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Firewire Interface Question

Discussion in 'Recording Gear and Equipment [BG]' started by sleepy_monkey, Sep 18, 2008.

  1. I just got a Behringer FCA202 Firewire to hook up to my Macbook.

    Basically, I am running the instruments into my board and then the outs on the board to the FCA202. When I tried to record my bass (active Modulus Q5), I keep getting distortion on the playback. It doesn't seem to be peaking at all. I was running it with Garageband.

    Also, is there a way for the sound to come out of my Mac speakers? The only way I can get sound it to record, then unplug the FCA202 from the Macbook and then it will use the Mac speakers....otherwise it seems the only way to listen while I am playing is using the outputs on the FCA202 back into the board and run it through a PA or something.
  2. fokof

    fokof One day ,I'll be in the future

    Mar 16, 2007
    I don't know the FCA202 but ;
    -Check your battery in your bass
    -Check the gain on your board if you are Peaking ( push "solo" check LED)
    -Check the input gain in the FCA202

    Yep , just create an aggregated device.
    -Go to Application/Utilities/ Audio MIDI Configuration , open it
    -Go to Audio/

    -open agregated device editor ( shift -apple - A )

    -Press + then add your Behringer AND internal audio , give it a name.

    -Then reopen garagebadn and choose the agregated device as you I/O and choose internal audio as your output.
  3. I will do all of the above and let you know.

    Thanks for all of the info. I have recorded with Garageband before, but just by running into the input on the side with a 1/8" adapter...so hopefully the interface will sound a little better and make it easier...
  4. Cool. I just ran my bass straight in (its active) and it worked better, then ran it through my preamp>interface. I might have to muck around with it this weekend so I can run it into my board and work all of the kinks out.

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