Behringer UCA202

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Member Since: Jun 20, 2007

Hello! I recently got a Behringer UCA202 which I am using to connect my guitar and effects pedal to my computer. (Using Audacity as the recording program.)

It seems to be recording fine, yet whenever I try to play it back, nothing is heard. Yet when I remove the UCA202 from the USB drive, I can hear it fine.

Am I being completely stupid, or am I missing some drivers etc?

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks :)

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Prince CZAR-ming
Since: Apr 08, 2004

Jun 20, 2007 04:54 pm

You may have to tell windows to use the USB Codec to play back through.

And/or, you may have to tell audacity to use the USB codec to play back through.

I think the UCA202 uses the USB Codec as the name of it's software interface, instead of something useful, like "UCA202".

Do you have something plugged into the UCA outputs? you'll need to have powered speakers of some sort, or an amp, then speakers. Computer speakers will do in a pinch, if you've nothing better. You'll just need to get an adapter to go from the RCA to 1/8" jack (or 1/4", if that's what you need).

Since: Jun 20, 2007

Jun 20, 2007 05:29 pm

Thanks pjk :)

Well I realised that I was, after all, being completely stupid! There's this miraculous little button on the side of the device, labeled 'monitor' which, when turned from 'off' to 'on' works wonders!

Thanks for the help, and apologies for being such an idiot!


Prince CZAR-ming
Since: Apr 08, 2004

Jun 20, 2007 06:05 pm

Hmm, non-tech makes it a little challenging, but have faith. I'm sure it'll work.

I'd look into the windows audio / sound applet first. Go into there and tell windows that you want to use the UCA202 device as a playback device, which might be named USB Codec. I'm not sure, so you may have to sniff around and try things out.

If you feel like you've gotten the right setting for windows to play through, then plug powered speakers into the UCA202 outputs. This is a necessity, the UCA202 won't power speakers by itself. You'll need some type of amplifier either in the speakers, or in-between the UCA202 and the speakers. The UCA will put out line level signal, and the amplifier will make that signal loud, so the speakers get enough power to make noise.

Now that the speakers are hooked up in good shape (hopefully), you should be able to play sounds from windows through the UCA202. This would be from winamp, or windows media player (WMP) or something similar.

If you have success, then you know that the basic process is working, and sound can come out through the 202.

Now, in audacity, look for an 'options' page, or 'preferences'. Something like that. In there should be some sort of selection to record from, and to play back through. It sounds like the 'record from' part is working, because you've already recorded some signals from the 202, so you just need to verify that audacity knows where to send signal to.

Hopefully that is all that's needed.

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