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21223RE: [podcasters] Alesis Multimix Firewire mixers

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  • Justin Kaiser - Mailing Lists
    Aug 1, 2006
      I had the same problem... Here is what I did and it seemed to help...

      Disabled the power management for all USB root hubs

      1. Open the Device Manager (Start-> right click on "My Computer", click on
      "Properties" -> Hardware -> Device Manager)
      2. Look under the category Universal Serial Bus controllers and find the USB
      Root Hub.
      3. Right click and select Properties, go to the Power Management tab
      4. Uncheck the box "Allow the computer to turn off this device to save

      Repeat this for each of the USB Root Hubs shown in the Device Manager.

      Double Checked all drivers

      Shutoff all powersaving options and anything that shuts off USB/Cardbus

      TURNED OFF ALL SOUNDS - Apparently there is some kind of clocking issue with
      System sounds, when they play, are all clocked at 22kHz, and this promptly
      resets your soundcard's driver to run at this rate. If you try to continue
      to play an Audition file after this has happened, it comes out at twice the
      pitch. This has, for many years, been the most common reason for this to
      happen. Go to Settings>Control Panel>Sounds and Audio Devices and select the

      'Sounds' tab. Under Sound Scheme, pick 'No Sounds'. This will prevent
      Windows from resetting your soundcard clock rate, and have the additional
      advantage that you don't have to listen to a load of stupid noises!

      I also had a problem with AA2 stopping when the window loses focus...

      Go to Edit > Audio Hardware Setup and ensure that the box that says "Release
      ASIO Driver in Background" is not ticked.

      If it is ticked, Audition will stop playing or (worse) will stop recording
      when you "click away" from the program (more correctly, when the program
      loses focus) to enable other programs to use the ASIO driver, which normally
      cannot otherwise be shared.


      From: podcasters@yahoogroups.com [mailto:podcasters@yahoogroups.com] On
      Behalf Of Kristopher Smith
      Sent: Tuesday, August 01, 2006 7:11 PM
      To: podcasters@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: Re: [podcasters] Alesis Multimix Firewire mixers

      My MobilePre has issues of changing sampling rates on the fly when more
      than one application or process is running during a recording session.

      When recording it became a crap shoot if I would get a clean file that
      wouldn't require a pitch shift, time stretch or both to correct the
      sampling rate change

      I blame the drivers but I could be wrong. I'll respond to the email
      question off list.


      Justin Kaiser - Mailing Lists wrote:
      > Kris, I've got 2 mobile pre's and haven't had any issues. What problems
      > have you had? BTW, did you ever get that e-mail regarding Betsy and an
      > interview? I don't know if my e-mail to you is ending up in a black hole
      > if you're just really busy.
      > Justin
      > _____
      > From: podcasters@yahoogro <mailto:podcasters%40yahoogroups.com> ups.com
      [mailto:podcasters@yahoogro <mailto:podcasters%40yahoogroups.com> ups.com]
      > Behalf Of Kris Smith
      > Sent: Tuesday, August 01, 2006 4:34 PM
      > To: podcasters@yahoogro <mailto:podcasters%40yahoogroups.com> ups.com
      > Subject: Re: [podcasters] Alesis Multimix Firewire mixers
      > For multi-track firewire you might check out the PreSonus Firepod -
      > http://www.presonus <http://www.presonus
      <http://www.presonus.com/firepod.html.> .com/firepod.html.>
      > .com/firepod.html. Retail is about $200 cheaper than
      > they list on their page.
      > I've had one now for a few months and it works great. I've had much
      > better luck with it than the MobilePre.
      > It comes with Cubase LE and will let you record 6 channels of the audio.
      > To get all 8 you need to upgrade to the full version.
      > // Kris
      > Martin McKeay wrote:
      >> Howdy,
      >> I'm looking at purchasing an Alesis Multimix 8 Firewire mixer to
      >> replace the Phonic MU802 I'm currently using. I'm going to use the
      >> capabilities of the Multimix to allow me to seperate my outgoing audio
      >> from the incoming audio of Skype callers, which I can't do with my
      >> current hardware setup.
      >> Has anyone tried the Alesis or any othr Firewire mixer? I currently
      >> have a M-audio MobilePre, but one of the limitations of USB is that
      >> there is a limit to 1 stereo channel to and from the MobilePre. By
      >> using firewire, the Alesis Multimix can record each channel on the
      >> mixer into it's own channel in your application. Or at least that's
      >> the theory.
      >> Thanks in advance,
      >> Martin
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