connecting your gear:

       Setting Audio Inputs


Most professional mics use XLR cables and all the mixers above accept XLR and 1/4 inch inputs. 

This picture illustrates both male and female XLR connectors

4) BEST METHOD: Connect your instrument or mic (XLR cable) directly to an external audio interface/mixer and then to your computer via USB, firewire or Line In.

NOTE: On the Tascam US-322 illustrated above, plug an XLR mic into the right side MIC input and your Guitar/Bass or Keyboards into the quarter-inch input labelled LINE/GUITAR on the left.  You can mic an acoustic instrument using the mic INPUT 2/R XLR input.  If you use the "Line/Guitar" quarter-inch input, set  the INPUT TOGGLE to GUITAR or MIC/LINE .

Plug headphones into the quarter-inch PHONES output and adjust their level with the PHONES knob.

[NOTE: BE SURE TO SET the MON(itor) MIX knob all the way to COMPUTER; adjust INPUT VOLUME with the INPUT 1 and INPUT 2 knobs; adjust the headphones volume with the PHONES knob]

note: we recommend you always use headphones

(preferably noise-cancelling) during an ejamming session

to minimize feedback.  

connect them to the audio output of your computer's sound card or to the audio output of an audio interface.

if your instrument is loud in the room, noise-cancelling headphones will focus your attention on your audio synchronized with the audio streams coming from your session partners. 

3) Connect your instrument or mic (XLR cable) to a mixer, then to an external audio interface, then to your computer.  Connect the outputs from your mixer to an external audio interface and then connect the external audio interface to your computer via USB, Firewire or Line In to your computer's sound card.

2) Connect your instrument or mic (XLR cable) to a mixer, then to your computer's sound card by connecting a QUARTER-INCH CABLE from the audio output of the Mixer to the MINI-PLUG input on your computer.

[NOTE: You may need to buy a adapter that can adapt a QUARTER-INCH PLUG into a 1/8th inch MINI-PLUG. While this solves the problem of multiple inputs, but without an external audio interface (see below), this may not eliminate the extra latency problem]

There are two types of audio inputs: 

           - mic input

           - line in input

           NOTEThere can be issues with this method:

           - Some computers only present a Line In input. 

           - You may need to buy a adapter that can adapt an XLR or quarter-inch plug into an

             1/8th inch MINI-PLUG. 

           - Routing both mic and line in inputs so they both are captured is not always possible.  

           - And some computer soundcards can add latency (delay) to eJamming because your

computer needs to convert the analog audio signal into digital audio

​​There are four ways to route audio signals into eJamming:

(Listed from LEAST to MOST effective)

1) Connect your instrument or mic directly to your sound card ​by plugging the CABLE from your mic or instrument into the 1/8th inch MINI-PLUG audio input on your computer: