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Behringer UCG102 Installation guide
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Software Installation Guide
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Table of Contents
1. Introduction.......................................................................... 4
1.1 Included software.......................................................... 4
1.2 System requirements.................................................... 6
1.3 Device drivers and latency............................................ 7
2. Installation for Windows..................................................... 8
2.1 Installing the UCG102................................................... 8
2.2 Installing the Guitar Combos software.........................11
2.3 Installing Audacity....................................................... 14
2.4 Installing energyXT2 Compact.................................... 16
2.5 Troubleshooting........................................................... 18
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3. Installation for Mac............................................................ 20
3.1 Installing the UCG102................................................. 20
3.2 Installing the Guitar Combos software........................ 20
3.3 Installing Audacity....................................................... 24
3.4 Installing energyXT2 Compact.................................... 26
3.5 Configuring the audio driver........................................ 28
3.6 Troubleshooting........................................................... 29

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1. Introduction
1.1 Included software
Your UCG102 comes with a complete software bundle which allows you to start immediately. The
software package consists of:
CD1:
== Native Instruments Guitar Combos — 3 different combos (PC / Mac)
== Audacity (PC / Mac)
== BEHRINGER USB AUDIO driver (PC)
CD2:
== energyXT2 Compact (PC / Mac)
Native Instruments Guitar Combos
The Native Instruments Guitar Combos series combines outstanding sound quality with maximum
ease of use and playability.
Guitar Combos perfectly recreate three classic combos, using the same critically acclaimed technology that has already won Guitar Rig numerous industry awards. The lovingly emulated tube combos
have an absolutely authentic, warm and dynamic sound, producing the purest of tones. The different
presets only hint at the wide musical spectrum covered by these classic amps.
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Professional Sound
The Guitar Combos utilize the same Dynamic Tube Response technology that was developed for
Guitar Rig, giving the series the same exceptional sound quality. The Guitar Combos are perfectly
suited to musicians with little or no experience of professional music software. A computer, sound
card, a guitar and these combos are all that is needed to enjoy the sound of professional studio
productions.
The Full Spectrum
The AC Box Combo is the popular role model that revolutionized British pop music. From soft to
distorted—this combo has a uniquely inspiring sonic character. The Twang Combo is the epitome of
the clean and crunchy blues sound. Over the course of several decades this warm and unmistakeable sound has made a valuable contribution to countless hits. Based on the famous tube amps
that spawned the guitar legends of the late 60s and early 70s, the Plexi Combo embodies the rock
sound. Its distinctive and individual tone can be as warm as it can be hard.
Features
== Based on award-winning Guitar Rig amps, cabinets and effects
== Three unique combos, each with their own characteristic design and sound
== Intuitive user-interface and particularly easy to use
== Outstanding, professional sound quality and performance
== Every combo includes a tuner and noise gate
== Additional, individual pre and post effects for each combo
== Integrated Tapedeck for playback of audio files as well as a metronome
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== Presets included as well as option to save your own additional, personal presets
== Full MIDI compatibility including MIDI learn functions
The CD includes three different Guitar Combos for evaluation. With the serial number on the CD
sleeve you can fully activate one combo. For details, refer to the imprint on the CD sleeve.
++ As a registered Guitar Combo user, you are eligible for receiving discount prices for
upgrading to the full version of Guitar Combos and Guitar Rig. To upgrade, make sure
you are registered at Native Instruments and go to the webshop at www.nativeinstruments.com.
1.2 System requirements
To connect your UCG102 to a computer, you need a free USB slot.
++ Your UCG102 is compatible with both PC and Mac computers. Therefore, no installation
procedure or drivers are required. As soon as you connect your UCG102 to a free USB
slot, it will be recognized as generic USB audio device. However, If you want to use
the UCG102 for real-time applications on the PC, e.g. for recording or for use with the
provided Guitar Combos from Native Instruments, we strongly recommend the installation of the included USB AUDIO driver to ensure a low latency (see chapter "Device
drivers and latency").
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++ If you want to make use of the included drivers and applications, please observe the
system requirements of the respective manufacturers.
To work with the software, your computer must meet the following minimum requirements:
PC
Mac
Operating system
Windows XP
Mac OS X 10.3.x
Processor
Pentium 700 MHz
Athlon XP 1.33 GHz
G4 733 MHz or Intel
Core Duo 1.66 GHz
RAM
256 MB
512 MB
1.3 Device drivers and latency
A device driver is an interface that ensures communication between the software (audio application)
and the hardware. In recent years, the PC platform has witnessed the establishment of several different driver models for sound cards. Some of these drivers cannot be used for simultaneous recording
and playback or for working with software plug-ins, since they do not support the full performance
provided by professional sound cards and cause a long time delay (this is called “latency”).
You will normally find the selection of a driver model for computer hardware in the standard default
settings of the software you are using. If necessary, check the documentation for your software. Use
the Control Panel to set up a lower latency. The smaller the value, the better. If audio dropouts occur,
try increasing the latency in stages.
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2. Installation for Windows
2.1 Installing the UCG102
To install the USB AUDIO driver, proceed as follows:
1) Power on your computer.
2) Insert the CD into your CDROM drive.
3) Locate the folder "ASIO_driver" on the CD and open it.
4) Double-click on "Setup.exe" to install the driver.
5) Follow the on-screen instructions.
6) Restart your computer after the installation has finished.
To properly configure the driver for audio applications, proceed as follows:
1) Start the ASIO-USB Control Panel from within the audio software (may be called ASIO Config
or similar).
2) In the USB tab, make your choice according to the screenshot.
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Fig. 2.1: ASIO-USB Control Panel settings
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3) In the ASIO tab, make your choice according to the screenshot.
Fig. 2.2: ASIO-USB Control Panel settings
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2.2 Installing the Guitar Combos software
The Guitar Combos software consists of three different combos. Choose any or all of them for installation. With the serial number on the CD sleeve you can fully activate one combo. For details,
refer to the imprint on the CD sleeve. All other combos can be run in demo mode with the following
restrictions:
== Saving of sounds is disabled
== Quits after 30 minutes
== Total recall is disabled
To install a combo on your system, proceed as follows:
1) From the folder "NI Guitar Combos" on your CD, choose the combo you wish to install and open
the respective archive file (ZIP) by double-clicking on its entry.
2) Double-click on "Setup.exe" to start the installation.
3) Follow the on-screen instructions.
If you have the serial number for the installed combo:
4) Accept to start the NI Service Center, by checking the respective entry.
++ If your computer is not connected to the internet, choose the offline registration method
to activate the combo via another computer.
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5) Follow the on-screen instructions.
Fig. 2.3: Product activation with NI's Service Center
++ If you do not have the serial number for the installed combo, you can only run the combo
in demo mode.
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To setup the combo, proceed as follows:
1) Start the stand-alone application of a combo.
2) In the Audio Setup window, make your choice according to the screenshot.
3) Please note, when using the Guitar Combos plug-in inside a host application (for example,
audio recording software such as energyXT2), all the signal routing is determined in the host
application.
Fig. 2.4: Audio Setup settings
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4) Click on the ASIO Config button to bring up the driver settings dialog. See chapter "Installing the
UCG102" for details on how to configure the driver.
2.3 Installing Audacity
Audacity is a free software for recording and editing sounds.
To install the software, proceed as follows:
1) Double-click on "audacity.exe" in the "Audacity" folder.
2) Follow the on-screen instructions.
3) Start the application and go to File > Preferences.
4) In the Audio I/O tab, set the Playback and Recording devices to BEHRINGER USB AUDIO.
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Fig. 2.5: Audio Setup settings
5) Restart the application.
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2.4 Installing energyXT2 Compact
energyXT2 Compact is a powerful audio production environment for creating your own music.
Please refer to the file "how_to_install.pdf" on the energy XT2 Compact CD for details on how to
install the software.
To setup the software, proceed as follows:
1) Start energyXT2.
2) From the menu choose File > Setup > Audio and make your choice according to the screenshot.
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Fig. 2.6: Audio Setup settings
3) Click on the Advanced button to bring up the driver settings dialog. See chapter "Installing the
UCG102" for details on how to configure the driver.
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2.5 Troubleshooting
See the list of common problems, and hints on how to resolve them, if you encounter any software
problems.
USB AUDIO codec not recognized by Windows, no entry for USB AUDIO device in Windows
Device Manager
== Check USB connection. If possible, try using a different USB cable or USB port.
== Connect UCG102 directly to PC or Laptop, not via a USB hub.
== Ensure that USB port is functional (does it work with digital camera, printer, etc.?).
== If necessary, check if USB ports are activated in host system BIOS.
Windows driver installation not completed (eg. Windows error code 10, error code 39)
== Check USB connection. If possible, try a different USB cable or USB port.
== Connect UCG102 directly to PC or Laptop, not via a USB hub.
== If possible, try to install on another PC or Laptop.
Installation of BEHRINGER USB AUDIO driver failed with “Error 0x0006”
== Check USB connection. If possible try using a different USB cable or USB port.
== Close the application and re-run “setup.exe“ in the folder "ASIO_driver" on the CD.
== Download up-to-date ASIO driver files from www.behringer.com.
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ASIO-USB Control Panel does not show BEHRINGER USB AUDIO as Device
== Check USB connection. If possible, try a different USB cable or USB port.
== Connect UCG102 directly to PC or Laptop, not via a USB hub.
== Close the application and re-run “setup.exe“ in the folder "ASIO_driver" on the CD.
Latency time too long
1) Start the ASIO-USB Control Panel from within the audio software (may be called ASIO Config
or similar).
2) USB Device = BEHRINGER USB AUDIO.
3) Click on the ASIO tab.
4) System Performance = rapid (or even highspeed).
Clicks or dropouts in recording
1) Start the ASIO-USB Control Panel from within the audio software (may be called ASIO Config
or similar).
2) USB Device = BEHRINGER USB AUDIO.
3) Click on the ASIO tab.
4) System Performance = normal.
Visit www.musicXP.net for some helpful advice about optimizing Windows XP for music applications.
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3. Installation for Mac
3.1 Installing the UCG102
To setup the UCG102, proceed as follows:
1) Power on your computer.
2) Connect the UCG102 with the USB cable to your Mac.
3.2 Installing the Guitar Combos software
The Guitar Combos software consists of three different combos. Choose any or all of them for installation. With the serial number on the CD sleeve you can fully activate one combo. The other combos
can be run in demo mode with the following restrictions:
== Saving of sounds is disabled
== Quits after 30 minutes
== Total recall is disabled
To install a combo on your system, proceed as follows:
1) From the folder "NI Guitar Combos" on your CD, choose the combo you wish to install and open
the respective archive file (ZIP) by double-clicking on its entry.
2) Double-click on the installer icon on the desktop, to start the installation.
3) Follow the on-screen instructions.
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If you have the serial number for the installed combo:
4) Accept to start the NI Service Center, upon request.
++ If your computer is not connected to the internet, choose the offline registration method
to activate the combo via another computer.
5) Follow the on-screen instructions.
Fig. 3.1: Product activation with NI's Service Center
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++ If you do not have the serial number for the installed combo, you can only run the combo
in demo mode.
To setup the combo, proceed as follows:
1) Start the stand-alone application of a combo.
2) In the Audio Setup window, make your choice according to the screenshot.
3) Please note, when using the Guitar Combos plug-in inside a host application (for example,
audio recording software such as energyXT2), all the signal routing is determined in the host
application.
++ As of OS 10.X the stand-alone version of Guitar Combos needs an "Aggregate Device"
for accessing inputs and outputs of the hardware. For more information on how to set
up an Aggregate Device, visit www.behringer.com.
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Fig. 3.2: Audio Setup settings on OS 10.4 and above
4) With the Output Latency slider, choose a setting below 16 ms.
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3.3 Installing Audacity
Audacity is a free software for recording and editing sounds.
To install the software, proceed as follows:
1) Double-click on "audacity.exe" in the "Audacity" folder.
2) Follow the on-screen instructions.
3) Start the application and go to File > Preferences.
4) In the Audio I/O tab, set the Playback and Recording devices to USB Audio Codec.
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Fig. 3.3: Audio Setup settings
5) Restart the application.
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3.4 Installing energyXT2 Compact
energyXT2 Compact is a powerful audio production environment for creating your own music.
Please refer to the file "how_to_install.pdf" on the energy XT2 Compact CD for details on how to
install the software.
To setup the software, proceed as follows:
1) Start energyXT2.
2) From the menu choose File > Setup > Audio and make your choice according to the screenshot.
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Fig. 3.4: Audio Setup settings
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3.5 Configuring the audio driver
To properly configure the driver for audio applications, proceed as follows:
1) Open Audio MIDI Setup from the folder Applications > Utilities and make your choice according
to the screenshot.
Fig. 3.5: Audio MIDI Setup settings
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3.6 Troubleshooting
See the list of common problems, and hints on how to resolve them, if you encounter any software
problems.
Bad sound quality in NI Guitar Combo software (noisy, distorted)
1) Open Audio MIDI Setup from the folder Applications > Utilities.
2) Under Format, choose:
== 44100,0 Hz / 2ch-16bit
Latency time too long in NI Guitar Combo software
== Choose Preferences > Audio Setup from the menu and decrease Output Latency setting.
Clicks or dropouts in NI Guitar Combo software
== Choose Preferences > Audio Setup from the menu and increase Output Latency setting.
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