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No Real Time Sound from USB Port in Headphones

I send a sound signal through the USB Port to recording software program. Although it records fine in my software, I cannot hear it through the headphone/speakers while the signal is coming through the USB Port. It plays back after being recorded and I can hear it. So there is no real time monitoring of the sound throgh the headphones from the USB source.

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Re: No Real Time Sound from USB Port in Headphones

The problem is due to the design of the DELL Laptop itself. It is not dsigned to monitor the incoming signal. I bought a cheap Behringer UCA202 USB-Audio Interface. It provides for real time monitoring the incoming sound. I can also hear the accompanying music while I play along with pre-existing tracks. It's not the highest quality but it was only 25$ so well worth the price.

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