Question about Tascam US-144 Sound Card

2 Answers

Can't get a signal with my Tascam US-144

Just got a Tascam US-144 and I can't seem to make any of it work.
I followed the instructions to install it, but I'm lost from then on.

Any help would be much appreciated!

Posted by on

  • Anonymous Dec 27, 2008

    I can't get any output from the US 144, it will allow information to pass to my AMP, but the output from the amp doesnt make it to the computer



×

2 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Corporal:

    An expert that hasĀ over 10 points.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 2 Answers

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.

Posted on Jan 06, 2009

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 2 Answers

Use the test hardware feature in the microsoft audio mixer.mine says invalid signal but then am using it alright.also connect a headphone to the phones in the front panel then shift your mono mix knob to usb then switch on your mic if you can hear yourself then viola.

Posted on Dec 29, 2008

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Everytime I want to instal my sound cart the installation gets interrupted with problem 0x0006


http://tascam.com/product/us-144/downloads/
this is link for Tascam.The US-144 has ben discontiued and replaced y us-144 MKIII. The general consensus that I see is that they are very hard to work with. You can type "tascam us-144" in your search box and read some of the reviews.

Mar 17, 2011 | Tascam US-144 Sound Card

2 Answers

I get no response from my Tascam US-144 and windows 7.


Go to program,look for tascam folder and adjust channel 1&2 to analog.This should make your music program work fine.And then do research on both analog and digital recording.
-William Marcelin

Apr 09, 2010 | Tascam US-144 Sound Card

1 Answer

Tascam us-144 mkII now working with cubase le4


better , you can use it by nuendo or cubase sx. over all you try it cubase device setup and click vst system or switch vst audio bay. for more help call me +8801711904316

Apr 05, 2010 | Tascam US-144 Sound Card

1 Answer

Tascam us144 clipping


1. make sure your incoming signal is not too strong, this is i think the most common reason for clipping.
2. check the settings under audio performance in tascam control panel.. for vista click start> all programs > tascam> control panel> try changing the latency to normal or whatever works best with your system.
I never seem to have this problem anymore since I upgraded my desktop, with my slower system I had this problem all the time, so badly it was impossible to record an entire track.

Jan 27, 2010 | Tascam US-144 Sound Card

1 Answer

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.

Jan 26, 2010 | Tascam US-144 Sound Card

1 Answer

US 144 driver for windows 7


From the manufacturer's web-site:

http://www.tascam.com/products/us-144;9,15,70,19.html

it seems like there is no driver, yet, for Windows 7.
Try the driver for Windows Vista.

Dec 10, 2009 | Tascam US-144 Sound Card

1 Answer

Getting mic setup thru cubase le 4


Make sure phantom power is enabled on the Tascam audio interface and you must enable the input in cubase that corresponds with the interface input on the track you are trying to record to.

Sep 28, 2009 | Tascam US-144 Sound Card

1 Answer

TASCAM US 144 and Mac incompatible???


A lot of the Audio drivers or Tascam and m-audio devices really only work for windows 32 bit reason i tried installing the same stuff for windows 64bit won't work in less u have vista 64bit But regular windows 32 bit works with every program out there. The mac if it did work it should pick up a signal if it worked properly but it sounds like the mac don't read it even with drivers .

This also could be a problem with your device if you had the same problem with it last time. replace it with a new one and try the install again on your computer and see if it works after that.

Aug 14, 2009 | Tascam US-144 Sound Card

1 Answer

144 drops out


To see if it's your hardware, up your latency settings to "highest" via the tascam control panel. Also, be sure you are familiar with the various ways to up latency in your recording package: in cubase it's under device settings, vst bay. If this works, you know it's some setting somewhere. Try disabling your internet connections and setting pc performance to "background services" Also, read a pc optimization guide for daws - they are everywhere. Tascam will email one to you if you ask.

Lastly - try the asio4all driver. This fixed my pops, but when I understood all the various latency settings and set the tascam to highest latency, I could use the tascam driver. Highest latency on my p4 3.0 2gb ram pc means 12ms input and my output is 61ms.

If the asio4all driver works - it's a likely latency issue.

Jan 25, 2009 | Tascam US-144 Sound Card

1 Answer

TASCAM US 144


Are these problems that have cropped upover time, or is this a new installation?
accordianman

Apr 03, 2008 | Tascam US-144 Sound Card

Not finding what you are looking for?
Tascam US-144 Sound Card Logo

971 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Tascam Audio Cards Experts

Brian Sullivan
Brian Sullivan

Level 3 Expert

27725 Answers

Ben Armstrong

Level 2 Expert

332 Answers

Florin

Level 3 Expert

733 Answers

Are you a Tascam Audio Card Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...