#1
Hey guys, I'm looking to set up some studio monitors for mixing in Logic and just enjoying all the guitar presets in Logic more, but I'm unsure as to how I would go about it with my current setup:

I'm running all my instruments into an ART Tubefire Firewire 8 (http://www.musiciansfriend.com/pro-audio/art-tubefire-8-firewire-recording-interface)

which then runs through firewire to my iMac (into Logic) and then I'm currently just using a pair of decent Logitech speakers/sub running out of the headphone jack.

My question is, how would I set up a pair of monitors like the KRK Rockit 5's? They have both RCA Unbalanced and then TRS or XLR balanced inputs. Would I run everything back through my Tubefire into the Rockits? (Is that possible with Logic?) I really don't have any idea about what those outputs mean or what is possible, so any help is appreciated.

Thanks for the help, this was really the only forum I thought applied well, and it has the most helpful posts I think.
#2
Use the 1/4'' outputs on the back and plug the monitors into that. Inside logic, route your master bus to the outputs you're using.

For more answer, post in the recording forum.
#3
you read manual. you learn things.
Jumping on dat gear sig train.
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Strandberg OS7 / Lace Poopsticks
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Skervesen Raptor 6 NTB / BKP Juggernauts
Hapas Sludge 7 FF / Hapas Leviathan
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#4
Gotcha, thanks sandyman!


Quote by AcousticMirror
you read manual. you learn things.


Manual no come with this tubefire. Me probably not understand terms in Logics/KRKs/ARTs manual. Me ask for help in helpful forum instead. Me appreciative for helpful advice.
#5
Jumping on dat gear sig train.
PRS Hollowbody II / BKP Warpigs
Strandberg OS6T / BKP Aftermath
Strandberg OS7 / Lace Poopsticks
Skervesen Raptor 7FF / BKP Warpigs
Skervesen Raptor 6 NTB / BKP Juggernauts
Hapas Sludge 7 FF / Hapas Leviathan
Anderson Baritom / Motorcity Nuke BKP Sinner Anderson H2+
Warmoth Baritone / BKP Piledriver
Ibanez Rg2120x / BKP Nailbomb

Blackstar ID:Core Beam
#7
sir,

i think that recording is not for you.
Jumping on dat gear sig train.
PRS Hollowbody II / BKP Warpigs
Strandberg OS6T / BKP Aftermath
Strandberg OS7 / Lace Poopsticks
Skervesen Raptor 7FF / BKP Warpigs
Skervesen Raptor 6 NTB / BKP Juggernauts
Hapas Sludge 7 FF / Hapas Leviathan
Anderson Baritom / Motorcity Nuke BKP Sinner Anderson H2+
Warmoth Baritone / BKP Piledriver
Ibanez Rg2120x / BKP Nailbomb

Blackstar ID:Core Beam
#8
Quick question: I got the KRK's the other day, and currently have them hooked up as RCA out of my Mac's headphone output because I ran into a problem. I hooked them up to my TubeFire, and routed the audio output to it, but no sound would come out of the KRKs.

Am I mistaken in using the same speaker cables that I run from my amp heads to cabs? are they not TRS cables?

I hadn't planned on using them, but I bought the monitors from Best Buy for cheaper than Guitar Center, and so they didn't have any cables to buy there. So I got home and realized I had extra speaker cables for my cabs that weren't set up at the moment, and tried those. After looking around the interwebz I think I was wrong.

Thanks guys
Guitars:
Epi Les Paul Custom Blackback
Gibson SG Classic w/ P90s
Epi Les Paul Ultra I
Squier Tele Black & Chrome
Taylor 210e

Amps:
Marshall JVM210H
Orange Tiny Terror
Marshall 1969 Lead cab
Orange PPC 2x12 cab
#9
Oh and AcousticMirror I wanted to thank you for posting that TubeFire manual, I've actually learned quite a good bit from it the past few days.
Guitars:
Epi Les Paul Custom Blackback
Gibson SG Classic w/ P90s
Epi Les Paul Ultra I
Squier Tele Black & Chrome
Taylor 210e

Amps:
Marshall JVM210H
Orange Tiny Terror
Marshall 1969 Lead cab
Orange PPC 2x12 cab
#10
you need balanced trs cables. they sell them at guitar center.

a speaker cable is one conductor no shield.
Jumping on dat gear sig train.
PRS Hollowbody II / BKP Warpigs
Strandberg OS6T / BKP Aftermath
Strandberg OS7 / Lace Poopsticks
Skervesen Raptor 7FF / BKP Warpigs
Skervesen Raptor 6 NTB / BKP Juggernauts
Hapas Sludge 7 FF / Hapas Leviathan
Anderson Baritom / Motorcity Nuke BKP Sinner Anderson H2+
Warmoth Baritone / BKP Piledriver
Ibanez Rg2120x / BKP Nailbomb

Blackstar ID:Core Beam
#11
Okey doke, thanks for the help, I'll have to make the trek out there soon.
Guitars:
Epi Les Paul Custom Blackback
Gibson SG Classic w/ P90s
Epi Les Paul Ultra I
Squier Tele Black & Chrome
Taylor 210e

Amps:
Marshall JVM210H
Orange Tiny Terror
Marshall 1969 Lead cab
Orange PPC 2x12 cab
#12
I know this is an old thread, but I've got one last question. I've got the monitors hooked up with TRS through the Tubefire, and it's great coming out of Logic. I've also got a headphone amp coming out of the front of the Tubefire.

My problem right now is I can't mute the Rokits while we're tracking in Logic, and I also can't play music from iTunes or anything through the Rokits. But if I change my Mac's audio output source to the Tubefire, my iTunes music comes through the headphone amp (out of the Tubefire).

Anybody know how I can hook it up and get the best of both worlds? I'd be highly appreciative.
Guitars:
Epi Les Paul Custom Blackback
Gibson SG Classic w/ P90s
Epi Les Paul Ultra I
Squier Tele Black & Chrome
Taylor 210e

Amps:
Marshall JVM210H
Orange Tiny Terror
Marshall 1969 Lead cab
Orange PPC 2x12 cab