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907 Views 13 Replies Latest reply: Jun 6, 2009 9:26 AM by Caramby
Currently Being ModeratedJun 5, 2009 10:30 AM (in response to Scott Laughlin-Richard)Check on Tascam's website to see if this is a known issue. They may have an updated driver for you to download.Dual 1.8 GHz PowerPC G5, Mac OS X (10.5.7), Logic Studio 8.0.2
Currently Being ModeratedJun 5, 2009 10:52 AM (in response to Caramby)Thanks for the response, but no go. I have the latest driver, and still nothing.
I find it really odd that I can SEE the meter showing audio, yet nothing from the speakers. however, iTunes, Logic and GB as well as all other sources of audio play just fine.
BTW, I also get nothing from within LE ot GB from the Tascam, even though it is the default output device for entire system.
I am at a total loss...24" iMac, Mac OS X (10.5.7), 4 GB RAM
Currently Being ModeratedJun 5, 2009 12:27 PM (in response to Scott Laughlin-Richard)Okay, now you've lost me, I'm afraid.
Firstly — it may still be a driver compatibility issue, but one that hasn't been addressed by Tascam yet.
But assuming not for a moment, I can't quite follow what you are & are not hearing. Also I don't know what this Tascam device is or what it does, so if you could tell me that first & then run through the sequence of events, I'm sure we can get to the bottom of this in no time.
Don't go re-installing 10.5.6 just yet, in case anyone suggests that! That would be a bit drastic…Dual 1.8 GHz PowerPC G5, Mac OS X (10.5.7), Logic Studio 8.0.2
Currently Being ModeratedJun 5, 2009 1:08 PM (in response to Scott Laughlin-Richard)I'm also using the Tascam US122 digital interface but with OS 10.4.11 and Logic Express and it works perfectly. Very reliable communication between components and computer...iMac, Mac OS X (10.4.11)
Currently Being ModeratedJun 5, 2009 1:23 PM (in response to Gaston5)Thanks, Gaston5. Confirmation that this may be to do with the 10.5.7 update.
So, Scott Laughlin-…, re-reading your post, should I understand that there is a screen on your interface that displays Audio coming OUT of Logic INTO your interface, & that your monitors are connected to your interface? So you mean that Audio is getting into it, but not out?
(Sorry if I'm being a bit slow on the uptake… there are so many different devices out there…)Dual 1.8 GHz PowerPC G5, Mac OS X (10.5.7), Logic Studio 8.0.2
Currently Being ModeratedJun 5, 2009 2:08 PM (in response to Caramby)Yes, the US-122 is a usb interface. I have been using it for several years now.
I have had no problems until this last OS update, which also included an iTunes update that I have heard folks are having burning problems with.
I can SEE the signal going in (in the sys prefs meters), as well as in LE's meters, but no sound comes out of my monitors. Yet I CAN play songs in iTunes and pre-recorded tracks in LE7 and GB, without problems at all, as well as any other audio from online sources and from the OS, like alerts, etc. It is only audio straight from the US-122 that does not make a sound.
I find it so odd that the OS Sys prefs show a signal, yet no sound is present, while all other apps produce sound as usual.
I have repaired permissions, and have reset SOUND and AUDIO/MIDI setting severals times.
I USED to be able to play guitar through my Vox ToneLab, connected directly to the US-122 into the Mac, whether I was using LE7 or GB or neither. Now I get NOTHING from it at all (aside from the OS meters), no matter what.
I'd suspect a cable if not for the signal in the meters, and the sound from every other audio app, including pre-recorded LE7 & GB stuff.
I have had minor problems in the past, but never anything like this.24" iMac, Mac OS X (10.5.7), 4 GB RAM
Currently Being ModeratedJun 5, 2009 3:35 PM (in response to Scott Laughlin-Richard)You've mentioned two different sets of meters. Where are each of them — exactly?
And what are your monitors connected to?
Unless I can follow the chain from one end to the other, I can't examine each link to see where the problem is occurring. So you have to tell me how your gear is connected, & what you are trying to do. Remember, my system is not the same as yours, so I am not familiar with it, & very likely you are set up the opposite way round from the way I am.
Are you able to record audio, but not hear it? In which case, that would be easy to fix.Dual 1.8 GHz PowerPC G5, Mac OS X (10.5.7), Logic Studio 8.0.2
Currently Being ModeratedJun 5, 2009 3:42 PM (in response to Caramby)OK, the meters are 1) the ones in the sys prefs for sound, and actually both in GB and LE7. Both apps show a signal going in.
My chain is a Vox Tonelab connected to the Tascam US-122 connected to the iMac via usb. ALL audio is directed back to the Tascam and the KRK Rokit 8s are connected to the Tascam's outputs.
ALL audio apps work fine for playback. It is only what I input that does not come back out, though it shows the signal IS getting in.24" iMac, Mac OS X (10.5.7), 4 GB RAM
Currently Being ModeratedJun 5, 2009 4:24 PM (in response to Scott Laughlin-Richard)Do you mean you can record in GarageBand, but not in Logic? Or that you can't record in either?
If you are familiar with +Applications > Utilities > Audio MIDI Setup,+ you will know that your Tascam should be selected as both Input & Output (if that were not the case, you would need an aggregate device — different story). Is there any setting in that utility which looks odd or different from what you might expect? It must be (from what you say) the Input that is suspect.
You can also try using your Built-in Inputs & Outputs & seeing if everything behaves normally then.
After that, if this affects both GarageBand & Logic, then things will get a bit tricky (& you may have to either wait for a driver update, or go back to 10.5.6). But if you can record in GarageBand, & just not in Logic, then you can check in Logic which Audio Drivers you have set & whether or not you are using Core Audio.Dual 1.8 GHz PowerPC G5, Mac OS X (10.5.7), Logic Studio 8.0.2
Currently Being ModeratedJun 5, 2009 5:03 PM (in response to Caramby)I haven't tried to record in either GB or Logic, because I can't hear what I am doing, so I saw no sense in trying.
Yes, I have probably quadruple checked the Audio/Midi setup, as well as the Sound sys prefs.
I wouldn't be happier, but it would make more sense if I wasn't showing a signal on the input meters.24" iMac, Mac OS X (10.5.7), 4 GB RAM
Currently Being ModeratedJun 6, 2009 2:24 AM (in response to Scott Laughlin-Richard)+(Sorry for the delay — it's morning again here now!)+
Okay, you have to try recording something, simply as a test.
• Previously recorded Tracks play back fine — you can hear them.
• You can't hear what you're trying to record, but the Input monitor shows a signal.
• Therefore it isn't a signal input problem, it's a monitoring problem.
Test this hypothesis by making short test recordings in GarageBand & Logic. If you can hear them play back after recording, the hypothesis is confirmed.
You can also try monitoring via other Outputs from Logic rather than your interface, but if it's a monitoring problem it shouldn't be too hard to find a workaround. For a start, look at your monitoring & Software Monitoring options in Logic & on your interface.
It could be as simple as toggling the Software Monitoring option!Dual 1.8 GHz PowerPC G5, Mac OS X (10.5.7), Logic Studio 8.0.2
Currently Being ModeratedJun 6, 2009 7:18 AM (in response to Caramby)You are correct, and I figured it out last night. The monitor control on the Tascam had somehow got turned down. I never mess with it, and it is tucked into a nook on my desk, so I can't see it easily. I must have accidentally hit it reaching in there for something.
It's always something simple, isn't it? When this first happened, I was getting no playback in GB either. I hadn't messed with GB much for years since I got LE7. After looking and looking, I found a track was soloed and nothing was on that track! DUH! LOL
Anyway, thanks for helping and making me think.24" iMac, Mac OS X (10.5.7), 4 GB RAM
Currently Being ModeratedJun 6, 2009 9:26 AM (in response to Scott Laughlin-Richard)Good hunting. Very glad you sorted it out!Dual 1.8 GHz PowerPC G5, Mac OS X (10.5.7), Logic Studio 8.0.2