Cakewalk & CEP2 problems

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Member Since: Apr 04, 2003

Hey everyone. I don't know if any of you have much experience with Cakewalk Pro Audio 9 or CEP 2, but I'm just having trouble figuring this out. I just got a Terratec EWX 24/96. When I first installed it and opened Cakewalk Pro Audio 9 it wouldn't play back or record anything. Then I messed with some settings and found out that it would only work if I set the "driver bit depth" to "16." Everything works fine now, but how do I get it to work in 24 bit?

Also, Cool Edit Pro 2 would playback audio but not record. I again messed with some settings and under "device properties > get 32-bit audio using" I unselected "Try as WDM" and then it would record fine. Does this mean that I'm now using the MME drivers? Also, there's "3 byte packed, 4 byte PCM, and 4 byte Ieee float." I tried each one but couldn't hear a difference. Could someone explain to me what these are?

I don't know if it matters but I'm using Windows XP. Any help is appreciated.

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Since: Sep 09, 2002

Apr 05, 2003 12:53 am

whoa, i thought i was only one left still using Pro Audio 9. I can't help you with CEP, but I might give you some clues on Cakewalk. I running Win98, and using two sound cards, an M-Audio Delta 44 and a Creative SoundBlaster Live. Both cards are working fine.

Here's what I would do. Open Cakewalk, make sure no other apps (media players, CD players, etc) are currently running that might have control of the audio drivers. Go up to the "Options" menu and open "Audio". In there on the "General" tab, down at the bottom, click on the button that says "Wave Profiler". This is Cakewalk's automated audio configuration thingy. It's supposed to explore your machine and figure the best settings for your unique hardware/software setup. I only ever had to use it once and that was when I installed my SoundBlaster. The guy who built my PC installed the Delta so it's never given me any trouble.

Try the Wave Profiler and let us know how that goes. Hopefully a CEP2 user can jump in and give you some ideas there. I know theres a few floating around on these boards. good luck -j

Since: Apr 04, 2003

Apr 05, 2003 02:58 am

Thanks Jamie. Actually I tried the wave profiler. But sound unless the driver bit depth is 16. I'll try it again though maybe with some other changes and see what happens.

Since: Sep 09, 2002

Apr 05, 2003 04:06 am

musician's friend sells that card at;bfmtype=gear

that page says it has drivers for quote: "Mac; Windows 95/98/NT/2000 ; ASIO 2.0; GSIF; MME; and DirectSound" but doesn't mention anything about WinXP or WDM drivers. It might not hurt to goto Terratec's webpage and try and download the latest drivers. Hopefully they've got something for WinXP users :O)

Since: Apr 04, 2003

Apr 08, 2003 12:16 am

Yea, the newest drivers I got from the Terratec website say they support XP and WDM. I think I'm going to try and reinstalling the drivers and maybe Cakewalk as well and I'll see how that goes. Thanks for your suggestions.

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