Recording, Or Not Recording With Cubase and WaveLab

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Member Since: Jun 09, 2008

A first hello to all the music aficianados, software buffs, prodigious finger-straining pianists and noodle-headed recording junkies!

I arrive with a most humble question, given my more than humble roots in the way of home recording. I've set up a very small home studio with some mikes, two guitars, a great synth and some very nice music software - I own Reason, Cubase and Ableton Live. This is all well and good, but I cannot manage to record a single note from my guitar into any of the above programmes.

I'll start with WaveLab. When I click record it is obvious from the frantic wave inputs that my guitar IS communicating with my computer. Once I have finished recording and then click play and hear nothing! Can anyone tell me what I'm doing wrong?

As I am totally new to this game, I expect that there are several things I am NOT doing correctly. To give you an example of how much of a newbie I am: I have been recording with loops and samples of Sony Acid 7 for the last couple of months - trust me, it is a very easy programme to operate. I believe even a monkey could do well on it!

Cheers guys,

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Czar of Midi
Since: Apr 04, 2002

Jun 09, 2008 06:54 pm

Welcome to HRC first off.

On the problem at hand, it sounds like a simple fix. You don't state what you are using for a sound card, but most are very similar in the settings department.

You need to tell the application ie: Wavelab, Cubase etc. what sound card to use for the output or playback.

That can be assigned in the options or settings menu of the application you are using. You should look for the options/audio drop down menu and then there will be a menu that contains any choices of the drivers that are installed that the application can use. Simply select that for your output and then make sure and have it assigned in the track as well.

In the case of Wavelab it is automatic, once selected it is available for playback.

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