M-Audio Fast Track Ultra Problems
I bought the M-Audio Fast Track Ultra about a week ago and have been disappointed with it since day 1.
I've been messing around with it every day trying numerous methods to get it to work 100% and it just simply wont.
My problem is, is that the software and the computer reads the audio signal, but audio will rarely come out of the speakers. If I restart the computer or the Fast Track the audio will begin to work again.
I've been using 2 main programs, Ableton live 8.1 and Guitar Rig 4
I use the Axiom61 with Ableton and it works (sometimes), I can jam to tunes on youtube with it. But Guitar Rig will not work. If I restart my computer and open Guitar Rig first, Guitar Rig will work but Ableton and all the other audio streaming from my computer will not work. Very unreliable.
On top of this, iTunes has developed a need to crash every time I try and press play on a song.
I have wasted at least 30 hours trying to get this thing to work. I'm getting really frustrated. Is there a clear detailed troubleshooting process I can follow? (The manual is absolutely useless).
I'm relatively new to the world of MIDI and I'm wondering if I'm missing something, or the hardware/software is. I've read a lot of threads with complaints about the Fast Track series. I'm getting a buddy in tomorrow to help me work things out. But until then here's my situation.
Operating System: Windows 7, 64-bit
Processor: Intel Core i7 CPU 950 @ 3.07Ghz
RAM: 8.00 GB DDR3
M-Audio Device/Driver: Fast Track Ultra/18.104.22.16899