You need to be logged in to post on the forum
Topic Options
Index
#157122 - 04/16/12 04:21 PM USB Samson Mic
johnnyzell Offline
Apprentice

Registered: 10/23/08
Posts: 104
Loc: Oregon USA
Hi guys: Question: I am importing a wav file and I want to use a USB Samson mic to record onto a separate track. Please, how do I do that?

Top
#157123 - 04/16/12 05:37 PM Re: USB Samson Mic [Re: johnnyzell]
Mac Offline
Veteran

Registered: 05/29/00
Posts: 38502
Loc: Chesapeake, Virginia USA
Band in a Box only has the one .wav Audio track.

RealBand, which ships with Band in a Box, is where you should move the project and then you can record multiple audio tracks on top of the existing song structure a lot easier.


--Mac
_________________________
PGmusic FAQs, Tutorials and Updates! click here

You must be Audiominds.
www.audiominds.com

Top
#157124 - 04/17/12 09:11 AM Re: USB Samson Mic [Re: Mac]
johnnyzell Offline
Apprentice

Registered: 10/23/08
Posts: 104
Loc: Oregon USA
Thanks Mac!

Top
#157125 - 04/17/12 06:32 PM Re: USB Samson Mic [Re: johnnyzell]
Will - PG Music Offline
Apprentice

Registered: 06/03/10
Posts: 108
Hi Johnny,

I should add that with audio recording built into Windows, there is an inherent latency of around 50+ms using MME audio drivers - that means you'll sound late on all of your recordings - so if your Samson Mic comes with ASIO Audio Drivers you'll want to use those (ASIO Drivers have much lower latency). If it doesn't, check out ASIO4ALL - a free ASIO driver that works for many audio devices.

If you want to use ASIO4ALL, here are the steps to get it going.

1. Install ASIO4ALL:

Go to http://asio4all.com/
Click ASIO4ALL2.10 English to download it,
Then run it to install it

2. Install LoopBe1:

Go to http://nerds.de/en/download.html
Click Download setuploopbe1.exe (989 Kb) version 1.6 at the bottom of the page
Then run it to install it

3i. To configure Band in a Box to use ASIO4ALL:

Open Band in a Box, click Opt > MIDI Audio Driver Setup
Select LoopBe1 Virtual Output as your MIDI Output Driver.
Ensure "Use VST/DXi Synth" is checked.
Click OK to close this window.
Click Opt > MIDI Audio Driver Setup again, then click Audio settings in the bottom right.
Change Audio Driver Type to ASIO, and select ASIO4ALL v2 as your driver
Click the ASIO Driver Control Panel, click the wrench to enable advanced view, click the [+] to expand your device, and make sure that all relevant items are 'powered on' (the power icon is to the left of the play icon, to the left of each device name).
That should do it, click OK on everything, click Play to make sure you have sound and test recording.

3ii. To configure RealBand to use ASIO4ALL:

Click Options > Preferences > 6 - MIDI tab > MIDI Devices
Ensure that "Microsoft GS Wavetable" is not selected as a MIDI Output Driver.
Ensure that "Reroute to default VST DXi Synth" is checked, and that "Default VST/DXi Synth" is set to something oither than "None", like "CoyoteWT".
Click OK on this window, and click Yes if it asks anything like "You didn't select a ___ driver, OK to continue?".
Click on the 2-Audio tab, select ASIO as your Audio Driver Type, select ASIO4ALL v2 and check the settings as in the Band in a Box setup instructions above
_________________________
PG Music Inc.
Sales: 1-800-268-6272
Technical Support: 1-866-983-2474
Full contact information is available here.

Top
#157126 - 04/18/12 06:58 PM Re: USB Samson Mic [Re: Will - PG Music]
johnnyzell Offline
Apprentice

Registered: 10/23/08
Posts: 104
Loc: Oregon USA
Wow......WILL! Thank you! A plethora of info. And guess what . . . I now have NO LATENCY! Wonderful, wonderful help. JZ

Top
#157127 - 04/21/12 09:16 AM Re: USB Samson Mic [Re: johnnyzell]
PhillyJazz Offline
Journeyman

Registered: 12/02/03
Posts: 388
Loc: Philly
I was having a lot of latency issues using my computer's optical out to my receiver / amp. Usually when doing audio, I use headphones to avoid bleed, and there was an enormous delay between my mike and headphones.

I found putting the phones into the mixer (which is the input) removed any latency. Even with Asio (and all digital/coax), it seems USB in traversing the bus out throughput the motherboard's RealTek sound chip will cause a lag.

Though I'm not found of the complexity or price (compared to a small mixer) the M-Audio Fast Track Ultra seems to do the best job for me. I have a Ketron SD4 which had really convincing acoustic sounds, so the ability to mix that MIDI with RealTracks (and audio) is essential. Being able to record all these sources to .WAV without unnatural acts is also a nice thing.

It took a lot of trial and error to get this set up to work this way. I know a lot about computers, but the M-Audio is more geared toward audio engineers (which I am not.)
_________________________
Jan - Quad Core Intel Core i7 3.4 (clocked to 4.4)
16GB DDR3
Win 7 64-bit
Samsung SSD Boot drive,other internal and USB drives.
Focusrite Scarlett 2i4
Ketron SD4,SD1000
Onkyo TX-SR606 amp.

Top


Shout Box (Live chat with other users)

PG Music News
Video: Band-in-a-Box for Mac - The Big Piano Window

One of the new features in Band-in-a-Box 2015 for Mac is the Big Piano Window. Watch the YouTube Video to see it in action!

The Big Piano Window displays notes on a resizable keyboard while the song is playing with Band-in-a-Box.

To learn more about all the new features included in Band-in-a-Box 2015 for Mac, visit http://www.pgmusic.com/bbmac.new.htm.

Roland SD-50 Bundle Purchase Options!

Bundle your PowerTracks Pro Audio and Band-in-a-Box Windows or Mac purchase with the Roland SD-50 Mobile Studio Canvas and save!

The Roland Mobile Studio Canvas makes a perfect sound module and audio interface for wide variety of software on Mac or PC including PowerTracks Pro Audio, Ableton Live, Cubase, FL Studio, Garage Band, Logic, Nuendo and more.

Learn more about the Roland SD-50 and review the Bundles available:
Roland SD-50 Bundles for Windows
Roland SD-50 Bundles for Mac

SAVE on Mac Upgrade Packages Until July 31st!

There's still time to purchase the new Band-in-a-Box 2015 for Mac and SAVE on most upgrade packages and receive a Free Bonus PAK of Add-ons that includes 5 MIDI SuperTracks, 5 Artist Performances and 5 Instrumental Studies. Or upgrade to the 20-PAK or 49-PAK to receive even more NEW Add-ons with up to 49 UNRELEASED Bonus RealTracks (that’s in addition to the 101 New RealTracks for Band-in-a-Box 2015)!
Don't wait ‐ our special ends on July 31st!

Click here to learn more about the different Upgrade packages.
Learn more about Bonus PAKs here.

RealTracks Artist Tim Kliphius - Cambridge Performance!

Tim Kliphius will be playing at the Cambridge Summer Music Festival on July 31st!

Learn more about the event here.

Band-in-a-Box Help - A Huge Library of Free Videos!

We have an enormous selection of videos available to showcase Band-in-a-Box! Learn about the new version, or watch shorter videos that explain individual features!

Band-in-a-Box Mac Videos: www.pgmusic.com/videos.bbmac.htm
Band-in-a-Box Windows Videos: www.pgmusic.com/videos.bbwin.htm
Band-in-a-Box for Windows - Tips & Tricks: www.pgmusic.com/videos.bbwin.tips.htm

These are also available on our YouTube Channel!

Artist Video Testimonials Page - Zane Carney!

We've launched a Video Testimonials Page, where Band-in-a-Box Users can tell everyone about their experience with the program!

Our first video is from Zane Carney, guitarist for John Mayer! Take a look...

Coyote WaveTable update for Windows 10

There is a Band-in-a-Box (Coyote WaveTable) update for Windows 10 available (July 20 2015):
Coyote WaveTable Update

Forum Stats
23373 Members
37 Forums
34767 Topics
277504 Posts

Max Online: 1591 @ 03/15/15 04:12 PM
Newest Members
Oxguitar, pqrstu720111, headscratcher, Bill B, CabMos

23372 Registered Users
Top Posters (30 Days)
Planobilly 132
Noel96 108
seeker 98
floyd jane 94
gibson 87
Janice & Bud 84
c_fogle 81
RnAM 80
Don Gaynor 76
Sundance 75
Today's Birthdays
AdrianDelso, Don Carlos, GlennDawson, gpower, jacko_karel