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(3 replies, posted in Dakota:User Forum)

thank you ! It works perfectly (ASIO 24 bit) and solved my problem as I now can use the Dakota Panel and switch to S:1-2 to Coax instead of... CD-Rom !!....

However, just wondering if this is normal that I still see it as ''3.15'' and not 3.16 ??... (However, if does not crash my system at shutdown.

Thanks :-)
Rob

Huge problem... «nolonger able to record from S/PDIF - it seems I get no signal. Thgis always worked, but since I switched computer, reinstalled everything, I never had to use it (no mixdown).

I record from all ADAT in and playback through all ADAT out of the Dakota.  But when I send stereo out from the mixer through SPDIF to recond mixdown, flat line !

May this have anything to do with the fact I *nver* set anything through Dakota tray on tgis new PC (and... disabled it since it was crashing Windows 7 at shutdown) ??... Don't remember if I had done anything on my old system so to be able to record from S/PDIF... since I *never* touched anuthing back once set.

I use 3.15 on Win 7 x64 - will probably switch to BETA, as I use ASIO not WDM drivers - assuming there won't be an issue with that...

Thanks,
Rob

Huge problem... «nolonger able to record from S/PDIF - it seems I get no signal. Thgis always worked, but since I switched computer, reinstalled everything, I never had to use it (no mixdown).

I record from all ADAT in and playback through all ADAT out of the Dakota.  But when I send stereo out from the mixer through SPDIF to recond mixdown, flat line !

May this have anything to do with the fact I *nver* set anything through Dakota tray on tgis new PC (and... disabled it since it was crashing Windows 7 at shutdown) ??... Don't remember if I had done anything on my old system so to be able to record from S/PDIF... since I *never* touched anuthing back once set.

Thanks,
Rob

Thanks, I will try it.
However, when trying to ''update driver'' I am being prompted (even when pointing to folder where I extracted this BETA) that I already have best driver...

Should I choose ''uninstall'' then ?

Thanks,
Rob

I posted abiout a year ago on this, exchanged with some of you, solved the problem but can't remember steps... Built a new PC this week and as soon as I get drivers installed for the Dakota, without even actually *using* it (nor launch the Dak tray), I can no longer shut down computer : I get blue screen and reboot - have to shut it down physically...

I now wonder if Dakota was the cause of replacing PC.... (old one had a crashing problem that no one was able to point with certainty - blaming a possible motherboard failure... Well, I don't want to capitulate on this and ... would like to get your solutions first to make it work under Win 7 (64bit). Of course I use last available 64bit drivers (3.15) .

Since I am unsure of the source of problem, I stopped rebuilding software on the machine.

Thanks,
Rob

Oups... Got solution to recording SPDIF not working under my new setup: the Daktray settings pointed the S/PDIF to CD rather than coax... It installed this way by default for some reason.  Now recording problem via S/PDIF from digital mixer is solved.

Now the remaining one : Daktray crashing Win 7... About 8 times out of 10, when launched or when I exit. 

With some luck, maybe I have solved this as well by solving the S/PDIF issue... We'll see ;-)

Michael,
Thanks :-) Now using ASIO 24/24 ...
Just curious : I can now use the Dakota 24 bit (not tried the Asio4all 24bit. although I can see it).  Wondering if it's Asio4all, or just the fact I had forgotten to uncheck the 16 bit drivers prior to select the 24 bit ????

I'll keep experimenting, but for tonight I am more than satisfied.

However, another (2nd or 3rd) blue screen just by clicking toopen the Daktray (from within Sonar (ASIO panel) or directly... Fortunately not something requires too often...

Thanks again
Rob

Thanks Michael. I will try this for sure.

Just to let you know : I installed S 8.5 side by side with S 8  under my Vista x64 profile and I get the same behavior: only 16bit, although I get the full 24bit with S 8...

So the problem may lie not within the Dakota driver nor Windows 7, but within S 8.5 itself....

Michael,

Just re-reading your message: you stated that you get 24bit in ASIO with Asio4all ?

I googled that. but I get many results - not sure which one is the one...  Could you tell me which ?
AlsoL you said you installed ''on top'' of Dakota's driver... Can you tell me about it as well ? Is ut just matter of launching an app ?


Thanks in advance,
Rob

Thanks Michael.

Just installed Sonar 8.5 32bit for now.  I really don't get it why the ASIO 24bit is not available under Win 7 !!... I get it right and running well under Win Vista (both with the Dakota 64bit driver!!).

I checked and made sure that all settings were similar (unless I missed something...) between my Vista and Win7 setups.

Btw : just got my first blue screen (after only 10 hours running Win 7) when I was just launching the Dakota icon I placed on desktop... After disabling MIDI on it (I use another MIDI interface). It was not at shutdown (as you experienced).  Weird... 

Pls let me know if you discover anything for the ASIO 24bit. I'll do the same. 

Maybe try the allASIO as you suggested. 

Cheers,
Rob

Yes Michael, finally got it... There was an unknown device (under ''other devices'', I unzipped the folder and was able to use it to update driver).  Thanks :-)

I also followed your advice to uncheck the daktray in msconfig.  However, can't find the panel icon in the Windows control panel - maybe because it's not classical view... You have a hint here ?

One other question : I read you were installing Sonar 8.5 - which is also my next step...  (I have been a Sonar user for a decade and CPA before) - But just out of curiosity: are you installing the 64bit version?  (Cakewalk tech took me to reverse to 32bit on version 6, 7 and even 8 under Vista 64bit... so just wondering if they finally catched up to what they have been promoting with bells and whitles for the last 4 years or so...   

And under Sonar/Dakota : although I use the WDM drivers in XP 32bit, I was only able to use ASIO in Vista 64bit - this is an issue I had brought to Frontier Design 2 years ago - looks like the noise you were describing...  But I am able to use the 24bit resolution - at least in Vista x64...

Michael,

Where am i supposed to see the Dakota ? Under Sound, Video and Games controlers ?

I do not see it... And if I try to have Windows detect it, nothing happen.  Guess I'm supposed to get it detected first, then install driver right ?

I have a Dakota installed on this same PC (tri-boot). Altough it works fine under XP (32bit) and Vista (64bit), I just installed Win 7 today on this same PC and it does not even detect the Dakota...

I read that some of you had been able to do it. 

Any insight ?

Thanks
Rob

Guys I just installed Win 7 (on tri-boot : XP, Vista and 7) - 64 bit today.  Just to ensure I install Dakota correctly (it works since yeats on XP and Vista 64bit), could you be more specific on how to install this ?

I see in device manager there is a ''high definition audio device S/PDIF'' which is ready...   Is this what I should look for ? Or under the Device manager, a ''Multimedia Audio controller'' for which it says ''drivers not installed'' ?? 

If not, what would be the process ?

Thanks,
Rob