Audiophile 2496 Problem!!! Help please!!

Discussion in 'Converters / Interfaces' started by jahme, Sep 12, 2005.

  1. jahme

    jahme Guest

    I got the m-audio audiophile 2496 audio card...whenever i try to use it on Sonar, it says that there is a driver error! i have an audigy as well working at the same time. but that shouldnt be the problem. how can i fix this issue?

    and...when i record using adobe audition or cubase 3.0, the volume of the recordings are low...i checked the m-audio control panel's mixer, and its fine..the faders are all the way, but still the recording level is very can i fix this? thanks in advance everyone.
  2. 0db

    0db Active Member

    Feb 19, 2005
    "i have an audigy as well working at the same time"

    I strongly recomend to disable/uninstall the audigy and re-install drivers for your audiophile 2496. Try to download the latest drivers from m-audio.

    In the other hand, Sonar does work with ASIO drivers from version 3 and up, if i´m not wrong. Try to configure Sonar to use ASIO drivers with your card instead of DX or MMC drivers. They give you best performance, less latency.

    The volume issue maybe the playback resolution is set for 24 bits, and when listening to 16 bits audio files, sounds quieter than it should. This can be corrected in the Audio Options in Sonar as well.

    Good Luck
  3. jonyoung

    jonyoung Well-Known Member

    Dec 31, 2003
    I would also recommend disabling the Audigy card. Have you run a wave profile in Sonar so it recognizes the Audiophile drivers? Which drivers do you have for the Audiophile? There are several threads on this forum regarding the best driver versions to use with your new card. Also, in the settings panel with the Audiophile, there's an operating level setting, either -10db or "consumer" (why they call it that ,I don't know). Make sure you're set to consumer. It will allow the card to adjust input/output levels to the application being used.
  4. jahme

    jahme Guest

    please someone me...i tried putting them in 16 bits, but still the volume of the recording is low. how can i fix this? please, i need immediate help..thanks.
  5. Opus2000

    Opus2000 Well-Known Member

    Apr 7, 2001
    First off how are you feeding the RCA inputs of the audio card? Since the Audiophile 2496 has RCA inputs it may be an imedance issue or simply the way you are feeding them...

    Most likely you'll need to boost the gain of the source feeding the audio card to get more of a level...

    Give us more information..

    Opus :D
  6. CoyoteTrax

    CoyoteTrax Well-Known Member

    May 25, 2005
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    Jon's right, check in your Hardware panel for the 2496 and change the IN/OUT settings to Consumer, or better yet, -10; to compensate for what sounds like a low voltage input.

    And like Opus said, it would be nice to know what gear you're patching into the soundcard. Proper Gain staging and matching impedence is the key so you've got the hottest signal and lowest noise ratio's possible.

    Don't be afraid to push your signal into your software up to as far as +3dB or even a little hotter. Then you've got a nice strong signal to mix with later.

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