M-Audio products on Windows 10, Fast Track Ultra

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Astralv
KVRian
774 posts since 26 Jan, 2014 from United States of America

Post Tue Apr 04, 2017 1:04 pm

I had it installed on Win 10 likely 0415 update (one before Anniversary and before drivers signing). And I just installed it on Kaby Lake with 0716 Anniversary update. My motherboard is set to not use Secure Boot, so it does not enforce driver signing. If OP has custom built system, he can disable secure boot. If it is OEM system, he may have difficulties disabling it. But again- if it is driver signing issue, it will state so. When my secure boot enabled, it actually will say, "Windows blocked driver installation because the driver is not signed". If it does not say it, then it is not an issue. Also yes, try to restart with driver signature check disabled.

Never heard of Fast Track Ultra. It is 8R. Meaning 8 preamps. Are you connecting it to USB 2? Make sure you always turn it on first.

Mark Swanson
KVRist
174 posts since 9 Dec, 2016 from Grand Rapids, Michigan USA

Re: M-Audio products on Windows 10, Fast Track Ultra

Post Wed Apr 05, 2017 1:44 pm

The Fast Track Ultra is not the 8R, it's a little brother of that one. It's a different thing.
http://www.soundonsound.com/reviews/m-a ... rack-ultra
I never got any message telling me the driver was not signed. So I am a little confused by what you say here, because if I didn't get that message then why try rebooting with signing disabled?
Thanks for your help here. My computer tech guy is telling me that all windows 7-8 drivers are the same and will work in windows 10, but that is not what I read here or elsewhere, and my experience says so too.
Mark Swanson, guitarist and luthier
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http://www.MarkSwansonMusic.com

Astralv
KVRian
774 posts since 26 Jan, 2014 from United States of America

Re: M-Audio products on Windows 10, Fast Track Ultra

Post Thu Apr 06, 2017 5:48 am

What is your computer configuration? Is it custom built or factory like Dell, HP, Asus?

Can you go to BIOS and check if there is Secure Boot settings available?

Are you turning your USB interface first then powering on computer? What happens in your DAW? The Inputs/Outputs not being listed? Did you set the ASIO driver in DAW? Did you check Fast Track Ultra Control panel? There are settings for Inputs and Outputs. Check that control panel.

Did it work at least one time? Did it have sound in your DAW? Does it show in Device Manager? Does it show in right lower corner when you click on little speaker icon?

Mark Swanson
KVRist
174 posts since 9 Dec, 2016 from Grand Rapids, Michigan USA

Re: M-Audio products on Windows 10, Fast Track Ultra

Post Fri Apr 07, 2017 4:47 am

Thanks for taking an interest in helping me out! Things have been running ok lately. I'll answer your questions one by one:
My computer is a custom built one. It's got an i7 and Windows 10 pro.
I should be able to check the BIOS but I haven't done that yet.
The interface draws power from the computer, and it powers up before I turn the computer on. What happens when the DAW fires up, it just shows the available inputs and outputs, the standard things on my soundcard and it does not list the fast Track as being available, nor the ASIO option. The fast Track Control panel will run, but it tells me that the interface is not connected and not streaming. So no software sees it. When this happens, I have to boot up repeatedly, or power the interface by unplugging it over and over until it finally will load up. Then things have been running fairly well.
When things are all connected, then the answer is YES to all of the questions in your last paragraph.
Before I ran the driver in compatibility mode, it would abruptly stop working, and return a blast of nasty distortion while the CPU meter would peg. I could click "reset the device" and things would be normal for a bit. Other kinds of erratic behavior would happen, too.
I am not sure what I did to make it work better but the last few times I worked with it, it was acting just fine.
Mark Swanson, guitarist and luthier
Click to visit Swanson Guitars
http://www.MarkSwansonMusic.com

bustedfist
Banned
411 posts since 17 Jan, 2007

Re: M-Audio products on Windows 10, Fast Track Ultra

Post Fri Apr 07, 2017 5:07 am

Mark Swanson wrote:Thanks for taking an interest in helping me out! Things have been running ok lately. I'll answer your questions one by one:
My computer is a custom built one. It's got an i7 and Windows 10 pro.
I should be able to check the BIOS but I haven't done that yet.
The interface draws power from the computer, and it powers up before I turn the computer on. What happens when the DAW fires up, it just shows the available inputs and outputs, the standard things on my soundcard and it does not list the fast Track as being available, nor the ASIO option. The fast Track Control panel will run, but it tells me that the interface is not connected and not streaming. So no software sees it. When this happens, I have to boot up repeatedly, or power the interface by unplugging it over and over until it finally will load up. Then things have been running fairly well.
When things are all connected, then the answer is YES to all of the questions in your last paragraph.
Before I ran the driver in compatibility mode, it would abruptly stop working, and return a blast of nasty distortion while the CPU meter would peg. I could click "reset the device" and things would be normal for a bit. Other kinds of erratic behavior would happen, too.
I am not sure what I did to make it work better but the last few times I worked with it, it was acting just fine.

First, congrats on being one of the few that post direct answers to direct questions, it's a breath of fresh air. :tu:

You might want to check BIOS for a Fast Start setting. This prevents loading of certain drivers, like USB and other things until done so by the OS to speed boot time. This can cause the OS not to catch it in time, thus the associated device doesn't get loaded all of the time depending. Also, the losing connectivity thing could be down to a power saving scheme shutting things off when not used for X amount of time, again, like USB and drives, etc... Advanced Power Options or the Performance Scheme would be where to look for that issue.

I'd still research the driver signing override. The ones having no issue with the device appear to have upgraded an older OS or had driver signing disabled from the get go. I've seen no in between, anywhere.

Mark Swanson
KVRist
174 posts since 9 Dec, 2016 from Grand Rapids, Michigan USA

Re: M-Audio products on Windows 10, Fast Track Ultra

Post Fri Apr 07, 2017 5:41 pm

I'm still trying to fix this boot up problem. I have been sitting here for over an hour now trying to get my computer to see this interface, this sucks. Here is a link to the current driver at the Avid website. http://avid.force.com/pkb/articles/en_U ... ra-Drivers It clearly says that it is not qualified for Windows 10. It sure seems like that would mean more than just being "unsigned". I am going to try and install the driver now with signing disabled.
Once my computer does see it, it seems to be running ok, I had a lot of problems but compatibility mode has been letting me use it.
But this booting issue sucks!
Mark Swanson, guitarist and luthier
Click to visit Swanson Guitars
http://www.MarkSwansonMusic.com

Astralv
KVRian
774 posts since 26 Jan, 2014 from United States of America

Re: M-Audio products on Windows 10, Fast Track Ultra

Post Fri Apr 07, 2017 7:13 pm

Hey again. The driver that I use is "Install M-Audio Fast Track Ultra 8R 6.0.8.exe." It is listed for Win 7, but works on Win 10 for me. Sorry for saying something this trivial, but are you sure your USB port works 100% of the time? I had USB port of the computer case malfunctioning as well as port on motherboard loosing connection, as well as bad USB cable at the motherboard level. Check your USB connectors, try another port, another cable. What motherboard are you using? Disable fast Boot and Secure Boot.

Mark Swanson
KVRist
174 posts since 9 Dec, 2016 from Grand Rapids, Michigan USA

Re: M-Audio products on Windows 10, Fast Track Ultra

Post Fri Apr 07, 2017 7:38 pm

I have tried other cables and other ports too. And other devies work in those same ports.
I can't use the 8R drivers for my unit, it's a different beast.
I finally got the computer and interface to talk to each other and then everything worked well. I re-installed the driver in "signing disabled" mode, no difference. I'll just have to keep looking for answers! I did disable Fast Boot in the BIOS, but I didn't see a Secure Boot...I may have missed that. Tomorrow I'll take a look.
Mark Swanson, guitarist and luthier
Click to visit Swanson Guitars
http://www.MarkSwansonMusic.com

Damien.Garrido
KVRer
2 posts since 8 Jan, 2018

Re: M-Audio products on Windows 10, Fast Track Ultra

Post Sun Jan 07, 2018 6:14 pm

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The last known driver for Windows (version 6.1.10 downloadable here (http://avid.force.com/pkb/articles/en_US/download/Fast-Track-Ultra-Drivers)) does work under Windows 10, but in my case it does not show the Fast Track Ultra Control Panel anymore...
So I used the work of Mark Heath (NAudio (http://mark-dot-net.blogspot.fr/search/label/NAudio)) to make a little utility which can start the Control Panel without launching your favorite DAW each time you need it.
The source code is located on GitLab (https://gitlab.com/damien.garrido/audio/asio-control-panel).
Or you can download the binary from this link (https://drive.google.com/open?id=1Nmr48Uhvyh-QdeYu3H1ZrcAiR9NDrVCd).
Hope it helps!

truepack
KVRer
1 posts since 13 Sep, 2018

Re: M-Audio products on Windows 10, Fast Track Ultra

Post Thu Sep 13, 2018 5:32 am

hi all!

i installed 6.1.12 driver on windows 10 home

well, it works, BUT not properly - there are only 2 outputs detected, 1 and 2
outputs 3-4 are not detected and not indicated by any DAW i'm using (fl studio, abletone, vegas)

is there any solution for this bug?

many thanx for ANY answer!

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The Noodlist
KVRist
295 posts since 16 Aug, 2017 from UK

Re: M-Audio products on Windows 10, Fast Track Ultra

Post Thu Sep 13, 2018 7:33 am

Has Windows configured the interface as part of the operating system resources?
If so, disassociate them as a system resource, it's a long shot.
Hardware emulation list. I don't really need anymore effects, I need to learn how to use those I already have.

Damien.Garrido
KVRer
2 posts since 8 Jan, 2018

Re: M-Audio products on Windows 10, Fast Track Ultra

Post Thu Sep 13, 2018 7:58 am

Are you using the interface only via the USB port or are you using the power plug as well?
If you only use the USB interface then you will only have the two main outputs available.

Astralv
KVRian
774 posts since 26 Jan, 2014 from United States of America

Re: M-Audio products on Windows 10, Fast Track Ultra

Post Sat Sep 15, 2018 5:54 pm

The inputs and outputs should be enables in M-Audio control panel.

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