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Re: Samplitude 2018/02/16 00:46:39 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby Mesh 2018/02/28 11:22:44
Jeff Evans
I am also not impressed with a program that requires you to ditch the actual Focusrite drivers that they provide and use another driver instead.



Samplitude doesn't require a user to use its Magix driver (which seems to be nothing more than a re-branded ASIO4ALL driver). The Magix driver is installed when Samp is installed but the user can select other/native drivers (including ASIO, WDM and MME). After I setup Samp I switched the drivers back to the Echo drivers for my Layla interface. I understand that the Magix driver can even be uninstalled if you're not using it with no effect on Samp.
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Re: Samplitude 2018/02/16 01:28:08 (permalink)
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Jeff Evans
I am also not impressed with a program that requires you to ditch the actual Focusrite drivers that they provide and use another driver instead.



Samplitude doesn't requite a user to use its Magix driver (which seems to be nothing more than a re-branded ASIO4ALL driver). The Magix driver is installed when Samp is installed but the user can select other/native drivers (including ASIO, WDM and MME). After I setup Samp I switched the drivers back to the Echo drivers for my Layla interface. I understand that the Magix driver can even be uninstalled if you're not using it with no effect on Samp.


My experience is that I can choose and use either driver the native driver or the Magix driver with my VS-100.  I also did some latency tests with both, and the native driver was perhaps 2-3 ms less at a couple of buffer settings, and the same at a few others.  

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Re: Samplitude 2018/02/16 14:41:55 (permalink)
I use my quad capture drivers and I have not had a problem with Samplitude. 
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Re: Samplitude 2018/02/17 21:49:59 (permalink)
On page 79 of the Tutorials they suggest that if you if you have a professional sound card or interface built into your system that you activate the appropriate driver.

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Re: Samplitude 2018/02/18 18:29:54 (permalink)
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I am also not impressed with a program that requires you to ditch the actual Focusrite drivers that they provide and use another driver instead.  How do you know you are getting the best performance from the Magix drivers.  In fact no other DAW from what I can see makes you install a different driver.  Studio One allows you to install the manufacturers driver which is the way it should be.
 
For example if you are running the Clarett interface over thunderbolt you have to use their driver in order to get that great performance.
 
Focusrite Control also provides all that signal routing and stuff. What happens to all that?



 
Samplitude absolutely *does not* require that you use their "Magix Low-Latency ASIO driver".
I personally wish they didn't bundle/install that driver at all (I uninstall it)
It's there for folks who don't have a proper/dedicated audio interface... but causes a lot of confusion.
In Preferences, you can select ASIO... and the specific ASIO driver, just like all other major DAW applications.
 

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Re: Samplitude 2018/02/18 18:44:58 (permalink)
Thanks Jim.  Glad to hear it.  The confusion was caused around here.

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Re: Samplitude 2018/02/18 22:09:50 (permalink)
I've been using Samplitude for a while now. It's been great for me. The controller support is the best there is - you can program any controller any way you want within Samp. The midi support is right up there. The load handling is great. Also, no issues using manufacturers audio drivers - but I do agree the Magix LLD should be an option and not a forced install. I've been getting on great guns with Samplitude. I have quite a few DAWs and it's my go-to for serious work. I think anyone who knocks it probably hasn't had experience with many serious DAWs or is of a younger generation and has only worked with EDM DAWs and never touched a real of tape.

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Re: Samplitude 2018/02/24 17:35:53 (permalink)
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My friend has an older Scarlett, 1st Gen and Focusrite hasn't provided any updated drivers since 2014. Samplitude gave him a lot of grief until he switched to the Magix drivers. This seems to be a common problem with Focusrite stuff. Glad you solved the issue.
 
 


It's a common problem with official Focusrite drivers. I have the latest beta version drivers from this site:
http://beta.focusrite.com/
Now my 6i6 (1st gen) runs without a glitch in any DAW, including Samplitude.
Just be warned, that latest drivers update the firmware too, so you won't be able to roll back to the old drivers.
 

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Re: Samplitude 2018/02/28 01:03:47 (permalink)
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It won't allow me to make the mixer full screen. Deal breaker. Mixbus has stupid tiny eq knobs that are so small you cant read em. Deal breaker.



I had the exact opposite reaction after not having used SONAR for so long. I loaded up a project and thought I must have tripped some setting for the visually impaired because everything was huge. Easy to see, yes. But one does have to scroll left and right a lot to get where he is going.
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Re: Samplitude 2018/02/28 06:30:04 (permalink)
Jeff Evans
Thanks Ruben.  Glad to hear it.  The confusion was caused around here.

No problem - you're welcome. 
 

  
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