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    A lot of questions from someone who is immune to computers

    Check the information on this page. https://help.ableton.com/hc/en-us/articles/360003149240-ASIO-is-the-recommended-audio-driver-on-Windows
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    I've had it with humanity.

    The fact that there's enough oxygen to sustain the kinds of life we're familiar with is due to photosynthesizing microbes becoming so successful that they almost poisoned themselves out of existence. We owe our existence to their destruction of their environment. Either we'll figure out how to...
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    Newbie on steriods

    Yes, Colorado. Something like this might be enough for you: https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/DP006--tascam-dp-006 This one has actual XLR inputs, which I'd prefer: https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/DP008EX--tascam-dp-008ex-8-track-digital-portastudio
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    Newbie on steriods

    That seems like a workable process for now. There are better devices for this. The H2n and the like are really for capturing sounds in the "wild." You might start thinking about a setup that's oriented more toward a studio process, either an all-in-one device or an audio interface for a computer.
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    Newbie on steriods

    The H2n is a pretty good device, but it's primarily meant to easily capture a whole acoustic space (like a string quartet in an auditorium) rather than an isolated voice. I sort of suspect that the Mid-Side mode might be the most useful in that you could discard the side element and keep just...
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    A lot of questions from someone who is immune to computers

    I would expect the input and output menus to list your interface by name, but I suppose it might just be under a generic name. Perhaps you could unplug your interface, look at the name of the input and output options, then plug the interface back in and see what shows up. You may need to restart...
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    A lot of questions from someone who is immune to computers

    In Audacity, you need to select the appropriate input and output. Those are next to the microphone and speaker icons. You might also try switching the driver (assuming Windows) between WASAPI, DirectSound and MME, just to the left of the input and output menus. See if that does anything and...
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    I've had it with humanity.

    I don't see how "deserve to survive as a species" applies. Who's the judge? Nature doesn't do any considering. It does apply a selection process, but it's not any more deliberate than a coin sorter. A species is only a failure when it goes extinct. Humans are the consequence of a process that's...
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    Splitter Cable, splitting 1 condenser microphone output to two inputs for Apollo solo usb

    Transformer splits were mostly for remote trucks that were on different power than stage. The transformers were there to stop ground loops. I've used straight splits on a number of occasions. One of my two 16-channel splitters has ground lifts per channel.
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    Splitter Cable, splitting 1 condenser microphone output to two inputs for Apollo solo usb

    If it's phantom power on two channels of the same unit, it's all coming from the same source anyway. If it's on from both channels, there should be no current flow between channels. But I'd just record the mic clean and add the effect later because that seems more practical.
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    Splitter Cable, splitting 1 condenser microphone output to two inputs for Apollo solo usb

    Sure. Splitting the output of the mic isn't going to make it need more power. It just needs one phantom power source to make the internal circuit operate.
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    Splitter Cable, splitting 1 condenser microphone output to two inputs for Apollo solo usb

    I do XLR splits for live recording. It generally works fine to provide phantom power from one input. The one time I had trouble was when a band brought a split for their IEM system and had phantom coming from their console. It caused an occasional pop from the rather old PA console. We just...
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    Lost in cables.

    No need to tear it apart. Get a basic DMM (digital multimeter). Then you can check how cables are wired and test for faults, check the charge on batteries and all kinds of good things.
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    Lost in cables.

    I wonder what such a cable would even be useful for. Connected to a balanced input, it would just cancel to silence. Connected to a stereo input, left and right would have opposite polarity.
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    Converting 4-track cassette to 4-track digital on PC

    I'm 99% certain that interface will do the trick. I don't have an interface that will take four discrete inputs, but I do have an Alesis HD24. I recently did a transfer job from a Tascam 4-track by running it into the HD24, then copying the files to my computer. It wasn't as convenient as going...
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