Home Recording Set-Up .....Question!!!!! Need Help.

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Member Since: Jun 23, 2010

Okay let me start by saying I'm a Noob when it comes to recording. Just getting started with it.
Here's what I'm using :
HP Laptop with Windows XP
Condenser Mic
Roland EDITIROL UA-5 interface

And here's my problem!!
I have everything hooked up properly and securely. But the Mic is not recording my voice .
I downloaded the drivers and yet I can't record my vocals!!!!
What am I doing wrong. Please help a Rookie!!!!!

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Since: Jun 23, 2010

Jun 24, 2010 09:32 pm

please feel free to email me with advice or tips on what I'm doing wrong
any knowledge is welcomed!!!!

Uh, at least one more time . . .
Since: Feb 07, 2007

Jun 24, 2010 10:12 pm

So when it leaves the roland, and goes into the 'puter, then where does it go? What recording software are you using?

Since: Jun 23, 2010

Jun 24, 2010 10:19 pm

I'm using MAGIX MUSIC MAKER 10 as my software
I don't know where its going. Lol
I the LED on the interface blinking when I speak into the mic but nothing comes thru in the speakers or earphones

Uh, at least one more time . . .
Since: Feb 07, 2007

Jun 24, 2010 11:44 pm

I've never used Music Maker, but I do use it's cousin Music Studio, and the big daddy, Samplitude. You should be able to use MM to at least record a single track: 1. Open a project, or create one using the drop-down "File." In other words, under "File" it should say something like 'Create New Project." Do this, and name it, and then go to "Options," or "Preferences" Probably Options--look for System Audio, and then "Audio Devices." (I'm not sure here, though it should be similar to Magix's light version of Samplitude called Music Studio). You need to find your device, which is the Roland, and enable the ASIO drivers (they may be listed as pairs--ASIO 1+2, ASIO 3+4, etc. It should actually recognize the Roland, and list the possible ASIO devices--ASIO 1+2 will correspond to, say, the Left channel, and ASIO 3+4 will correspond to the Right channel. It may say something like, "Roland Edirol ASIO device." enable one or both of the ASIO pairs, and then close the window.
2. Right off the bat: MM is really meant as software for beats and pre-made WAV or mp3 files, and MIDI--I know you can record live tracks to it, but you will wind up being frustrated. I would highly recommend getting the latest version of Music Studio as soon as you can. At $80.00, it's a great program. I say this as an experienced user of MS.
3. You will need to enable a track. At this point I'm not going to go further; I'm not familiar enough with MM 10 to know what happens next. Try reading the "Quick start" manual that (I think) comes with MM. At least try my first suggestion about finding the audio devices (ASIO). Also, try starting your recording with 48Khz sample rate, and 24 bit resolution. First go to Roland's interface and set these parameters. Then set them in MM, via that same "System Audio" menu. These need to match; more on that later. First, try to find the ASIO stuff in MM. Write back with your results, and familiarize yourself with the Roland's workings: you should be able to hook up phones to the Roland and monitor yourself while speaking/playing into the mic. I checked out it's specs online. I may have confused you a bit by trying to offer too much at once here, but you'll be up and running soon enough. Definitely think about getting Music Studio though--you won't be sorry, you can still use MM, and I can give you some excellent beginner's advice on it.

Typo Szar
Since: Jul 04, 2002

Jun 25, 2010 12:56 am

not patronizing... but phantom power? is that switched on?

but questions... does sound already play normally out of ur interface? its alot like wat Tim is saying, basically u have to set the roland as ur soundcard. Just coz its plugged in and even turned on doesnt mean its set up in a way taht ur program is receiving the signal.

Since: Jun 23, 2010

Jun 25, 2010 06:42 am

Thx a lot I will definately try that step by step and I will invest in that program u suggested.
yes it's phantom powered

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