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RME DSP problem

Discussion in 'Converters / Interfaces' started by Stringz-N-Pickz, Aug 13, 2002.

  1. Hi,

    I've just bought a new computer (P4 2.0Ghz, Asus P4B533, 512 DDR RAM, 2 WD HD) with a RME Multiface + HDSP PCI Card. Maybe this question is a little premature since I just built the damn thing :) but anyways : When I have a midi track running with output routed to halion and i want to record some guitars with let's say 6ms latency i get these regular cracks when i hit record..anyone know what the problem is ? 2nd question is : when i record my acoustic guitar pickup it gives really volume, my guitar won't go any louder is this normal ?

    Thanks,
    SNP
     
  2. low volume that is...(sorry)

    SNP
     
  3. Opus2000

    Opus2000 Well-Known Member

    Well, if you have two interfaces hooked up they need to be clocked together in order for them to be synchronous. Send word clock from one to another and that should take care of the pops and clicks or crackles or the rice crispies!!
    As far as your Accoustic guitar volume...you need a direct box or someway of boosting the gain..simply plugging into the interface won't get you the signal you so desire
    Opus
     
  4. Thanks for your reply opus.
    I only have the multiface. I'm using it for midi and audio. So could there be an other problem ?
    BTW is it normal that you can't record an acoustic guitar directly ? can you explain why that is ?

    Thankz,
    SNP
     
  5. Opus2000

    Opus2000 Well-Known Member

    Well, the pickup on the accoustic can not drive a line level signal powerful enough to get a good signal without some sort of pre amp after it...that's why. It's just like plugging a synth or electric guitar without any gain staging. It's simply a low level signal that needs to be boosted.
    As far as the Multiface issue I would make sure you have all the latest firmware updates for it..I know they came out with one a few months ago that truly fixed the Midi issues they were having before.
    Opus
     
  6. Hey Opus,

    Ok I see the problem. I've been looking at this little mixer, a soundcraft spirit notepad. Will this thing solve my acoustic guitar problems (too little gain?) I know the microphones will be okay. Maybe a little info about quality of the pre-amp ? it seems to be okay.

    Thanks,
    SNP
     
  7. Hmm...i just saw you still need a D.I box for direct plugging. Do you know of a mixer that does allow direct plugging of guitar and has mic inputs with phantom power ?

    Thanks,
    SNP
     
  8. Opus2000

    Opus2000 Well-Known Member

    Not sure about those mixers...never used one so I can't comment on it's quality. I usually go for Mackie boards....
    But yes, that will solve your issue of low gain
    Opus
     
  9. BrockStapper

    BrockStapper Guest

    What Opus meant to say is use that mixer, but pick up a direct box for 35.00 and your problems are over....there....somewhere else, that is...
     

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