Sounds strange but i can playback midi and audio no problem but when I plug my JV1080 outputs into the UA-4FX I get no sound through the UA-4FX. I can run the JV1080 outs directly to the mixer and get sound but when I connect to the UA-4FX I get nothing, not even through the headphones. My configuration is simple using the midi interface to drive the JV1080, sending midi signal from computer to UA-4FX which in turn routes to the JV1080, it plays fine as I said earlier if I go directly into the mixer, when I plug it into the UA-4FX I get nothing. It worked when I first installed, but for some reason that escapes me it's not working now.
I'm using Sonar 1.0, need to take the time to convert all my audio files to LE, once you convert you can't go back to 1.0 so it's taking some time before I'll be able to use LE exclusivly.
It's probably your computer, more specifically the type of application you're running it on/in. Also, when you install or fiddle with the settings, you have to be careful because it can be so confusing fixinfg them.
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Midi is data only, there is no actual sound to the midi tracks themselves. They need to be assigned to either a software synth or an external synth to actually make the sounds you want to hear.
For instance if you load a demo of a midi sequance you will need to add a software synth such as the TTS-1 or Roland sound canvas which are general midi compatable and will play the instruments sounds assigned to the demo's midi channels. Use the Synth Rack feature in Sonar to open one of them. Then you will need to assign the output of each of the midi tracks to that particular synth and you will get sound. Make sure to assing the synth's audio track to you UA-25 as its audio output.
I would suggest reading in the manual and following the tutorials included in the manual to get yourself familier with how this is all done.
You have to go in to the Sonar configuration and select what the default MIDI and WAV input and output devices are. That is usually handled by the ASIO driver. In your case you would select the USB mic for input, and for output you need to select your sound card. For midi you need to configure the midi controllers and the software synth or soft instrument you are using. If you need any more detailed help I need to know what version of Sonar LE it is and what sound card. I am guessing it detected the mic and just needs the output device configured as I mentioned.
Your question is very confusing. Try rephrasing it. You should try drawing a diagram with this and uploading it to your question to better explain yourself. If you can't upload it (I know I can through the answer, but I'm not so sure about the question) you can e-mail it to me. My address is email@example.com , if not just put some more detail into the question and try rephrasing it. I'm not really sure about the details of your system.
1.make sure the guitar/mic switch is pointed to the guitar side. increase the guitar/mic level. increase the output level.
2.another thing you can do is check the "sound and audio devices" to see if everything is set to Edirol UA-4FX. If everything isnt, fix it so that it does. and remember to disable your computers stock sound card. Edirol UA-4FX is your new sound card from now on.
3. if thats not the case, try reinstalling the drivers.
4. If all of the above fail, you probably have a loose connection/ bad wiring in the guitar/mic 1/4" input. you can choose to open up the device and solder that yourself and possibly lose your warranty or have the entire unit replaced.
Hope I helped! good luck!
Celeron CPU's will struggle with making music and limit what you can do with audio.
Celerons are ok to play music but nor really for making music.
Firewire is a better option for making music as it's really fast unlike USB.
An option would be to get a faster CPU and try the soundcard again.
But i would not use USB audio and would use an Audiophile 2496 soundcard as they are really cheap.
Also midi is data and not audio, midi just works virtual instruments and is able to control keyboards through midi out.
But first try a better CPU as a celeron isant that good for makign music.
I know becouse i've been there done that and go really upset with the same problems your having at the moment.
I played the midi files on cuabse and recorded it onto an audio chanel.