Not Able to Record.
Posted on Sep 14, 2007 03:51 pm
Member Since: Aug 31, 2007
The mic is plugged in.
Phantom power is on.
Everything is properly set on the interface.
Levels are okay.
Lexicon USB is selected as the recording device in Cool Edit.
The track is armed for recording.
Hit record and nothing happens. What am I forgetting to do?
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Sep 14, 2007 04:04 pm Did you check the Windows Recording Mixer to be sure you have Line In selected? It's under the Options tab in Cool Edit.
Sep 14, 2007 04:15 pm I just checked there and only "microphone" came up. It was recognizing the headphones as the mixer device. I unplugged them and set the sound card as the mixer device and chose "line in" on the recording mixer and I'm still getting nothing.
Something's not being recognized.
Sep 14, 2007 04:24 pm I just turned off the power on the Lexicon and then turned it back on and everything works now. Whatever that means.
Sep 14, 2007 04:46 pm Sometimes we have to sacrifice a microphone to the recording gods to make sure there's a bountiful harvest of sonic recordings.
Since: Apr 08, 2004
(just kidding, of course)
Glad it's working again.
As an aside, in windows sound device applet, you can click on an 'advanced' button to select which sources / outputs you see in the windows mixer. If there's just the microphone, then you probably have the other devices 'unchecked' so they don't show up in the mixer.
May not be an issue for you, but figured you may want to know for future reference.
Sep 14, 2007 05:30 pm Quote:
Sometimes we have to sacrifice a microphone to the recording gods to make sure there's a bountiful harvest of sonic recordings.
I laughed. Good one.
Sep 14, 2007 07:01 pm I feel like I was the sacrifice, not the mic.
What happened was the headphones were being detected as the default device for playback and recording. It used to be the sound card and when I plugged the headphones in the speakers would automatically mute. Now everything is messed up for some reason and I have to manually select the headphones as a playback device to use them.
Oh, well. I got my recording done for the day.
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