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    Hi,
    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.

    ProTools 9

    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.

    Kind regards,
    Jorge

    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

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    Oh well,
    So it was less complicated that I thought.
    I think that while my firewire outlet meets the specs (Texas Instruments, OHCI complaint, etc.) in the end it seems it cannot handle more than 44Mhz. It can't be changed from ProTools. So that is that. I may have to get a PCI card to replace the on-board chip if I want better results.
    The latency in the speakers remains. It is not clear why. But the recordings come out alright.

    What I thought was ProTools 9 is in reality ProTools MP9, my mistake.
    One additional mystery is that even though the desktop is a fairly powerful machine, ProTools some times lingers and takes a while to execute some instructions. It does not seem to take adbvantage of the available resources. I may in time figure out if it is possible to tweek that.

    Thanks to a Kind soul in YouTube I understood the ProTools basics and it seems fairly simialr to Cubasis.

    Kind regards.
    Jorge

    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

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