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Gary, Long time no see, need some UAD-1 help

Discussion in 'Recording' started by Aaron-Carey, Jan 22, 2003.

  1. Aaron-Carey

    Aaron-Carey Active Member

    I finally picked up a UAD-1
    I am using it with FXspansion's 4.2 beta VST adapter
    Using it under wavelab using the wrapper, no problem works great
    Using it in sound forge i get some weird problems.
    Mainly when I load a second plug, it will say something like "this plugin could not load, expected buffer size is 512 buffer is 2408"
    or some such. I have changed the buffer size in sound forge, on the card, and also on the vst adapter, no avail
    In Vegas 3 the same thing happens.
    In Vegas 4 beta, it seems ok except that many things like soloing the UAD reverb will cause the whole system to crash...prolly just a beta issue

    anyhow there was a lot of wisdom floating around about configuring these cards long ago, but the old posts at the nuendo hardware forum are long since deleted, so I dont know where to turn

    my system is
    ASUS P4T-e
    2 X RME HDSP 9652
    neatgear or whatever network card you recomended a million years ago and matrox g550
    running on XP

    here is part of my ranting more on the subject
  2. Opus2000

    Opus2000 Well-Known Member

    Well, one of the key issues here is Direct X vs VST...the UAD card I believe is a more VST platform friendly device and you are using an emulator on it...I could be wrong though.
    In the System Properties under Advanced hit the Performance Settings button...on the advanced tab make sure that the Memory usage is set to Programs and not System Cache...that's the only thing to watch out for...but I think you already have that done otherwise you wouldn't be able to install it in the first place.
    You might want to try turning the UAD Perfromance meter off to see if that helps in any way
  3. Aaron-Carey

    Aaron-Carey Active Member

    jeez I might be back to where we were 6 months ago trying to get a pair of digi9652's working...ring any bells?

    HOW in the !@#$ do I find out which of the slots on an ASUS p4t-e are the right ones to use for a pair of HDSP 9652's ?
  4. Opus2000

    Opus2000 Well-Known Member

    Well....c'mon..remember that the RME cards actually are able to handle IRQ sharing..I usually recommend slots 1 and 5 for that...yes, slot one does share with the AGP but it's ok..it's not going to hurt your performance...video is not bandwidth happy when set to 16bit depth...especially the Matrox cards when you turn off bus mastering..
  5. Aaron-Carey

    Aaron-Carey Active Member

    ok so cards in 1 and 5...in the manual slots 2 and 4 say " used" while slots 1 3 and 5 say " shared" but they dont say shared with what...

    so where should the network card and the UA card go ?

    and DO set the matrox g550 to 16 bit?
  6. Aaron-Carey

    Aaron-Carey Active Member

    ahh, and just in case its the two cards giving me trouble if I only want to use 1 of the HDSP 9652's which slot should it be in ?
  7. Opus2000

    Opus2000 Well-Known Member

    Well, I can gaurantee any Asus board will share slot 1 and 5...when you see they are shared but with no explanation it means they are shared by each other!
    I personally don't think it will cause you any grief...once you have those cards installed....put the other cards in one at a time and see if you can get them on their own IRQ.
    The Matrox cards aren't 16 bit but can be by putting the bit depth setting in the display properties to 16bit!

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