i've been thinking about getting into recording music for a while so I bought this M-Audio Fast Track USB device for my Mac Book (running on Mac OS X 10.5.8). It came with Pro Tools M-Powered Essential as well.
I opened Pro Tools, created a track, set the input to M-Audio Input 2 (the standard 1/4" plug), hooked up my electric acoustic guitar to it and strummed a few times to see that it indeed picked up what I was playing. I began to record and then encountered 2 problems.
First, Pro Tools stops recording at exactly 8 seconds every time I try. I found this strange but tried to play it back anyway. Though the sound waves appeared in the track according to what I had played, no sound came out of my computer speakers (and yes, the volume was up). I tried recording multiple times with my acoustic electric and my bass, all with the same results. So I need to know:
- Why can I only record 8 seconds of audio? and
- Why can't I hear what I've recorded when I can tell that it was recorded?
I have looked all over the internet but couldn't find any answers. I'm really new to recording music so this is probably an easy answer, but help would be appreciated for either of these problems.