How Do I Connect a Behringer XENYX1204 Desk to Cubase SX2?

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Member Since: Mar 03, 2007

Hi, I have a Behringer XENYX1204 analog mixing desk that is connected to my lap-top using a Behringer UCA202 USB device. I also have a Behringer FCA202 sound card, but the desk does not run through this into the computer. The problem I'm having is that I can't get any audio signal through the desk into Cubase. The desk is connected correctly to the computer as I can get an audio signal through the desk and into the computer and record in Cool Edit, but not into cubase. I don't really know alot about Cubase and don't know how to setup Cubase for use with a mixing desk. Can anybody help me please. Thanks.

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Prince CZAR-ming
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Since: Apr 08, 2004


Mar 03, 2007 03:32 pm

Welcome to HRC!

Not knowing cubase,

Cubase shouldn't care if there's a mixer there or not. It should only be interested in the UCA202 device. If you tell Cubase to use the UCA202 as it's input device, it should be happy.

Unfortunately, I don't know how to tell cubase this information, sorry.

Cubase should have some help for selecting sound card, or something like that. Sound interface, audio interface, etc.

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Since: Mar 03, 2007


Mar 03, 2007 03:55 pm

Thanks for the reply.

The UCA200 device (not UCA202 sorry) is just an audio to USB connection device and not a sound card. I have a Behringer FCA202 external sound card that is connected through a firewire port, but I have no inputs or outputs running through it. It just acts as a new sound card as the original built-in sound card isn't compatible with Cubase. I have setup the FCA202 as the default soundcard in cubase and can now run my MIDI keyboard into cubase fine (which I couldn't do before), but I can't get any audio input into the programme so I can't record. In Cubase's list of inputs the UCA200 USB device doesn't appear as a possible option so I can't run a signal from my mixing desk to Cubase. Do you have any idea what the problem might be?
Thanks again for the reply

Czar of Cheese
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Since: Jun 09, 2004


Mar 03, 2007 05:03 pm

Is there any reason that you don't run your mixer through the FCA202? I run a mixer into my FCA202 and record audio just fine. It seems like Cubase wants to play nice with your FCA202, so maybe should just let it?

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Since: Mar 03, 2007


Mar 03, 2007 05:09 pm

I don't run the desk through the sound card because I've been told that if I connect desk - sound card - laptop then I'll loose the ability to record through more than one channel simultaneously. Is this not true?

Czar of Cheese
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Since: Jun 09, 2004


Mar 03, 2007 05:32 pm

Here's how I do it:

Mixer: Behringer Eurorack UB1204FX Pro
Sound Card: Behringer FCA202

I run the main outs (left and right) from the mixer into the FCA202. Channel one is panned hard left, channel two is panned hard right. In my recording software (GarageBand) I enable two tracks to record. For the first track I select FCA202 channel one, and for the second I select FCA202 channel two. In this manner I am able to record two channels at the same time.

I don't know Cubase, and I've never used your mixer, but I really don't see why you wouldn't be able to do the same thing I do.

Give it a try!

Jim

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Since: Mar 03, 2007


Mar 09, 2007 05:50 am

I want to be able to record say, vocals, bass and guitar all at the same time on seperate channels. Got any how idea I can do that with a analog desk running into cubase?

Prince CZAR-ming
Member
Since: Apr 08, 2004


Mar 09, 2007 10:18 am

You'll need separate inputs on your sound interface. So if the FCA202 is 2 channel, then you can only input 2 individual channels at a time.

Adding new tracks 2 at a time would seem to be the ticket.

Or you can record 2 or more together, but that doesn't sound like what you want.

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Since: Mar 14, 2007


Mar 14, 2007 12:59 am

hey guys, glad to join the conversation.

im also having trouble with cubase SE, although my problem seems to be easier than yours. Im on a mac laptop, and cant get cubase to recognise my FCA202 interface as an I/O device. HOWEVER, iTunes, GarageBand, even Audacity will use it as an output device instead of the inbuilt audio and will also use it as a recording source (instead of the computer mic).

Anyone got any ideas or had the same trouble? Im at a loss...

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