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  • I'm Stuck & Frustrated - Need Help

    Guys and Girls, Im stuck and frustrated. Yesterday my Edirol FA-66 arrived. Now I know its OTT for me at this time, but what with me learning the drums and my son learning the guitar I know we are going to make use of it.

    I have a Roland TD-9 kit that I want to record from. After seeking much advice from the guys at Digital Village in the UK the FA-66 was the sound card I purchased.

    I run a MAC for my recording. I am using no software under the MAC OS other than Garage Band and under bootcamp (Windows XP) I am using Sonar 7.

    Now under MAC OS the Edirol is picked up fine - I have read the instructions but cant figure out what to do in garage band to record. I have left all the buttons on the FA-66 in their default position and I have connected the mono lead that normally runs form the TD-9 brain to the PA from the TD-9 Lineout to the 1 Input on the FA-66. Right? Wrong?

    Now under Windows XP the drivers for the FA-66 installed perfectly and Windows see's it as a device. When I go into Sonar and then click options and Audio the only thing I see is my Realtek sound driver, the default PC driver.

    Is there something I am not doing?

    Any help would be appreciated as I am just at the point of throwing something out of the window.
    Lee "Shaggy" Shand

  • #2
    Originally posted by ShaggyRS6 View Post
    ...I have connected the mono lead that normally runs form the TD-9 brain to the PA from the TD-9 Lineout to the 1 Input on the FA-66. Right? Wrong?
    Looking at the manual, input 1 is fixed at low impedance (for mic input). Try input 2 with the switch set at Hi-Z.

    Originally posted by ShaggyRS6 View Post
    I have left all the buttons on the FA-66 in their default position
    What is the default position of the dials? I don't have the FA-66 (nor a Mac), but looking at this picture, I see the sense buttons are all the way to the left. Usually when setting up, you set the level to zero and slowly turn up the level (the right sens dial for input 2).

    Did you follow page 32 and 40 for setting up in Windows and Sonar? Are you sure the FA-66 is switched on BEFORE starting Sonar?

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    • #3
      Looking at the GarageBand info over at apple.com you have to set the input source of your track to the correct firewire channel and turn monitor on to hear the sound. Also check the recording level setting (or set it to automatic) and then just press record.

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      • #4
        Thanks for the help Eric. The problem i seem to be having in Sonar is that although the device is recognized by Windows, it does not show up as an Audio Device in Sonar.


        I cant figure out why. I even tried disabling the onboard sound and that did not make a difference.
        Lee "Shaggy" Shand

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        • #5
          Does the FA-66 show up in the Sound, Speech, and Audio Devices Properties dialog box (in the Control Panel)? Have you tried setting the FA-66 as the default audio device for play back and recording in that dialog box and setting the Audio Device in Sonar to Windows or System default settings?

          Did you read the disclaimer on page 32:

          If you are using the 192 kHz
          sample rate on Windows XP,
          the FA-66 may not appear in
          the Sounds tab of the Sounds
          and Audio Devices Properties
          dialog box. If so, please update
          your system to Windows XP
          Service Pack 1.

          Have you tried setting the switch on the back to another setting?

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          • #6
            Eric, and others. Thanks for your help. I finally got it going, but not using Sonar.

            I was miffed at having to change OS's all the time, so i bit the bullet and bought Logic Pro which is native to the MAC OS. Like everything else MAC it was a simple case of install, plug everything into the right holes and away you go.

            I will post the result in another thread thank Thank You
            Lee "Shaggy" Shand

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            • #7
              Originally posted by ShaggyRS6 View Post
              Eric, and others. Thanks for your help. I finally got it going, but not using Sonar.

              I was miffed at having to change OS's all the time, so i bit the bullet and bought Logic Pro which is native to the MAC OS. Like everything else MAC it was a simple case of install, plug everything into the right holes and away you go.

              I will post the result in another thread thank Thank You
              Yeah, you can thank uncle Bill for the 'easy of use' under Windows, glad you solved the problem.

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