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Member Since: Feb 22, 2009

I just got the Fast Track Pro and I am completely lost. I got the 06/09/2008 5.10 etc driver installed. When I plug in my Rode NT1-A nothing happens. I'm a novice as far as vocal recording. I connected my Fast Track to my Pavilion via USG and connected my microphone in the front Fast Track Line 1/2. I thought that just hooking up my Fast Track to my computer via USB was enough but I get no signal data. My computer acknowledges that I have my driver installed but I'm getting nothing. I already opened my control panel and selected my Fast Track as the default recorder. I tried using Cubase, Cool Edit, and Magix but nothing. Am I missing another connection from my Fast Track to my computer besides the USB or what? Help please.

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Since: Jul 02, 2003

Feb 22, 2009 11:23 pm

You also need to setup your software to use the Fast Track. You'll need to find the Audio Device options in your software and chose a driver WDM/ASIO, (ASIO is usually best for low latency). You'll then need to chose an input on the track you're going to record too, and arm it for recording.


Prince CZAR-ming
Since: Apr 08, 2004

Feb 23, 2009 08:23 am

You'll need to turn on Phantom Power for that NT1a to work. It's a condenser mic, so phantom is required.

there were probably also be a 'gain' knob, that you'll have to turn up (on the FT). this controls how strongly the FT listens to the mic input. Turn it up until the clip lights up only on the loudest signal you're going to encounter, then back it off a teeny bit.

As caution, you should turn off phantom before plugging or unplugging the mic. Just to be safe.

Czar of Midi
Since: Apr 04, 2002

Feb 23, 2009 04:20 pm

You will find my answer in your other thread.

Please refrain from posting multiple times in different threads.

Also, you might want to go and read the forum rules regarding emailing admins.

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