Before we start
This guide assumes you're using the JackTrip Digital Bridge, and you have all the necessary gear:
- JackTrip Digital Bridge
- Power Supply
- Ethernet Cable
- USB Audio device with compatible Microphone and Headphones
If you don't have the necessary gear, please refer to Step 1 (JackTrip Digital Bridge): Getting the right gear
Connecting all the things
1. Connect the Ethernet Cable
Plug one end of the ethernet cable into the device’s ethernet port.
Connect the other end of the Ethernet cable to your Internet router or switch.
If you have a network switch that is connected to your router via Ethernet cables, it’s OK to plug the device into that.
Note: do not use any form of WiFi extender or ethernet bridge device, as this will add significant latency and jitter that degrades audio quality.
2. Connect a USB audio device
Now it's time to connect your USB audio device to the JackTrip Digital Bridge. At a minimum, you'll need to connect a microphone and headphones to whatever Audio interface you choose.
Here are some examples showing how it can be configured:
USB Microphone (AKG Lyra) plugged into JackTrip Bridge. Headphones plugged into USB microphone.
Audio Interface (Presonus USB 96) plugged into JackTrip Bridge. Headphones and microphone (AT4040) plugged into audio interface.
3. Connect the Power Supply
Connect USB-C power adapter to the power jack.
Make sure you have your ethernet cable and audio equipment plugged in before you power on the Digital Bridge! These components are necessary for the Virtual Studio to boot up and register properly.
5. Wait for the JackTrip Bridge to power on
The first time your JackTrip Bridge is powered on, it can take 1-2 minutes for it to update the software and become ready for use. Do not interrupt the power while it's booting up for the first time, or you could corrupt the SD card!
You should now have everything plugged in. Congratulations, you've connected your JackTrip Bridge! You're ready for Step 3: Registering and connecting.