You may have incorrectly set the input Gain too high, resulting in overloaded signal.
Pay close attention to the input meters on the unit or in the MiniFuse Control Center application when setting your levels.
Generally you want to give yourself enough "headroom" to ensure that loud parts of the performance do not overload the input.
A common technique when setting Gain is to sing or play the loudest that you think you would during the performance, and set the Gain such that there is still plenty of room before the signal overloads or "clips".
If monitoring the signal through the MFCC, you can use the high- resolution meter to aid with setting gain: the light green area of the meter, from -36dB to -6dB, is the optimal range we recommend for capturing a good signal without clipping.
There are software applications that may help minimize the clipping, but generally we recommend that you re-record the performance at a lower Input gain.
Alternatively, you can apply more distortion as a creative effect to mask the clipping.
There are several things to check if you're unable to record into your DAW:
- Is an instrument or microphone connected to the right input on the MiniFuse?
- Is the Gain knob turned up so that you see activity on the meters on the MiniFuse or inside the MiniFuse Control Center software?
- Is your recording application configured to use the MiniFuse for audio input?
- Is the correct MiniFuse input selected for the track where you wish to record?
This delay is called latency.
In your application, go to the audio settings and choose a smaller buffer size.
This will decrease the latency at the expense of higher CPU usage.
To read more about latency and how to best deal with it, please see the A Quick Primer On Digital Audio section of the user manual.
Use the Direct Monitoring feature of the MiniFuse.
On the Minifuse 2, turn the Monitor Mix control in the counter-clockwise direction.
This will allow you to hear the input directly through the outputs.
If available in your DAW, you can temporarily swich off Automatic Latency Compensation (also sometimes known as Automatic Delay Compensation, or Low Latency Mode).
This feature is used by the DAW to compensate for latency introduced by some plugins.
Turn it back on once finished recording.
You are probably hearing both the direct input signal, and the same signal going through your software.
To remedy this you can either:
- 1) mute that track in your application while recording, then turn it back on when finished recording,
- 2) if you don't need to hear any computer audio, turn the Monitor Mix knob all the way to the left
When using the Loopback feature, audio from your computer is routed virtually to inputs 3 & 4 on the MiniFuse.
In your application, ensure that these inputs are active and that the recording track is set to use them.
The user manual covers the Loopback feature in more detail.