I just invested in a Tascam US 122L, got her all connected up and working. Cubase detects it, I've sorted the VST Connections so the Tascam is both Input and Output. I can play guitar through the Tascam fine and hear it out the headphones. When recording I can hear myself and the click track fine. The thing is definitely recording.... cubase shows me the sound waves on the track. But when I go to listen back I hear nothing. (Although CAN still hear the click track if I turn it on). WTF!? Guessing this is a problem with Cubase?
Re: No sound in playback (but can hear click track)
This might seem simple, but just to check: you have switched off the monitor on the track when you go to playback? With track monitor engaged, you will not hear playback, but will continue to hear the live monitor.
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Have you clicked the little "monitor" icon (looks like a speaker) on the armed audio track so that it goes orange? Once on, you should see a signal on the VU meter (assuming the line in has a good signal etc). Once recorded, turn the monitor off again to listen to the track with all the others.
Make sure the Tascam is has updated drivers. The latest driver is Version 1.12. Something that helped me as well was to re-route my sound card to the Tascam. Meaning to have Windows, use the Tascam as the sound card for the computer.
This is the advice I followed from a forum it helped me alot!
I eventually disabled all other sound cards on my PC. In my case it was simply the integrated soundcard on my motherboard. I did this in the bios setting. I also uninstalled the drivers for it, just in case. I was having problems hearing anything in Cubase before I did this.
I set the US-144 as my default sound device in Windows (Control Panel>Sounds and Audio Devices>Audio)
I'm not sure what you are trying to record so I will give you a guitar example.
Guitar plugged directly into LINE/GUITAR IN R using the 1/4" jack with the switch above it in the GUITAR position. You can use the INPUT R dial to adjust the input volume for this channel. The SIG/OL light should turn green when you strum the guitar.
The US-144 is plugged into a USB 2.0 port on the PC.
Speakers are plugged into the LINE OUT jacks on the back of the US-144. The MON MIX dial will adjust what goes out through these jacks. If you move the dial all the way to the left, you will hear the input from the guitar directly from the US-144. If you move the dial all the way to the right, the signal goes through the US-144, into the PC via the USB connection, then back to the US-144 through the USB cable, and then out through the line out jacks. You may not hear anything when it is all the way to the right until you have Cubase open and configured properly. IMPORTANT NOTE: If you have MON MIX dial turned all the way to INPUT, you will not hear anything being output from your computer.
The LINE OUT dial adjusts the volume through the LINE OUT jacks. Make sure this isn't turned all the way down.
At this point, you should be able to turn the MON MIX dial all the way to INPUT and hear your guitar. It will probably only be coming out of the Right speaker, which is what it should be doing. Now turn the MON MIX dial back to somewhere in the middle so you can hear both the input from the guitar and your PC.
I downloaded and installed any updates that were available for Cubase LE 4 (I think all I needed was the 4.1.3 hotfix).
In Cubase goto Devices>Device Setup>VST Audio System and choose the US-122L /US-144 ASIO driver from the pull down menu. I'm not sure how important the "Relase Driver when Application is in Background" checkbox is, but mine is unchecked. If you click on the US-122L / US-144 section, you will see a button for the Control Panel. It will tell you what your driver and firmware are and what USB mode you are operationg in, etc. I didn't mess with any of these settings, but it is good to know how to get there. You should also see all your in's and outs. I have 2 analog in's and out's and 2 digital in's and out's. I am only using the analog in's and out's. Hit OK to close out this menu.
Now goto Devices>VST Connections and you should get a new window. There is an "Inputs" tab and an "Outputs" tab. Under Outputs, you should have a Bus for Stereo Out using the US-144 as your Audio Device and the US-144 Analog outs for the device ports. Make sure the "CLICK" colum is checked if you want to hear your Cubase metronome through your speakers. If you don't have a bus, add one and set it up as I have described.
Now goto the Inputs tab and add a mono input using the US-144 analog in R as the Device Port.
Now start a new project and add an Audio track using the Mono in and stereo output. Use the Edit Channel Setting button if you have to change your input and output.
Now with the MON MIX dial all the way to the right and with the Monitor button enabled on your audio track, you should be able to hear your guitar through Cubase.
Now if you turn on the Record Enable Button on your track and then press the Transport Record button, you should be able to record your guitar. Hit stop and then go to the beginning of the track and hit play. You should be able to hear what you just recorded. Don't forget that if the MON MIX dial is all the way to the left, you won't hear anything from your computer.
Well that is my Cubase LE / Tascam US-144 Getting started guide written by a newbie for newbies. May my pain and suffering alleviate some of yours. Good luck.
check out where your monitors are receiving their audio from.is it from the tascam or the onboard or audio another interface.first choose an output for your sound,if you using the tascam as an output for your sound connect your monitors to the phones input in front and use the mono mix knob to swap between audio coming from your usb or computer.if you want to hear from your mic or guitar move knob to usb if you want to hear from computer as in playbck move it to computer.
I would perhaps try to reinstall the drivers for the device, and be sure that under audio settings, you have the Tascam set as the default device. Try this and get back to me here if it still gives you problems.
i have a similar setup (Cubase LE & Tascam 144) and each time i start up Cubase i have to make sure there is no digital input going to the tascam. once cubase is started up but no project loaded i plug in my spdif from my DAT machine and then open my project and all is fine. does that answer part of your question?
i have a different problem though, i'm trying to record my DAT tapes which are recorded at 32khz and cubase doesn't recognize that sample rate properly. it'll record no problem, and play them back fine, but exporting always creates mismatched sample rates in the exported file. sucks big time and i have got no idea on how to fix it either.
The answer is yes, but it may not work as simply as you think. You
can't just save your Cubase file / mix and then send it to your recorder.
You'll want to render down the song you have to one stereo .wav file
and send that to burner as a wav file. (That's the quick way). Another option is to
render each file you have seperately so acoustic guitar, bass, vocal,
etc are all seperate tracks. So the answer is yes, a .wav file is the format for audio cds. You'll record your
seperate tracks and then you'll have to mix down, render, or export
them when you are done. In Cubase, use "export".
My dear friend I also have the same problem (i am using an us-122) but i still have the same problem). I am searching and searching for days and nights to solve this. If you find any solution please send me an e-mail on: firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you very much.