Recording from Mixer - Please Help!!!

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Member Since: Mar 21, 2008


I have a peavey 20 usb mixer that I am trying to record from. It has worked before but for some reason now it wont! My computer (running XP pro) recognises the device and I am able to use it for playback but not for recording.

I am trying to record in Sonar 6 which also recognises my mixer exists but wont let me even try to record from it.

Even in audio properties I can select "USB Audio CODEC" under playback and adjust the volume, but cannot do the same under recording, volume and advanced just grey's out!!!

PLEASE help!!!

Thank you

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Since: Apr 03, 2002

Mar 21, 2008 01:52 pm

I can't say I know anything about that particular mixer, but the first thing I wonder is if you need to "arm" a channel on the mixer as well as in the software? Maybe? I dunno, just shooting in the dark.

Prince CZAR-ming
Since: Apr 08, 2004

Mar 21, 2008 02:19 pm

Are you logging in as a user, instead of an Admin?

have you loaded any new drivers for any of your audio devices? Maybe a new driver install will fix it. to go further, maybe a 'remove and re-install' of the usb mixer software.

do you have automatic updates turned on with XP? I had a vista machine kill its web browsers because of an automatic update. I rolled back a few updates, and it worked again. (yeah M$)

Did you check out all the options in the windows sound applet? maybe something got switched from the USB mixer over to your onboard? (sounds like you checked alread)

as you can see, i'm shooting in the dark as well. hopefully these can maybe get you close to the problem.

Since: Mar 21, 2008

Mar 22, 2008 08:20 am

Cheers for the suggestions, I have uninstalled and re-installed the driver but still no luck!

Its a plug and play mixer, doesn't request any other drivers but it says it has one and its working correctly!

How frustrating! Thank you for the advice
Since: Feb 07, 2005

Mar 22, 2008 12:52 pm

Sometimes the order in which you install products makes all the difference. If you attach the USB device and THEN install the software afterwards you can run into troubles like this. You should always intall the software drivers first and then attach the USB device. Other than that I have no other advice to give.... oh hang on... In Sonar, under options>audio>drivers tab do you have it selected as a input driver to be used?

Since: Mar 21, 2008

Mar 22, 2008 05:11 pm

I have selected it as an input driver but it didnt make a difference. There wasn't actually any software that came with the mixer, it's a plug and play and currently I am unable to get onto Peaveys website to see any manuals or trouble shooting.

Thanks very much to everyone who has posted, any other ideas I would really appreciate them!


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