#1
Hey all,
I bought an M-Audio FastTrack USB interface for recording guitar with garageband. Now, I've installed the drivers according to the instructions, but Im running into a problem.

when i plug in the guitar and play, the sound is clipped, and there is alot of distortion, enough that you can barely hear the guitar. Now, I know this isnt exactly a high end interface, but shouldnt I be able to at least hear the guitar?
#2
turn the pre down if u havnt already and if that dosnt work do that and hit the pad button
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#4
im using m-audio drivers, it took me to their website and told me to download the latest one. I noticed, the effects in garageband that I use, they apply it to the sounds the computer makes too, as if its disregarding the guitar tone. for example, i tried a distortion setting on one of the preset amps, and it distorted the metronome sound, and recorded loud sounds each time i clicked the record button. could it be set up wrong?
#5
Hhhmmm, I'm not sure. I don't know about M-Audio drivers, I also use an M-Audio interface, but Ive always used Asio drivers for most of the time. Before I used Asio I also had problems with everything, but the Asio drivers changed everything. No latency, good sound.

If you have time I'd suggest trying Asio drivers, see if that changes anything.
#7
Normally here: http://www.asio4all.com/ but that isnt working for me.

maybe these will work: http://www.driversupdate.org/asio-drivers.htm

by the way, its only a suggestion, Im not guaranteeing anything
Last edited by Dookie92 at Dec 31, 2009,
#8
I had an M-Audio Fastrack USB and it was nothing but trouble. Theres a glaring flaw in their chipset, yet they refuse to address it because they have the worst customer service I've ever dealt with.
I eventually bought a Focusrite Saffire 6 USB and have never looked back. I wouldn't want another M-audio product, even if it were free.
#9
Interesting. I dont know, Ive heard mixed things about M-Audio. I have the Delta1010LT and have had no problem once with it, so I dont know. Maybe it depends on the model and type of interface.
#10
maybe. Mine was a cheap 100 one. I wasnt expecting something great, but at the same time it should be working better than this, i can barely hear the guitar, no matter where the output levels are set.
#11
for all the n00bs ,
ASIO only applies to windows systems.

All audio on Mac OS X is handled by the integrated Core Audio driver system.