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Line out issues

Posted: Sun Mar 01, 2015 2:43 am
by dkhbrit
Loving my Legacy M1 but I just can't get it to sound right. I've tried using the PC line out but it's very weak and buzzy. I've tried a USB interface and the sound seems garbled somewhat and is still weak. I am using a decentj enough Mackie mixer and cables are OK (I can take the same routing from the headphone jack of my Microkorg and it sounds great). Do I need a soundcard in my PC?

Re: Line out issues

Posted: Sun Mar 01, 2015 3:28 pm
by meatballfulton
First things first.

-- Are you running it standalone or inside a DAW?

-- How does it sound if you listen to it over headphones connected to the PC?

-- Is this a Windows machine?

Re: Line out issues

Posted: Sun Mar 01, 2015 10:28 pm
by max badwan
meatballfulton wrote:First things first.

-- Are you running it standalone or inside a DAW?

-- How does it sound if you listen to it over headphones connected to the PC?

-- Is this a Windows machine? (I'm pretty sure it's a PC, you don't need to buy a sound card if it's a Mac.)
Add to that:

which OS are you running?

which version of Korg Legacy is it (32/64)?

Re: Line out issues

Posted: Mon Mar 02, 2015 12:52 am
by dkhbrit
meatballfulton wrote:First things first.

-- Are you running it standalone or inside a DAW?

Standalone

-- How does it sound if you listen to it over headphones connected to the PC?

Not too bad but kind if distorted

-- Is this a Windows machine?
Windows 8

Re: Line out issues

Posted: Mon Mar 02, 2015 1:42 am
by max badwan
Are you running the 32 or 64 bit version (Korg)? Have you checked the audio tabs under preferences?

Re: Line out issues

Posted: Mon Mar 02, 2015 3:01 am
by dkhbrit
I'll check next time I'm up in my room. Pretty sure it's 64.

Based on what version it is what do I tweak? Like I said, all other sound sources out of this PC sound fine. It's very odd.

Re: Line out issues

Posted: Mon Mar 02, 2015 4:09 am
by Ashe37
dkhbrit wrote:I'll check next time I'm up in my room. Pretty sure it's 64.

Based on what version it is what do I tweak? Like I said, all other sound sources out of this PC sound fine. It's very odd.
Define 'all other sound sources'... are you talking other VSTs? or things like playing PC games, videos and music?

Re: Line out issues

Posted: Mon Mar 02, 2015 4:09 am
by max badwan
dkhbrit wrote:I'll check next time I'm up in my room. Pretty sure it's 64.

Based on what version it is what do I tweak? Like I said, all other sound sources out of this PC sound fine. It's very odd.
Have a look at the sample/bit rate on the app, and on your sound card - there may be a mismatch; and, have a look at the latency settings - there may not be enough buffer.

Re: Line out issues

Posted: Mon Mar 02, 2015 1:31 pm
by dkhbrit
Ashe37 wrote:
dkhbrit wrote:I'll check next time I'm up in my room. Pretty sure it's 64.

Based on what version it is what do I tweak? Like I said, all other sound sources out of this PC sound fine. It's very odd.
Define 'all other sound sources'... are you talking other VSTs? or things like playing PC games, videos and music?
Don't have other VSTs but videos, music all sound fine on the PC.

Appreciating the help guys. Thanks.

Re: Line out issues

Posted: Mon Mar 02, 2015 1:37 pm
by Ashe37
Yep, you need to turn up the latency on your audio interface, that's what it is.

Re: Line out issues

Posted: Fri Mar 06, 2015 6:09 pm
by dkhbrit
OK, all seems to be working now. I was using a Behringer UCA222 interface. I dug out my 1818VSL and tried that instead and it worked great once I'd updated the firmware.

Thanks for all your wisdom