Rehearsal: How do I connect my phone/laptop? Rehearsal: How do I connect my phone/laptop?

Rehearsal: How do I connect my phone/laptop?

If your mixer is an Alto Live 1202:

  1. Make sure the mixer is switched on, and the blue power light is lit up. Check that its power cable is properly plugged in.

  2. Make sure the speakers are on and showing the power light. Check that their power cable is properly plugged in and they’re switched on at the wall sockets.

  3. Using the RCA-3.5mm jack cable (Aux cable) shown above, plug your device into the ‘2Track IN’ port at the back of the mixer. 

     

  4. On your laptop’s audio settings, make sure the Output device is set to ‘Built-In output’ or ‘External audio/Headphones’.

  5. On the mixer, below the FX section, look for the ‘2Track IN’ blue knob. Make sure the button next to it is unpressed (set to ‘Main Out’) and the blue knob is turned up to a reasonable level. You can check this while playing some audio from your device. 

     

  6. Turn up the Main Mix slider on the mixer. It will be the last slider on the right. Check this is set to a reasonable level (about 3⁄4 of the way up).


  7. Your device is now ready to play through the speakers.


 

If your mixer is a Proel MQ12USB:

  1. Repeat steps 1 and 2 above.

  2. Using the Aux cable shown above, plug your device into Channel 9/10 or 11/12 red and white sockets. If you're on 11/12 make sure the grey button is unpressed (set to 'Line').   

     

  3. On your laptop’s audio settings, make sure the Output device is set to ‘Built-In output’ or ‘External audio/Headphones’.

  4. Turn up the grey Volume slider at the bottom of the channel, while playing some audio from your device.

  5. Turn up the Main Mix slider on the mixer, the last one on the right.

  6. Your device is ready to play through the speakers.

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