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Yamaha GO44 Owner's Manual

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  • Page 1 Owner‘s Manual...
  • Page 2: Special Message Section

    This product should be used only with the compo- nents supplied or; a cart, rack, or stand that is rec- ommended by Yamaha. If a cart, etc., is used, please observe all safety markings and instructions that accompany the accessory product.
  • Page 3 Compliance with FCC regulations does * This applies only to products distributed by YAMAHA CORPORATION OF AMERICA. COMPLIANCE INFORMATION STATEMENT (DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY PROCEDURE) Responsible Party : Yamaha Corporation of America Address : 6600 Orangethorpe Ave., Buena Park, Calif.
  • Page 4 The required voltage is printed on the name plate of the instrument. • Use the specified adaptor (PA-3C or an equivalent recommended by Yamaha) only. Using the wrong adaptor can result in damage to the instrument or overheating. • Check the electric plug periodically and remove any dirt or dust which may have accumulated on it.
  • Page 5 Yamaha cannot be held responsible for damage caused by improper use or modifications to the instrument, or data that is lost or destroyed. SPECIAL NOTICES - This owner’s manual is the exclusive copyright of Yamaha Corporation.
  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    IEEE1394 (FireWire) port and enjoy the powerful, versatile features of digital audio recording and editing. In order to take full advantage of the many features and capabilities provided by the GO44, we urge you to read this owner’s manual thoroughly before using your GO44 system, and keep the manual in a safe, accessible location for future reference.
  • Page 7: Package Contents

    • Cubase LE (Windows/Macintosh) Power Supply The GO44 does not have a power switch. The power is automatically turned on when the AC power adaptor is connected. The GO44 can also be powered via the 6–pin/6–pin IEEE1394 (FireWire) port, making an AC power adaptor unnecessary. However, not all IEEE1394 (FireWire) controllers deliver a constant operating voltage —...
  • Page 8: Software Installation - Windows Users

    Software Installation — Windows users NOTE Please perform the following steps in the given order. Do not connect the GO44 module to the computer until instructed to do so. Compatible operating systems The GO44 can be used only under Windows XP (Home/Professional editions) SP (Service Pack) 1 and SP2.
  • Page 9: Installing The Driver And The Control Panel

    Installing the driver and the Control Panel Insert the included “TOOLS for GO44/GO46” CD-ROM in the CD-ROM drive of your computer. Double-click on the CD-ROM drive icon in the My Computer menu. Open [GO44Driver_] → [GO44 Setup.exe] to start the InstallShield Wizard.
  • Page 10 Software Installation — Windows users Click [Install] to start the installation. As soon as the message shown below appears, connect the GO44 to your com- puter’s IEEE1394 (FireWire) port using the included cable, and click [OK]. Win- dows XP will automatically recognize the device as new hardware and will open the driver installation dialog.
  • Page 11: Assigning The Go44 As The Default System Audio Device (Windows)

    Assigning the GO44 as the default system audio device (Windows) If you would like to use the GO44 not only for specific audio applications, but as your default Windows audio device, go to the Control Panel, select [Sounds and Audio Devices] → [Audio] and specify the GO44 audio driver as the default device for the desired functions.
  • Page 12: Software Installation - Macintosh Users

    (Mac OS X) If you would like to use the GO44 not only for specific audio applications, but as your default Mac OS X audio device, select the GO44 audio driver in the [Sound] control panel as the default...
  • Page 13: Connectors And Controls

    Connects the AC power adaptor to this jack. IEEE1394 (FireWire) port Connects the GO44 system to your computer using the included IEEE1394 (FireWire) cable. MIDI / DIGITAL jack For connection of the included I/O cable (page 14), allowing input/output of digital audio...
  • Page 14: I/O Cable

    Connectors and controls INPUT 1/2 jacks The GO44 System features two high-quality analog mono inputs. The connections have been designed for balanced/unbalanced phone 1/4" jacks. The input levels for these jacks can be selected from three different gain settings, HIGH, MID, and LOW. Refer to page 19 for details on how to make these settings.
  • Page 15 DAT recorder and laptop) are synchronized. The S/PDIF protocol contains a signal called wordclock for this purpose. If the Master Clock switch is set to “EXTERNAL” in the GO44 Con- trol panel, the GO44 will automatically synchronize to it and the “DIGITAL IN” channel will be available in the mixer.
  • Page 16: Drivers

    32 and 192 kHz. (Supports digital I/O up to 96 kHz) MME driver The Windows MME driver is a multi-channel driver that supports all channels of the GO44. The specific routing options for these drivers can be found in the GO44 Control Panel. In most Windows programs, you will encounter MME drivers with the designation “GO44(GO44 (1)) In...
  • Page 17 “Multichannel 1 GO44”, “SPDIF/AC3 left GO44”, etc. MIDI driver This driver is for using the GO44 MIDI IN and MIDI OUT ports. The driver is designated as “GO44(GO44 (1)) Midi In 1” (MIDI input) and “GO44(GO44 (1)) Midi Out 1” (MIDI output).
  • Page 18: Mac Os X Drivers

    In Mac OS X, the GO44 system is supported completely by Apple CoreAudio and CoreMIDI. Device-specific drivers are not required. If you would like to use the GO44 for the default system sound output, select the GO44 audio driver in [System Preferences] → [Sound] → [Output].
  • Page 19: Go44 Control Panel

    Windows and Mac OS. The following example illustrations have been taken from the Windows version of the Control Panel. MAIN display In the MAIN display, you can control the digital mixer of the GO44, set sample rates, route any input to any output, etc. NOTE If you are working with common DAW applications, you should also use the DAW for level control.
  • Page 20 MASTER CLOCK This controls the sample rate used by the GO44. When digital inputs are not used, click the [INTERNAL] button and choose from all commonly used sample rates from 32 to 192 kHz from the pull-down menu.
  • Page 21: The Asio Control Panel (Windows Only)

    [SCENES] button in the SETTINGS column of the MAIN display; on the Macintosh, select [File] → [SCENES] from the GO44 menu. To save a scene, input a name for the scene in the box located to the left of the [SAVE] button and click the [SAVE] button.
  • Page 22: About

    GO44 Control Panel ABOUT The ABOUT display of the GO44 Control Panel gives you all of the relevant facts on your Control Panel, audio drivers, firmware version, and operating system. To open the ABOUT display in Windows, click the [ABOUT] button in the SETTINGS column of the MAIN display.
  • Page 23: Specifications

    Specifications ■ General Specifications Bit Depth Sampling Frequency (kHz) Frequency Response Dynamic Range Power Consumption ■ Input/Output Specifications Analog Input Connector INPUT 1/2 TRS Phone (Balanced) Analog Output Connector OUTPUT 1/2 TRS Phone (Balanced) PHONES TRS Phone (Stereo) Digital Input/ Connector Output DIGITAL IN...
  • Page 24: System Requirements

    System Requirements GO44 NOTE • The system requirements below may differ slightly depending on the particular operating system. • For details on minimum requirements for each DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) software, refer to the respective owner’s manual. • You can check the latest system requirements on the Internet.
  • Page 25: Troubleshooting

    Is the supplied power adaptor properly plugged into both the GO44 and an appropriate AC • wall outlet? If you are using a 4–pin/6–pin IEEE1394 (FireWire) adaptor to connect the GO44 to the com- • puter with a 4–pin type IEEE1394 (FireWire) port, use the included AC power adaptor. (See page 7.)
  • Page 26 (For Windows) Setting Hyper Threading to off in the BIOS settings may solve the problem. • Is the wordclock setting correct for both the GO44 and the external device(s)? (See page 20.) • If the speed of your computer’s hard disk is slow, problems may occur during recording and •...
  • Page 27 For details of products, please contact your nearest Yamaha representative or the authorized distributor listed below. Pour plus de détails sur les produits, veuillez-vous adresser à Yamaha ou au distributeur le plus proche de vous figurant dans la liste suivante. NORTH AMERICA CANADA Yamaha Canada Music Ltd.
  • Page 28 Yamaha Web Site (English Only) http://www.yamahasynth.com Yamaha Manual Library http://www.yamaha.co.jp/manual/ U.R.G., Pro Audio & Digital Musical Instrument Division, Yamaha Corporation © 2006 Yamaha Corporation...

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