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|Author||Topic: Digidesign ASIO driver for SBLive!!|
Posted: 5th October 2003 07:25
Hey y'all....like most of you I started with an SBLive. I'm sure some of you still
use the blighters. I'd kind of stopped paying attention to 'em once I got my
Terratec EWS88MT,(great card!). Recently tho, I've been contracted to
build a number of budget turnkey music systems for a kid's learning center
and of course there's no cheaper way to build a music pc than to use an
SBLive. When I last looked there were'nt very good ASIO drivers available.
Steine's ASIO emu's, APS and KX were all there was and I was'nt real
happy with any of those. Just started looking again and I found that Digi
has just released some ASIO drivers that work not only with Pro Toys
but also our other old favs. More info and dld here:
The Digidesign ASIO Driver 6.1.1 can be used on Digidesign-qualified Windows XP systems with Pro Tools LE 6.1.1 installed, or it can be used as a stand-alone driver on systems that do not have Pro Tools installed.
The following programs have been tested with the Digidesign ASIO Driver 6.1.1:
Ableton LIVE Digidesign Edition
Applied Acoustics Systems Lounge Lizard v1.0 and v2.0
Applied Acoustics Systems Tassman v3.02
Arturia Moog Modular V v1.1
Emagic Logic Audio 5.01
Image Line Fruity Loops 3
Native Instruments Absynth v2.01*
Native Instruments B4 v1.1.1*
Native Instruments Battery v1.1*
Native Instruments FM7 v1.1*
Native Instruments Kontakt v1.2.1
Native Instruments Pro-52 v2.5*
Native Instruments Pro-53 v1.0*
Native Instruments Reaktor v3.0
Propellerhead Reason 2.0
Propellerhead Reason Adapted
Sonic Foundry Acid Pro 4.0
Sonic Foundry Vegas 4.0
Steinberg Cubase SX 1.06
Steinberg Nuendo 1.5.2 and 2.01
Steinberg Wavelab 4.0
Posted: 5th October 2003 07:29
Why didn't you like the kX drivers? I like them pretty much. Although the sound can be suddenly gone (reboot needed).
How do you use these DigiDesign drivers? On top of the usual SBLive drivers?
Posted: 5th October 2003 07:45
Have'nt tried the most recent KX drivers...it was some
time ago...I did'nt like the mixer and the sample
rate was not changeable. As far as installing the
Digi drivers, I don't know yet about install as
I've yet to build the systems I plan to use them
Posted: 5th October 2003 07:58
Ah I understand.
The mixer is indeed a little bit clumpsy, but with the lastest drivers you can switch frequency between 44.1 kHz and 48 kHz. Well I always use 48 kHz, why should you lower it?
Posted: 5th October 2003 08:17
eh? their page says the driver only works with digidesign hardware. youre saying it works with sblive and works better than kx?
Posted: 5th October 2003 08:22
Mmmm, but where does it say that these drivers are compatible with the SBLive? I see a reference that they let you use the Digidesign cards with many ASIO hosts, but the only "LIVE" reference I see is about "Ableton LIVE"...
Posted: 5th October 2003 08:37
Q: With the ASIO Driver, will it be possible to use non-Digidesign hardware (such as MOTU or RME cards) with Pro Tools software?
A: No. The ASIO Driver can only be used in configurations with Digidesign hardware and software programs that support the ASIO standard.
Q: Can I use Digidesign ASIO Driver with my SBLive?
A: No!!! Use kX, it ROX! Eugene Garilov ROX!
Posted: 5th October 2003 09:27
on that very same page:
Posted: 6th October 2003 03:45
Oh CRAP!! Guess I did'nt read closely enough.
I'll have to give KX another go...also out are
ASIO2KS drivers, http://www.asio2ks.de/
but these are still in beta.
Posted: 6th October 2003 03:51
The kX drivers are also in beta, so that does not really make a difference.
Posted: 6th October 2003 04:37
SBLive KX Drivers:
I use the latest KX drivers and just wanted to say that they really are very good. I was thinking of getting a new sound card but tried these instead.
The new drivers work well at 44.1Khz, you get about 6-10ms latency. They are extremely stable. I have had not problems with them what so ever. The best budget option by far.
The only downside is that I found the install a bit flaky. But then again I was uninstalling the Creative drivers first. If you are doing it from scratch and are pretty computer savy then all should be fine. Just don't touch the creative drivers.
The mixer is now pretty straight forward and powerfull if you want to fiddle with routings etc. And if like me you don't like the skin then you can change it. There are a few nice ones for it now.