I have previously been doing all my recording through the sound card that came with my PC but it has bad latency problems so i bought the behringer uca202 as i had heard favourable reports about it.
So far i have been dissapointed as it seems to have numerous flaws, The biggest being that it sucks the volume out of everything.
(Im using Audacity 1.2.6 with windows XP and im using a yamaha mds4 4 track as a mixing desk, which has worked fine in the past when recording through the computers soundcard).
When i record with the behringer uca202 i have to crank the volume of the mixing desk all the way to get a decent signal level into audacity. This in itself is no real problem. The biggest problem comes when i try to record the second track. The playback volume of the behringer uca202 is so quiet even with the volume up full on the behringer uca202 or on the external speaker if i have them plugged in. Does anyone know why this product acts like a black hole and sucks out so much volume? As the playback volume of the behringer uca202 is so quiet yet i need to crank the mixing desk (input volume) so loud it makes it impossible to record the second track as the ingoing volume overwhelms the outgoing volume so i cant here what im supposed to be playing to/along with.
I have played around with the computer setting and increased the volumes of the recording and playback settings in windows (ie the little speaker icon next to the clock, bottom right of screen)
I have also played around with the preferences in audacity and changed from sound mapper to USB Codec.
Both of these have not yeilded much improvement. Can anybody tell me what my settings should be in audacity for using a usb sound card so i can check i have it set up correctly? At present, the behringer uca202 is pretty much useless.
Also there is a high pitched buzzing that occurs if i try to increase the volume in audacity which i can only assume is from the behringer uca202 as ive never had this problem before.
Any help would be great