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Question in setting up microphone!

Discussion in 'Microphones' started by Kimo, Dec 27, 2011.

  1. Kimo

    Kimo Active Member

    Hey guys, I just got a tascam us-122MK II and a shure sm58, Im trying to record to my computr, I have the microphone plugged into the interface, and the usb from the interface plugged into computer, is there anything else I need?
    Thanks in advance!
  2. Kimo

    Kimo Active Member

    offering 5$ paypal to anyone who figures this out haha :p
  3. IAdventurer01

    IAdventurer01 Active Member

    Could you give a bit more information? Yes, I suppose that should be enough to make it work, but does it not?

    Have you tried recording anything in whatever recording software you plan on using? Does your computer (PC or Mac) recognize the device? Have you installed drivers for it?
  4. Kimo

    Kimo Active Member

    Ya i installed the drivers on my pc with the disc, im using cool edit pro, till i install cubase etc, but i simply tried just sound recording on pc and it didnt pick up the vocals. Im using a PC, any other info you need?
  5. Boswell

    Boswell Moderator Distinguished Member

    Does the Tascam interface appear in the list of audio interfaces in the Multimedia section of the Windows Control Panel?

    Can you select the Tascam as the I/O device in Cool Edit?

    Does the Tascam unit replay sounds to headphones or monitors?

    Are you using an XLR-XLR (not an XLR-TRS jack) cable for connecting the SM58 microphone?

    Is there anything other than the microphone XLR cable plugged into the front panel of the Tascam?
  6. Kimo

    Kimo Active Member

    I/O device? Also im using vista so I changed it in the sound options in control panel, also My headsets are attached to my usb not my tascam interface, they dont fit there :O

    And yes its a xlr-xlr
  7. TheJackAttack

    TheJackAttack Distinguished Member

    I haven't had CE Pro for a long time but there should be an option under preferences for Audio Hardware. Within Cubase it is called VST setup I think. You then select your audio device driver as ASIO or the name of whatever actual device (US-122). From there you will be able to select the inputs of that device to make them active in Cubase.

    Now you start your new session. Create a new mono track. Select the input assignment and choose the input that you are using for your SM58. Now you should be able to activate the "R" on the track and then press record on the transport controls. Hit the space bar or click on stop when you are done.
  8. RemyRAD

    RemyRAD Well-Known Member

    If the audio device requires ASIO drivers, utilizing Cool Edit Pro, it really depends on which version you are using. Earlier versions didn't recognize ASIO drivers and so this could be the reason why it is not displaying in your audio device options in the software. Earlier versions required standard Windows wave drivers & WDM drivers. So it may not be compatible with your interface? Steinberg CUE Base has always been compatible with ASIO drivers. So you may just have to be patient.

    Cool Edit 96/Cool Edit Pro/Adobe Audition user since 1996
    Mx. Remy Ann David
  9. TheJackAttack

    TheJackAttack Distinguished Member

    Good to know Remy. And wasn't there something about a licensed version versus the shareware version and ASIO too? I know when Audition first came out you could still purchase a CEP license but I don't believe this is true any longer. Audition 3.01 seems to be the best feature packed version. While I do actually like CS5.5 quite a bit I think CS6 will be the point to pick it up again.

    I've been perusing the Adobe Audition forums lately and boy, they like to whinge and moan about everything under the sun. And those are what would appear to be BBC veterans. I love the BBC but maybe I'll stick to hanging with the NBC veterans!
  10. RemyRAD

    RemyRAD Well-Known Member

    LMAO! Well Dave Johnston's earlier version of Cool Edit shareware allowed you to utilize only 2 functions in the unlicensed shareware version. So you could add a compressor & reverb but you couldn't save. Whereas you could utilize a compressor & save it as a .wav file. Then you had to go back to add reverb & save it. I don't remember using the trial version of Cool Edit Pro? I just upgraded when they offered it to me for half price since I paid them $100 for the shareware version of Cool Edit 96 or was that $50 for the upgrade to Cool Edit Pro? But the shareware version would give you full unlimited capabilities for the $25 license. You would get later free upgrades with the $50 license and all updates with the $100 license. Everybody kept on asking me why I was using shareware instead of Sonic Foundry's Sound Forage? I actually also purchased Sound Forage 4 for $250 back in the day also (I was making good income as an engineer for NBC-TV). And then the additional $250 for CD Architect. Of course Cool Edit 96 didn't have any kind of CD cutting capability. And when you are doing lots of live recording like I did/do, you didn't want any spaces between cuts. So I had a workaround for that also before CD Architect. It just required some good understanding of the audio CD cutting program & Cool Edit 96 for contiguous files with & PQ start coding. So I was happy to spend the extra $250 for CD Architect which made life so much easier.

    I'm a workaround fanatic I think because of my broadcast background.
    Mx. Remy Ann David

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