Hanuman wrote:You reported that "that Windows 7 Pro X64 is unable to reliably maintain sync with Sample Rates above 88.2KHz". Have you tried other flavours yet (Windows 7 32bit, Windows XP)?
Yep, have tried all the versions of Windows I own licenses for, namely... Win7 X64 and X32, Win Vista X64 and X32, WinXP Pro X32 and Win2K Pro X32. No joy with any of them...
Hanuman wrote:The Audiophile 192 certainly looks like it's supposed to do what you are trying to make it do under Windows 7. I used an Audiophile 2496 on a PowerMac G4 for a while and found that the M-Audio drivers were pretty flaky. I eventually found the "special" version that worked for me and stuck with it. It wasn't the latest version. You might want to do your own "driver-rolling" in this case.
Yep, I have just started doing this but so far nothing works with Win7. About to start playing with WinXP...
Hanuman wrote:You should certainly be using the Mytek as the master clock and synchronising your DAW accordingly.
Yep, have been doing this from the start.
Hanuman wrote:By-the-way, what software are you trying to do this with? After the investment in the Stereo192 (not cheap) a few hundred extra in something grown-up like Pro-Tools M-Powered wouldn't be a waste.
Initially, I tried using an old copy of Cool Edit Pro I owned but after running into trouble with that, I went out and purchased Sonar X1 Essentials. Seems to have everything I need (and a lot more). Still have the same issues with this one though...
Hanuman wrote:One thing that occurred to me was that maybe the PCI card needs to be in a particular slot to get full performance - unlikely, I know, because 2 channels of audio at 192/24 is still relatively minuscule but it wouldn't hurt to try another slot.
I do have 2 PCI Slots on my M'board so I could try that as an exercise. I'm not going to get my hopes up though.
Who would have thought that trying to digitise/restore my record collection would be so darn difficult? Given how few things there are left to try, I'd have to say that my nose is already touching the proverbial 'brick wall'...
Have been at this for months now, mainly playing musical hardware changes, driver changes, etc. The really stupid thing is, I can record HD Video on this same PC with no problems whatsoever (much higher bit rates than audio alone) and it literally walks it in.
One thing though, M-Audio support is completely non-existent; they haven't replied to a single request for help (of many that I sent). Very ordinary to say the least and I wouldn't buy anything of theirs again. Have spent untold number of nights trawling through their support forum too but the only recommendations that regularly turn up are very generic in nature
I'll give the PCI Slot swap a try and see how that goes.