New to M-Audio Profire 610 and ProTools, in search of assistance
A while back I used to record on my PC with my SoundBlaster Audigy and Cubasis.
Recently, I felt the itch to do it again. Since the SB Audigy and Cubasis no work with Win 7, I looked around for new choices.
I bought a profire 610 and MTools Pro 9.
Let's start with the Profire 610
-Everything installed without a glitch.
-I set my audio to use the profire 610 for both recording and playback, having output to the PC speakers
I noticed a couple of disturbing things:
-For the Hosted Mode I could not adjust the sample rate (44.1) nor the buffer(256).
-The sound coming out of the speakers was significantly delayed. Ye,t the sound coming out of the profire 610 headphones outlet was not delayed.
Are these things to be expected?
I used to record separate tracks (one at the time), and I need to be able to listen to the existing tracks while a record new ones, so the latency issue really worries me.
I already read quite a few things about the firewire issues and as far as I can tell, mine meets the requirements.
I noticed that the installation requires the use of a USB security device. Since I am new to that too, my first question is:
-Will that device affect other programs or just ProTools?
Also, will I be able to address the latency/buffer issue from ProTools?
Thanks in advance for any tips or suggestions.
Mainboard : Gigabyte X58A-UD3R
Chipset : Intel X58
Processor : Intel Core i7 960 @ 3200MHz
Physical Memory : 24576MB (6 x 4096 DDR3-SDRAM )
Firewire: TSB43AB23 1394a-2000 OHCI PHY/link-layer controller