I am trying to use Source connect Now. I'm using a USB mic and headphones to eliminate echo problems and my guest is also using a headset for the same reason. We connect without a problem and his voice sounds great to me and he reports mine sounds great to him. However I have a terrible echo of my own voice in my headphones. When I was using a mixer that problem was eliminated by using a mix minus cable. How can I eliminate the echo problem without using the mixer? I would assume that I don't have it set up correctly because my guest does not report he is hearing an echo of his voice his voice on his side. What is the problem and how do I correct it? Thanks in advance for your help.
All the best,
MemberJanuary 1, 2018 at 3:17 pm
This is dependent on your audio routing setup, we couldn't say exactly what the issue is. We recommend tracing the signal path and seeing why the output is feeding back to you. You may need to use a mixer if your software doesn't allow a proper mix-minus setup. If you need assistance just get in touch to schedule a support session.
MemberFebruary 6, 2018 at 4:01 pm
Ted, Did you figure this out?
MemberMay 11, 2018 at 8:54 am
MemberMay 11, 2018 at 9:29 am
If you are hearing an echo of your self (and its not a super quick slap back) then it is likely coming from your connected party. It would be hard for you to come up with a route where you also introduced significant delay of a signal your aching back to your self. Most echo back issues are from the remote side. They are probably running without a mix minus setup on their side and thus sending their receive of you back to you.
MemberNovember 5, 2018 at 11:50 am
I'm hearing a slow slap back of my voice. Almost a full second delay. Is that normal? It would make things very difficult during a live VO session.
MemberNovember 5, 2018 at 11:56 am
If you are hearing a slapback delay with about a second, chances are the person you are connecting with is looping you back to yourself either because their microphone is picking up your audio from their speakers or due to a routing issue. If they are listening over speakers, it is recommended that they either switch to headphones or use a talkback switch.
MemberApril 30, 2020 at 2:36 pm
Had the same issue with someone I connected with. I knew the problem was on his end and when I asked him to describe his setup so I could troubleshoot it, he used the word "gizmo" and I knew we needed an alternate way to continue. 🙂
MemberSeptember 8, 2020 at 6:20 pm
I just had this issue! So to be clear, I was hearing myself echoed in my own headphones, about a full second delayed. The other side was not receiving any echo (either of our voices) and I was not receiving echo of their voice. So it sounds like that was an issue on the other side? It was a talent friend, not client and I have a session tomorrow so I don't want to "rest easy" if there is anything else I should be doing to rectify prior. Thank you all for these responses!!
MemberSeptember 8, 2020 at 8:04 pm
As mentioned above, If you are hearing a slapback delay, chances are the person you are connecting with is looping you back to yourself either because their microphone is picking up your audio from their speakers or due to a routing issue. If they are listening over speakers, it is recommended that they either switch to headphones or use a talkback switch
MemberFebruary 17, 2021 at 8:19 am
I am getting an echo on one of my guests.
I have two guests connected,
one guest is clear and the second guest is getting an echo on his voice, the first guest does not hear the echo.?
MemberFebruary 17, 2021 at 4:04 pm
Are you routing the guests into a DAW on your side?
Are you routing your mic directly into Source-Now or via a DAW input?
MemberSeptember 7, 2021 at 11:11 am
I have been recording for ever and have never heard of a mix minus cable.
What is it and what does it do?
I am having echo issues and had to abandon a session last week as all permutations were exhausted. I have no idea what to do to solve the problem.
I have a friend using the same set up as me and is also having the same problems.
I f you find the magic solution, please let me know.
AdministratorSeptember 7, 2021 at 7:06 pm
Mix-minus is a mixing technique not a cable. It means to send your mix to someone minus their own signal.
A mix minus routing technique is demonstrated in this video.
The most common causes of echo, are parties not using headphones, or routing mistakes 🙂