Yesterday I bought an Aardvark Direct Pro LX6 audio interface. I am having serious problems getting it to work properly, and am hoping for some advice here.
I am running Win XP Home on a Dell P4. I also have a Sound Blaster Audigy
2 card in another PCI slot. I am using a Behringer Eurorack UB1202
I am running a cable from the Aardvark breakout boxâ€™s main outs (1 and 2) to my mixerâ€™s tape in.
I am running a cable from the Aardvark breakout boxâ€™s inputs (1 and 2) to my mixerâ€™s tape out.
The mixerâ€™s control room outs are going to a pair of Tapco powered monitors.
I have changed my default sound device for playback and recording in XP to â€œ1,2 Direct Pro LX6â€ (my options include â€œ3,4 Direct Pro LX6â€ and â€œ5,6 Direct Pro LX6â€). Default midi music playback is also now Direct Pro LX6. I am concerned about this, because I understand the LX6 has no onboard synth. Anyway, more on this below.
I am able to play mp3 files in Real Audio and Windows Media Player using this configuration. I can hear the file fine, and there is clearly signal going to the card that I can see on the meter on the Aardvark Control Panel.
However, there doesnâ€™t seem to be any signal going to the card from my â€œBand in a Boxâ€ midi-style accompaniment program, though I have configured that software to use the Direct Pro LX6 card. So, question #1 is: If I need to use my Sound Blaster card to play midi files (because the LX6 has no onboard synths), how do I connect the Sound Blaster card to the LX6 card in order to hear my midi files?
Further, I canâ€™t get other programs to produce any sound using this configuration. For example, I have installed a complimentary version of Cakewalk Pro Audio 9
that came with the sound card, but though the program is clearly sending out a signal, itâ€™s not making it to the sound card, and therefore not to my ears.
Since I am getting Real Player and Windows Media Player to work through the sound card, I am starting to think itâ€™s not my hardware configuration but something related to software thatâ€™s causing these problems.
Any words of wisdom?