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Problem with output

Discussion in 'Recording' started by stratman312, Oct 9, 2009.

  1. stratman312

    stratman312 Active Member

    I'm currently running a presonus firebox into my hp laptop (visa) with sonar 7, and while i am recording, I don't get any output. The signal is recording fine and during playback no audio comes out. I'm not sure if Sonar is designed to do this or not, or whether there is a problem with my interface (sometimes the interface light turns red, and THEN the output will come up, but the DAW doesn't get any signal.) Thanks
     
  2. jg49

    jg49 Well-Known Member

    My first thought is you have some setting wrong, either the basic setting that tellsd the DAW to output to the Firebox or the individual track is not set to output correctly.
     
  3. Guitarfreak

    Guitarfreak Well-Known Member

    These statements are not in agreement. The first one seems like an output routing issue most likely OS based, but the latter makes it seem like an input/sync or other unrelated issue. PC or mac? What DAW?
     
  4. jg49

    jg49 Well-Known Member

    He said Vista (PC) and Logic7.
     
  5. hueseph

    hueseph Well-Known Member

    First of all, do you have monitors plugged into the firebox? If you don't hear anything from the laptop speakers, don't expect to. The monitor outs on the Firebox are there for a reason.

    Regarding the red light: first download the latest drivers. If that doesn't help, it may be that your Firewire port is substandard. It sounds to me that your firewire is having difficulty syncing.
     
  6. stratman312

    stratman312 Active Member

    I'm using headphones, but yeah they are plugged into the interface. I don't think its the firewire port because ive used other interfaces before with no problem. To answer guitarfreak, that is why im asking because I'm not sure if the problems are related. I've tried different outputs but with no sucess
     
  7. hueseph

    hueseph Well-Known Member

    Try enabling the monitor button on the track. You may not hear audio from playback if you are monitoring input or while the track is record enabled.
     
  8. stratman312

    stratman312 Active Member

    Just to clarify, jg49, Im running Sonar 7, not Logic 7. I downloaded the most recent drivers, but still nothing. I'm looking for a monitor enable button (or anything similar), but I don't see anything. Are you familiar as to where this might be in Sonar?
     
  9. stratman312

    stratman312 Active Member

    Ok, I think I found the problem. Thanks to all those who helped. However, my interface's light still often turns red, and the input signal isn't read. Does anyone know what may be causing this?
     
  10. AKR

    AKR Active Member

    Yeah, a crappy piece of hardware. I'm about to send in my firebox for repairs because my red light won't go away. I've had it for two years and it's done it off and on almost the whole time, and now, it's permanent. What I usually do is right click "manage" on "my computer," go to the device manager, uninstall the firewire driver, shut the computer all the way off (no restart) and turn it back on again. Reinstall the firebox driver if needed. Also check to make sure your firewire cable is ok. Most likely, it's your stupid firebox. I just ordered a new audio interface from a different company and I'm going to sell this one on ebay once it's fixed. I've spent way too much time fudging with this joke of an interface. It's an all too common problem for people.
     
  11. Guitarfreak

    Guitarfreak Well-Known Member

    I wouldn't be so quick to blame the hardware for a syncing issue. Syncing is controlled by software and software alone. I never ever have sync problems with my FireBox, nor does anyone I know who owns one. We all use our FireBoxes with the mac operating system. Since you quoted clicking on 'My Computer', I can assume that you are using a Windows based system, and could be the actual source of your problem. There could be an incompatibility somewhere, or maybe your OS can't handle the burden.
     
  12. hueseph

    hueseph Well-Known Member

    Could be the firewire card that needs replacing. Don't blame it on the box or software yet. Test the possibilities. Is your firewire chipset part of the supported hardware list?

    Incidentally, I tried downloading the Sonar 7 PE Demo. It would not recognize my Mbox 2 at all. Sonar relies on WDM drivers afaik. Have you tried your interface with the included Cubase Software?
     
  13. Space

    Space Well-Known Member

    I never ever have sync problems with my FireBox, nor does anyone I know who owns one. We all use our FireBoxes with the mac operating system.
     

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