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Sound Card Monitoring and the Digi001

Discussion in 'Recording' started by n3utrino, Jul 2, 2001.

  1. n3utrino

    n3utrino Guest

    Any ideas as to why I would not be able to monitor on my sound card in ProTools? I just set up a Digi001 this last weekend. Everything works fine, except that I can't monitor or audition tracks through my sound card. The only way I can do this is through the headphone jack on the front of the Digi. I'm going to assume that all of the outputs on the back work. Also, I have no problem whatsoever playing audio clips and files through the sound card outside of ProTools. Just for reference, the sound card is a SoundBlaster Live and the machine is a 1GHz Pentium III with 256 MB of RAM.

    Any thoughts?

  2. Opus2000

    Opus2000 Well-Known Member

    Let me get this straight....are you trying to use the Soundblaster in Pro Tools? If so keep trying..'cause it wont happen. Digi will only use the proprietery hardware such as the Digi001 or if you had a full blown Pro tools rig it would be the 888 or whatever audio card you had. So...the sound blabber as I call it is very useless for Pro Tools. Sorry
  3. n3utrino

    n3utrino Guest

    No, not at all. All I want from the SoundBlaster is monitoring. Right now, the only way that I can hear anything when I hit "play" is through the headphone jack on the front of the Digi.
  4. Opus2000

    Opus2000 Well-Known Member

    I guess I'm confused? By tracks do you mean tracks in Pro Tools? If so, again, you can not use a soundblaster or any other audio card with Pro Tools...plain and simple. Because of Digi's code it wont allow it or even recognize it. The way that the Digidesign's hardware works is that the software looks for a certain chip on the hardware..the TDM or DSP chip. If it aint there it aint going to work. If you're trying to monitor the CD player while Pro Tools is open then take the soundblaster out into a mixer or into the Digi001. When I was using an AMIII card I was using a DVD software with Pro Tools LE running and having the DVD audio come out of the soundblabber and into my mixer which then fed my AMIII card. I monitored thru my mixer. Again, no other hardware other than Digi's hardware can be used in Pro Tools. Hope that helps


    If you are wanting to monitor tracks within Protools LE, you have to plug into the monitor outs on the 001 unit. The software sends the signal there. This is why you get it on the headphones. You plugged them in the right place. Your sound card does not relate to PTLE.

    This is my understanding. I am tracking in Digi-001 right now and having a ball.


    By the way...for better performance form your Protools, you are supposed to disable your soundblaster sound card, modem, and network dillybobs in your system manager.
    Let me know if you have anyquestions as i just went through what youare going through and have solved all of my issues.

    :cool: rsmith.livingwater@ev1.net
  7. n3utrino

    n3utrino Guest

    Thanks, and I appreciate the input. However, I have been rethinking my setup over the past month or so and have gone taken a slightly different route. I actually don't have the Digi anymore, but thanks anyway!

  8. Ang1970

    Ang1970 Well-Known Member

    Ding ding ding! One more customer repelled by closed-loop technology! :)

    How many more before Digi smells the coffee?

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