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Sound Mysteriously Stops Working w/ 1616m

Discussion in 'Recording' started by HaGa11aZ, Jun 15, 2008.

  1. HaGa11aZ

    HaGa11aZ Guest

    Hello all,

    Seemingly randomly, the Windows source of sound stopped working on my computer. I've had my 1616m PCI set up the exact same way for months now, and I haven't even touched any other settings through the PatchMix DSP or through Windows. I go into the PatchMix DSP to check on the WAVE 1/2 strip (through which plays MP3s and other Windows sources of sound) only to find there is no activity it's peak meter, even though I have an MP3 playing through another Windows app. The Mic Line In A and B register sound just fine after I plug in my guitar through Guitar Rig, and I can even hear it through the ASIO strips and out my speakers. So the sound works through ASIO drivers from audio app's like Cubase and Guitar Rig. I installed the latest firmware and PatchMix DSP app (4.2 and 2.1 of Apr 29, 2008, respectfully), but this didn't seem to help. I restored the defaults, double checked the sample rate: 44.1 kHz, and made sure the Windows sound drivers are set to EMU's E-DSP-- all to no avail. The even stranger thing is that I can ONLY get MIDI to play through the WAVE1/2 strip; there is activity in its peak meter, and I can hear it just fine. But when I go to open an MP3 (using Winamp), there is no activity in its (WAVE1/2) peak meter, despite Winamp's integrated peak meter showing the playing file's activity.

    If someone could help me out, that would be GREAT. I'm so frustrated, and EM-U's tech support SUCKS. They went from phenomenal live phone support to a half-assed, e-mail only coorespondence that takes for days just to get a reply, IF you even get a reply.

    Thanks in advance,
  2. Spase

    Spase Active Member

    Feb 21, 2006
    If the restore defaults didn't work, I'd try the "virgin reinstall". Go into the control panel, add/remove programs, remove the patchmix then the 1616 drivers. Turn your computer off. Remove the 1616. Boot the computer (this clears the emu from the registry). turn off the computer and reinstall everything.

    If this doesn't clear it up, you might want to check out the http://www.productionforums.com forums. These were unoficial emu forums for quite a while and there are a lot of really helpful users who know the emu cards. Heck, I've even actually seen some emu reps there again recently. The site has ben seeing a few issues lately though, so you might not be able to get to it for now.

    I do have the 1616M PCI and PCMCIA.
  3. Codemonkey

    Codemonkey Distinguished Member

    Dec 11, 2007
    Scotland, UK
    The Windows wave out volume isn't turned down? Not the master volume.

    Maybe it changes for the EMU but with onboard stuff, the Wave controls programs etc and SW Synth is the midi playback, so it's possible to have loud midi and no program output.

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