Recording Audio levels

Shandouze! I’m new at this and i can’t get any levels on my cubase 8 artist set up. I’ve got a mic and guitar set up. Please help.

You might need to give us a bit more to work with…

What exactly is the problem? What gear are using? What have you tried? What were the results?

Shandouze! Xenteq i am trying to start recording for the first time. My matey set me up and recorded music sounds from the focusrite 6i6. I set up to record guitar and mic plugged into the front of my focusrite gain 1 & 2. When i check for led light levels there are none so it will not record a sound. It’s probably something silly but to me it’s two weeks of 3 weeks of standstill. I’m also trying to play the groove my friend who is a pro layed down but it says groove agent can’t be found so there is no sound from his track either. Steinberge said their too busy with promotionals to give me remote support.
Thanks for your reply

Acer M3201, 4Gb Ram, Windows 7, AMD Phenom 9150e Quad core 1800Mz core processor system 32,
Cubase Artist 8, Ableton Live, Focusrite Scarlet 6i6, Oxygen 8, Se2200a2 mic, Benq Monitors, Genius audio pc monitors

Was it all working ok when your friend set you up? Can you get them to give you some help?

  1. The audio issue - Best advice at a distance is disconnect everything and create a totally clean project. Go through the steps at the front of the manual to set up your Devices and Connections. Its worth doing this because then you will learn how it all connects and will help you in long run. Just concentrate on either the guitar or the mic first of all and get to the point where the audio is getting into Cubase. Post back how you get on and what steps you have followed - also, a link to a pdf of the Focusrite manual would help if you still can’t get in working.

  2. The Groove Agent problem - create a VST Instrument track and select Groove Agent SE from the list of available options (under drums). Is it there?

waynefraser - did you manage to resolve this issue?

Is the USB LED on the front of the interface lit? If not then it’s not seeing the driver, ensure that you have installed Scarlett Mix Control:

If the gain halos are not lighting this would indicate that the unit is not receiving signal. Is your microphone phantom powered? If so, have you engaged the 48V button on the front of the interface?

When you connected your guitar, did you change the setting in Scarlett Mix Control for this type of connection? If you did, the ‘INST’ LED on the first channel should be lit up.

If you’re still having problems, feel free to get in contact with us directly and we’ll do everything we can to get you up and running, you can contact us via the form on this page:

Best regards,
Jack // Focusrite Technical Support