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USB Mic and Keyboard - nothing!

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Jul 12, 2007 9:47 PM
Thanks for helping anyone!!

I just bought Logic Express 7.2 and updated to 7.2.3. I've never used this before.

I have a Samson CO1U USB Mic, works with GarageBand.
I have an M-Audio Axiom 49 USB MIDI Controller, works with GarageBand.

How am I supposed to get these to work? I see nothing under I/O. That is gray.

I've tried some aggregation trick for the mic, but I still don't see how I'm supposed to start recording from any devices.

I've opened demo songs and imported audio. I can hear audio from Logic Express.

Please help, or I'll have to return this cause I can't afford a whole new midi setup. Send me tutorials, ANYTHING!

Thank you!

Mac Mini 1.42 PPC G4   Mac OS X (10.4.10)   1 GB RAM
  • fuzzynormal Level 2 Level 2 (460 points)
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    Jul 12, 2007 10:45 PM (in response to jayrobdapot)
    Doesn't LE come with a getting started guide? It's been awhile since I looked at that material, but I think it does...or maybe it's a link to an on-line tutorial? I can't recall right now.

    Oh, just so you know, you're using a more advanced app than GB now, so it requires more direct input from the user, you, to function as you deem fit. That's the nature of the app. You tell it what to do --unlike GB which pushes you into a limited interface.

    I think I've seen a URL here on the boards to a FAQ that might be useful. Try doing a search on this forum and you'll see plenty of new users with the same complaints.

    But here's my biggest advice, and it worked for me when learning LE: Delete everything from the Environment window and start building your project up from scratch. It's a good way to learn how LE handles track assignments, audio objects, midi devices, etc.

    Also, out of curiosity, and if you don't mind me asking, what was the main motivation for you to purchase Logic?
    MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.4.8)
  • Windham Hillbilly Level 4 Level 4 (1,600 points)
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    Jul 13, 2007 12:10 AM (in response to fuzzynormal)
    Delete everything from the Environment window and start building your project up from scratch.

    Good advice.
    Also, read "Logic for GarageBand Users.pdf"
    (/Library/Documentation/Applications/Logic Express 7/).

    (When you go from a 4-wheeler to an 18-wheeler, you've got to figure out what all those other gears are for.)

    old G4, Mac OS X (10.4)
  • noeqplease Level 4 Level 4 (3,580 points)
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    Jul 13, 2007 9:13 AM (in response to jayrobdapot)
    Hi, c%20for%20garageband

    Please, read ALL of the documents.

    They will help you transition from Garageband to logic Express.

    If you then do not get it, then sell the stuff, and go sit on your back porch, and cry.

    Egyptian Merchet and Groma, Mac OS X (10.4.9), Black Coffee and a black Staffordshire Terrier


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