Replacing WIn 7 with Windows 10 on new PC

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2018/09/30 07:44:41 (permalink)

Replacing WIn 7 with Windows 10 on new PC

Hi,

I am facing having to replace my 8 year old PC running Win 7 and CWB Sonar. This means going to Windows 10 which I approach with trepidation due to certain hardware & software I have possibly not working. Could anybody tell me their experiences with the following hardware / software and Windows 10?

A Roland SC-8850 - a little unit I rely on so much.
M-Audio Delta 24/96 sound card

Izotope Ozone 5
Steinberg Virtual Guitarist - 32bit but runs perfectly on CWB Sonar at the moment.

I accept that it is probably a good idea to replace the sound card with a USB interface, but the 24/96 does do a great job.

Any advice gratefully appreciated,
Dave


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    promidi
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    Re: Replacing WIn 7 with Windows 10 on new PC 2018/09/30 08:12:43 (permalink)
    Replacing the M-Audio Delta 24/96 sound card with a USB auto interface is a good idea.

    Regarding your Roland sound module.

    Is the Roland SC-8850 connected via a standard 5 pin MIDI cable or a USB cable?

    If it's a USB cable, then I am not finding any specific Windows 10 drivers for the USB connection on the Roland website. The most recent I am seeing is for Windows Vista.  Of course this is unlikely to work with Windows 10.

    See:

    https://www.roland.com/global/support/archives/archive_downloads_n-s/

    But all may not be lost. What you might be able to use in a USB to MIDI converter connected to the Roland sond module's MIDI in port.  Personally, I use a Roland UM-ONE mk2 USB MIDI Interface to drive my MIDI external module (actually a Yamaha SW1000XG)

    See:

    https://www.roland.com/us/products/um-one_mk2/

    With regards Windows 10.  Make sure to install all updates and driver updates before installing Cakewalk by Bandlab.
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    Detwoen
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    Re: Replacing WIn 7 with Windows 10 on new PC 2018/09/30 08:18:48 (permalink)
    Thanks Promidi - appreciate the advice
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    Re: Replacing WIn 7 with Windows 10 on new PC 2018/09/30 10:50:03 (permalink)
    I took a somewhat bigger leap 3 years ago, went from Sonar 8 on an XP machine with the same M-Audio 24/96 card, to Sonar Professional on a new build with W10 and a Focusrite 2i4 USB interface. Not many glitches along the way, all working nicely.
     
     

     
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    Detwoen
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    Re: Replacing WIn 7 with Windows 10 on new PC 2018/09/30 22:15:14 (permalink)
    Thanks James - encouraging news.
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    jgarland
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    Re: Replacing WIn 7 with Windows 10 on new PC 2018/09/30 22:30:13 (permalink)
    My M-Audio Delta 1010lt card works great with Windows 10 (using Windows 7 drivers). If your new rig sports a PCI slot (very few newer boards do) then your card would probably work just fine.
     
    If your new motherboard does not have a PCI slot there are PCIe to PCI adapters available but I have no experience with them.
     

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    Re: Replacing WIn 7 with Windows 10 on new PC 2018/10/01 15:57:39 (permalink)
    Just to chime in. after much debate I finally went from win 8.1 to Win 10 Pro. I have some really old software. Like Guitar Power, which is a chord dictionary of sorts. works perfectly in 10.
    My Roland Sc-88vl works fine with win 10.
    I also have an echo Layla 3G pci based audio interface.
    After advice from the forum I would up buying a $27 PCI to PCI-e adapter for the echo PCI card. Works perfectly.
     
    There are new motherboards with pci slots but most do not have any. I figured I might as well go all the way. Got the Asus Z370 Prime A MB...Killer MB.
     
    BTW, I actually have 2 of those AP2496 cards. In my closet at the moments. They always served me well.
     

     
     
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    Jim Roseberry
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    Re: Replacing WIn 7 with Windows 10 on new PC 2018/10/02 15:07:01 (permalink)
    The problem with a new build is going to be finding a (quality) motherboard that has PCI slots.
    If you get a motherboard with PCI slot/s, they're going to be "bridged" into the PCIe bus via a bridge chip.
    Some audio interfaces cope well with this, some do not.
    Generally, M-Audio PCI audio interfaces have coped well with bridged PCI slots.
    All this said, I wouldn't let an older stereo audio interface affect the decision on a new motherboard.
     

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