Only records for a few seconds then stops.
I have tried using M-AUDIO ProFire 610 with 3 different recording programs but none of them work. In all 3 cases the sound signal does enter the computer because when I click on the m-audio profire control panel icon on the bottom right of the screen I can see the monitor bar moving up and down. This bar is the one furthest to the left, called analog in #1.
The 3 recording programs that I used are:
1. Sonar 3 producer edition (Cakewalk)
2. Audacity 1.3 Beta (Unicode)
3. Reaper v3.06
Sonar 3 and Audacity acted in the same way for the most part. They will record for a few second but then they will just stop recoding on their own. The few seconds that are recorded sound fine.
I am sometimes able to get reaper to record for a few seconds too. In reaper I go into options/preferences/audio-devices. Then I set audio system to ASIO and I set ASIO driver to “M-Audio ProFire ASIO”. I did discover that if I set these audio device preferences and then really quickly hit: insert track, arm track, and record as fast as I can, reaper will record for a couple seconds before stopping (like sonar and audacity). I will then not be able to play the few seconds that I recorded or record another few seconds unless I reset the preferences. With the other 2 programs I can keep hitting record after the program automatically stops itself from recording.
All 3 of these recording programs do work if I use my cheap computer mic which runs through the sound card that came on my computer (Sigma Tel Audio is the name of the built in sound card I think). The cheap computer mic gets plugged into the little microphone outlet on the side of the computer.
Also, increasing the buffer setting does not seem to help.
So my question is: where does the problem lie? And how do I fix it?
Any help is GREATLY appreciated. Thank you.
MacBook Pro laptop
Mac OS X
Processor : 2.53 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
4 GB of RAM
firewire 800 port with a 400 to 800 adapter plugged in.
M-AUDIO device: profire 610
Audio program : Logic express 9