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?
An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points
An expert that got 10 achievements.
An expert that got 5 achievements.
An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.
Re: Problem hearing a new recording after I press '2trk...
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...
Re: Problem hearing a new recording after I press '2trk...
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.
- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box above.
- Better answers use proper spelling and grammar.
- Provide details, support with references or personal experience.
Tell us some more! Your answer needs to include more details to help people.You can't post answers that contain an email address.Please enter a valid email address.The email address entered is already associated to an account.Login to postPlease use English characters only.
Tip: The max point reward for answering a question is 15.
Have you tried playing the tape in another device? Adjusting the recording volume if that is an option? Look for the user manual pdf online and also try a brand new or different brand tape to ensure that is not the problem.
Are you able to access the utility menu by pressing shift & F4?
If you can then:
1. Press UTILITY.
2. Press PAGE until ?PrmIni? appears above F1.
3. Press F1 (PrmIni).
4. Turn the Time/Value dial to select:
MIXER & UTILITY
?to initialize both the mixer and UTILITY parameters.
?to initialize only the mixer parameters.
?to initialize only the UTILITY parameters.
5. Press F5 (OK)?a confirmation screen appears.
6. If you?re sure you want to proceed, press ENTER/YES. To cancel the operation,
This should restore the factory default settings.
I'm assuming you are plugging the left and right outputs from the karaoke machine into input A and B of the Tascam to record the stereo output of the Karioke. The Tascam works with mono only (you recreate the stereo mix at mixdown or when bouncing mono tracks together with the panning set). Therefore you should be assigning inputs A and B separately. You could press assign A and then the record button above track 1 and then press assign B and the record button above track 2. Then arm tracks 1 and 2 (by pressing record above each). When you then press play and record together you'll record input A onto track 1 and input B onto track 2.
adjust your top knob which is called the gain, this will allow the incoming signal to be muchlouder depending on where you set it , the bottom fader is for playback volume and mixing and you should also a avolume control for your head set , follow also the recording instructions in your manual for optimal settings , there,s no reason that your recordings should come out with low volume other then your gain control being set to low , hope i was able to help , if i was please leave a nice rating ,sincerely glenn mayer
I always use either one of the Master Output's (you have two, ones a jack the other a phono so use the one you've not got pklugged into your amp), or the monitor output...assuming you're not already using these for instance in a club environment.
Personally I've been using a phono to headphones jack cable from the monitor putput into my laptop (using Soundforge to record), the advantage being you can change the level of the recording volume using the monitor vol, without affecting your Master Volume whilst you're having a mix!
It sounds like either the inputs are not assigned or the tracks are not armed for recording (or both).
Here is a quick explanation of the procedure involved in recording with the DP-02 that I posted for another person who was asking for some basic instruction on how to record. You might be missing a step somewhere along the line as for instance you will still see the meters move even if you don't have the inputs assigned or don't have any tracks armed, but the DP-02 won't record anything until you do both.
To record you need to first assign your input to a track, then arm the track for recording, and then press play + record at the same time.
1. So you would patch your mixer output, mic or instrument into an input on your DP01 (say input A). You can run some audio to set the level with the input level knob (located next to input A on the front panel).
2. Then to assign that input to a track simply press and hold the 'input A' button and then press the 'rec' button of the track you with to record on. The 'rec' button will flash rapidly to indicate that the input is assigned to the track.
(To assign the input to a different track you have to clear the input assignment from the first track and assign the input to a new track. To clear an assignment press the input assign key, A in this case, and the track it's assigned to will flash its 'rec' button. Hold down the input assign key and then press the flashing 'rec' button. The button will stop flashing and the input can then be assigned to another track by following step 2 again).
3. Next, to arm the track for recording simply press the 'rec' button for that track. The 'rec' button with flash slowly.
4. To begin recording press play + record together in the transport section and the 'rec' light for the armed track will stop flashing and light steadily. Press 'stop' to end recording.
This should get you started. The operation of the DP02 is actually pretty intuitive once you've gone through it a couple of times (which is one of the real strengths of the unit). You'll be multitracking like an expert in no time.
You are not recording the effect to track, it is probable that you are perhaps using the effect loop, it will not be recorded to track this way. This how you should really record anyways so that you can go back and change the effect or even just fine tune it in the mix, you can then bounce the track later with effect if you want later. If you want the effect to go to track then
1. Press and hold the MULTI button, then press
the SELECT button on the channel you want to
2. Press MULTI again to view the effect parameters.
Press the ENTER button to choose an effect
that you want, tweak it for what you want, and it should then go to track
Try that and see how you go. I am happy to talk to you more about it. A FixYa is a good reward for my efforts to help you out. Cheers mate
The easiest way to record using an external Lexicon effects unit (without an external mixer) is to connect your mic onto one of the 2488's inputs and assign that input to a channel strip (track). You should have the 2488 sends (output) going to the Lexicon's inputs. Then connect the Lexicon outputs back into another set of inputs on your 2488 and assign those inputs to two empty channel strips (tracks).
Then you will have to take that channel that has your mic input assigned to it and press send and set the levels there to send the signal out the sends (to the Lexicon).
Now you have a channel strip assigned to the mic input which contains your dry signal, and you have the two inputs returning from the Lexicon which contains your wet or effected signal.
You then have some options. You can control the amount of effected signal you hear while recording by adjusting the faders of the two wet tracks and you can either record the dry signal or the wet signal (or both) onto separate tracks.
Typically when recording the singer will want to hear an effect (say reverb) on his voice, but the engineer wants to record only the dry track at recording time (because effects can always be added later, but they can't be taken out). To accomplish this you would use the setup above, but only arm the mic input track for recording. In this way the singer hears the reverb, but only the dry vocals get recorded and the engineer can add reverb to that track again later as desired (and mix it back with the dry vocal etc).
On the other hand if you want to record only the effected signal you would simply arm the two channels to which the inputs coming back from your Lexicon are assigned for recording. This will get you a recording of the effected signal only.
Hope this helps you do what you are trying to do.
I've had the same problem. It just is like the tracks mix up with each other. It's pretty irritation when you come to the mixing process. You just can't mix track where the first one for example actually is some song. But you also got some guitar from track 2 on it and the guitar track has got track 3 and 4 on it and so on and so on.
How do you fix that problem