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quick help please

Discussion in 'Recording' started by c-money, Aug 16, 2006.

  1. c-money

    c-money Guest

    ok i bought a m-audio interface

    and i have a mxl 990 mic hook up to it

    i'm new to all this recording thing.

    how do i get it to record on my computer?

    is there only certain programs that it will work with?
    or do i have to change the settings?

    i have cool edit pro and thats what i been using.
    since its pretty user friendly.

    i dont see anything on/off buttons on the mics soo i dont think its that.
    and my computer detects it. and i get sound out of the interface from the headphone output.
  2. MadTiger3000

    MadTiger3000 Active Member

    Nov 16, 2004

    You need to "arm" a track.

    You need to start a new recording track.
  3. c-money

    c-money Guest

    how do you do that?

    i know how to record with using my mic imput thats on my laptop.

    but i dont know how to with a interface
  4. MadTiger3000

    MadTiger3000 Active Member

    Nov 16, 2004

    I don't use Cool Edit Pro nor have the manual. Look through the menus at the top. You want a new track.

    You also want to select the interface in your audio options.
  5. Boswell

    Boswell Distinguished Moderator Resource Member

    Apr 19, 2006
    Home Page:
    This is what you do:

    Start a new track using File>New and select the properties you want for your new track.

    Goto Options>Device Properties and select the M-Audio device in both the Wave In and Wave Out tabs.

    Select record and adjust the M-Audio gain controls to get a respectable amplitude for the waveform on the screen.

    Perform your piece.

    File>Save and give directory and file name.

    Burn file to CD.

    Send copies to all the major labels.

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