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4 years ago
First, check to make sure you are using ASIO drivers, you may need to enable the inputs 3-4 in the software. You should be able to assign the tracks to record from those inputs and record once you have done this.
Ideally, you would want to make sure that you are only using phantom power on microphones that require it. Typically dynamic microphones are transformer loaded and the DC voltage is blocked by the capsule. There really shouldn't be problems like this in your system. I would strongly advise taking a good look at your cabling to make sure they are not causing the problem. Also, proper gain staging will always minimize noise in your recordings.
Have to ask since it's so common: What firewire chipset are you using???(you can find out in the device manager under the IEE-1394 tab)Firewire interfaces are VERY picky about firewire chips and can cause the type of connection symptoms you describe; TexasInstruments chips are the only ones you want to use...
If it was me I would pick up a Belkin or SIIG firewire card with TexasInstruments chips.They are not expensive and are the gold standard.Motherboard chipsets are iffy at best (unless it specifically says TI chipset)
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