Can't sample into MK3 from iPhone?

Discussion in 'MASCHINE Area' started by Just A Dawg, Jul 21, 2019.

  1. Just A Dawg

    Just A Dawg NI Product Owner

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    Hello.

    I'm trying to sample into my MK3 with an iPhone.

    I use a mini jack cable and the end that goes into Line In 1 has a 1/4 jack adapter to fit.

    In my settings the MK3 is selected as Audio Interface.

    For source settings I tried Ext. Stereo and Ext. Mono and all available input settings 1 L+R, 2 L+R etc.

    But no signal coming thru!?

    Volume is not muted on my phone.

    I tested the cable with the mic in on my DJ mixer and I got horrendous sound results but at least I got signal.

    What am I missing here?
     
  2. Blindeddie

    Blindeddie NI Product Owner

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    is it a stereo cable or a mono cable?

    Peace,

    Blindeddie
     
  3. Just A Dawg

    Just A Dawg NI Product Owner

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    Stereo cable.
     
  4. RedwardMc

    RedwardMc New Member

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    Well for one thing, you need a mini jack to dual 1/4 inch, so you can get both left and right channels
     
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  5. Blindeddie

    Blindeddie NI Product Owner

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    +1 to what RedwardMc said, you need to split the stereo signal coming out of your iPhone into two mono signals. Plugging a stereo plug into a mono jack is never a good thing... so basically this is a signal chain issue...

    Peace,

    Blindeddie

    Edit: your cable should look like this!



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    Last edited: Jul 22, 2019
  6. AL’DREAD

    AL’DREAD NI Product Owner

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    If your iPhone has lightning cable
    Plug it in / goto Mac audio preferences and
    Make an aggregate device with the iPhone and mk3
    Select aggregate device in maschine preferences
    Set up input
    Then you should be able to sample from iPhone
    https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT202000
    https://www.macobserver.com/tips/quick-tip/iphone-audio-input-mac/
     
    Last edited: Jul 22, 2019
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  7. Supercreative

    Supercreative NI Product Owner

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    Have you already connected a Mic to your MK3? If so, be aware that (currently - since release of the MK3) the internal interface is not able to detect your Line In signal from the i-phone. In this case, just disconnect the mic while sampling via Line In with your i-phone.

    I hope there will be an update for that issue...
     
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  8. Nicky Rorschach

    Nicky Rorschach New Member

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    Please give more information about the cable you are using! Does the iPhone have a classic line out at all? Please make a picture of your "stereo jack" cable adapter combination and info which iPhone you have.