Originally Posted by Jay-
I was using my boss GT10 with SPDIF on monday, then tuesday its just that low hiss sound. Input configuration is fine, GT10 makes audio on analog...
Clock is set to SPDIF on PT and everything is armed and just no audio!
I can see in my input config its 48hrz and the 002 is a kind of yellow LED with 48 but today is no audio?
SPDIF is set as master!
I did the usual multiple reboots and power on the 002.
Im beginning to think its to complicated for learning protools, always 10 steps for very simple things.
All I want is to record and enjoy, not countless hours of battling how/why settings are always changing and or no audio and the confusing select record audio master fader no audio and midi track input record.
Im thinking perhaps a mackie mixer and PCI sound card is where its at for me??? SHEEET
Okay, stop for a minute and take a deep breath. "Setup" is going to be "setup" no matter what system you use. As I don't use PT or the 002 I am not the best guy to help you here, but they are all very similar.
So the things to check are that you are correctly connected. Then try to play something back... a demo audio file from your DAW is usually a good choice. If you don't hear any playback, look for routing choices... different tracks sending signal to different outputs... these are usually assignable. Assign the outputs to the ones you used for your monitor speakers or headphones.
Still no sound? Look for a mixer or volume controls.
Once you have that sorted out, you can check your inputs. Make sure that your signal source is feeding audio to the 002. (a CD or MP3 player is usually handy for this if you don't have a tone generator.) Check assignment and track arming selections. You should then have input.
Finally, if these selections seem to revert to something else every time you turn on your machine, there may be a need to save the setup in a preferences file. Without doing this, it is possible that the 002 or PT has a default state, and returns to it on reboot. With some software this information is carried in the edit decision list (PT calls this a "session") so your answer may be as simple as saving a session and when you start up the next time open that session and see if you are set up the way that you expected. Many DAWs have the facility to save various setups as templates, so you can have multiple blank setups to choose from to fit your workflow on any given day.
Hopefully, someone familiar with your particular setup will help, but this appears to me to be a case of you needing some more experience. Starting over with something else will likely land you in the same place, and it would take less time to troubleshoot what you have and it costs you nothing. Later on after you get some recording experience, if you decide to pick another DAW you'll be doing so from experience not frustration. PT and the 002 have been around a long time and have some pretty famous users, unless yours is broken the gear should not be the problem.