M-Audio Fast Track / Sonar Home Studio 6 help please!

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Member Since: Aug 07, 2007

i am a novice computer user, and used to record with an old 8-track analog recorder...i bought the home studio 6 software, and the fast track usb that came with gt player express...its all loaded, but i have no idea how to use it...i know this is moronic, but could anyone walk me through? i am not even sure if i am on the right screen...

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Since: Aug 07, 2007

Aug 08, 2007 02:12 pm

i guess i am not going to get any help here...

Since: Apr 03, 2002

Aug 08, 2007 02:17 pm

Give it some time...threads get missed now and then...however, I would say the first bit of help would be to read the manual...Cakewalk has great manuals, one of the few companies that still do. There is also online help.

Basically, open the app, choose your sound device in the audio preferences. Arm a track, set the input it should listen to, and press record.

But still, the first thing is a big ol RTFM.

Hold 'Em Czar
Since: Dec 30, 2004

Aug 08, 2007 04:55 pm

yeah man, tell us where you're having a problem first....you're not gonna get much help without any specific questions...

even if you don't know anything a simple 'i'm not getting any sound when i hit record' can steer the conversation in the right direction.

that's like me sendin' my 15 year old over to your house and sayin' teach him how to drive. not that i actually have a 15 year old, but ya get my point.

Since: Aug 07, 2007

Aug 08, 2007 05:50 pm

ok...i have it loaded...i have read the tutorials...contacted cakewalk...read the manual...i guess my 1st question is this....when i open a new project how do i apply an effect to my audio track (guitar) and hear it as i am recording it? when i clivk on the fx i can see the effects, but when i select them they are not there when i go back to the "track view." i hope that clarifies a bit.

Czar of Midi
Since: Apr 04, 2002

Aug 08, 2007 09:30 pm

Home Studio 6 should be able to load the effect as an insert effect. It won't be heard if you use it as a track effect. It has to be as an insert effect. That way the effect is in the chain before it hits the aux's or channel outputs to the monitor section or or master buss.

You simply need to set it as an insert effect and make sure you have the mix setting on the effect turned to full wet. That should get you going.

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