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    So for starters I have a TASCAM 1800 and a macbook pro. I have reaper installed along with the TASCAM drivers.

    This is copied from a different thread haha, and is talking about what happens after i select yes when asked if i'd like to choose my audio device driver.

    Sorry for being so nooby but i can't find the info i need anywhere else. I can't select the TASCAM in reaper. In the Audio Device drop down menu, the options are none, default system devices, Built in input, built in output, and Boomdevice, which i think has to do with a system wide equalizer i have installed. so do i need these ASIO i heard about from my research? I found them but don't see how to install them on a mac.

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    This may sound stupid, but do you have the power turned on to the Tascam before you start Reaper?

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    Sometimes it is something just that simple.....
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    yes haha. buut the light that indicates a valid usb connection isn't on. i've tested my usb ports and used two different cables, so I'm sure thats not the issue.

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    Well that's a definite problem. First thing to try is is the Tascam's USB port, or your computer's. Have any other USB devices that you can try with the computer? Any other computer that you can plug the Tascam into (just to see if it connects via USB)?

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    Sounds like a hardware problem, not Reaper.

    Download another audio app (Audacity is free) and test it.

    I would also try another usb cable and port.

    If it still doesn't work, then you need to return the Tascam.

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    As of right now (Jan '13), there's 3 different types of USB. For my little tiny TASCAM interface to work (a US-144 mk II), I need at least USB 2.0. First-gen USB isn't fast enough.

    No indicator light? That sounds like a hardware thing.

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    Again, maybe too obvious, but I'll throw it out there anyway....

    Wwith everything turned on, un-plug and then re-plug the power for your US-1800 and wait a few seconds. See if anything happens.

    That's all I got.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RAMI View Post
    Again, maybe too obvious, but I'll throw it out there anyway....

    Wwith everything turned on, un-plug and then re-plug the power for your US-1800 and wait a few seconds. See if anything happens.

    That's all I got.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shapelierpanda View Post
    yes haha. buut the light that indicates a valid usb connection isn't on. i've tested my usb ports and used two different cables, so I'm sure thats not the issue.
    I had USB issues with the tascam 1641 and it was caused by Windows Update....I went back to a previous version and it worked fine.
    Someone here lead me to this, cant recall exact poster...then others chimed in too and recommended "do not have Windows Updates in Auto mode" as it often can cause audio issues like I saw for some hardware mfg's...especially on older pc's.

    in my case it messed with the USB sockets and if I recall my 2.0 was suddenly called 1.1 or something and it stopped working...hmm, I dont recall all the details.

    If your USB light was on before and stopped working later this might be it.

    if it's not happening in the room, it ain't gonna happen on tape.-HG

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