How do I get the Mix In to work on the DM6 Kit?

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I want to use my CD and PC library input to a DM6 kit to play along to! How do I get the Mix IN to function?
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Dabonboza de Dabonboza

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Hello,

Thanks for the post. You can connect the output of an external audio source, such as a CD player, to this stereo 1/8" input. Turn up your Aux device and it should play out through your Stereo Output.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled CD /PC Music Library Input to DM6 USB Kit?.

The Alesis DM6 USB Kit has a MIX input? This is a small 3/8 jack. How can I take output from my PC sound card / headphone out jack. and use as an input to the DM6 kit - so as to play along with the music of my choice?

Can I just use the headphone out jack of my computer straight to the DM6 MIX IN jack? I tried this! No music! "If" this method is correct, how do you turn on the mixer input so the sound (my pc library music) comes in my ears - via the head phones connected on the DM6 unit head phone jack?

Or; am I just wishful thinking, and; this cannot be done?
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Hello,

No, see my post above. It should transmit audio through the Stereo Output of the module, not the headphone.
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Well!... It does work (some what), however; it is really low and there is a loud hum! I cannot seem to get it better - working on it!
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I solved it, read my own reply!
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Dabonboza de Dabonboza

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OK!... ! spend a big $4.50 + tax (about $5.00) to test what I thought should work!

I bought:
1.) cheap second pair of headset at 99 cent store - $1.50
2.) cheap head set splitter at 99 cent store - $1.00
3.) Two (2) 4 foot cords with 3/8 jacks on each end at 99 cent store - 2.00
4.) Tax on the above junk at the 99 cent store - Forget what it was.
Anyway; The total was about $5.00 out the door from the 99 cent store!

Off I drove like Mad max to test my theory - In my 2002 Kia Rio Cinco 5 Speed!

The setup:

Headset splitter into DM6 headphone out and 1 pair headset in each jack - note: I had one pair headset already. So we got two headsets in the DM6 Headphone out.

One end 4' cable #1 into my PC audio out jack, other end into DM6 Mixer IN jack.

One end 4" cable #2 into my PC Mic. In. jack, other end into DM6 Output jack.

Tested the theory! Tadaaaaaaaaa! It worked!

I can now play my DM6 kit to the music "I" want to play to, my 15+ Gb of stuff - on my PC, and; record it with my audio recorder! And; the better half can listen too!

No low levels, no hums and no USB (no driver) hassles!

So what caused my original problems of hum and low levels? I think; bad cables! I can't think of anything else. Bottom line is all is now well with the world, me and my trusty Alesis DM6 Kit - and my better half. No neighbors BS to deal with! Ahhhhhh. Life is good! Time for a brew.
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Happy to hear you're up and going now! =) Cheers!
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Frustrated beginner.

I just started lessons and got a dm6 kit for Christmas. I want to play along with my favorite songs on my iphone or ipad mini but I can't figure out how to do it. Help, I'm really frustrated and not tech savvy!
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Hello Karin,

No worries. We can certainly help. Refer to this thread here to help you out! Read my posts. Thanks! If you need someone to walk you through this then call technical support by logging onto www.alesis.com/support. Their office contact numbers are listed on that page.
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when attaching ipod/music player to mix in, sound on headphone jack seems distorted? could it be a defective mix in port? i tried different cables, same issue.