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Sound coming through computer speakers instead of through fast track.

The sound will not go through the fasttrack so I can listen to my recording through my headphones. Instead the sound comes through the computer speakers. It still records my microphone though; so how do I fix this problem? Thanks SK

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Re: Sound coming through computer speakers instead of...

Check your audio settings to make sure that it's going to the right driver. goto: start -> control panel -> sound and audio devices out of the 5 tabs, you'll want to pay attention to 2 of them, these are the "audio" and "voice" tabs. Make sure that your speakers on are the external sound system's drivers and not your internal sound card. (Basically, make your sound playback the same as your sound recording)

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I am using M Audio Fast track Pro on Windows 7, and, after a lot of time spent trying to figure out which input and output channels were which (via the Control Panel) managed to get the sound operational...

My suggestion is to uninstall the Fast Track device, restart and then reinstall the software. Also, not knowing the computer you are working with, I would also suggest that the speakers are not disabled somehow ( IE, Mute button that got accidentlly activated). Was anything else done to the computer between the time is was working and the time it stopped working). If your audio card and and software are working properly, your speakers are the problem.

Let me know if you can add any more detail to the issue so I can help your further if necessary.


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<p>Record and recording the sounds through the computer sound is a relatively simple procedure that only a free space on the hard disk, suitable software and a short profile of TRS cable is required. Windows computers usually come with an audio recording program, from the entertainment equipment a program is found in the Start menu. <br /> <p><br /> <p>1. Turning off the computer speaker's audio jack of your computer's sound card. <br /> <p><br /> <p>2. Attach the small RCA cable into the sound card speaker output. <br /> <p><br /> <p>3. Connect the other end of the RCA small correction to the microphone port on your sound card. <br /> <p><br /> <p>4. Start the Sound Recorder program from the Start menu. Click the Record button. Tell your computer to the sound you want music or video progress bar to take to indicate when the movie is ready to play. Click the Record button, which will continue to record. <br /> <p><br /> <p>5. Click the File menu in the Sound Recorder program and select "Save As". Enter a filename and click Save. <br />

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I installed my tascam mk2.under Cubase LE4. Midi tracks work good.In "set-up devices" I see the Tascam inputs and outputs.Monitor VU-meter is not moving in this audio track and consequently there is no...

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.

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HP Pavilion Dv6 Speakers wont work!

Download the latest drivers from the hp website for your computer.Un-install the present one and reboot your computer.Install the drivers once windows come up.This should take care of it.If not it could be your os.Last thing you should consider is the sound card itself which is built on the motherboard.
Good luck

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My speakers wont work suddenly unless I am using my headphones

Make sure in the volume mixer that it is using the right sound device. You most likely have it set to the wrong device output. When you plugged in the headphones in kinda automatically switches, but to use the speakers again you have to do it manually. Just hook up a cheap av receiver to your computer and use this headphone input instead. a 100$ 5.1 av receiver beats any pc speaker system.

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I have a creative inspire 5.1home theater i need 5.1 songs

5.1 plays surround sound tracks when available, when playing an audio track that was recorded in stereo (2 channel) it should only emit from the front left and right speaker, and when playing a movie in 5.1 at points in the audio track all five speakers should emit sound. Is this the case?

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Tascam 144 sony acid pro 6 no sound from midi track

It sounds like you may be confused on what the MIDI part actually does. MIDI records your performance, not your sound. Then you assign and play back the recorded performance to either a virtual instrument (in which case you should here sound from your computer) or to a real physical MIDI capable instrument (in which case you would here the sound coming from that real instrument instead of the computer).
The ends of the MIDI cables themselves are identical, not IN or OUT.

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Stuttering sound when recording

It's crucial that you understand the concept of latency.

Latency it the time delay between the trigger and the operation.
In terms of computer sound recording and generation:
1) The time between the midi trigger and the sound generated by a software synth to come out of the speakers.
2) The time between the analog audio signal input to be converted to digital and stored on the hard drive.
3) The time between the digital audio track to be retrieved from the hard drive and converted to an analog signal that comes out the speakers or headphones.
4) All of the above at the same time.

The factors that contribute to this latency form a pipeline that include the A/D (analog to digital) device (UA-25), the software drivers for that device, the operating system, the recording application being used, the operating system again, your internal computer speed and your hard drive speed. Remember that the sound needs to go both in and out, often simultaneously (thats called full duplex).

A latency of up to 50ms is probably tolerable, but for optimum recording, it should be closer to 5ms. If you were to go over 50ms, you would need some sort of time compensation, whether automatic or manual, because nothing would synchronize properly, be it the metronome or previously recorded tracks.

"What's this mean, and how does it relate to my situation?" you ask.

Lemme tell you. The recording program and drivers will incorporate software buffers to adjust for slower components in your sound recording pipeline. Without buffers, or with too few buffers, the pipeline can drop information (sound) if it is not be able to process it quickly enough. This will often result in stuttering and skips. Sound familiar?

So why not just put LOADs and LOADs of buffers in the pipeline? You most certainly can, but for every buffer you add, you gain a bit of latency. And remember that too much latency is a bad thing.

"Ouch! I still don't get it. What am I supposed to do?" you ask.

I reply, "Good question, Grasshopper." You want to stop your stuttering. You need to increase the efficiency of your sound pipeline. For regular people this means the following, in order:
  1. Make sure you purchase an A/D-D/A device that has low-latency drivers utilizing one or more of the following standards: ASIO, WDM, MME or CoreAudio. Selecting the one that your RECORDING APPLICATION utilizes. ASIO is widely supported and good. WDM is the worst because it is really just regular Windows drivers, but they can sometimes be optimized for low latency.
  2. Make sure you install your drivers properly, selecting the one that your RECORDING PROGRAM uses.
  3. Make sure that your recording application has the hardware selected for your A/D-D/A device and the drivers that you previously installed.
  4. Make sure that your recording application is using ONLY the hardware specifically designed for low latency, which is your A/D device that you previously purchased and installed.
  5. Make sure you include as many buffers as you can while maintaining a low latency. Often, this is dependent on your recording application.
  6. Set the UA-25 to 44.1KHz or 48KHz, not 96KHz. 96Khz does not allow for full duplex.
Do these things and attempt to record something. If it stutters right away or you get "underruns" you need to increase your buffers. If everything is peachy for a while, but soon you start getting skips, try increasing the buffers, or get a faster hard drive or turn off some digital effects.

In summation: A Celeron 1.6GHz should have sufficient power to record, play and add a few VST plug-ins, maybe even a dozen or more. Chances are that your hard drive is fast enough to retrieve and record 16-32 tracks at a time. Turn off all the stupid, little programs that make icons near your clock, like the DELL support and Weatherbug and AIM and AOL and HP Monitor and anything that takes processing power and hogs memory.

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Recording live d.j. mixes ,

Audacity and Krystal (free windows based programs)
What about an LE version of Cubase or Sonar (little hard to learn if your just want to record something light and not edit).

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