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Tascam us 144

I don't know why my tascam mus 144 records only mono when i'm on mic in l it rec only one chanel , on i'm on micin r da same it rec the other chanel,...it's my tascam no good and i have 2 sent her back?
pls answer pls
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  • NINONONIS Feb 23, 2008

    xlr 10x i wait 4 your response

  • NINONONIS Feb 23, 2008

    10x 4 your help that's so logical

  • NINONONIS Apr 03, 2008

    PLS HELP ME WITH THESE..I HAVE TASCAM US 144 AND M AUDIOAUDIOPHILE BX5A....I HEAR DROPS ON MY MONITORS...MY PROGRAMS MAKIN PROBLEMS LIKE NOT HEARING DA TRACK (CUBASE OR ABLETON)....LATENCY OH GOD OVER 40 AND IN ABLETON I THINK I'M GOIN CRAZY,,,,ON TASCAM SITE I HAVE DOWNLOADED DA DRIVERS BUT STILL DA SAME PROBLEMS...LATENCY..IVEN IN WINAMP MY TRACK STOPS, MY COMP SAYS MY TASCAM IS NOT RECONGNISIBLE .I HAVE LINE OUT RCA TO XLR CABLE,,,10TX

  • NINONONIS Apr 03, 2008

    I HAVE TASCAM AS U KNOW....DA PROBLES R
    LATENCY OVER 40 IN CUBASE AND MORE MOOOOORE IN ABLETON , MY M AUDIO AUDIOPHILE STUDIO MONITORS AND TASCAM ARE IN RCA TO XLR. DONT KNOW WHAT 2 DO , MY PROJECTS STOPS IN CUBASE AND IN ABLETON OH GOD I DON\T IVEN HAVE ONE CHANCE TO WORK,,, STOPING... DROPS AND WORST.PLS HELP ME!!!!!!!!
    I HAVE XP PACK 2

  • NINONONIS Apr 03, 2008

    I HAVE TASCAM AS U KNOW....DA PROBLES R
    LATENCY OVER 40 IN CUBASE
    AND MORE MOOOOORE IN ABLETON , MY M AUDIO AUDIOPHILE STUDIO MONITORS
    AND TASCAM ARE IN RCA TO XLR. DONT KNOW WHAT 2 DO , MY PROJECTS STOPS
    IN CUBASE AND IN ABLETON OH GOD I DON\T IVEN HAVE ONE CHANCE TO WORK,,,
    STOPING... DROPS AND WORST.PLS HELP ME!!!!!!!!
    I HAVE XP PACK 2

  • NINONONIS Apr 05, 2008

    STILL DA SAME PRG
    AND I DID THAT FROM DA START SO ....WHAT I'VE GOT TO 2?
    I HAVE IN ABLETON 40 AND IN CUBASE 17 LATENCY////I'M DESPERATE.....I HAVE DA LATEST DRIVERS FROM TASCAM ///IS THIS NORMAL,,,PLS HELP !!!
    IF I SET MY TASCAM ON DIFFERENT LATENCY THEN NORMAL IT GETS WORST.....I DONT NOW WHY...I HAVE ALL I NEED ON MY COMP BUT THIS PROBLEM ....PLS HELP ME....

  • Anonymous Oct 11, 2008

    everytime I turn my computer off the tascam us-144 drivers disapper?

  • Anonymous Dec 29, 2008

    face the same problem,good interface i'll give it an 8.i still haven't figured out how my tascam control panel will change from invalid signal to valid signal

  • Corey Bartlett May 11, 2010

    NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!



    i need to know what sort of mic input u r using

    that 1/4'' or xlr.


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Use an external Analog Stereo mixing board and run its stereo Line outs to the Stereo Line inputs of the Tascam US 144. keep the pan pots centered. Once its recorded you can pan where ever. Of course Stereo Drums come out stereo, just make sure your Drum mix is correct and balanced going in. I had the same problem to, of Mono this Mono that, till I started using my Board again.

PS: I had to buy an external Phantom Power supply also
since I couldn't use the Tascams anymore.
Also your tracks will sound better going in
using a board. You can EQ and Compress
going to Tape AAAAAAAAAA I mean Computer.

Jack Hope this helps

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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

Posted on Feb 23, 2008

  • Michael Borelli Apr 03, 2008

    Be sure that you are not running ANY other sound card/onboard audio at the same time. This will cause Major latency on your applications. To check for other sound card/onboard enabling, go to Verify that there is only ONE audio card running. If this is not the case, reboot your system and enter the BIOS settings. Configure as needed...accordianman

  • Michael Borelli Apr 05, 2008

    Okay, if you've tried everything else, I can only think of one more thing. Get a very good anti-virus program loaded up and run it. After that, run CCleaner, a pretty good program in itself, downloadable from the net. I like AVAST for my Anti-virus, and I use AD_AWARE se personal for my anti-spy. I'm not saying that you have to use these programs, but if all else has failed, you might try this....accordianman

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It all has to do with your VST Connections in Cubase LE (if you are using Cubase LE).

What you have to do is:
1)Go in and label you inputs and outputs in the Device Setup. Select " US 122L-US 144" Here your inputs and outputs should be displayed. You should be able to see which input is "active" and which ones are "inactive".

2) After noting which ones are active label these devices. Click the "Show As" section and label you "active" outputs as speakers or whatever you like. Also label you inputs which should be your mic or MIDIs.

3) After labeling, click " VST System Link" and make sure the correct input and output is selected, Example: (Input: AKG Perception 220, Out-put: Speakers/ Headphones) Hit Ok!

4) Bring up the "VST Connections" menu (F4) or (Device> VST Connections). Clear out all your outputs and inputs!

5) In your outputs click "Add Bus" Select stereo and 1. This should come up as whatever you labeled the outputs ( Speakers/Headphones for me!)

6) In your inputs click " Add Bus" Select Mono and 2. Here is where you should get one input that says the name of your input( AKG Perception 220 in L) The one below it should be ( US-144 Analog R or L) Click this and choose your Microphone! You should have the 2 options with your microphone named.

7) Test it (record something) and see if it works and plays in both ears if you want more clarification feel free to message me!!!!!!!

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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.

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accordianman

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cheal faders balence on the mixer ect is that unit phantom powered ready also

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