Connecting - New Soundcard and Producing Sound?
Posted on Mar 16, 2005 10:09 am
Member Since: Mar 16, 2005
Hello...As you can tell I'm a nooooob!! All this recording stuffs new to me and after buying a mixer (Eurorack UB1002) and sound card (M-Audio Audiophile 2496) I realised I didn't have a clue. I thought it would be a case of stick it in a play music but noooope!! Im still trying to connect correctly. At the moment im using RCA through the Tape in's on the mixer..I realise this i wrong but is this why i get no sound?? I haven't really touched it since install of the soundcard and all I want to do at the moment is play windows media and hear a song. I have my earphones in my mixer ready now please help with the settings ect to make soundcard work!!! Sorry bout this stupid question...afterwards it'll all seem so clear....O i'm running on Windows XP and the drivers for the card are installed but everything else is untouched...what do I do??
O Someone said I need one of these AV Link Dual RCA - 1/4" Cable...But where can i buy one in England???
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Mar 16, 2005 10:40 am I've set all my cables up as said in the article but I still can't get any sound...I think this is down to the config and settings of the soundcard (Audiophile 2496) because I can't see any other problems. Is there anyway I can get music from a media player to the mixer? O and my other soundcard which came with the computer has disapeared so now I can't use my monitor speakers, mic outs or speaker outs. The silence is starting to get to me...help if you can! :)
Mar 16, 2005 10:47 am Well, OK, let's try a couple basic things:
1- stock card is gone...good, it's worthless compared to the audiophile anyway
2- go into windows control panel > sound and audio device properties > audio and select the audiophile in the top two options (assuming Windows XP here) the third MIDI one, select whatever, moot point at this moment
3- open window media player and load a song but don't play it yet
4- now open M-Audio control panel and set the output option to Monitor Mixer and play the song, if that does not work, set to H/W 1/2 outs, see if that works.
Also, while this may sound domb, I gotta say it, make SURE you are plugged in to the analog RCA outs on the back of the card, not the RCA-looking jacks on, as I recall, a short cable, which are actually digital jacks, not audio.
Mar 16, 2005 11:26 am Everything is connected correctly...It is Xp and i've tried all the options but noting semms to work! O i don't think that this field is for me....
Mar 16, 2005 11:31 am well, thats pretty quick to give up...something is obviously wrong somewhere...
what are you listening thru? amp and monitors or what? What are you trying to listen to when testing, a CD or mp3 or what, with what app? Media Player? are the channels on your mixer being sent to the mains? Are you seeing signal on the mixer?
Mar 16, 2005 11:52 am everything sound-wise can, and probably will, be coming out of your 2496.
Since: Apr 08, 2004
you may want to check the sound section volume control, you may have wav muted.
start -> programs -> accessories -> entertainment -> volume control.
sometimes things can get muted or switched off.
keep at it, it'll surely be a small oversight, and it'll all be working great soon.
We've all been sitting there, perplexed as heck, wondering why something simple doesn't work.
Mar 16, 2005 11:53 am Sorry! It's just nothings easy when it comes to my computer! I've connected some earphone to the mixer's Phones out..Im listenin through Windows Media Player and it's MP3. There's no signal and the channels are all being sent to the mains...o and thanks for your help so far you've tried your best and you could of done something better with your time!! Thansk for taking the time out m8!!
Mar 16, 2005 11:58 am well, then the problem so far lies in getting the line out of your audiophile to send the signal to the mixer...so you have to track down the issue, open the Delta control panel and see if, while you are playing the mp3, meters are registering in that control panel.
Mar 16, 2005 12:38 pm This is interesting..The bars are constantly flashing orange and green whether the song is playing or not..
Mar 16, 2005 01:27 pm eh? you may just have a bad card...
Mar 17, 2005 10:46 am I have just turned my PC on after a hard day's college an the soundcard is not installed and it won't let me install the drivers. I think i have a bad card :(
Mar 17, 2005 10:49 am idle curiousity, have you moved the card into differen slots or anything? Tried different slots and see if it helps? If that doesn't, yeah, I'd say good odds you have a bad device.
Mar 17, 2005 10:53 am I don't have a free PCI slot and I'm worried if I move the card the hardware I switch it with will cease to work...Do you know if I will be able to switch the card? I bought it at sound control and they are rather tight!
Mar 17, 2005 10:54 am don't have a free slot? what kind of PC are you using?
Mar 17, 2005 11:06 am A HP pavilion and every other slot is being used...
Mar 17, 2005 11:09 am wow, I am guessing your are maybe dealing with IRQ conflicts if it's all full...tho M-Audio typically shares IRQ's well. Have you looked in WIndows Device manager to see what IRQ the card is on as well as what else is on that IRQ?
Mar 17, 2005 11:12 am Hmmmm how do I go about this? And how do I fix it?
Mar 17, 2005 11:43 am Somewhere in control panel > System > device manager...
Mar 17, 2005 12:21 pm Ive got that up but i don't know how to see the IRQ and I don't know how to see if it's conflicting
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