Drew, send me a private Forum E-mail.  I have good news.

The 32-bit SONAR Control Surface 1.22 beta driver was never posted on the Tascam website.  However, it is openly circulated by a few users.   It's been over three years that way.

I hope the 64-bit version of the 1.22 beta driver will find its way into circulation as well.  I'll take it, even if it's unofficial.

Drew, apparently a 1.22 SONAR Control Surface driver exists for 64-bit Windows 7.  It is in beta testing.

I am using SONAR with the Tranzport with no difficulty.

I recall a few years back being advised to have the Tranzport listed as the first entry in the Control Surfaces dialog box for SONAR, but I just checked and my FW-1884 is listed first, and still no problems.

We have one last question, which we have been unable to clear up on the Tascam Users Forum. 

If someone has an FW-1884, and SONAR 6 or newer, 64-bit version, and 64-bit Windows 7, will the SONAR installer 1.0 from the Tascam website work?  Or is this file a 64-bit version of the 1.21 SONAR Control Surface driver, which will NOT work on SONAR 6 or newer?  Do we need a 64-bit version of the 1.22 beta driver?

Thank you.

The new 1.80 driver is now available on the USA Tascam site!

Thank you, Frontier Design.

FYI, yesterday the Tascam UK Facebook site announced Windows 7 drivers (1.80) for the FW- series will be available next week.

This is great news. 

Thank you so much.

Lots of reads, no reply.


There is good news today for Mac owners of the FW-1884.  On the Tascam British and German (not USA) sites, there is a new driver for OS 10.6.

That would indicate that Tascam is still supporting this unit, so Windows 7 users have a glimmer of hope.

For anyone who does not know, the software for the FW-1884 is made by Frontier Design, hence my posts here.  Also, although it looks like I'm a new poster, I had to re-register when I could not find my login info after a long absence.  I am the one who posted the undocumented Replay function for the Tranzport in Band-in-a-Box.

I'm very sorry to post this here, but Tascam has made us desperate. 

Frontier Design has helped owners of the Tascam FW-1884 in the past, when SONAR 6 'broke' the driver.  Frontier had the fix within weeks.  Tascam released it to a few users as a beta but never posted the driver officially.  That was three years ago. 

Tascam announced in November the FW-1884 and FW-1802, among others, will not have Windows 7 drivers.  Some of us are able to make it work using Vista drivers, but with blue screens of death upon exiting and a few other minor annoyances.

Would Frontier be able to help us out please?

Again, I apologize for posting in the AlphaTrack forum.  I DO own and love my AlphaTrack, and my Tranzport, too.