I’m a beginner recorder and I could use some help. I bought a Yamaha MG166CX-USB recorder a month ago and I’ve been trying to set it up (for guitar mainly). Obviously it doesn’t want to cooperate with me. I once got a thin sound from it but nothing ever since - I’ve no idea how I even got the thin sound back then. I’m using a VOX Tonelab EX as an amp simulator and I can hear my playing from headphones but I can’t get the signal to my laptop.
I’ve tried to record with Cubase AI 6 (came with the mixer) and Reaper. I’ve followed istructions when configuring but I might do something weird there, too.
So here’s what I do:
I plug in my guitar to VOX Tonelap EX input (I’ve tried straight to mixer’s line input as well) and the out put goes into the mixer [LINE]. I enable the recording [ON] and press the [PFL] down. The sound is in good quality as I play.
I open Reaper (Cubase is expired) and see that that there’s no signal going in. I check out the preferences -> Device:
Audio system: ASIO
Asio Driver: ASIO DirectX Full Duplex Driver (I don’t recall downloading any driver, is it on my PC already?)
(input) first: 1: Microphone (3-USB Audio C… - 1)
(input) last: 2: Microphone (3-USB Audio C… - 2)
(output) first: 3: Speakers (3-USB Audio C… -1)
(output) last: 4: Speakers (3-USB Audio C… -2)
After that… I’m clueless.
Again, I’m a total beginner and there might be something very simple I’m not understanding. I’d be very grateful if someone could help me to get started. Thanks.
User’s manual for Yamaha MG166CX-USB (PDF) http://download.yamaha.com/api/asset/file/?language=nl&site=nl.yamaha.com&asset_id=8172
My laptop runs Windows 8, 64-bit. Intel Celeron CPU 847 @ 1.10 GHz