tiger/m-audio sound card issue

    Apr 30 2006 | 9:31 pm
    are there any m-audio sound card users out there who have managed to get the adc~ to work?
    i'm having the no input issue with both the MobilePre and Firewire 410 cards. all the software is current as far as i can tell: osx 10.4.6 m-audio firewire driver 1.7.1 max/msp 4.5.7
    any advice?
    bill d

    • May 01 2006 | 10:12 am
      I am using 10.4.6 + Firewire410. Recently I updated my M-audio Firewire driver to the latest 1.71, but it works strangely. When I change the volume from computer keyboard, the response time is extremely long.
      Besides, the M-audio uninstaller stop working on my machine, I have to delete all the M-audio related files in the library and reinstall.
      Now it works fine after I change back to previous driver verion 1.6.
    • May 03 2006 | 7:30 pm
      Just tested my FW 410 (only bought it recently) and it's working fine with the same software versions as you. I have noticed that sometimes it's not available as an audio device, but a reboot usually fixes it. But this is a small price to pay compared to the awful blasts of white noise I used to get at random from the MBox I had before :-| Dare I say it - even Pro Tools seems to behave better with the M-Audio hardware... All I can suggest is reinstalling the drivers - I had some problems after the initial install that went away after reinstalling, Cheers Roger
    • May 03 2006 | 8:35 pm
      On May 3, 2006, at 3:30 PM, Roger Carruthers wrote:
      > All I can suggest is reinstalling the drivers - I had some problems > after > the initial install that went away after reinstalling,
      while i haven't tested the fw410 with max specifically, i have had problems with the m-audio drivers. i found that the newest version of the driver is generally buggy, and the problems were corrected when i stepped back a version. this could of course been due to just installing the driver a second time. i believe m-audio drivers come with an uninstaller, which i recommend you run before upgrading. try uninstalling and reinstalling the latest driver, and if that doesn't work drop back a version, uninstall and install and see what happens. my fw410 works flawlessly for me in tiger 10.4.5. i have driver version 1.2 - there might be an extra number on the end, which i can't get right now as i don't have the fw410 connected. cheers bruce
      bruce tovsky www.skeletonhome.com
      "Sometimes the appropriate response to reality is to go insane." Philip K. Dick
    • May 03 2006 | 11:02 pm
      buggy, indeed. after three re-boots (over 3 days), the device now shows up in the dsp preferences. i did nothing to cause this: no uninstall, no reinstall, no nothin'. just occasional reboots.
      thanks for the feedback.
    • May 04 2006 | 4:11 am
      great! all those reinstalls and uninstalls and i all i needed to do was to reboot a few times! ;-) glad it settled down for you. cheers bruce
      bruce tovsky www.skeletonhome.com
      "Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away." Philip K. Dick