UMC22 - Outputs Questions

  1. #1 by Samuel Bland on 2 Weeks Ago
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    UMC22 - Outputs Questions

    I have this audio interface: https://www.amazon.com/Behringer-UMC...ords=BEHRINGER

    On the 2nd picture, there are 2 outputs.

    1.) What kind of speakers/monitors do I need to get a direct monitor sound of what I am playing?

    What I want to do right now is plug my guitar into one input and have the other input be a backing track (either from my computer or from an ipad). So my goal is just to record my guitar along with the backing track at the same time.

    But I want to be able to hear myself.

    2.) Are these two back outputs direct monitor? Like, when I'm playing will I be able to hear myself (and the backing track) in the same way that I can with the front headphone jack?

    Thanks in advance!
  2. #2 by Mark Stevens on 2 Weeks Ago
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    You need active speakers and 1/4" TRS cables for those ports.
    The Monitor button when pressed allows direct monitoring of the input ports for zero latency.
  3. #3 by Samuel Bland on 2 Weeks Ago
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    Thank you, Mark Stevens.

    Is the direct monitor button linked to the back outputs? Or is the direct monitor button only linked to the front headphone jack?

    I just want to make sure the back TRS outputs can be used to directly monitor
  4. #4 by Samuel Bland on 2 Weeks Ago
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    - Mark Stevens wrote View Post
    You need active speakers and 1/4" TRS cables for those ports.
    The Monitor button when pressed allows direct monitoring of the input ports for zero latency.
    And just to clarify, active speakers are something like this?

    https://www.amazon.com/Mackie-CR3-Cr...ctive+speakers
  5. #5 by Mark Stevens on 2 Weeks Ago
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    Direct monitor will allow you to hear your guitar without latency directly from the monitor out (left if using left input or right using right input). Also, for a few dollars more then those mackie speakers, try these.

    https://www.amazon.com/Cerwin-Vega-A...in%2Bvega&th=1
  6. #6 by Michael Lapke on 2 Weeks Ago
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    - Samuel Bland wrote View Post
    Thank you, Mark Stevens.

    Is the direct monitor button linked to the back outputs? Or is the direct monitor button only linked to the front headphone jack?

    I just want to make sure the back TRS outputs can be used to directly monitor
    The direct monitoring feature only applies to the HEADPHONE outputs, not the outputs on the back of the UMC22. Direct monitoring allows you to hear the input signals coming into the unit latency free while recording.

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  7. #7 by Samuel Bland on 2 Weeks Ago
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    - Michael Lapke wrote View Post
    The direct monitoring feature only applies to the HEADPHONE outputs, not the outputs on the back of the UMC22. Direct monitoring allows you to hear the input signals coming into the unit latency free while recording.
    Thank you for clarifying this point, although I am disappointed haha.

    So since I can't use the outputs on the back for direct monitoring...

    1.) What are these outputs for any ways? If they can't be used for direct monitor I don't see any use

    2.) Is there a way to hook up speakers to the front HEADPHONE output so I can direct monitor with actual speakers?

    Thank you very much for your time! I look forward to your response.
  8. #8 by Michael Lapke on 2 Weeks Ago
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    Hi Samuel,

    So it turns out I was mistaken, according to our CARE Technicians "latency free" DIRECT MONITORING is possible from the MAIN LR Outputs on the back of the unit, in addition to the HEADPHONES output. I do apologize for mistakenly providing the wrong information in my previous post. Must have been confusing my answer with our other UMC204/404HD products which handle this feature a bit differently.

    Please keep in mind:
    • When DIRECT MONITORING is engaged, you will not be able to have return signals (playback) from your DAW to the headphone our Main LR Outputs. Only the Input signals will be there.
    • Channel #1 Input signals will only be present in the LEFT side, and Input channel two will only be present in the RIGHT side when monitoring via HEADPHONES or the MAIN LR Outputs on the back of the unit.

    In regards to your follow up questions:
    - Samuel Bland wrote View Post
    So since I can't use the outputs on the back for direct monitoring...

    1.) What are these outputs for any ways? If they can't be used for direct monitor I don't see any use
    As I've corrected myself, you can indeed monitor with the MAIN LR Outputs on the back of the unit using the DIRECT MONITORING feature. Just make sure that you also remember the two points I mentioned above. In addition to DIRECT MONITORING, the MAIN LR Outputs are able to be used for playback audio returning from your Computer/DAW.

    - Samuel Bland wrote View Post
    2.) Is there a way to hook up speakers to the front HEADPHONE output so I can direct monitor with actual speakers?
    You could try using something like a Stereo TRS to Dual Mono TRS cable splitter to feed the HEADPHONES output of the UMC22 to your Monitor Speakers, but seeing as you can DIRECT MONITOR on the MAIN LR Outputs this is pretty much unnecessary.

    Again I apologize for my last post mistake, hope this helps make it right for you.

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  9. #9 by Mark Stevens on 2 Weeks Ago
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    wow glad I was right on that one.

    I love Behringer audio interfaces, they are the best bang fort the back and are better then interfaces costing 3 times as much.,
  10. #10 by Mark Stevens on 2 Weeks Ago
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    I even upgraded from the UMC202HD to the UMC204HD for midi and the MIX feature.