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So, I just installed my new Audiobox USB and Mackie CR3s, and the speakers are inaudibly quiet.

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asked Jan 24, 2017 in PreAmps, Signal Processors and Monitoring Hardware by michael-scottcarr (160 points)
So here's everything I'm using:

[Mackie CR Series CR3 Creative Reference Multimedia Monitors](

[PreSonus AudioBox USB 2x2 Audio Interface](

[Sennheiser HD 598](

I've plugged in and installed the audiobox, tried using my 598s, with the audiobox as my desktop sound device, and everything turned all the way is barely audible. I try ******** with some things, drivers included, and nothing. I just got my CR3s in the mail about 20 minutes ago, set them up (my cables didn't come so I'm just using a couple of 1/4 jacks from my guitars rather than the proper ones I ordered, but that shouldn't make too much of a difference as I know that they work just fine. And same issue. Everything turned up to the absolute max, can barely hear it.

Now here's the thing, I plugged my guitar into the audio box and used my headphones to monitor, volume is fine, but none of the output is at the right volume. I've tried a couple of things short of completely reinstalling the drivers (which I will do now), but I can't seem to get them to work as just desktop speakers.

If anyone has any ideas that might help I would greatly appreciate it. And sorry if this isn't quite the right sub, but I can't really think where else to post this.

Also, I keep getting the "USB Controller Resources Exceeded message" I have no clue how to fix this, I'm using a USB 3.0 USB port, and a regular port, on what I would consider a decent motherboard that should be supplying more than enough power. It couldn't be the included cable, could it?

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answered Jan 25, 2017 by johnnygeib2 (14,870 points)
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There is a knob on the front of the AudioBox called "Mixer" in order to get full volume out of Studio One, turn it all the way to the right. This will give full volume to Studio One's playback volume. Turning it to the left will allow you to hear absolute zero latency input monitoring. Pitting it at the 12:0clock position will give you a nice blend of both.