I just bought a Yamaha THR30ii Wireless amplifier and it came bundled with Cubase AI 12. I’m running a mid 2014 MacBook Pro with MacOS Big Sur 11.7.8. 16GB RAM. 2.5GHz i7.
The problem is that I’m unable to use the Yamaha amp as a USB audio interface with Cubase because I do not get any input volume when recording a track. I’m setting it up correctly but as I say, there’s no input when I press record, just a flat line and there is no audio activity visible in the transport bar.
In MacOS Audio MIDI Setup, I can see the THR30II WIRELESS listed, and I’ve selected ‘Use this device for audio input’ and ‘Use this device for audio output’.
I can select the THR30II WIRELESS as the input source in Cubase:
If I go to Studio > Studio Setup > Audio system, I can select the THR30II WIRELESS as the ASIO driver…
Studio > Audio Connections shows for the Inputs tab a Bus Name ‘Stereo In’ for the THR30II WIRELESS audio device and for the outputs tab shows a Bus Name ‘Stereo Out’ for the THR30II WIRELESS audio device.
When I select Project > Add track > Audio, for Audio Inputs I select ‘Stereo In’, for Configuration I select ‘Stereo’ and for Audio Outputs I select ‘Stereo Out’.
I’ve been through this all with Yamaha and they cannot see a problem and referred me to Strindberg support who just pointed me to a quick guide that I had already tried and failed with.
What am I doing wrong?
A couple of things that may or may not be relevant to the problem:
*1) In MacOS Audio MIDI Setup, I can see the THR30II WIRELESS listed. I can adjust the output volume in the output tab, but in the input tab the slider is greyed out and set to minimum. This may just be because the input volume is fixed and not adjustable, I don’t know.
- In Cubase 12, in the main window, above where the tracks are displayed, there is a box labelled ‘Input/Output Channels’. I can only see ‘Stereo Out’ there. There is no ‘Stereo In’. There’s an output channel there but no input channel. I’ve no idea why.
Any help would be much appreciated. I only want to record some simple guitar tracks and the Yamaha is supposed to be plug and play with the included Cubase program, but I’m having a great deal of difficulty with it.
According to Yamaha and Steinberg documentation there is no need to install a driver on mac, you just select the amp as the audio device and it should just work.
I can drag a sample into the main window and press play and hear the output coming out of the amp, there’s just no input.
I’ve downloaded the desktop app for the amp and cranked the usb output volume but I get nothing.