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Old 3rd January 2011
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New to recording-help me out?

ello all. Ive been reading about recording for about a year now, just got some stuff for christmas. ive been trying to figure it out, but nothings working so far. I have a firestudio project going into my computer, and some KRK rokits going into the project. but, theres no sound coming out of the monitors. everything is on and connected. could it be because i installed a firewire card into my computer and didnt do it right? are there drivers i have to install for the monitors? i installed the firestudio drivers. please help me out, thanks
Old 3rd January 2011
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one thing at a time here....it could be any number of things that have been setup incorrectly.

(1) When you say there is no sound, what are you trying to hear? itunes? Your DAW?

(2) Have you tried the headphone out of the firestudio? If you're getting signal there, then you just connected the monitors incorrectly. If you're getting no signal, then try (3)

(3) Assuming that you are windows, go to your sound preferences and make sure that the firestudio is the selected source for all your audio. If the firestudio isn't on the list, then your computer hasn't recognized it and you may need to reinstall the drivers.

(4) Make sure you installed the drivers correctly. This means, while the firestudio is disconnected from your comp, you installed the drivers. Then you power down the computer, hook up the fw cable, and turn the firestudio and then your computer on. Is that the procedure you followed to install?

(5) Make sure your comp recognized your fw card and that you installed the drivers for the card, if any. Go to control panel -> system -> hardware and see if it's on the list.

(6) You monitors don't need drivers. They just amplify the signal being sent to them.
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