In this tutorial we show you exactly what you need to know in order to connect your phone to your audio mixing console to play music at a live event. The same tips will work for a tablet or laptop.

How To Connect Phone To Audio Mixer

Time needed: 5 minutes.

Connecting a phone to the audio mixer of your sound system can be very helpful in playing music at your event or on your livestream.

  1. Plug an adapter into your phone to go from it’s lightning/usb-c port to a headphone jack.

    If your phone doesn’t have a headphone jack, you will need an adapter. For iPhones, you’ll need a lightning to headphone jack adapter.

  2. Connect a 3.5mm or 1/8′ to dual 1/4″ Cable to your headphone jack.

  3. Connect 1/4″ connectors to your audio mixer.

  4. Turn the volume up!

Equipment For Connecting Phone To Audio Mixer

Connect Phone To Audio Mixer Chapters

  • 0:00 – Introduction
  • 0:21 – 1/8″ to Dual 1/4″ Cable Into Mic Input
  • 1:33 – 1/8″ to Dual 1/4″ Cable Into Line Input
  • 2:05 – Stereo DI Box
  • 3:30 – Mono Sum DI Box
  • 4:30 – Wireless Audio & Bluetooth
  • 5:16 – Final Thoughts

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Jordan Kettner

I consider myself to be half entrepreneur and half A/V geek. I am never content to settle for what is expected or determined by others to be the “industry standard”. Instead, I work extremely hard to break new ground and deliver value to whoever I meet.

My passion for the audio visual industry drives me to create content that will help others learn the best tools and techniques to learn how to setup their home studio.

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