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Computer does not recognize it and the mic does not record into the computer... maybe my connections are wrong..pls help me

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I have a 1222FX and here is how I have it hooked up. I have a cord that has an 1/8" stereo plug on one end and two mono RCA jacks on the other. The 1/8" end goes into my line in on my sound card. (not the microphone in ). The RCA jacks are hooked to two cords that I made up that have a RCA plug on one end and a XLR plug on the other. The XLR plugs are wired so that they are unbalanced. Pin one is ground and pins two and three are soldered to the positive. I used shielded cable and the shield is soldered to negative on the RCA jack but left unconnected on the XLR jack. This prevents hum. You may be able to purchase premade cables but I made my own. The XLR jacks are plugged into the left and right balanced or unbalanced Main output jacks of the mixer. On your computer click Start then Control Panel. Click Sounds and Audio Devices. Make sure that Place Volume in Taskbar is checked. Place the volume slider in about halfway position if there is one. Click Advanced and a control panel should pop up. It will say Play Control at the top. You will want your speaker volume about half way also. Make sure line in is NOT muted (checked ) and is also about half way up. Plug headphones into the mixer and get a good sound with the microphone you are using. If it is a microphone that requires phantom power make sure you turn the power to the mixing board on first, then the phantom power. Do this with the main volume control all the way off. When the mixer has warmed up for a minute or so you can bring the volume up to get a good sound. When you are done recording, make sure you slide the volume down again. Then turn the phantom power switch off and then the main power. This procedure protects your equipment. On the Play Control volume panel on your computer click on Options then Properties. You will see that it is checked for Playback. Check it for recording. Make sure that where it says Show the following volume controls, it has Playback volume and at least Line In checked. Now check the Recording Controls. Where it says Show the following volume controls make sure that at least Line In is checked. Click on O.K. and your Recording Control window will pop up. Make sure that Line In select has a check mark. Slide the volume up until you get a good sound through your computer speakers or your headphones if you have them plugged into the computer. If you accidentally close this window, Click on the speaker symbol in your taskbar at the bottom. You will have to switch between Play Control and Recording Control as before. You didn't mention what software you are using so I advise you to read your manuals carefully. The manual for the mixer has a page with wiring diagrams for cables. Here is a link to a site with lots of good info and an invaluable FREE book that you can download:http://www.recordingreview.com/ I hope this helps.

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