I can’t record anything, or even see that Cubase LE5 is even getting any audio input. I have been following the manual and instructions to the letter, but things don’t work they way the instructions say they will, and there’s no such thing as a trouble-shooting guide. I am stuck.
My goal is live recordings using 3 microphones (single ST55 in center stage and two ST31 laterally for stereo). I have the mics connected to the back of the Tascom-US800. Phantom power is on. Gain turned up all channels.
ST31 condenser mic @ mic jack 3 (for L stereo channel)
ST31 condenser mic @ mic jack 4 (for R stereo channel)
ST55 condenser mic @ mic jack 5
I have signal lights at mic jacks 3, 4, and 5. When I play I can hear music on my headphones (plugged into the front of the US-800), and on the US-800 control panel on my computer screen I have bars showing audio input at channels 3, 4, 5.
I have speakers connected to the computer.
I have headphones plugged into the front of the US-800.
So far, so good, but nothing else seems to work in Cubase LE5.
Devices > Device Setup > VST Audio System > US-800 ASIO Driver
Input and output show all eight US-800 channels are inactive. So now it’s off to VST connections.
Devices > VST Connections > deleted all input and output busses to start from scratch.
Devices > VST Connections > Input > Add Bus > stereo x 1
Devices > VST Connections > Input > Add Bus > mono x 1
Changed device ports:
Stereo = L: US-800 3/4
Stereo = R: US-800 3/4
Mono In = L: US-800 5/6
Devices > VST Connections >Output > Add Bus > stereo x 1
Default device ports that appear are:
L: US-800 1/2
L: US-800 1/2
I can’t change the device ports to anything except US-800 mic ports because they are the only options. Shouldn’t the output be my speakers? How can I change the output device ports? Should I change the output? Is this the problem?
File > New Project > Empty > OK
Project > Add track > Audio > Stereo x 1
Now at this point I click the monitor button to use the channel fader button to check audio input to prevent clipping.
But there’s no audio coming into Cubase LE5. Nothing showing up on the monitors, the recording is a flat line.