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turntable --> computer = no sound?

Discussion in 'TRIBE Main Forum' started by [- FuNKtiOn -], Mar 13, 2002.

  1. [- FuNKtiOn -]

    [- FuNKtiOn -] TRIBE Member

    okay, so I've hooked up my turntables to my computer.
    but I can't get any sound to come through my computer.

    I've got Sound Forge, and even tried the sound recorder, but recording isnt an option because there isnt even any sound coming from the computer.
    mp3's and all that work, but I can not get anything from the line in to work.
    I adjusted the volume control section for both playback and recording, and yet I can't get a signal.

    anyone know where the problem may be?
  2. stir-fry

    stir-fry TRIBE Member

    your soundcard is probably not setup to play the "SpDif In" or whatever plug you put your turntables into to.
    in SBLive the option can be changed in the AudioHQ.
  3. labRat

    labRat TRIBE Member

    are you going out from your mixer - if so what outputs are they? and what inputs are you using on your sound card?
  4. [- FuNKtiOn -]

    [- FuNKtiOn -] TRIBE Member

    mixer = low out (i also tried the high out)
    computer = green input (also tried the orange input)
  5. swenard

    swenard TRIBE Member

    I'm definetly not an expert on this.

    But, I know that record players(the regular cheap kind) work a different way with stereos they have to be plugged into a phono plug not just any input because they won't work in a regular input. Or so my stereo manual said when I was hooking it up!

    But, I have no idea. I just wanted to type something!
  6. labRat

    labRat TRIBE Member

    no offense, but that was completely useless information.

    basically you'll want the stereo output from your mixer to go into the line-in on your sound card. if you sound card only has a mic-in then you may run into complications.

    what type of mixer and sound card do you have?

  7. pr0nstar

    pr0nstar TRIBE Member

    Your line in is typically Pink or Red.

    Green is line-out and orange maybe mic?

  8. stir-fry

    stir-fry TRIBE Member

    ^^ hey there posty mcpost
  9. [- FuNKtiOn -]

    [- FuNKtiOn -] TRIBE Member

    my mixer is a Citronic MSX-1 Pro.
    unfortunately, I dont know off hand (and I'm currently at work) what kind of sound card it is.
    I know it has plugs for speakers out, line in (green), and microphone (orange).

    I'm pretty sure that there isnt a problem with the connections, but something as for settings on my computer.
  10. stir-fry

    stir-fry TRIBE Member

    you obviously didn't read what i posted... look through your sound settings, there should be somewhere that you can change what sound source your soundcard is playing. you should be able to change it to the input that your mixer is plugged into and then you should get sound.

    if you have the soundblaster live installed, the option can quickly be set in your AUDIOHQ program. If you don't have it installed, you'll have to search around the control panel for audio settings.
  11. labRat

    labRat TRIBE Member

    the low, mid and high outputs are for equalizer inputs. if you're using low out then you're only getting from 100Hz or so down. OR you may be using the Mic LO inputs, which would not work at all.

    you'll want to use the Master OUT.

    as for the sound card, i'll assume that you are right in that the line in is green. but you should really check this one as well.

    honestly, you should make sure that you know what you're doing before plugging things in and out of you mixer and sound card. most audio equipment does haev protection against over loading and such but it still isn't good to do so.

    also, double check on what stir-fry said.

  12. [- FuNKtiOn -]

    [- FuNKtiOn -] TRIBE Member

    thanks everyone.
    I only began tinkering with it last night, and will certainly check that stuff again when I get home from work.

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