M-Audio Firewire Solo Setup Problems
New Info (02-10-2007):
I am questioning the M-Audio Driver. Windoze can not see the driver either. It comes up with M-audio 1/2 for both input and output in the sound device setup. The internal card driver has Realtec HD Analog IN and Realtec HD Analog Out in the play and record settings. Is the M-Audio Driver bad and Windoze is registering it wrong? Any input on this would be appreciated (I will try at the M-Audio site too - I was blaming Cakewalk setup because the M-Audio driver shows signal but that may not be the case.
I record one analog track at a time - guitar, vocals, bass, more vocals, cowbell, banjo, some handclaps, etc, etc, etc. on my Toshiba 105 Laptop (1.7Ghz Celeron M, 1.5 GB DDR2-633 RAM, Windoze XP Home SP2, 60 GB internal HDD, 120 GB external USB HDD).
I decided to replaced a Creative Labs USB External 96/24 interface because it appears that at 96/24 it is really writing 96/16 with the eight bits padded with zeroes and they haven't updated their driver since Moses wore short pants. That being said, it worked OK for what it was (although it got some pops after I installed Oracle 10g XE - you need to kill the listener service along with the database BTW).
I purchased a M-Audio Firewire Solo interface along with a TI Firewire PCMCIA card (1394a@400 KBPS with VIA Driver - it was cheap and will soon be replaced by a 1394b @ 800 KBPS when I find one at a store).
My problem is that I can not get the M-Audio unit to drive Cakewalk. I see the input signal using the M-Audio driver tool but the meters in Cakewalk do not move. I have tried multiple configurations - WDM, ASIO (supposedly native on the M-Audio Driver), ASIO4All - no luck. I disabled the built-in sound card. I have (in order) uninstalled everything except the on-board card (reboot), installed the M-Audio drivers (Reboot), plugged in the M-Audio cable and installed the second layer of drivers (Reboot), Installed Cakewalk (Reboot). No Luck. I did the same process and added installation of the ASIO4All driver before the M-Audio Driver install - no luck.
The configuration I think shooting for (what do you think?) is:
ASIO4All M-Audio Analog Input
ASIO4All M-Audio Analog Output
??? MIDI Synth (I do not think M-Audio has a MIDI synth - what should I use?)
1. What am I doing wrong?
2. Once I can see a signal, should I use the MS Wavetable Synth (to hear the metronome) or is there a better way (and is this related to question 1)?
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