Recording from a USB device
I have an electronic drum kit that connects to my computer's USB port. Now from what I understand, I'm supposed to be able to record the signal directly into my computer....I can't quite figure out how to do that, though
My computer does recognize the device; when I plug it in, a little message appears in my system tray that says it can detect a USB device. So the connection is there. I just can't figure out how to record from that connection; no matter what settings I fool with in CoolEdit, I just can't get my computer to record the sound that's coming out of the drum kit. I always end up having to directly mike the speaker on the drum kit, which sounds like absolute shit (as my recent recordings can attest).
It would be a HUGE help to me if someone (preferably, someone who's familiar with CoolEdit, although I'm a bit desperate so I'm not picky) could offer some suggestions as to how I might handle this....the drums are the biggest problem with my recordings at this point. If I can get them to record directly, then I can have them in stereo (instead of mono, which is how they're recorded now, because I have to mike the speaker and there's only one speaker on the kit). I was gonna try to get this fixed before I started on my next EP, because drums are kind of important and I want them to mix right....
I've read the instructions, but they're in horribly-mangled English (some of the sentences barely make sense....it's probably because it's a cheap knock-off that I bought for about $100....it sounds great, but I have *no idea* how to make it record right, so if I can't figure this out, I'm seriously considering buying another one....recording is half the reason I bought the damn thing!).
Thanks in advance to any takers
For all the things that I never did
For all the places I never was
For all the people I never stopped
But there was nothing I could do..."