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This is a quick walkthrough on how to setup your M-Audio audio interface in Sound Forge.
Before proceeding, you must install the latest drivers for your device.
1. Launch Sound Forge
2. Select Preferences from the Options Menu
3. Click to select the Audio tab
4. Click the drop down for Audio device type and select the ASIO driver for your M-Audio device.
Note: Sound Forge may identify your M-Audio device by Series (USB, FW/FireWire, Delta), and not by name.
5. Click OK
With the M-Audio ASIO driver selected, you're ready to starting recording! Connect your headphones or speakers to your M-Audio sound card. You cannot use your computer's built-in sound card or laptop speakers.
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, place a check in the box next to Monitor.
Select the Advanced tab and place a check in the box Enable audio input monitoring
If your device features hardware direct monitoring and you enable audio input monitoring in Sound Forge, 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 Sound Forge 9, however, the setup procedure may be similar for other versions of Sound Forge. For more information on configuring and recording with Sound Forge, please consult the Sound Forge Manual, or contact Sony Creative Software Support.