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#78999 - 08/05/08 11:39 AM How to Use PA800 as a Sound System
RonGlass Offline
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Registered: 05/15/08
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Loc: Jacksonville, Florida USA
I am trying to figure out how I can use my PA800 as a sound system for my computer MP3 software programs (Zune, Musicmatch, etc) using the USB connections between them.

I know I can use the output of the computer sound board to the Korg but I want only to use the USB cable.

Any suggestions?

Ron

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#79000 - 08/05/08 02:18 PM Re: How to Use PA800 as a Sound System
miden Offline
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Registered: 01/31/06
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You cannot use the PA800 as a soundboard for your PC via usb as the USB connection on the PA is data and MIDI only. It is not an audio interface.

However, what you could do is buy a minijack(stereo) to 1/4" jack x 2 cable and connect this from your PC soundcard out (its usually coloured green) to the 2 audio in jacks on the PA. These are automatically hard-wired to the main L/R outs

Dennis

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Edited to say the cable is essentially a "Y" cable with the mini stereo at one end and the 2 1/4" jacks at the other end. I re-read the post and thought my original description may have implied 2 seperate cables.

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[This message has been edited by miden (edited 08-05-2008).]

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#79001 - 08/05/08 03:25 PM Re: How to Use PA800 as a Sound System
RonGlass Offline
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Registered: 05/15/08
Posts: 31
Loc: Jacksonville, Florida USA
Hi Dennis,

Thank you for your information even though I am sorry to hear that I cannot not use the PA800 as a sound board.

I have been looking into the Creative Labs External USB Sound Boards. Now I don't believe these will help either.

Cheers,

Ron

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#79002 - 08/05/08 08:39 PM Re: How to Use PA800 as a Sound System
miden Offline
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Ron you could use an external audio interface like the Creative.It would be not much different from using the PC soundcard (although much better quality, usually!!)

It will have audio outputs and these can be, in turn, connected to the audio inputs on the PA thereby allowing you to play audio from the PC using the speaker system of the PA800.

Dennis

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#79003 - 08/06/08 06:33 AM Re: How to Use PA800 as a Sound System
RonGlass Offline
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Registered: 05/15/08
Posts: 31
Loc: Jacksonville, Florida USA
Great Dennis,

I will check that out. I'll be looking for a small unit with great sounds.

Ron

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#79004 - 08/06/08 07:45 AM Re: How to Use PA800 as a Sound System
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#79005 - 08/06/08 08:59 AM Re: How to Use PA800 as a Sound System
RonGlass Offline
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Registered: 05/15/08
Posts: 31
Loc: Jacksonville, Florida USA
Hi Fran,

Glad you mentioned the Edirol UA-1EX. Since I have been shopping around for such a device; I now have something to compare. I was leading towards Creative Labs X-Mod or the Creative Labs X-FI 5.1

I didn't even know that these devices were available so I have to read about their features and specs.

Thanks for the information.

Ron

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#79006 - 08/06/08 02:57 PM Re: How to Use PA800 as a Sound System
rikkisbears Offline
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Registered: 12/22/02
Posts: 4459
Loc: NSW,Australia
Hi Ron,
you weren't by any chance a KN7000 user?

It was a brilliant soundcard.

best wishes
Rikki

[QUOTE]Originally posted by RonGlass:
[B]I am trying to figure out how I can use my PA800 as a sound system for my computer MP3 software programs (Zune, Musicmatch, etc) using the USB connections between them.
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#79007 - 08/06/08 04:26 PM Re: How to Use PA800 as a Sound System
RonGlass Offline
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Registered: 05/15/08
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Loc: Jacksonville, Florida USA
Hi Rikki,

Yes, I was a KN7000 user and have one that I'll be selling sometime as soon as my heart will let it go. I just purchased a Korg PA800 a few weeks ago and need to spend all of my devotion there.

Now, how and where have we crossed path/s? I am very curious.

Ron

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#79008 - 08/07/08 12:26 AM Re: How to Use PA800 as a Sound System
rikkisbears Offline
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Registered: 12/22/02
Posts: 4459
Loc: NSW,Australia
Hi Ron,
ex Technics KN7000 user. Regretted selling for 4 years till I finally found the PA800 .
As soon as you mentioned the usb & keyboard as soundcard, I figured you must have been a Technics user.
Must admit I took the soundcard function for granted, I thought it had something to do with the usb. Alas , no.

Belong to a number of forums including Korg, Creatasongstyle, PSR forums, used to run a stylemaking forum & used to be actively involved the Synthzone Technics & Ketron forum.

Lost track of the rest haa haa.

best wishes
Rikki
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Originally posted by RonGlass:
Hi Rikki,

Yes, I was a KN7000 user and have one that I'll be selling sometime as soon as my heart will let it go. I just purchased a Korg PA800 a few weeks ago and need to spend all of my devotion there.

Now, how and where have we crossed path/s? I am very curious.

Ron
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Rikki

Korg PA4x, Korg PA3X, PSR S950, Band in a Box 2018
V Arranger/Ketron SD2

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