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I bought a Lexicon Lambda interface and connected it to my MacBook Pro late 2011.


Intel core i5 2.4GHz
16GB Ram
OSX 10.9
Lexicon Lambda (Connected via USB to computer)
Samson Graphite 49 (Connected via USB to computer)

I installed CuBase LE 5 and then tried recording a sound with my microphone. When I plug in the microphone to any of the inputs on the card I get terrible static noises even before playback or record... Just by pressing monitor... Same with the graphite controller, when I play on it the notes are distorted...

What I tried to do:

Restart the system
Install a patch from Steinberg's site
Use another cable
Use another USB port
Disconnect everything and try only with the interface
Trying every sample rate that CuBase showed me
Trying Mono and Stereo
Different volume and monitor levels on the interface
Different sockets on the interface

And then... I tried GarageBand... Which worked perfectly fine so what's the problem with CuBase why do I get static noises when I use it?

So Cubase 7 elements works perfect... And GarageBand as well
Reaper fails to work as well and Studio one 2 seems to dislike my audio interface...

I'm confused now...

Could it be because of Mavericks? I mean, Cubase 5 LE is old... And they didn't make any patches as far as I know...

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At first I thought it was only when recording... But now I see that even if I don't connect anything to any jack in my interface it still makes static noises in cubase only... GarageBand records and works perfectly... –  Odinn Dec 20 '13 at 14:53
For reference, Odinn posted this question on Music.SE as well: music.stackexchange.com/questions/14254/… (I think this question is a better fit here at AVP.) –  Kevin Dec 20 '13 at 15:22
Any chance Cubase is also monitoring another source, such as a built-in computer mic? –  Warrior Bob Dec 20 '13 at 17:32
how do I check it? in the devices I have an option to select only one. –  Odinn Dec 20 '13 at 17:39
Is your PC quick enough to handle C5? On my PC (very old), when I have a few tracks recorded with effects I begin to notice things happening when recording mic or guitar. –  Andy aka Dec 20 '13 at 20:48

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