i have big problems please help!

Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by Mice256, Aug 6, 2007.

  1. Mice256

    Mice256 Active Member

    Jun 16, 2007
    hello all. Well as u have read i've had big trouble recording with my gear i hope you guys/gals can shed some light.

    first of all let me tell u the gear i am using. I have a toshiba laptop with 1.5GB RAM, 1.66 GHZ duo centrino, using an Cubase SX as my DAW, and a macki onyx 1640 mixer with firewire as my interface.

    I was tracking my band last night and i ran into the following problems:

    1.first of all i used the aux sends for their monitor headphones and they could only hear out of one ear, the left side of the headphones.

    2. when i was tracking them out of no where u hear, what i believe is called an audio time out or drop out, the audio drop out and this beep in place of it. It kept doing that and therefore distracted the musicians.

    3. when i checked the audio it had recorded, on one track the audio did not record correctly, rather it was like a cd with scratches in the the sense that the audio recorded had skips; and i know thats not how the musician played it. there fore i have to track them all over again because the audio did not record right.

    4. lastly even when i had all the faders down on the mixer i could still hear the band i don't know why. i think that maybe just be a macki mixer thing.

    well if anyone can shed some light on these situation that would be great. Preferably how i can go about fixing them. I deeply appreciate any response


  2. fourone3

    fourone3 Active Member

    Jan 17, 2007
    I can't tell you for sure what's going on, but I can tell you that I've tried Cubase Studio 4 on my Toshiba and had the same problems.

    I thought my problem was Media Center Edition, but after installing XP Home, the problem still existed. I'm convinced the computer was just not made to handle audio recording.

    Have you successfully been able to record prior to this without any problems?
  3. Mice256

    Mice256 Active Member

    Jun 16, 2007
    acutally yes i have it has been recently that i have had this audio drop out.i too have a toshiba latop so i wonder if it has to do with the laptop needing more power. but i am over the recommended specs so it should be fine. i can't figure out y this is happening. i'm glad im not he only one.

    haha i feel like such a noobie......its probably cuz i am
  4. pr0gr4m

    pr0gr4m Well-Known Member

    Feb 9, 2005
    South Florida
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    Are you recording onto the internal hard drive or an external secondary hard drive? If you are recording the audio on the internal drive, that is the first thing to change. It's never a good idea to record on to the same hard drive you are operating from. Also, laptops generally have slower hard drives which can compound the issue.
  5. Space

    Space Well-Known Member

    Jun 26, 2007
    A drop out can result from many things, latency settings comes to mind as does programs running in the background. Several schools of thought on recording to the OS empowered hard drive. I track direct to it, have been all of this century with no problems. Maybe I'm just lucky:)

    Anywho, I googled some stuff for ya:
    Google it!

    The first return from the search is the cubase.net forums...direct hit:)
    Can't hurt to read a few things and I hope it helps,

  6. Mice256

    Mice256 Active Member

    Jun 16, 2007
    thanks for all the responses i appreciate all of them. i think i will try switching to an external hardrive and hope that helps. i'l try out these things and see what i come up with. thanks

    any more responses stil appreciated

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