I've been trying to find an answer to a fairly basic question about the inserts on the UMC204HD and if anyone could help I would be grateful.
I'd like to know if the inserts are stereo TRS jacks or mono (or something else if I've completely missed the boat).
Thanks in advance for any info you can provide.
Jeremy Hawkins;129295 wrote:
Thanks, Mark. That actually does help. I am a bit frustrated, though, that I can't seem to find the fabled "full manual" anywhere, and I suspect it doesn't really exist. I know that this interface doesn't have anything unusual (at least probably), it would be nice to have a real reference to check these kinds of questions. Anyway, I'm going to see what results I can get with standard insert cables and that'll probably answer my questions as definitively as I can hope for.
I have the same interface. I can confirm the inserts are 1/4 TRS which the way I understand it the 1/4 stereo jack goes to the insert of the 204 then the two mono 1/4 jacks go to the send and return of the external effect, respectively. What I am not sure is which is send and which return. I believe send is the tip and return is the sleeve. But I could be wrong, trial and error will tell.
Ken Mitchell;143811 wrote:
Be careful with mixing stereo/mono with TRS and TS. A balanced mono signal uses a TRS cable.
TRS is Tip/Ring/Sleeve and TS is Tip/Sleeve.
On the TRS end Tip=Send, Ring=Return, Sleeve=Common
On the other end, one TS is Send/Common and the other TS is Return/Common
Now I got a little confused, why are we bringing "stereo" into this discussion when the insert, AFAIK, is not carrying a stereo signal?
So here's -at least- how I understand it and tell me if I am right:
A balanced XLR to TRS follows the following wiring scheme as in the following link/picture:
But in my case, I will be using the Behringer UMC204HD insert jack to send the signal to an external device and then receive the processed signal from the output of that device back into the same insert jack of the Behringer audio interface for further processing.
So, the Uphoria insert is not carrying a L-R stereo signal but a it is a TRS where T=tip is for sending, R=ring is for receiving and S-sleeve is the common "ground" or zero reference point for the same mono signal coming from and returning to the Uphoria after it has been processed by external device. Therefore a cable adapter is needed with a 1/4" TRS going into the insert and a Y cable with two 1/4" TS going into the input and output of the external device. Obviously it is critical to know which of the two TS is what.
AM I CORRECT assuming the above?