I could really use some urgent help in fixing my problem - any advice or pointers appreciated.
I’m using Cubase 7 on a Macbook Pro (OSX v. 10.8.2). I have it hooked up to a Focusrite Scarlett 2i4, connected to the Macbook by USB cable via a 7-port USB 3.0 hub. My problem is that I can’t get any sound out of Cubase via the Scarlett into my speakers.
I’m definitely receiving an input signal via the Scarlett; I have a MIDI keyboard plugged into it and I’m able to play / record with the keyboard in Cubase, so the USB cable and connection is fine. This input works fine on both MIDI tracks and instrument tracks.
I’m also definitely receiving an output signal; I can select “Scarlett 2i4 USB” as audio output in my audio preferences, and when I do then the laptop in general is able to use the Scarlett / speakers as an output (e.g. if I play a YouTube video on the Macbook, I’ll hear the sound through my external speakers via the Scarlett), but Cubase still can’t; even if the Scarlett is selected as the Macbook’s audio output, Cubase still uses the in-build speakers.
I’m able to select the Scarlett as an output on MIDI tracks, but when I do, I get no sound out of that track. I’m not able to select the Scarlett as an output on instrument tracks at all. On both MIDI and instrument tracks, when I use a different output - such as the pre-packaged HALion Sonic SE - then I get sound through the Macbook’s tinny speakers, no problem.
I’ve checked my device setup panel. The Scarlett shows “active” as an input because I’ve selected “All MIDI inputs” on all of my tracks. It shows “active” as an output if I set one of the MIDI tracks to use it as an output (as described above), but still no sound.
I’ve installed all the recommended Focusrite and Scarlett drivers and software. I’ve checked the Scarlett documentation, and it rather unhelpfully says “refer to your software’s documentation” when telling you how to set it up.
I’m sure there’s something small and stupid that I haven’t done, but I simply don’t know what it is. I’ve read other threads on this forum featuring problems of a similar nature but they haven’t been able to help me.
If anyone could help me, I’d be extremely grateful. I have a music rehearsal scheduled with some singers this Wednesday (three days from now), and I need to be able to play music through my speakers.
Thanks in advance,