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Hi, I have a Tascam 144 when i plug my guitar through an amp into it, it only seems to record on one channel IE it only comes out of one speaker, I can get round this by taking a lead out of the sub out and the line out of the amp and plugging into both inputs on the 144, but this is hard to balance and just doesn't seem right. how am i meant to connect the guitar? when i look at the booklet it shows the guitar going into only one input and it says that i should not use both. What am i doing wrong. Thanks

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  • timson Oct 31, 2008

    its Cubase LE it came with the 144

  • timson Oct 31, 2008

    THANKS: if i do that it says stereo mono mismatch with the other channels, any ideas 

  • timson Oct 31, 2008

    Cubase LE

  • Graeme Ross
    Graeme Ross May 11, 2010

    Hi



    What software are you using to record with?



    regards

    robotek

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No worries, you need to set up the channel you are recording to as a mono channel. It is the two overlapping o symbols in the track setup. Hit that and you should be in business.

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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.

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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.

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Can you tell me how you have the 144 connected to your speakers, and your computer? Besides that, one quick fix might be to turn the MON MIX in the upper left corner, all the way to the right.

If that doesn't help, please post your ins and outs.

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