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This is a quick walkthrough on how to setup your M-Audio audio interface in Samplitude*.
Before proceeding, you must install the latest drivers for your device.
1. Launch Samplitude.
2. Select System from the Options Menu.
3. Click on Audio System from the left column of the System Options window.
4. Select ASIO for Driver System.
5. Now select your M-Audio device from the ASIO Device dropdown menu.
Note: Samplitude may identify your M-Audio device by Series (USB, FW/FireWire, Delta), and not by name.
The Samplitude manual recommends the above settings in the Monitoring Setup section for the simplest input monitoring setup.
6. Click on Audio Devices from the left column of the same System Options window.
7. Place a check mark in the box next to each input and output you want to enable for use with Samplitude.
8. Click OK.
With the M-Audio ASIO driver selected, you're ready to starting recording!
When recording from a mono sound source such as a single microphone or guitar, it is necessary to select the appropriate mono input to record from.
If your audio interface does not feature hardware direct monitoring, (Audiophile USB, JamLab, Transit), or if you wish to monitor with software effects, you will need to enable input monitoring. To enable input monitoring, click the speaker icon next to the REC button on the selected audio track. Input monitoring behavior is dependent on your settings in the Monitoring Setup section of Samplitude's Audio System Options, please refer to the Samplitude User Guide for more information.
If your device features hardware direct monitoring and you select Monitoring in Samplitude, you will need to disable the hardware direct monitoring of your M-Audio device to avoid doubling your monitored signal. Please refer to the user guide for your M-Audio device for how to enable/disable hardware direct monitoring.
* This tutorial was created using Samplitude 9. For more information on configuring, recording, and monitoring with Samplitude, please consult the Samplitude User Guide or contact Samplitude's Support.