Terratec EWX 24/96 and Cubase: out of sync

Terratec EWX 24/96 and Cubase: out of sync

Post by Tara » Wed, 13 Aug 2003 19:38:21


Hi!

I have a new computer AMD XP 2600, 512 Ram, ASUS a7n8x mobo
and two soundcards: a new Terratec EWX 24/96 and my old Audigy Player.

I use EWX for audio playback and Audigy for MIDI

I installed a fresh Win2000 Pro with SP3, downloaded latest EWX drivers, but
now
I can't get reliable svnc in ASIO multimedia setup.
When I press "Run simulation", i get the message that it wasn't succesful
I tried with "Detect buffer size", I even increased buffer size manually but
it didn't help,
whenever i hit "check Buffers an Sync", it returns error.

If i start Cubase and try to record something everything is out of time.

I didn't install WIN2000 as StandardPC, because my board supports APIC which
in theory should solve the IRQ problems with ACPI (in device manager EWX has
its's own IRQ)
In my previous installation of Win2000 however i went with the Standard PC,
but there i noticed that Audigy an EWX were both on the same IRQ

Please help!

Taras
 
 
 

Terratec EWX 24/96 and Cubase: out of sync

Post by Chris Sper » Wed, 13 Aug 2003 23:01:10

Doesn't the Teratec have its own ASIO drivers? The sync tests etc. are
for the MME and DIRECTX emulated ASIO drivers. Forget about them if you
can use a decent ASIO driver.

 
 
 

Terratec EWX 24/96 and Cubase: out of sync

Post by SD » Thu, 14 Aug 2003 01:06:58

Forget that bit and just go for the terratec ASIO driver in the VST
multitrack options
Once you have selected the Terratec driver you won't see the sync test again
on startup

The latency is too high with the multimedia drivers for it to be of any use
to you.

Steve.



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Terratec EWX 24/96 and Cubase: out of sync

Post by Tara » Thu, 14 Aug 2003 14:58:14

I changed to EWX asio drivers in Audio Setup, but the problem didn't go
away. When i record a MIDI track, it records tottaly wrong and out of time.
Notes are everywhere but there where they should be.

It seems like the problem with multimedia driver isn't the cause but the
symptom.

Could it be the ACPI? But if i install it as Standard PC i end up with IRQ
problem.

Regards, Taras






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Terratec EWX 24/96 and Cubase: out of sync

Post by toofa » Thu, 14 Aug 2003 15:38:40

On Wed, 13 Aug 2003 07:58:14 +0200, "Taras"



Cubase SX or VST32
 
 
 

Terratec EWX 24/96 and Cubase: out of sync

Post by Tara » Thu, 14 Aug 2003 16:43:38

VST32 r5.1






time.
IRQ
 
 
 

Terratec EWX 24/96 and Cubase: out of sync

Post by toofa » Thu, 14 Aug 2003 18:25:43

On Wed, 13 Aug 2003 09:43:38 +0200, "Taras"




I'm pretty sure you're going to track it down to ACPI then.

Have you done the standard tweaks?

Setup XP processor scheduling to background services
and set Cubase system priority to "Normal2".

Problem with ACPI is it assigns IRQs when needed... but it's like
wading through a layer of mud.

Ap
 
 
 

Terratec EWX 24/96 and Cubase: out of sync

Post by Tara » Fri, 15 Aug 2003 00:24:25

> I'm pretty sure you're going to track it down to ACPI then.

tried it, didn't help.
thanx, anyway.
But i feel really pissed. i threw out so much cash but the damn thing still
won't play as it should.

i wonder, would switching to Win XP help? or should i go for Cubase SX?
(It won't be easy though, i'm so used to old cubase, i've been using it
since the good old atari times. On the other hand it has 16 VST
instruments...)