Logic Pro 8 just joined. need help recording audio into logic on mac via motu 828

#1
just joined. need help recording audio into logic on mac via motu 828

is this the right forum for this this question?

just bought a microphone and am trying to record audio track. no problem using apple loops etc.

I have plugged mic into input in socket 2 (0f 8) in motu and have selected input 2 on my logic 8 audio track. can't get any response.

have checked the audio interface on mac and is set to motu 828 same in logic preferences - audio - interface.

When i check input on mac audio perferences i get response from microphone, but not in logic.

Any one know what i am refering to and have a solution or idea of what might resolve this.

Thanks.

jolyon
 

bambony

Administrator
Staff member
#4
just joined. need help recording audio into logic on mac via motu 828

is this the right forum for this this question?

just bought a microphone and am trying to record audio track. no problem using apple loops etc.

I have plugged mic into input in socket 2 (0f 8) in motu and have selected input 2 on my logic 8 audio track. can't get any response.

have checked the audio interface on mac and is set to motu 828 same in logic preferences - audio - interface.

When i check input on mac audio perferences i get response from microphone, but not in logic.

Any one know what i am refering to and have a solution or idea of what might resolve this.

Thanks.

jolyon
I suspect the problem is that on the MOTU the mic inputs 1 and 2 are equivalent to input 9 and 10 NOT input 1 and 2 in Logic.

HTH

Tony
 
#5
yes the broblem is just when i am monitering the meter with the track armed. i know this is a basic problem but i would appreciate your knowledge
 
#6
are you familiar with the back of the motu 828. i am refering to one of the 8 in/out sockets.

you refer to 'mic inputs 1 and 2 are equivalent to input 9 and 10' so i do not know what you mean.

Should i be using another input? do i need to set something on logic?

much appreciated
 

bambony

Administrator
Staff member
#8
If you are using a mic you should be plugged in via one of the front 2 mic preamps - prefereably using the XLR inputand not a jack. The rear input are not for mics but line level inputs (desks, mic preamps etc). Get yourself a proper XLR-XLR mic cable and plug it into Mic Input 1. Set the level pot to show 2-3 green lights and set the Logic channel to record on input 9 (I think it is 9 try other odd number 11 and 13 just in case).

HTH

Tony
 
#13
bro. you don't have to answer that rambling post. the fact is i have some wicked equipment and i would so love to get it all working back together.

i will get one of those cables and take it from there.

Thanks
 
#14
ok cool. for now i have no mixing desks. just a mic and a couple of guitars (plus mac g5, motu 828, virus c(thats another thread for later!!!!)).

thanks bambony i am going to get that cable.

:)
 
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