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Mixcraft & Audiophile 2496 Set-Up Question

Posted: Fri Apr 20, 2007 7:09 am
by Seazea
I admit it. IÆm not a computer software expert. I just want to record and play back my music on my desktop PC and I am very new to this stuff. I have just purchased Mixcraft 3, a Berhinger 1202FX mixer, a good condenser microphone, and I have installed an Audiophile 2496 soundcard. I "believe" everything is connected correctly. My problem is what should I set the soundcard software settings to so I can record and to play back? I just donÆt understand the software verbiage. Does anyone have one of these cards so I can at least start with the "basic" settings? Any settings I should perform in Mixcraft so it recognizes and uses the soundcard optimally would help to. Thanks in advance.

Posted: Fri Apr 20, 2007 11:32 am
by Acoustica Greg

Well, how far did you get? Do you have the source setting set up so that Mixcraft is detecting audio? Click on the small down arrow next to the Arm button to select the recording source.

Have you recorded something? Does it sound good?


Posted: Mon Apr 23, 2007 4:41 pm
by Seazea
I'm beginning to think that I am a bigger hardware nit-wit than I thought. I tried to do a test recording but I'm not hearing anything in playback although it appears to have a track recorded. Maybe I need to explain how I have things hooked up and maybe you can grade my effort.

1. Microphone is connected to the mic input 1 on my Berhinger UB1202FX mixer.
2. The cd/tape out on the mixer is connected to the "line in" on the Audiophile 2496 soundcard.
3. The cd/tape in on the mixer is connected to the "line out" on the Audiophile 2496 soundcard.
4. Headphones are connected to the mixer phone jack.

I can hear myself through the headphones when I speak into the mic.

What really baffles me is what to set the M-Audio delta Controls to because I don't understand any of the settings names.

I plead for your patience and your guidance...its frustrating me.

Posted: Mon Apr 23, 2007 4:52 pm
by gypsy101
i'll throw 2 cents in & i'm new to all of this 2, but if ya have windows vista - your problem may start there- you can go down the posts to " new board i created" and maybe get some ideas there. a major problem i am facing is i can't record or do anything in rec. prefs. record from wave - i can only record in asio mode (in which case i downloaded asio4all). i know next to nothing and am having great issues w/ new comp. just trying to help - and feel free to join that board & post anything you find for a fix.

Posted: Tue Apr 24, 2007 9:39 am
by Seazea
My operating system is Windows XP Home Edition SP2. The M-Audio 2496 Delta Control Panel is confusing to me since I'm don't really understand what the setting means or what they can do. I've tried various combinations to no avail. I know the card is operating I just don't know how to work it. I wish there was a "walk-through" for the set-up I have which is basically what I guess I am after here.

Posted: Tue Apr 24, 2007 9:23 pm
by gypsy101
not sure if this helps - i was getting down to doing some serious takes.. la ti da.. bottom line was, the kid was on the comp playing her game & after almost taking an axe to this thing - i realized she had the phonez ( 15 perfect takes later) turned down to zero - so i had no patience & did that bastard rat song instead- it's a bitch to be a perfectionist w/ no patience.....but it may be the simple thing overlooked like greg said...