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    I have been making beats for a while now but i just started to get my crap together and get some decent equipment
    i currently have a scarlett 2i2 interface which outputs audio from pro tools to my m-audio speakers. I love these speakers and use them for other stuff too. The problem is i can only use them with 1 device at a time, if im workin on beats i plug the usb into the main production pc, but if i want to just play music on another computer i have to switch the usb connection to the other pc. I'm guessing some sort of preamp would solve this? i'm not too great in terms of gear as the title suggests. All i want to be able to to is to hook the speakers up to multiple (2) computers, 1 for makin music the other for just playin music from spotify or games.

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    Quote Originally Posted by videogamingtown View Post
    I have been making beats for a while now but i just started to get my crap together and get some decent equipment
    i currently have a scarlett 2i2 interface which outputs audio from pro tools to my m-audio speakers. I love these speakers and use them for other stuff too. The problem is i can only use them with 1 device at a time, if im workin on beats i plug the usb into the main production pc, but if i want to just play music on another computer i have to switch the usb connection to the other pc. I'm guessing some sort of preamp would solve this? i'm not too great in terms of gear as the title suggests. All i want to be able to to is to hook the speakers up to multiple (2) computers, 1 for makin music the other for just playin music from spotify or games.

    You could buy an aux splitter for the speakers right? dual female y adapter. Unless you need the interface on the other machine or to power said speakers.. I know nothing about that gear.

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    If you're not opposed to playing games and Spotify on the same computer you make beats on, I would recommend...........playing games and Spotify on the same computer you make beats on.......




    I did a quick little bit of Google-Fu and found a guy on a forum who claims to have used a Scarlett 2i2 through a USB hub with no problems with fidelity.

    2 computers 1 audio interface - USB switch okay? : audioengineering



    I've seen USB hubs in action for stuff like keyboards and mice, but I've never seen them used for something like an audio interface, so your mileage may vary.


    If you don't know..........USB hubs allow you to use one device on different computers simply by pressing a button or a switch or something.

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