Help please !!!
I’ve recently bought a Dell Inspiron 530 with Realtek onboard sound. Its a Intel E7300 Dual core 2.6ghz, 2 Gig DDR2 RAM with Windows XP SP3.
I bought a Novation Nio 2|4 audio/MIDI USB interface to plug all my music stuff into from a Spirit mixer. I run Cubase VST5.1 and the Nio transmits MIDI signals and records audio absolutely fine… i’ve got it set up to use the Novation ASIO driver
…but when I come to use Audacity I’ve hit a very big brick wall. I’ve used Audacity many times over the years on my old PC which had an Audiophile PCI soundcard using the ASIO drivers for it. And all was roses in the garden.
I’ve found another post in this forum saying about ASIO drivers and Audacity not getting on too well… Is this whats going on here?? I’ve been on to Novation Tech support and the guy there tells me that he runs Audacity on his PC running XP SP3 and a Nio so he must be using the ASIO driver for it too. He can’t really give me any more advice than 'have you checked the settings?". If I check the settings again and try any more combinations of default devices, I’m going to explode!
I’ve done many different things to try to solve this including…
Uninstalling the Nio and Audacity and reinstalling, disabling the Realtek onboard sound through Control Panel and through the BIOS settings, trying different combinations of Microsoft Sound Mapper, Realtek input/output and Nio, swearing, crying and some close attention with a large hammer…
But still nothing.
Interestingly, Audacity will not record even when the default devices are set to Sound Mapper or Realtek. The cursor moves but only seems to pick up electronic rhythmic pops and clicks (or is that just the music that I make…) And when the default devices are set to Nio the cursor sometimes absolutely refuses to move and just sits blinking at the 0.0 position. If the cursor does move across the screen, then when it reaches the end of the screen (13.0), it just disappears but the screen does not change to show 14.0, 15.0 etc. Even bypassing the Nio by plugging the mixer into the Realtek input on the back of the PC doesn’t work (just the same pops and clicks…)
If this is just an Asio driver conflict, what can I do about it???
And if its not possible to get around it can anyone recommend software that will do the same thing as Audacity including recording streaming audio.
Please help me before they send round the nurse and the white van again…