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saleman89

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Ok, here is my problem:
I have a laptop (acer aspire 4520 running 32 bit Vista with stock soundcard), a microphone with an aux male end, and some speakers with an aux in port. I need to have a way to plug both the laptop (using an aux cord) and the mic into the speakers simultaneously. Is there a device i can get that can do this? I have tried plugging the mic into the line in port on the computer, but this creates a delay and will not allow whatever noise is going through the mic to be as loud as music playing on the computer or if i just plug the mic into the speaker, regardless of my various volume adjusting.
Also, i have heard that using an audio splitter in reverse may damage my soundcard and/or speakers, so if such is true, id rather not try that. Thank you everyone for any help.
 

atarione

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I'm confused about what you are trying to accomplish ... maybe start with what you objective is?

or alternately if i understand what you are trying to get done correctly (and I might not) you are looking for a DAW perhaps?

I have a Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 that works awesomely for recording / and playback

amazon's price is higher since i got mine however (i think it was $115~ish when i got mine (it was a gift from my wife.)..

but whatever

http://www.amazon.com/Focusrite-2i2-USB-Recording-Interface/dp/B005OZE9SA/ref=sr_1_cc_1?s=aps&ie=UTF8&qid=1370228857&sr=1-1-catcorr&keywords=focusrite+scarlett+2i2
 

saleman89

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Sorry, I am trying to be able to hear the mic through the speakers as well as music I play through the laptop. I am starting to think: Should I just get a mixing board?
 

andrew_berge

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I think a small mixer might be your only option. You can buy (or make) passive (unpowered) mixers, but since you're using a mic, you might have a hard time getting it loud enough.
At one point I was looking at small format mixers with USB connectivity, the cheapest I found was a Behringer model for about $50. If you don't need to connect via USB you might be able to find something for even less.
 

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