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Problem hearing a new recording after I press '2trk ito mix button?

I have always had this infuriating problem. The mixer is excellent but I can't seem to find a work-round to how to monitor a new track recording (I use Magix 12 deluxe software on my computerwhich is great). I can hear what I've already recorded but when I press the '2 trk to mix' button to stop the already recorded music from going on to the new track I can no longer hear what I am playing or singing. I can just about manage with acoustic guitar and vocals but when I use the electric or bass guitars or keyboards, I hear nothing as I record although I can see the signal being recorded and in fact I have recorded dozens of songs labouring under the problem but I am now fed up wither restriction when all I desire is the the new sound to come through the headphones as well as the previous recordings. Have you any idea how to solve this problem?

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Hi,

You need tro set up the monitoring capability in your recording software under either hardware profiles or audio settings. All "good" recording software has this monitoring capability. There's another thing - I got rid of my Multimix 8 USB, because it wasn't allowing me to monitor as I recorded new tracks. At first it did, then about a year into using it, this function stopped, and when I investigated further, it was coming up as a single duplex sound card in my hardware profiles in Windows XP. It is as if that functionality of the soundcard component had burned out. Maybe on the circuit board...

I now have a gina Echo that I bought off eBay, and it was the best thing I ever bought. It is a hard card - no latency! Full monitoring! 24 bit recording! A hard card with a breakout box instead of USB! My recordings have never sounded better. The best thing about it is that I sold my ALesis adn was able to by the gina and have money left over - they are out of production (stupidly) and can still be purchased for anywhere between $50.00 - $80.00

You may or may not have a problem with your mixer - check your software settings first. If that isn't the problem, eBay is open 24 hours...

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Well, i am mainly an old school guitarist and not real familiar with some of the new production tech. i have recorded some stuff but always on the business end of the tracks. i would recommend running the signal from your bass or guitar through a pre amp. sansamp makes a pedal type designed for direct recording in situations like yours.the signal from an acoustic guitar is typically weaker than the other instruments you mentioned. make sure the channel you are using is not muted and not "clipping".try a different channel.try panning your pre recorded tracks to the right and then your live channel to the left.

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sounds like you ports on your computer got all messed up. you should call tech support on you computer and they can tell you how to fix it.

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so how do i do it

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