Recording Onto Pc With Behringer1204fx using cubase?

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Member Since: Jan 02, 2009

I dont know where to start in regards to recording using the 1204fx i want to put vocals on my tracks in cubase i have a suresm58, a uca 200 and cubase sx3, i have all the right cables etc, but where do i start, help please?

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Czar of Midi
Since: Apr 04, 2002

Jan 02, 2009 03:31 pm

Plug the mic into the cable, the cable into the 1204. Take the tape outputs of the 1204 into the inputs of the UCA, if you can get the UCA to work properly. Which there is the catch. That interface is not worth $5 if that. But if you can get Windows to recognize it you will be doing better then 90% of the people that have tried.

But I digress.

Once you get that far, then open Cubase, open and audio track, arm it to record. Choose the USB audio codec which should be the UCA200 for your audio input.

Hit record and your on your way.

Since: Jan 02, 2009

Jan 02, 2009 03:40 pm

hey thanks alot for the reply, youd be happy to hear all of my softwares and even vista are recognising the uca, and its all going in and coming out, ive watched tutorial videos on youtube about arming trakcs, putting it on to monitor etc, but although the pc is picking up the levels of the mic, cubase is not picking nething up, i choose the audio settings as the uca, i went into preferences and thats where i got confussed, so my reply to yours is why is cubase not recognising the levels and what shall i do, your asdvice is crucial haha, im driving my girlfriend mad haha


Czar of Midi
Since: Apr 04, 2002

Jan 02, 2009 04:39 pm

I'm not a Cubase user so I'll try and fudge my way through until someone who actually knows it fully comes along.

I believe you have to go into the VST track section of the preferences and make the UCA drivers the default drivers. Then it should become available in the actual track VST input section.

I think Deon is using Cubase LE and knows exactly how it works. Hopefully he'll drop by.

Since: Jan 02, 2009

Jan 02, 2009 04:57 pm

ok brilliant thank you
im kinda hit and missin at the moment
hopefully ill get there as everything seems to be recognising the uca its jus when it comes to gettin the vocals on the tracks

should be ok ill keep an eye out for him, is there ne where, where i could contact him?

many thanks

Since: Jan 02, 2009

Jan 02, 2009 05:00 pm

just had a thought
im having the main out puts of the 1204 going into the inputs of the uca then the out puts of the uca going into the tape inputs of the 1204 is that wrong?

it was a diagram i found that seemed to work but it might not be wa i want for recordin?

i jus wanted to make sure coz your set up isnt what i have now so maybe thats my problem? but ive linked it up like it is to hear it back?

Czar of Midi
Since: Apr 04, 2002

Jan 02, 2009 07:51 pm

Well, no your set up will work as well. Most use the tape out so they are not duplicating the signal going out the master.

Do you have the tape button pressed in the 1204 when you are playing back, or when recording?
Since: Nov 27, 2007

Jan 02, 2009 11:03 pm

best to read up in the cubase manual about "vst connections" and make sure that's all cool first.

basicly yiu need to assign your mic to a track.
all this is in vst connections.
i couldnt explain it any better here than the manual really. once you know you've got all that sorted and it still wont work we can look into it more.
but its usually the vst connections that drive people mad at first.

a quick example, if you plug your mic into "mic input 1" on your device, then you need to assign your vst connection
to port 1 so it recognises it.

when looking for levels in cubase click the orange speaker/monitor button and then youll see a level.
on playback turn that sucker off or you wont hear anything at all.

Since: Jan 02, 2009

Jan 03, 2009 09:09 am

i dont know if i has the tape button pressed at either times, ill double check about vst connections, will cubase automatically know that the mic is in port one,

and about the tape button where is that?

im sorry to be a pain im nearly up and running here, im thinin bout using audacity to record in?

as im gettin this trouble with cubase?

im not hom enow but ill try it out and get back to you

many thanks

Since: Jan 02, 2009

Jan 04, 2009 10:41 am

hey guys, i kinda gave up on cubase for the time being, for what i wanna do i got Audacity.

First time i tried it, it worked fine,
its not the most advanced but hey itll let me get the right levels, it records the lot so happy days.

Who says the old stuff doesnt work eh

Nice one for all your help guys, if theres anything i can do in return let me know.


Czar of Midi
Since: Apr 04, 2002

Jan 04, 2009 03:14 pm

Glad that sorted it. I'm curious though as we seem to have seen this same thing with a few different folks now with Cubase LE.

In return? Just hang out and be part of the community. You'll find a spot to help out or participate.

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