I’m in 1.8 and I just purchased Creative’s EMU 0202 USB 2 which is a great little box/sound card. Outstanding sound quality. I’m in Vista 32. Intel 2.5 (over clocked) GHz and 2.5 gigs ram.
However, I’m having all kinds of issues in Renoise that I’m not having in other audio apps. Basically, the only reliable setting I can use is Direct Sound which is terrible with handling low latency. This is because the ASIO driver for the EMU is locking up Renoise unless I set the re-sampling frequency to 4100. Anything higher completely overwhelms my CPU/system which causes Renoise to freeze up. It’s odd because I’m not having these issues in OpenMPT or Sound Forge 9.
I d/l ed the ASIO4ALL driver and that barely makes a difference. Every time I switch from audio app to audio app, I have to reinitialize the driver which is very frustrating.
It looks like the only dependable driver at this point is Direct Sound which will severely limits the amount of effects and vsti’s I can use in one song.
I realize the EMU is 24bit, and the drivers are not fully supported for Vista yet. Still, I’m wondering if anyone is expereincing this and has any knowledge on how to improve it.
I like Vista, so I’m not going to downgrade to XP. And I’m not going to throw my Live24bit card back in. It’s not really 24bit.
I’m really enjoying the 24bit sound experience. Now if I could only find a way to get Renoise to handle it without locking up…