LE 5 came bundled with the US-144MKII
Downloaded and sucessfully installed both the the 2.03 driver and firmware
Studio Projects B1 Microphone with Monster Pro XLR cable
XP Professional - SP3 32bit
Dell Pentium 4; 2.8GHz; 1 Gb RAM (One more Gb RAM on order)
I have read and following the installation instructions for both the Tascam & Cubase LE5
and I believe that all is configured correctly. However, when testing the recording (going throught the manual exercises) the Input signal doesn’t even begin to move the level indicators until it is turned up to about 75%. At that point in time I can hear a very undesireable “Hisssss” which only gets worse when I move the Input pot closer or all the way to 100%. When there the Input signal is good (well within range, and only occasionally trips the overload indicator) - but the “Hissss” is extreamly bad then! Playback has the “Hissss” in it as well. The recording is actually very good (clear, crisp, very nice sound) - if it wern’t for the “Hissss”!!!
Would someone please help me through this?
I have read the posts here in the forum, and have tried adjusting the latency - with no change to the “Hissss.”
The Volume signal in Windows Control Panel is at Max (100%).
Thank you in advance.
First - I have to add that I did have the Phantom power on for the Studio Projects B1 microphone.
I switched out the Studio Projects B1 (large diaphragm Condensor) microphone, and substituted a Shure Unisphere I, Model PE 56D (Unidirectional, Cartroid, Dynamic) microphone. The Shure 56D has a stronger signal, NO “Hisss” (both while recording and while playing back. Of course, the Phantom power was turned off using the Shure 56D.
This does not make sense to me. Shouldn’t the Studio Projects B1 mic, being a large diaphragm condensor microphone work better for recording? From all that I read this should be true. Do I have some settings incorrect???
Please share your expertise.