ASIO Drivers and Cubase SX problems

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Member Since: Oct 29, 2007


I've got some driver problems in Cubase SX and I was referred here by a good friend of mine saying you guys could help out.

First, my setup. I use a Intel Core 2 Duo 2.13 Ghz PC with 3GB RAM and Windows XP. I use the internal sound card for casual stuff, as my speakers are plugged in the PC directly, and the soundcard is a Realtek HD card. My external gear consists of a M-Audio Fast Track Pro for Audio recording and a Edirol PCR500 MIDI keyboard/controller.

Now on to the problem. I want to set up Cubase so that I can use the Fast Track Pro as my audio input and my sound card as my audio output. So far, no problem, I can. But when it comes to choosing the ASIO driver, ASIO4ALL does not work properly. When I load a VST instrument and play on my controller, the sound that comes out my speakers is a distorted, cut in/cut out (think of a guitar tremolo pedal). Also, when I record audio, the input knob on my Fast Track, the one that allows me to choose the strength of the signal going through my SM57, isn't taken in consideration, so I can't choose how strong or how weak I want my signal to be (meaning I can't record my amp loud). And same thing for audio : cutting and distorting playback.

I have tried other drivers, such as the ASIO DirectX Full Duplex driver, which works properly for MIDI but with a latency high enough to be annoying, and it records audio, but not the way I want it. Basically, the knob on my Fast Track Pro that allows me to choose the input level going through the input can be at 0 and I still have a pretty loud and hissing audio signal.

That is pretty much my problem. I have tried every version of ASIO4ALL available on their site and all have the same problem. I don't know what to try anymore : on my old, crappy computer, ASIO4ALL worked great, although my computer sucked and I had audio lag and such due to low CPU and RAM, but it worked fine. MIDI as well.

Any help would be greatly appreciated, I just don't know what to try anymore.

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Czar of Midi
Since: Apr 04, 2002

Oct 29, 2007 09:57 pm

The M-Audio Fast Track should have come with just plain ASIO drivers which should be the best choice. As well it should have a WDM driver in there as well. That is the driver ASIO4ALL works with, but you really don't need to use the ASIO4ALL driver at all.

I would go to here,
and grab the drivers update as I am guessing that you got the original drivers on the install disc.

You may want to un install the first drivers and then install this set.

I know there were several issues with the first driver set for this unit. It reacted oddly in some software while running fine in others.

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