I scooped one of those "beginner all in one" guitar / amp kits a couple days ago, where the whole thing is in a box, with picks etc etc. It's a first act brand and was $85 total.
The guitar is surprisingly decent (for the price) and even the strap pins on the guitar are wide enough to hold the economy strap decently.
One issue I'm having is when playing back recordings I'm not getting audio out of track one. The VU meter shows audio is present. Other tracks are fine.
If anyone can provide some tips to for finding the root cause of failure that would be appreciated.
I've been using ART sub dual tube pre and garageband (10.1.0 now).
My problem is that the DAW doesn't recognize the signal i'm feeding it. I've checked that the system preferences and DAW preferences and everything seems to be in order. (I tried using the built in microphone setting as well and thats fine too. )
I've plugged unplugged the devices, restarted the programs and computer and threw in a little prayer.
I've only encountered this problem once.
Any ideas how to fix it?
Thanks, much appreciate!
Not sure where to turn to next.
Thank you for any help!
Also I wish Nuendo would enable people to make posts in their new forum, but there's no "post" button.
Specifically, my Seventh Circle preamps and my Demeter preamps are both humming a bit, 60 Hz style, and as I turn up the output levels, the hum increases. Even when I unplug inputs into these humming preamps, the hum remains. I suspect it's a ground differential issue with these two boxes, perhaps in conflict with my interface (MOTU 896HD), but I'm far from an electrical expert. FWIW, I borrowed my neighbor's API lunchbox which doesn't have that hum problem.
I have no idea what I'm talking about with mics so...
How would I know if my large diaphram (1") condener mic was damaged while recording "rockstar" the guitarist. I only realized after that it may have been too loud for my mic.
I'll spare myself the insults and just say that is was a lower end mic by a company with 3 letters for a name. Cheap, yes, worked fairly decent so far, yes.
Anyway. I went to do some vocals and the mic has seemed to have lost :