Multi-channel card headphone monitor instructions on Windows

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Multi-channel card headphone monitor instructions on Windows

Postby tourserjazz » Sat Sep 17, 2011 11:44 am

Hi I posted before about this issue and have sorted it now. Here's how I did it.
I think this will only work with this type of sounc card. If you've not got a 5.1 or above I think you need an external soundcard. Theres lots of posts about this elsewhere.

I'm running Windows 7 64 bit
Realtek HD 7.1 soundcard
2.1 speakers with subwoofer (1 output from machine)

Here goes:
Plug your speakers into the lime green output on your soundcard
Take your headphones out the yellow/gold output

Download ASIO4ALL (Google it, it's the first result)
Open Mixxx
Open ASIO4ALL (little green icon on task tray when MIXXX is running)
Go to ASIO4ALL advanced (spanner icon)
Expand your chosen soundcard (I've only got one) and highlight all the inputs / outputs by clicking the power symbol on the left
Close ASIO
Go to MIXXX options / preferences
Set Sound API to ASIO
Set Master to ASIO4ALL v2 channel 1-2
Set Headphones to ASIO4ALL v2 channel 3-4
Apply
OK

Run 2 tracks hit the headphone button on one and hey presto your done!

Hope this helps.
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Re: Headphone monitor / cue instructions

Postby Pegasus » Mon Sep 26, 2011 6:15 am

These instructions should work with any multi-channel sound card, internal or external, though the channel numbers may be different depending on which you enable (the power symbol in ASIO4ALL.) Thanks for the writeup!
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Re: Multi-channel card headphone monitor instructions on Win

Postby fade86 » Sun Dec 25, 2011 5:18 pm

Hello!
A headphone monitoring doesn't want work with E-mu 0204 USB (it has 2 independent stereo outputs).
The ASIO 2.10 driver is installed and works correctly. I did everything according to instructions but I hear master on headphone :(
What can I do to make it work properly?
Thanks.
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Re: Multi-channel card headphone monitor instructions on Win

Postby Pegasus » Mon Dec 26, 2011 8:04 am

Can you please post screenshots of your setup?
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Re: Multi-channel card headphone monitor instructions on Win

Postby Ossian » Mon Feb 06, 2012 9:15 pm

I'm running onboard Realtek 7.1 sound from my desk top and what I've done is go to the Sound Manager in the task bar, went to Device Advanced Settings and set 'Playback device' to 'make front and rear output devices playback two audio streams simultaneously' and then into prefs in Mixx and set Master to 'Speakers (Realtek HD Audio)' to channels 1 and 2, and headphones to 'Realtek 2nd output' also to channels 1 and 2. It's a bit cumbersome, and I seem to have to reset it every time I start Mixx, but it works fine. It'll do for the time being. I haven't seen this mentioned anywhere so it's either been overlooked or has a major flaw!

Man, I'm looking forward to this. I haven't DJ'ed at all in nearly a decade and this seems a lot easier than digging out my old 1200s. All I need now are a decent set of phones. :twisted:
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Re: Multi-channel card headphone monitor instructions on Win

Postby agos » Thu May 24, 2012 4:27 pm

I think I found a way of monitoring even with a single output soundcard (I have a Realtek HD Audio on my notebook).
It's a bit complex but seems doing the job.
I've done it in Windows, but I believe the same results are achievable in Linux and maybe even in OSX.

I downloaded and installed ASIO4ALL (http://www.asio4all.com) and Jack (http://jackaudio.org/) and configured Jack as described here: http://jackaudio.org/jack_on_windows.
Then I started Jack Server (Jack PortAudio), Jack Control and Mixxx.
In Mixxx "Options" -> "Preferences" I choose "Sound API: ASIO" and matched sample rate and latency to Jack Control "Setup..." configuration.
Then I choose for Master "JackRouter - Channels 1-2" and Headphones "JackRouter - Channels 3-4".
I went to Jack Control and open the "Connect" window. Here I connected Mixxx "out1" and "out2" to System "playback1" and "out3" and "out4" to "playback2".
Now I hear Master Out on the left channel and Headphones Out on the right channel ;)

Hope it's useful :)
(I'm new here so I hope I haven't done anything wrong ^^")
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Re: Multi-channel card headphone monitor instructions on Win

Postby ewanuno » Sun Sep 30, 2012 7:40 pm

well done!

i always knew you could do this in linux but i thought windows users were out of luck.

how the latency?
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Re: Multi-channel card headphone monitor instructions on Win

Postby agos » Tue Oct 30, 2012 11:52 am

It depends on the settings, but for me was very low (unnoticeable) ;)
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Re: Multi-channel card headphone monitor instructions on Win

Postby SackvilleNZ » Tue Jan 01, 2013 3:10 am

Gday,

I am brand new to this and a little uneducated.
I have a single output sound card in my laptop which has one 3.5mm audio jack.
I've downloaded Mixxx and now need to split it's output between speakers and headphones. I was looking at getting a USB sound card.
I figure this will work as long as I can split one of Mixxx's channels to the USB. Am I on the right track?

agos, I don't understand how you split the audio to two devices (headphones/speakers)

Cheers,

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Re: Multi-channel card headphone monitor instructions on Win

Postby SackvilleNZ » Tue Jan 01, 2013 3:47 am

Also, what kind of driver/s set up would I need for the USB sound card?
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