I just bought a tascam us144 to record my raps on ableton live but when i plugin my condenser mic in one of the two phantom powered mic ins then i only have sound there, so when i put my mic in the left mic in then i only get sound through my left monitor.
is this normal, is there someway to fix this or is it a internal hardware foul
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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.
I have a Sterling st-51 condenser mic and purchased a Behringer xenyx 1002b mixer. Similar problem, dynamic mics work in low impedence with or without phantom pwr on. My Washburn acoustic bass with preamp in line input section. So I tried it on my Omega Lexicon interface. The condenser mic and everything else works on the Omega. This unit has a wall wart ( your Lambda is USB powered). I checked the voltages with a meter and found 23 volts from the mixer and 48 volts from the Omega. Further, I have two Shure SM-82 line mics which work on the mixer with the inputs turned all the way down but do not work on the Omega nor on my Spirit SX mixer which has 48 volts phantom power. The SM-82s are old line mics that have a 9.6 volt battery in the sleeve. They overload badly in all but the 1002B mixer. Their voltage should run btwn the 9.6 battery or a 22 volt phantom power.
Check your Lambda voltage, It could be way less than needed by the st-51. I will check with a friend who has the Lambda and check its voltage. Bet it is too low.
Again, My St-51 and 1002B mixer combo barely works at 23volts, the Mic gain is all the way up as is the channel slider and the main output slider. I cant get any reading on my led meters, occasional bump on the first light, no possible way to clip the input or the output and have to turn the high eq off and the mid way back due to hiss noise. Hope this helps,couldn't find minimum voltages on the ST-51 as yet.
Im using Vista on a Sony Vaio FW11E with Core 2 Duo Processor. 3Gig ram. Its not working properly with me either. Its a loan of a mates. Ableton and Windows Media Player just keep stopping for a second every few seconds! Very annoying!
Have a very very quiet space in which to record, with good acoustics (this means a room that will give a flat sound, preferably one with carpeted walls and celings, but any small, well-furnitured room should do).
Do not mix with the interface. Simply put the gain as high as possible without clipping and mix later in your recording program (Cubase, in your case). You can always bring the level down, but trying to gain an already recorded track will introduce noise.
If you are recording vocals, use a pop filter. When recording anything, experiment with different mic positions to attain the best possible, clean sound.
Remember when recording in 24-bits, you have 8 bits EXTRA over 16-bit recording, per voltage sample. This means that for each voltage step that would be recorded in a 16-bit recording, a 24-bit recording will take 256 steps! In other words, the fidelity is MUCH greater, so even if your levels seem low, that can be OK, since you have around 100 dB of headroom to play with, and can increase the signal many times with acceptable fidelity. What you DON'T want to do in digital recording is CLIP, which is a virtually unrecoverable fault in the recording.
I have found that the tascam 144 freezes the system evan when using other software than Live. It looks up with Cubase and other stuff evan Windows media player running sound thru the tascam. The problem is erratic and acts like an IRQ conflict and I still believe Tascam has fallen real sort of the mark by abandoning the customers. They are without a dought responsible for this problem and should step up and FIX it NOW. We are many having problems it is no fluke and I for one am discusseded with the total lack of support for what they have released as a viable and workable unit. LIES just to sell their stuff. I feel that Tascam's support should be in on this forum and start to work out the diffinative answere.
Anyone want to buy a cheap Tascam US 144 that won't do what you want. I achive move by plugging into the MIC or Line in on my system sound card than I get from the great Tascam device I bought in good faith and can't use.
Stereo requires two different inputs, as the very name implies. If you're using just one mic, it is possible to "pan" that input to both left and right, but is not truly stereo. For true stereo, you must have at least 2 mics, or 2 or more of any other sources...accordianman