No rec mixer output thru Band In A Box.....can't monitor sound
When using audio input with mic or guitar in BIAB program, I can't monitor sound. The BIAB VU meter shows signal input, but no output. This gives me a Windows error message that says it's looking for mixer volume control, (and of course can't find one). I am able to record and play back, but cannot hear my playing while recording. When I access the M-Audio control panel there is no volume function (mixer) available for this input. The Windows volume kernel only has playback mixer vol for M-Audio piece incl wave, CD. There is no rec mixer volume avail (shown).
While visiting my local music store for help I noticed the store's computer showed an M-Audio control panel that did have a volume control. Since I am using the Audiophile USB, the Windows Control Panel has no Volume Control available, nor does the Audiophile for rec.
I have just downloaded the latest driver for both programs, just to be sure. The tech at M-Audio and the tech at PG Music (BIAB) both seem confused and can't answer this problem.
Dell Dimension 9150, Pentium(R) D 2.80GHz 1.00 G Ram Windows XP, SP3 M-Audio Audiophile USB BIAB 2008
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There is no doubt that sound on PCs and laptops can be a pain, and I have had to run a mixer output through the mic socket before now, such is the insensitivity of the PC's inputs. But you have done this, which implies that the mic input is not being connected to the sound system. You should have some controls of the way the sound is connected - try the Control Panel (assuming you have Windows) and opening up the sound applet. You won't get anything through Audacity etc., until the system is delivering. Sorry I can't be more specific.
You can only do this with a LINE OUT of your amplifier, or HEADPHONE out, as these are line level outputs and will not hurt the inputs of your mixer. Otherwise the signal going to the mixer will be too hot and ruin it. For a Marshall amp,I would prefer to mic it anyway, and run the mic cable to the mixer.
Proper level setting of the mixer is important. HOWEVER if the clipping is occuring at the speakers the only possible problem MIGHT be that you have a supersonic feedback that is saturating the speakers above your hearing range, Be sure you don't boost the highs too much with the EQ as this can cause the feedback that you can't hear. Also make sure that you power the speakers from the SAME receptacle as the mixer, even if it means running an extension cord to bring power to the mixer. This is to avoid a low frequency hum and common mode distortion/damage. A low frequency hum could cause the clipping.
It would be a good idea to get a sound meter to check the sound level. You should be able to reach 85 Db from this system without clipping. If you need more than that, you MAY need more speakers if the band instruments are too loud. Also if the band has amps that get into the vocal microphones that adds to the clipping level... make sure the mics don't "hear" the band instruments. Make sure your speakers are toward the audience from the mics to avoid the supersonic feedback problem. If the vocalists can't hear themselves with that configuration you need to set up seperate stage monitors.
There are some pretty good videos on YouTube about proper mixer level setup.
i have djx750 mixer, and i want to connect speakers to it,but the cable for the speakers are guitar jack leads and back of mixer are scart can i get a cable with guitar jack and scart on same lead??cheers
I suppose that you connect the behringer mixer master out (just one of the two channels in case of two) to the guitar input of the Fast Track. Have you tried to hear your mic from the phones output at the front panel of the Fast Track? Try changing the guitar gain and the output level at the top of the Fast track.
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You probably connect the Audio Buddy via a USB or firewire cable. I use both types of audio interfaces. Your mac will sense which bus has audio. Go to System Preferences panel and select sound. Select input. You should see your Audio Buddy listed if it is connected properly. You can set levels from this panel and test the device by looking at the two level meters. Speak into the mic; the level meters should move from left to right.
Go to the output panel and chose your monitoring device. I prefer the built-in speakers, but you could also connect your monitor to the USB interface or even the Audio Buddy. If I need better quality monitoring I plug a mini cable into the earphone jack and use a desktop speaker. Don't try to use that headphone jack for anything but monitoring - the quality is not great.
If the Audio Buddy software requires that you select an input source, always use USB, never line or built-in mic.
Another way to capture audio from an Audio Buddy or similar device is to use Wiretap Studio Pro or Roxio CD Spin Doctor for audio capture. I use both.
- Try another cable in the connection to rule out the cable - Make sure the 1/8 plug goes in all the way - Make sure you have it connected to proper outputs on the mixer (and that it's not a powered mixer!) - Make sure you don't have the output volume up too loud on the mixer