Connecting an audio mixer to an amplifier is a simple process and can be done using a guitar cable. Mixers are used to control the sound of more than one audio device at a time. You can listen to all connected devices when connecting a mixer to an amplifier. Many mixers come with different types of ports and features, but there must be main input and output ports for both the amplifier and the mixer. It is also important that you read the user manual of your mixer and the amplifier to understand your equipment better.
- Disconnect your mixer and amplifier to any outlet. Make sure the mixer and amplifier are turned on.
- Insert one end of a guitar cable into the “Input” port of the amplifier, located at the top of the amplifier in the “ON / OFF” position.
- Insert the other end of the guitar cable into the “Main Out” port on the mixer, which is near the top of the mixer.
- Plug the end of the double plug of the power adapter for the mixer into a socket and connect the other end of the adapter to the inlet back into the mixer. The mixer should light.
- Plug the amplifier’s power supply into a socket and flip the “ON / OFF” switch to turn it on. The mixer and the amplifier will be connected correctly.
Use another guitar cable to connect an instrument to a mixing console by inserting it into one of the “Line in” ports on your mixer. Then you will be able to hear the instrument of your amplifier.
A powered mixer contains built-in amplifiers to amplify the signal of stereo components and musical instruments so that a preamplifier is not needed to drive the equipment. Once connected, the mixer can then be used to shape the sound qualities of the various audio components. A powered amplifier provides the energy needed to control the speakers. Connecting the mixer to the amp requires a standard set of stereo audio cables so that the processed signal from the mixer can be played through the speakers connected to the amplifier.