Good evening. I started my Cubase adventure today, so I'm new in the business. I'm using VOX Tonelab ST as a preamp. After I plugged it in and set all properly (at least according to this tutorial:

) I can't hear any sounds though I can see sound waves on a track when I try to record something. My computer seems to take Tonelab as headphones as I see on the volume panel. Could anybody explain what the problem can be?

  • hi, this seems like a question better suited for the steinberg forum or tonevox. have you tried that? – Arnoud Traa Feb 1 '15 at 18:01

ASIO should be capable of sharing the output port with anything else that needs it.

I'd first check your basic setup, see if it matches this [different interface here, but otherwise ought to match]

First thing - make sure your interface is connected [& powered if it needs it] before booting the computer.

Device Menu > Device Setup...

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Device Menu > VST Connections

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If everything is OK there, we can investigate further…
Knowing your OS would help too - Mac & Win are different in terms of audio/midi setup.

  • Now I have 4 possibilities in VST Connections/Outputs: Tonelab ST 1, Tonelab ST 2, HD Audio Output 1 and HD Audio Output 2. Whichever i pick, doesn't change a thing - still can't hear a sound. My OS is Win 8 64 bit. And, if it matters, i use ASIO4ALL as audio device. – Jozzy Feb 1 '15 at 12:56
  • Doesn't that device come with a cut-down Cubase? If it does, it would be very likely to work at least as well with 'real' ASIO as ASIO4ALL. That would be my first swap, dump ASIO4ALL & get 'real' ASIO going instead. I'd also test the output/speakers, see if you can hear anything when plugging/unplugging the outputs from the Tonelab. Watch your volume if your speakers are self-amped. – Tetsujin Feb 1 '15 at 13:10
  • I forgot about one minor thing, wchich I fixed now and all works. Thank you for help. – Jozzy Feb 1 '15 at 13:13
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    . ..which was…? – Tetsujin Feb 1 '15 at 13:14
  • @Jozzy please post the answer to your problem – user9881 Feb 5 '15 at 13:50

If you see activity in the equalier/mixer/whatever it is but can't hear sound, it could very well be that your sound card is being used by somethign else that is open. Perhaps an internet window, a media player, a video player, spotify... Get back to me on this as I would like to know the answer to this as well.

  • I've checked it out - this is not the problem. Even after i switched off everything but Cubase, I still can't hear anything. Maybe this will help: in the section VST Connections/Outputs i can't pick anything but Tonelab as device ports. – Jozzy Feb 1 '15 at 11:25

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