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    Hi, I've been trying to record using the stereo jack at the front of my computer. I have a little mixing desk hooked up to it so I can record all my instruments this way (except drums which I've programmed).

    Problem is, I can't get it to record. The sound is going in to my computer and coming out of the speakers, but Nuendo isn't hearing it. When I click the channel tab the level meters are dead. I'm not even sure what I should be trying to record as; Audio, Instrument or MIDI. I've tried all three and got nowhere.

    I've been in the VST Connections tab and tried all sorts of things, but I'm not sure what it's supposed to be set at.

    I've read the manual and as far as the setup goes, I think I've followed it to the letter, so why isn't it recording? I'm probably doing something (or not doing something) really obvious. Please can someone give me a step by step guide to recording vocals/instruments in this way from the moment you start the program until you hear it played back.

    I'm using Win7 64.

    Any help is greatly appreciated.

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    Read the sticky threads at the top of the forum and you'll understand a lot more. Your PC, as is, won't be suitable for doing recordings of any quality as its sound card isn't designed for that purpose

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    Thanks, Armistice, the sticky threads did help. Basically I need an interface, then. I never needed one years ago when I recorded through the mic socket straight into Cool Edit Pro, but the quality was never that good.

    I think I should be able to figure it out once I have an interface hooked up, but if not, I'll be back. :-) Thanks again.

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    Technically, you should be able to use whatever I/O the machine has. But to spend $2400 on a program that does relatively little of anything to the sound and then use the crappy $3.95 interface built in to the computer...? It's just not --- It's just not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Massive Master View Post
    Technically, you should be able to use whatever I/O the machine has. But to spend $2400 on a program that does relatively little of anything to the sound and then use the crappy $3.95 interface built in to the computer...? It's just not --- It's just not.
    One would think he would have set aside some of that cash for a decent interface...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Massive Master View Post
    Technically, you should be able to use whatever I/O the machine has. But to spend $2400 on a program that does relatively little of anything to the sound and then use the crappy $3.95 interface built in to the computer...? It's just not --- It's just not.
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    Arggg.....
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    Like I said, I never needed an interface before, so I didn't know I needed one now. I thought as computers improved (faster, more memory) sound cards would have done as well.

    Live and learn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kaaliz View Post
    I thought as computers improved (faster, more memory) sound cards would have done as well.
    You thought correctly. As computers improved, so have soundcards.

    But, audio work requires more than a soundcard designed for gaming, playing general audio or for skype. It is a specialist niche, and that's why you are better off getting an interface designed for that purpose.

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    All you need to do is use the right driver.

    What everyone else is getting at is the strangeness of you being new, with no real equipment or experience, going out and buying the most expensive DAW on the planet (a version behind) to do your work. Maybe you should start out with something like Reaper ($50) that is a little easier to navigate and has an online community willing to help.

    Of course, if you are a legitimate user of nuendo, you could go to the nuendo forums and get all kinds of questions answered...
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