A little query - I'm trying to work out the logic of what's gone screwy on trying to use the USB interface I use for recording on the PC. The Alesis iO2.
All working fine last time I used it.
I plug the USB cable into the Alesis and the PC. The headphones go into the socket in the Alesis. The jack lead from the guitar goes into the Guitar input socket on teh Alesis. I fire up a DAW.
Let's say I've got a track on a project already. I open that project. If I hit play on the DAW I can hear it fine on the headphones. If I play the guitar I can see the LEDs lighting up on the Alesis to show that the signal is getting into the Alesis.
But the signal is not getting through to the DAW at all.
This applies whether it is Samplitude 16, Sony Acid Music Studio, Audacity or Samplitude 14. I have checked the input and output settings in the DAWs and they look OK and point to and from the iO2. Bit unlikely all the DAWs suddenly changed to something wrong at the same time?
I have tried two different USB cables. Same problem with both. I have tried two USB ports on the PC.
I have sort of reached the conclusion that either the iO2 has stopped sending the signal down the USB cable for some reason. Or that the PC (my less than favourite Vista Laptop) has ceased to let sound come in on the USB for some reason.
Interested to hear if there's any other theories / things to check / similar stories. I am getting too old to keep fighting with technology!