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Yamaha GO46 Owner's Manual

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    Owner‘s Manual...

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    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.

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    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.

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    The required voltage is printed on the name plate of the instrument. • Use the specified adaptor (PA-5D 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.

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    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

    In order to take full advantage of the many features and capabilities provided by the GO46, we urge you to read this owner’s manual thoroughly before using your GO46 system, and keep the manual in a safe, accessible location for future reference.

  • Page 7: Package Contents

    • Cubase LE (Windows/Macintosh) Power Supply The GO46 does not have a power switch. The power is automatically turned on when the AC power adaptor is connected. The GO46 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 GO46 module to the computer until instructed to do so. Compatible operating systems The GO46 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 → [GO46Driver_] [GO46 Setup.exe] to start the InstallShield Wizard.

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    Software Installation — Windows users Click [Install] to start the installation. As soon as the message shown below appears, connect the GO46 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 Go46 As The Default System Audio Device (windows)

    Assigning the GO46 as the default system audio device (Windows) If you would like to use the GO46 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 GO46 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 GO46 not only for specific audio applications, but as your default Mac OS X audio device, select the GO46 audio driver in the [Sound] control panel as the default device for audio output.

  • Page 13: Connectors And Controls

    Connectors and controls Front Panel INPUT 1/2 jacks These inputs are intended for microphones with XLR connectors or instruments with 1/4" jacks. When connecting devices to the INPUT jacks on both the front and rear panels, the input on the front panel takes precedence and will automatically be active. [GAIN 1]/[GAIN 2] knobs Controls the preamplification of the signal being applied to INPUT 1/2 on the front/rear panel.

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    Output for a 1/4" stereo headphone jack. The signal from OUTPUT 3/4 on the rear panel is always available at the PHONES jack. The actual signal available there depends on the routing, which you can set up to suit your needs in the GO46 Control Panel. (See page 20.) MASTER controls:...

  • Page 15: Rear Panel

    This digital audio jack is for the digital input of audio signals. The interface can receive sample rates of up to 24-bit/96 kHz. The input signal can be adjusted in the Digital Mixer of the GO46 Control Panel. (See page 20.) When recording from a digital source, make sure that the sampling rates of both devices (e.g.

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    Panel under “ROUTING”. (See page 22.) The non-audio signals are not sent to the analog outputs. IEEE1394 (FireWire) port Connects the GO46 system to your computer using the included IEEE1394 (FireWire) cable. MIDI IN jack Connects MIDI devices such as MIDI keyboards and DAW controllers. For connecting MIDI devices, connect the MIDI OUT terminal of the MIDI device to this jack using a MIDI cable.

  • Page 17: Drivers

    The Windows MME driver is a multi-channel driver that supports all six outputs (4 analog and 2 digital). The specific routing options for these drivers can be found in the GO46 Control Panel. In most Windows programs, you will encounter MME drivers with the designation “GO46(GO46 (1)) In 1”...

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    “Multichannel 1 GO46”, “SPDIF/AC3 left GO46”, etc. MIDI driver This driver is for using the GO46 MIDI IN and MIDI OUT ports. The driver is designated as “GO46(GO46 (1)) Midi In 1” (MIDI input) and “GO46(GO46 (1)) Midi Out 1” (MIDI output).

  • Page 19: Mac Os X Drivers

    In Mac OS X, the GO46 system is supported completely by Apple CoreAudio and CoreMIDI. Device-specific drivers are not required. If you would like to use the GO46 for the default system sound output, select the GO46 audio driver in [System Preferences] → [Sound] → [Output].

  • Page 20: Go46 Control Panel

    Here, depending on the requirements of each situation, you can have total control of the audio interface, reduce levels, route inputs to any output or set the Master Clock values. The GO46 Control Panel has several windows. You can change windows by using the tabs in the upper left of the Control Panel.

  • Page 21: Output & Settings

    MASTER CLOCK This controls the sample rate used by the GO46. When digital inputs are not used, click the [INTERNAL] button and select from all commonly used sample rates from 32 to 192 kHz from the pull-down menu.

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    GO46 Control Panel ROUTING Selects the output signal sent from the OUTPUT 1/2, OUTPUT 3/4, and DIGITAL OUT jacks. All input signals (DAW IN 1/2, DAW IN 3/4, DAW IN 5/6, ANALOG IN, DIGITAL IN, and DIGITAL MIXER) can be routed to the three output pairs open a pull-down menu from which you can select the desired pair.

  • Page 23: About

    [SAVE] button. To load or delete a saved scene, select the desired scene name from the box and click the [LOAD] or [DELETE] button. ABOUT The ABOUT page of the GO46 Control Panel gives you all of the relevant facts on your Control Panel, audio drivers, firmware version, and operating system.

  • Page 24: Specifications

    Specifications ■ General Specifications Bit Depth Sampling Frequency (kHz) Frequency Response Dynamic Range Power Consumption ■ Input/Output Specifications Analog Input XLR (Mic, balanced) INPUT 1/2 (Front Panel) TRS Phone (Balanced) INPUT 1/2 TRS Phone (Balanced) (Rear Panel) INSERT 1/2 TRS Phone (Stereo) (Rear Panel) Analog Output OUTPUT 1/2...

  • Page 25: System Requirements

    System Requirements GO46 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 26: Troubleshooting

    Is the supplied power adaptor properly plugged into both the GO46 and an appropriate AC • wall outlet? If you are using a 4–pin/6–pin IEEE1394 (FireWire) adaptor to connect the GO46 to the com- • puter with a 4–pin type IEEE1394 (FireWire) port, use the included AC power adaptor. (See page 7.)

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    (For Windows) Setting Hyper Threading to off in the BIOS settings may solve the problem. • Is the wordclock setting correct for both the GO46 and the external device(s)? (See page 21.) • If the speed of your computer’s hard disk is slow, problems may occur during recording and •...

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    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.

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    Yamaha Web Site (English Only) Yamaha Manual Library U.R.G., Pro Audio & Digital Musical Instrument Division, Yamaha Corporation © 2006 Yamaha Corporation...

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