Help - win7 64bit sound card driver thingy

Discussion in 'Production' started by jimjimjim, May 16, 2012.

  1. jimjimjim

    jimjimjim oldskool

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    Hi,
    To cut a long story short got a new pc its windows 7 64bit.
    The sound card dont like ASIO drivers, my DAW would prefer ASIO and i wont go into the issues but its a pain in the ass.
    My own fault i guess for not checking the card before i bought it - but hey who would know it wouldnt like asio.

    So my question is:
    Does anyone know a good sound card (external/internal dont care) that fully supports windows 7 64 bit ASIO drivers?
    I can spend up to £200 to fix this.

    cheers
     
  2. EvezDroppin

    EvezDroppin how to change name,......

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    this is my problem also, what soundcard have you got by the way?

    Mine's a Komplete Audio 6, hate the lack of compatability with new windows then also the lack of backwards compatability with things, so annoying!
     
  3. Elzerk

    Elzerk 00111100 00110011

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    Check M-Audio sound cards, I'm a happy customer. :)
     
  4. jimjimjim

    jimjimjim oldskool

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    last pc was 32 bit XP and i had a sound blaster xi fi - worked like a charm
    Sound blaster officially suck at 64 bit drivers. got some sb 3d shit card in mine now. fine for everything but producing - asio drivers have artifact n shit. stops sound as well when you switch to another program - meh
    was gonna get that saffire 6 usb - but read that card's drivers are shit on 64 bit windows.
    Hoping someone here has 64 bit windows and uses ASIO drivers?
     
  5. miszt

    miszt BASSFACE Royale

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    M-Audio 2496 is a great internal soundcard, and cheap @£50 new if you search.

    64bit drivers can be buggy sometimes, so go for a card thats a couple of years old so the drivers (should) be more stable


    I use 64bit windows 7, with M-Audio, Focusrite and NI interfaces with not to many probs, the Focusrite occasionally freaks out
     
  6. jimjimjim

    jimjimjim oldskool

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    thanks elzerk and miszt <3
    OK so focusrite sounds bad.
    M-audio good.
    Anyone else care to share their 64bit experiences?
     
  7. Attire

    Attire Last Winter

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    Well I have a Windows 7 64bit OS and I'm using a M-Audio Fast Track... I don't really know if that helps you but I get a sound output without any problems :D
     
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  8. jimjimjim

    jimjimjim oldskool

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    hi,
    read some really bad reviews of M audio - something about a blast of white noise?
    :( feel like im never gonna find a decent card - bloody 64 bit windows :antitank:
     
  9. Mr Fletch

    Mr Fletch aka KRONIX

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    I've heard alot of slatings of M-Audio recently, but I own their Oxygen 25 MIDI controller and it's fantastic, really simple to set up, and sturdy and solid to use! That being said, I have yet to try any of their other products so I cant really comment too much on their overall branding. I cant imagine them making something so good like my controller, then making a shambles of something else surely?
     
  10. jimjimjim

    jimjimjim oldskool

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    dont know m8 - just been readin reviews of their audio interfaces when i am about to buy one.
    i used to have an oxgen midi keyboard - was great.
     
  11. miszt

    miszt BASSFACE Royale

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    M-Audio's external interfaces have a bit of a bad rep, but their internal Audiophile 2496 card is the bollox
     
  12. jimjimjim

    jimjimjim oldskool

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    but its so cheap... will do some reading up on that thanks m8

    edit - just read on maplin website that they cant guarantee this works under windows 7.

    FML

    edit -
    oohh found this ESI MAYA 44XTe PCIe Audio Interface - says supports windows7 64bit and ASIO2.
    might have found a winner...
     
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