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ART Pro Dual Pre Usb Interface - Computer playback in recording

Discussion in 'Recording' started by learnbysight, Aug 30, 2013.

  1. learnbysight

    learnbysight Active Member

    Hi guys, So I'm not new to music, but pretty new to home recording. I got myself an ART Pro Dual Pre USB Interface so that I could record vocals and guitar at the same time, but as different tracks. But when I hook it up to my laptop and record using the Edison recorder in Fruity Loops 8 it records it as one track. If I then play that track back through the headphone monitor on the Dual Pre it records the computer sound and my input all into one track... Any ideas on what I could check? I really want to be able to play back previously recorded tracks through the Dual Pre, and still record 2 separate tracks without recording the playback from the computer. Thanks in advance. Seb
  2. Boswell

    Boswell Moderator Distinguished Member

    The input headphone monitoring on the Dual Pre is indeed mono (playback is stereo), and the two inputs should record as two mono tracks. However, when you play them with default settings they will both be centred and sound as though they are one track. Note that if you are using Windows 7, the default input mode for standard audio devices is single-channel (mono), so you will need to adjust this to be dual channel (stereo). See this FAQ.

    After checking that you have 2-channel recording, try panning one track hard left on replay and the other hard right to test if the tracks really are separate entities.
  3. learnbysight

    learnbysight Active Member

    Thank Boswell, I will try that and let you know :)
  4. learnbysight

    learnbysight Active Member

    Sorry to bump this again. I get it recording on 2 channals, so thanks for that. However, I playback those tracks to headphones so that I can record backing vocals, etc. and my backing vocals come out with the sounds that were played back from the computer... Eish
  5. Boswell

    Boswell Moderator Distinguished Member

    Do you mean that the new track that the computer records is a mix of the new backing vocals and the replayed pre-recorded tracks? That should not be possible with the way the signals are routed inside the Dual Pre. Which DAW software are you using now?

    Does the position of the Monitor knob on the Dual Pre have any effect on this?

    Just to be certain, you are recording via USB and not via the line level outputs?
  6. pcrecord

    pcrecord Don't you want the best recording like I do ? Well-Known Member

    This can happen if the inputs are not correctly setup in the recording software and/or Windows.
    Windows has this amazing option called what you hear in the audio recording options..
    Usually those problems won't occur if you are using asio drivers.

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