I couldn't use the Firewire port for audio on my old laptop, so I bought a PCMCI card, which didn't work, & I couldn't get my Presonus to work on my desktop until the 2nd Firewire card. Presonus has a bad FW rep also, so I'm not sure if this is partly Presonus' fault. I will never use firewire again!MichaelBenjamin wrote:just buying a good firewire card sound easier than it is.
infuzion wrote:I will never use firewire again!
trogluddite wrote:infuzion wrote:I will never use firewire again!
Ditto. Got my Yamaha mLAN setup working well in the end, but it seems Yamaha and all of their supposed 'partners' gave up on mLAN simply because of the bad performance due to firewire issues. Even after dozens of driver updates, I still have a cyclic CPU peak every few seconds due solely to the soundcard drivers.
Had similar issues with two different camcorders too. I wonder why MB manufacturers even bother to put a FW port on their products, given how little attention they (and Microsoft) seem to have paid to compatability - there is nothing fundamentally wrong with the FW standard, its synchronous protocol ought in principle to be much more suited to AV work than USB.
I'd second the M-Audio/Roland recomendation, I know people with each of those running very low latencies with good reliability and CPU performance (using external pre-amps though, so I can't vouch for mic/guitar quality).
Well, this highlights an advantage for Mac; due to a limit of what hardware (only from Apple) you can buy, there are far less compatibility issues to worry about. But crappy chips for FW does not help either.aliasant wrote:It is NOT firewire.
The problem is WIndows/Microsoft.
Firewire cards works excellent on Macs. Very fast and reliable.
Ah, good, my production laptop is Win7-64!attic wrote:I have had better luck since I switched to Windows 7 64bit...I have not had one Bsod since the move to Windows 7 and new drivers from Motu but I will never recommend them to Windows users
...I know how to trouble shoot as I have been computing since dinosaurs. C64, Amstrad, Amiga 500, Amiga 2000, Atari St, 386, Multiple Macs pre Osx, so on. I currently use Win 7 64, Ubuntu, Cloanto (virtual Amiga) and WinXp. I wonder what the safest card is for Synthmaker? What does Malc use?
Tzarls wrote:Timex 1000? IIRC those had 2Kb
I guess technically "Timex Sinclair 1000".Tzarls wrote:You mean a Timex 1000? IIRC those had 2Kb onboard RAM and the expansion was 16Kb.
infuzion wrote:I guess technically "Timex Sinclair 1000".Tzarls wrote:You mean a Timex 1000? IIRC those had 2Kb onboard RAM and the expansion was 16Kb.
PET computers were not around when I was young. They were being made, but unavailable in stores near me, & none of the schools & neighbors had one.
Back on topic:
What programs & VSTs were being used when the MOTU MK2/3 were being used please? There are a few programs & a good handful of VSTs, esp ones made with a certain app (cough cough,) that have memory leaks & overwrite issues. That would explain why Win7 & OSX is more stable also, since they both address memory issues better.
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