Monitoring inputs in stereo on interface. Possible?

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  1. Rocco Crocco

    Rocco Crocco Senior Member

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    I use a Line 6 Helix guitar processor and I like to run it through my PreSonus Audiobox USB interface. I do this for at home practicing, creating guitar patches, etc. I am not going through a DAW or anything.

    I run 1/4" L and R outs from my Helix into the 2 inputs of the Audiobox.

    The problem is the signal is in mono, and after a bit of research, I discovered the inputs on the Audiobox cannot be monitored in stereo.

    Is there another affordable interface that will allow me to monitor in stereo?
     
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    Pwrmac7600 Premium Member

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    define affordable. There are probably a ton of them out there, just depends on your needs a price range.
     
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    I know you know most if not all of the following, but curious about your reason(s) not to use the Helix itself. It is an interface w/ 8 channel USB I/O. It is stereo. It has Main 1/4" and Main XLR Outputs for your spkrs, as well as FX Sends that can be configured for Stereo Analog to your speakers. It has a Stereo 1/4" Headphone Out w/ an independent analog knob that does not suffer from the Main Volume Knob's Digital Volume Stepping (now a Known Issue introduced 3/30/17 w/ fw 2.20).
     
  4. Rocco Crocco

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    ML I would use the Helix but the way my setup is at home it a little bit of a PITA to unplug my speakers from the Audiobox and plug them into the Helix every time I want to play. The Helix gets put away when I am done with it because of dogs/cats/kids, plus it goes with me to rehearsal once or twice per week. Otherwise, I would just keep it hooked up all the time.

    Today I actually found a inexpensive little 6 inch 5 channel mixer on CL for $25. Its already set up and its working fine. I have the outs from the Audiobox into one channel (stereo) and the out from the Helix into another (also stereo). I spent a good solid hour today screwing around with weird ethereal type stuff in stereo. Groovy.:hippie:
     

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