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Cubase : Asio problems

Discussion in 'Cubase' started by hafsteinn, Aug 16, 2006.

  1. hafsteinn

    hafsteinn Guest

    ok so here is the deal

    ive got these equipment running into my asio drives

    Line pod xt live - has its own asio drive
    Mbox 2 - same thing
    M-audio keyboard - interlinks with the podxt drive

    Ok so this setup works for me...
    Duplex Asio drive:
    I can hear the Midi drumkits, i can record the pod xt and listen to everything

    but when i try to connect the mbox to record vocals i can record them yes, but i cant hear the vocal tracks, i cant hear any audio track for that matter.
    So i have to switch back to the duplex drive to hear what i recorded....
    So i cant really record the vocals with any audio tracks to hear

    cant i run the mbox and the duplex drive at the same time?
    this is ^#$%ed up
  2. hueseph

    hueseph Well-Known Member

    That setup sounds messed up. This is the way I would do it:


    Midi out from Mbox to Pod XT Midi in/Midi Out from Pod XT back to Mbox/ Midi thru from Pod XT to Keys


    Audio out from Pod XT to Mbox line in 1 and 2 into ProTools.
    If need be send the line outs from the keyboard into Mbox line in 3 and 4.
    Monitors from line 1 and 2 out of the Mbox.

    If you insist on using Cubase, you can only use one ASIO Driver at a time. When you switch from the Pod XT to the Mbox, you need to move your monitor lines over to the Mbox. That's how ASIO Works. It's a routing system. When you switch over to the Mbox, all audio functions move over to the Mbox. Input and output.

    That being said, if you set it up properly as I described above you should be able to use all of the functions of all of your gear straight through one interface.

    The Mbox A/D converters should be the better choice.
  3. pr0gr4m

    pr0gr4m Well-Known Member

    Sorry I don't have anything to contribute, but I do have a question and I'm not asking it to be a jerk. I'm curious.

    Why would you use an Mbox with Cubase rather than ProTools?
  4. hafsteinn

    hafsteinn Guest

    because my pc cant handle protools, it always freezes

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