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  • Correct cable to sample from phone?

    Heys,

    Probably a completely idiotic question but I'm trying to sample from my phone, a samsung S10+ but every 3.5mm stereo cable I have registers barely any sound on the blackbox.

    When I'm monitoring all I hear is a tinny crappy signal so it leads me to assume I have the wrong types of 3.5mm cables to hand and need to buy a new one.

    If someone can tell me exactly which I need, or leave an amazon UK link to one that would be amazing. I've got a great powerbank so sampling from my phone just makes a really handy portable "package".

    Thanks very much!

  • #2
    A stereo 3.5mm cable should work. I sample from my Tascam DR05 recorder but it can't be much different from sampling from a phone ( I might be wrong) Are you getting a loud signal in the sampling page?
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    • subbass
      subbass commented
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      No it isn't loud, a bit tinny and distorted etc. I figured the phone had some extra "thing" to allow a mic to work on the cable but I'm really just guessing.

  • #3
    Any Stereo 3.5mm cable should work the same. Are you setting the input level in the blackbox? Curious, what are you trying to sample?

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    • subbass
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      I was trying to sample from youtube and also some random movies in vlc (it's just a movie player for files).

    • subbass
      subbass commented
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      Forgot to also say, yes with the gain upto max it is still too quiet.

  • #4
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/174037640122

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    • subbass
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      Cheers but the samsung doesn't have a lightning connector.

  • #5
    I have not used anything like that before. I use the apple Headphone Adapter ($10) and a 1010Music 3.5mm Stereo cable, combined with the blackbox input gain, I have never had an issue with amplitude.

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    • #6
      Ok, the temptation to just delete this post is strong. I have found the problem and it was me

      Despite changing through multiple cables I didn't once plug any of them in fully into the blackbox, the jack just a really stiff extra little *click* to make a proper connection despite feeling solid and connected before the click.

      Many, many thanks for the help. I'm sorry for being a tool

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      • #7
        Originally posted by subbass View Post
        Ok, the temptation to just delete this post is strong. I have found the problem and it was me

        Despite changing through multiple cables I didn't once plug any of them in fully into the blackbox, the jack just a really stiff extra little *click* to make a proper connection despite feeling solid and connected before the click.

        Many, many thanks for the help. I'm sorry for being a tool
        I'm sure we've all done it!
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