Live Audio Input Using the MOTU Traveler

Feb 22, 2006 at 2:18am

Live Audio Input Using the MOTU Traveler

I am using the MOTU Traveler as the audio interface for my live music
input. I am having problems getting Max/MSP to accept the input. The
driver is recognized in the DSP Status window, but I am not getting any
results and cannot hear anything when I plug in the microphones. And
yes, my speakers are turned up. Can someone please help me? I will be
using this type of setup to mic a performance of a symphony and use the
input as triggers for my visuals that will accompany the performace. I
have tried using adc~ to receive the input, but maybe I’m doing
something wrong. Please help me. I’m in a time crunch!! Thanks.

Brooke

#24545
Feb 22, 2006 at 8:27am

Troubleshooting 101:

Presuming that a [cycle~440 -> *~ 0.1 -> dac~] is heard…

after the obvious
1- mic plugged?
2- concenser mic? if yes, please +48v
3- preamp gain?
4- change mic cable?
5- change microphone?

Open the Extra menu called Meterin
Do you see something while the Audio is On?

in Option -> DSP Status -> I/O Mappings
is the mapping right?

After that, virtual help is more abstract.

Good luck

pa

#71146
Feb 22, 2006 at 10:10pm

A long shot – forgive the obvious – one should always remember that
the Traveler is essentially an 8 in 8 out mixer with many hardware
and software controls. So I would suggest you open the “FireWire
CueMix Console” application and bring up the virtual faders for your
inputs, set them to the correct bus output, check the input level
pads, etc. Or you can also do this with the knobs on the front. In
the past I have found that tweaking these parameters can help if I’m
just not getting any sound in.

Martin

P r o f . M a r t i n G o t f r i t
Director, School for the Contemporary Arts
Simon Fraser University Burnaby, BC, V5A 1S6
604 291 3766 facsimile 604 291 5907

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