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Tapco Link.usb and Tracktion 2

Discussion in 'Tracktion' started by chris12345, Dec 30, 2009.

  1. chris12345

    chris12345 Guest

    I'm a bit of a techno-phobe but am trying to get started with some basic recording...

    I just installed a Tapco Link.usb and it came bundled with Tracktion 2 software. When I open Tracktion 2, I get the error message "Error opening audio device, error setting up audio output pin." I'm unable to get any sound or reaction out of Tracktion.

    It looks like Tracktion recognizes the Link.usb since it appears in a drop down box.

    To complicate the question, I also have Reaper installed but it seemed very tech heavy and I need to keep things simple.

    Any suggestions for getting my Link.usb to work with Tracktion2?

  2. TheJackAttack

    TheJackAttack Distinguished Member

    How many things are plugged into the USB ports/hub? What version of Windows are you using?
  3. chris12345

    chris12345 Guest

    Thanks for stepping up!

    I'm running Vista Home Premium V6.0. On the back of my Dell computer, there are 5 usb ports. The Link.usb is in one and three others are filled. I believe the other three are a printer, a mouse and a keyboard.
  4. TheJackAttack

    TheJackAttack Distinguished Member

    Ok first thing. Unplug any USB devices not pertinent to recording when you want to record. Second, left click Start->right click Computer and select properties. Left click on Device Manager (left column). Look for your Tapco mixer and see if it has any red X or error message. It might be that it isn't completely installed correctly. Also in the Device Manager at the top, click View and select Show Hidden Devices. Look for something under "non plug and play devices" (I think) called Mackie Subunit or some garbage like that. I'm traveling so I don't have any Mackie gear to plug in to verify. Anyway, this is the bit that actually interfaces with the Windows sound in Vista and Win7. You may have to manually install the driver as Windows says it doesn't need one. Right click and select update driver.
    -Browse my computer for driver software
    -Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer
    -Click "Have Disk" and browse to whatever folder you dowloaded the Tapco drivers to.

    I believe it is the Subunit or alternatively labeled A/C non plug & play driver that is the problem.

    Get back with me if this doesn't help. The Tapco will work with any DAW.

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