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I am using Logic 9.1.3 (1697.87) (32-bit).

 

I am having a problem that I am sure is related to my wetware (i.e. my brain), and I apologize for not finding the answer that is likely already posted somewhere here in these vast archives. I am very new to Logic.

 

My problem is that despite following the instructions for creating and Audio track I am not getting an input signal through my audio interface (an M-Audio FastTrack Ultra 8R).

 

I can record and play back just fine using the the FastTrack in Garageband so I am sure this is a wetware/software issue.

 

- I have followed the instructions to create a record-enabled Audio track (several times!)

- Logic is seeing the FastTrack and I have selected it for both input and output in the Audio Prefereces pane

- I can record audio to Logic using the built-in mic on my Mac

- Logic output through the FastTrack is working fine

 

Why am I not getting any input signal? Any guidance will be most appreciated! I am sure I am just missing a menu option or a check box.

 

Help? And sorry for the newbie question, but I gotta say I am delighted to have found this incredible place! Wow! :-)

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Hello and welcome!

 

- I have followed the instructions to create a record-enabled Audio track (several times!)

- Logic is seeing the FastTrack and I have selected it for both input and output in the Audio Prefereces pane

- I can record audio to Logic using the built-in mic on my Mac

- Logic output through the FastTrack is working fine

 

You don't say anything about setting the correct input in the channel strip's input slot. Check that.

 

J.

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Thanks for the reminder, jordito. Yes, the input is properly set in the channel strip.

 

I have made some progress but I'm still puzzled.

 

I set up the Audio track as Mono, but when I click the MONO/STEREO button at the bottom left of the the channel strip to set it to STEREO get a signal! But only on the right side... :-( So at least I am getting to record something at last but then it plays back hard right. I am not using a stereo source so that makes sense, but why would I have to "enable" stereo to get a signal for a mono source to a mono audio track.

 

I am quite sure I am still doing something wrong. *sigh* Any suggestions?

 

Thanks again, J., for responding and your warm welcome!

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Yes indeed I am a total dope. I was so sure about how I had plugged the mics into the FastTrack. WRONG! Bloody hell! They are in 2 and 3, not 1 and 2 and that explains everything. I am rightfully embarrassed. Now, having set up new Audio tracks with the right input assignments all is working well. I didn't check the basics. A wetware issue indeed! :-(

 

Thank you, jordito and triplets, for taking the time to help. I have learned and that is what I'm going to have to do a hell of a lot of.

 

And yes, I am disappointed in the M-Audio interface, triplets. It seems to barley provide any signal at all. I ended up buying a used preamp (an M-Audio DMP3 ironically) just to get a significent signal. Grrr. Would you suggest a different interface? I might have a budget one of these days and I can sell the FastTrack.

 

So thanks again, you two, for helping out this total newbie. I hope I will be able to help someone here one of these days.

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Yes indeed I am a total dope. I was so sure about how I had plugged the mics into the FastTrack. WRONG! Bloody hell! They are in 2 and 3, not 1 and 2 and that explains everything. I am rightfully embarrassed. Now, having set up new Audio tracks with the right input assignments all is working well. I didn't check the basics. A wetware issue indeed! :-(

 

Thank you, jordito and triplets, for taking the time to help. I have learned and that is what I'm going to have to do a hell of a lot of.

 

And yes, I am disappointed in the M-Audio interface, triplets. It seems to barley provide any signal at all. I ended up buying a used preamp (an M-Audio DMP3 ironically) just to get a significent signal. Grrr. Would you suggest a different interface? I might have a budget one of these days and I can sell the FastTrack.

 

So thanks again, you two, for helping out this total newbie. I hope I will be able to help someone here one of these days.

 

Don't worry, man, things like that can happen to anyone. Glad to know you got it sorted!

 

J.

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