for example,
if we connect a dynamic microphone, we will hear it, we will hear it in two channels at once. If we connect a guitar to the second channel,
we will also hear it in two channels. Let’s play a little. For example, something like this. If you turn off direct monitoring,
then you stop hearing a dynamic microphone and a guitar, you only hear what
is happening on our computer. At the same time, by activating direct monitoring,
we do not completely cut off all the sound from the computer and we can, for example,
adjust so that we hear our backing track and, for example, vocals into the microphone,
if we want this, of course. Let’s move on to the next audio interface. U-PHORIA UMC22. The situation
is exactly the same here. When we speak into a microphone that is connected to the first channel,
we hear it in the center. And when we switch to the guitar, guess what? We also hear it in the center. Of course, you can control the switching of the direct and mix the signal from the inputs to the signal that comes from the computer.
But mix, of course, at the already set threshold, so to speak. Let’s move on to the next interface.
There is another story with UMC202 HD. If we take a microphone that is connected
to the first channel, then we hear it on one side. And if you
take a guitar that is connected to channel number 2… As we hear, the guitar has moved
to the other ear. There is no control here whether it will be monitoring in stereo
or whether it will be monitoring in mono. To examine such a control let’s use
the last audio interface. First, everything about stereo. First of all, a dynamic microphone.
Again, the first channel and we hear it in one ear. A guitar. We hear it in the other ear. The fun part now. What are we doing? In general, let’s turn off the guitar because
it creates feedbacks. And press the mono button. That is, I speak
into the microphone now, my voice comes in one ear,
and if I press this button, then my voice suddenly begins to come in both ears at once. Why is this feature needed? It’s very useful for monitoring. And with its help,
you can use this interface as a pre-amplifier for two channels.
Plug-in here and the master out left… right, get two separate channels.
Well, you can come up with some other applications for this function,
but I told you the most basic ones. Because… for monitoring…
because someone likes to hear himselve, for example, in one ear.
But to all this, you may have noticed that the Direct button has disappeared here.
It turned, moved to a new level and became a knob. What does it mean?
Well if we start music, and music is playing on my laptop now. And we will begin
to twist this knob, then we will begin to hear this music
louder, louder, louder. And my voice begins to fade away. What does it mean?
We can set… the backs interrupt me… so… we can set this ratio
of my voice to backing track, so that it would be comfortable to record
vocals using your computer. Well, if you need to hear only what
is happening in Windows, turn the knob to the maximum.
If you want to hear only yourself, then turn it back. If you want
a middle, then set it, it’s quite easy to do this
with the help of this knob. Latency Let us examine latency.
I think we can make a kind of comparison of the four audio interfaces.
Just do not forget that the low-end interfaces operate
with ASIO4ALL; the top-of-the-line interfaces already have their own ASIO driver.
Let’s examine. With mobile devices Connection to a phone as well as
a tablet on Android. Yes. These interfaces can be connected to Android,
and most importantly you can record sound with them. How did I find out? Everything is very simple.
I was subscribed to POP-MUSIC channel two years ago, and watched the video
where an impressive charming man in a stretched sweater told how this
whole stuff could be realized. USB Audio Recorder PRO has a separate page where we can find
a table in which there is a list of audio interfaces tested with this application.
It is easy to guess that these four audio interfaces
are in this very table. Therefore, they work great with this app. To get started, we just need to buy a small adapter cable to micro USB. Streaming The next question is also asked quite often.
Is it possible to stream with these interfaces? Yes, you can really stream. Viewers of your stream will hear
your microphone and musical instrument without any problems,
if you suddenly decide to connect a guitar and play at your stream. Size The last question in which
a tape measure will help us. What can we say about dimensions
and about materials of which the interfaces are made? Well, about materials… all the interfaces, in principle, are iron, except for this one, the low-end,
it is made of plastic with plastic handles. But in general, this is a design of a low-end
audio interface, everything is quite logical here. Spend less money, respectively, get… well, more budget quality. Let’s call it so.
Now let’s measure everything in size. Let’s start with this baby. UMC202 HD. In general, they are all the same in height.
Now I will measure just in case. It is 4.5 centimeters. That is, all interfaces are
4.5 centimeters high. And in width they all reach
10.5 centimeters. This, this, this, and this. So, UMC202 is 16 in length…
well, let’s round up to 17. Soooo… 204 – 18,
well, with a half… round up. I round up. So, like this. Here we have 12.5 centimeters. So, here we have… 16 centimeters exactly. There you go, friends! We listen closely
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