Audio interface

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Re: Audio interface

Post by Starship Krupa » Fri Jul 10, 2015 4:23 am

tinpan wrote:Starship, you have me at a loss, Im not seeing what any of that has to do with what I posted. What am I missing?
Just a suggestion not to get too hung up on marketing hype when choosing interfaces.

Looks like you made a great choice! How do you like the microphone?
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Re: Audio interface

Post by tinpan » Fri Jul 10, 2015 5:11 am

Starship Krupa wrote:
tinpan wrote:Starship, you have me at a loss, Im not seeing what any of that has to do with what I posted. What am I missing?
Just a suggestion not to get too hung up on marketing hype when choosing interfaces.

Looks like you made a great choice! How do you like the microphone?
Haven't got to the mic yet. Still trying to get this working.....

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Re: Audio interface

Post by tinpan » Fri Jul 10, 2015 8:14 am

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tinpan wrote:Ok so I picked up a Focusrite Scarlett solo studio pack, I like it fine but I still have issues, one being this:
I put my guitar in and with headphones plugged in the interface I can hear the guitar in real time which is great however it's the raw guitar, I want to hear the effects Im adding in the mixcraft 7 program, how do I hear the "real time" guitar with the effects added such as the shredder overdrive. How do I do that?
Hi,

Are you using ASIO in Mixcraft's sound device preferences? If not, try that. You would listen to playback through the Scarlett Solo.

Greg
Greg, I tried ASIO and did not work, so I tried wave and that works, first try and latency was so bad it shut my PC down, second try I raised the buffer to a 6 and I hear the guitar and playback through the interface headphones however I still have the latency problem, I thought the interface was going to help, guess not.
I did all this with just 2 tracks, a mix of a tune I wrote & recorded on MC6 and the second track with my guitar.
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Re: Audio interface

Post by Acoustica Greg » Fri Jul 10, 2015 8:33 am

Hi,

What version and build of Mixcraft are you using? ASIO should work. When you say that it doesn't work, what happened exactly? Go to Focusrite's web page and download and install the latest Scarlett Solo driver.



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Re: Audio interface

Post by tinpan » Sat Jul 11, 2015 2:11 am

Acoustica Greg wrote:Hi,

What version and build of Mixcraft are you using? ASIO should work. When you say that it doesn't work, what happened exactly? Go to Focusrite's web page and download and install the latest Scarlett Solo driver.



Greg
Im using MC7, Where do I look to see what build?

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Re: Audio interface

Post by fredfish » Sat Jul 11, 2015 2:31 am

tinpan wrote:
Acoustica Greg wrote:Hi,

What version and build of Mixcraft are you using? ASIO should work. When you say that it doesn't work, what happened exactly? Go to Focusrite's web page and download and install the latest Scarlett Solo driver.



Greg
Im using MC7, Where do I look to see what build?
Look in the title bar of mixcraft
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Re: Audio interface

Post by tinpan » Sat Jul 11, 2015 3:38 am

fredfish wrote:
tinpan wrote:
Acoustica Greg wrote:Hi,

What version and build of Mixcraft are you using? ASIO should work. When you say that it doesn't work, what happened exactly? Go to Focusrite's web page and download and install the latest Scarlett Solo driver.



Greg
Im using MC7, Where do I look to see what build?
Look in the title bar of mixcraft
build.jpg
Cheers

John
Thanks John, It is the same as in your photo Build 277

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Re: Audio interface

Post by tinpan » Sat Jul 11, 2015 5:49 am

I tried this: I opened Mixcraft 6 and tried the interface with it, aside from minor "scratchy sound" it works much better so perhaps Im still missing something in the set up in Mixcraft 7. In MC 6 i had real time (very little latency) guitar sound. The scratchy sound might be something being "amplified" because I only hear it when using the "shred amp simulator" effect. the raw guitar sounds fine.

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Re: Audio interface

Post by Pete Stobbs » Sat Jul 11, 2015 6:10 am

I use the Scarlett solo no problems.
You need to be using Win 7 or higher.
I'm using 8.1 and have a usb3 port.

Maybe check this out?

http://uk.focusrite.com/usb-audio-inter ... /downloads
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Re: Audio interface

Post by Mark Bliss » Sat Jul 11, 2015 6:18 am

Hmm, interestingly, there are two different Windows drivers listed.
One recommended for AMD systems and USB 3, the other presumably for Intel and USB 2.

Edit: Are you saying it functions in MC6 but not at all in 7?
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Re: Audio interface

Post by tinpan » Sat Jul 11, 2015 7:18 am

Mark Bliss wrote:Hmm, interestingly, there are two different Windows drivers listed.
One recommended for AMD systems and USB 3, the other presumably for Intel and USB 2.

Edit: Are you saying it functions in MC6 but not at all in 7?
Im not sure what USB I have, I tried looking it up cant tell but Im not that great at computer lingo. I wouldn't be surprised if thats my problem.

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Re: Audio interface

Post by outteh » Sat Jul 11, 2015 7:45 am

If you right click on your computer icon and select properties it will show you what your OS and system are. Then you can pick the correct driver download. Use device manager to see what type of USB ports you have.

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Re: Audio interface

Post by tinpan » Sat Jul 11, 2015 10:15 am

Mark Bliss wrote:Hmm, interestingly, there are two different Windows drivers listed.
One recommended for AMD systems and USB 3, the other presumably for Intel and USB 2.

Edit: Are you saying it functions in MC6 but not at all in 7?
It works in 6 & 7 but better in 6 less latency.

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Re: Audio interface

Post by marc32123 » Sat Jul 11, 2015 10:42 am

Mark Bliss wrote:Hmm, interestingly, there are two different Windows drivers listed.
One recommended for AMD systems and USB 3, the other presumably for Intel and USB 2.

Edit: Are you saying it functions in MC6 but not at all in 7?
I am all confused now. Not sure what you meant by "presumably for intel and USB 2?"

On the focusrite website it says "If you're using an AMD system you should connect your Scarlett Solo to a USB 3.0 port after downloading and installing the driver.
If you don't have any USB 3.0 ports available on your AMD system, please download and install this driver instead before connecting your Scareltt Solo to a USB 2.0 port."

The thing is, I have an intel system, but I also have USB 3 ports. So, should I install the driver for AMD and USB 3.0 ports or the driver for USB 2.0 ports? And by the way, it doesn't saying anything about intel.

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Re: Audio interface

Post by outteh » Sat Jul 11, 2015 10:50 am

I think you should use the windows USB 2.0 driver download. It appears Focusrite has developed. USB 3.0 driver but it is for AMD systems only. Also make isure you use the USB 2.0 port on your computer.

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