EMU 1212m/1616m on Windows 7 - The Thread to End All Other EMU Threads!

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vovi
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5 posts since 17 Jun, 2019

Post Wed Jul 10, 2019 1:19 am

Test RTL Utility Beta Releases
"RTL Utility is a tool for measuring the Round Trip Latency of your DAW and audio interface. The utility has been developed for the Low Latency Performance test at "
https://www.oblique-audio.com/tmp/beta.html
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l_maseroni
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8 posts since 22 Jun, 2019

Re: EMU 1212m/1616m on Windows 7 - The Thread to End All Other EMU Threads!

Post Wed Jul 10, 2019 12:25 pm

what will it help?

Ivank0
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2 posts since 2 Jul, 2019

Re: EMU 1212m/1616m on Windows 7 - The Thread to End All Other EMU Threads!

Post Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:33 am

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ClubHouseKey wrote:
Thu May 30, 2019 6:06 pm
Driver fix for EMU 1820 and probably all other EMU cards on Windows 10 1903.

Links:
XFTI_PCDRV_L11_2_40_0018.exe - Updated Creative X-Fi drivers for Windows 10 1903
https://support.creative.com/downloads/ ... dId=100256 (https://support.creative.com/downloads/download.aspx?nDownloadId=100256)
I've just installed the latest version of drivers:
XFTI_PCDRV_L11_2_40_0019.exe
https://support.creative.com/downloads/ ... dId=100270 (https://support.creative.com/downloads/download.aspx?nDownloadId=100270)
and have patched the script accordingly.
Everything works fine so far.
Thank you, ClubHouseKey, again!

haunibaun
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1 posts since 11 Jul, 2019

Re: EMU 1212m/1616m on Windows 7 - The Thread to End All Other EMU Threads!

Post Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:35 am

The whole trick with the driver works because some of the Xfi cards use the same chip as the emu cards. CA10300
This chip is actually a PCI chip and is adapted to pcie with a second chip.
The ca10300 is installed in the audigy rx, this card is a current model.
Creative is very lazy, designing new chips.

ClubHouseKey
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21 posts since 18 Apr, 2019

Re: EMU 1212m/1616m on Windows 7 - The Thread to End All Other EMU Threads!

Post Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:02 am

l_maseroni wrote:
Wed Jul 03, 2019 12:47 pm
Most clicks occur when I am not using the DAW.
This is a significant point. If you're hearing clicks outside of your DAW while just using Windows or listening to music then it's not likely a latency, buffer, or ASIO performance issue. If you can consistently reproduce the clicks without running your DAW, I recommend starting there to keep it simple.

Here are some things you can try:

1. For sound outside of your DAW, make very sure sample rate is set the same in Windows sound control panel and PatchMix. I think you've said you tried this, but it's worth checking again. Try both 44.1 and 48.
2. Close all optional programs and background processes and test.
3. Disable any PatchMix effects and mute all inputs. Maybe there is some hardware problem with the inputs and they are clicking so you hear them even without the DAW open because of PatchMix.
4. I have seen clicks from bad capacitors. Usually those are seen in the audiodock breakout box, but I think it's worth checking your 1212M for any raised capacitors. I had to replace some on my 1820 audiodock because of clicks and other issues.
5. You mentioned a PCI-E NIC that may be a problem. Remove it and do some testing.
6. Run LatencyMon https://www.resplendence.com/latencymon to see if DPC latency is an issue in your system. The steps below can help with DPC latency.
7. Try turning off any C-States (power saving states), HyperThreading, Turbo Boost, or other variable CPU speed settings in your BIOS/UEFI. Try to have all your CPU cores running at their top clock speed at all times. You can use HWMonitor to check this: https://www.cpuid.com/softwares/hwmonitor.html
8. Set your power plan in Windows to High Performance.
9. Use ParkControl to make sure your CPU cores are not being dynamically disabled: https://bitsum.com/parkcontrol/
10. Adjust Windows for best performance of Background services: https://mywindowshub.com/how-to-adjust- ... indows-10/
11. Update all drivers (GPU, NIC, etc) and BIOS/UEFI.
12. Modern versions of windows support the modern Message Signaled Interrupts (MSI) in addition to legacy Line Interrupts. More info: https://forums.guru3d.com/threads/windo ... pts.378044. Try enabling MSI interrupts for all of your devices with the MSI Utility v2.0. Download: https://github.com/CHEF-KOCH/MSI-utility/releases. The E-MU card does not support them, but a lot of devices do like on-board devices and NVIDIA GPUs. This can help resolve any resource conflicts. Enabling doesn't do any harm. If not supported for a certain device it will just use Line interrupts instead. When enabled, supported devices will show a negative number for IRQ.

ClubHouseKey
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21 posts since 18 Apr, 2019

Re: EMU 1212m/1616m on Windows 7 - The Thread to End All Other EMU Threads!

Post Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:28 am

haunibaun wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:35 am
The whole trick with the driver works because some of the Xfi cards use the same chip as the emu cards. CA10300
This chip is actually a PCI chip and is adapted to pcie with a second chip.
The ca10300 is installed in the audigy rx, this card is a current model.
Creative is very lazy, designing new chips.
Awesome - thanks for the information! Looks like Creative's laziness is our good fortune in this case 8) .

kalibrk
KVRer
2 posts since 15 Jun, 2019

Re: EMU 1212m/1616m on Windows 7 - The Thread to End All Other EMU Threads!

Post Sun Jul 14, 2019 6:22 am

Thanks for the solution :) is there anybody with working 88200, 176400 Hz?

ClubHouseKey
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21 posts since 18 Apr, 2019

Re: EMU 1212m/1616m on Windows 7 - The Thread to End All Other EMU Threads!

Post Sun Jul 14, 2019 6:49 am

kalibrk wrote:
Sun Jul 14, 2019 6:22 am
Thanks for the solution :) is there anybody with working 88200, 176400 Hz?
They work for me (though I don’t use high sample rates on a regular basis). The key is to create a new PatchMix session based on the matching sample rate template.

kalibrk
KVRer
2 posts since 15 Jun, 2019

Re: EMU 1212m/1616m on Windows 7 - The Thread to End All Other EMU Threads!

Post Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:11 am

ASIO works great :clap: - in win sound panel is for wave 44,1k, 48k, 96k, 192k. Maybe XFI doesn´t support 88,2k and 176,4k wdm/wave?

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