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RE: USB interface help

I use a Dell Inspiron 8000 with 512 Megs of ram (about 4 years old), USB
1.1, and recently installed a USB audio interface (Cubase System|4,
http://www.steinberg.de/ProductPage_sb.asp?Product_ID=2142&Langue_ID=7). At
the first tests I had frequent dropouts. After un- and re-plugging the USB
it worked fine. I did not defragment the harddisk and I'm doing stereo
recordings while playing back up to 14 stereo tracks (I haven't tried more)
simultaneously. 44.1 kHz, 16 bit.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jeff Larson [mailto:Jeffrey.Larson@Sun.COM]
> Sent: Dienstag, 22. Februar 2005 04:42
> To: Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com
> Subject: Re: USB interface help
> Devin Smith wrote:
> > Sorry to revisit this subject, as I know it was a bit of a thread not
> > too long ago, but I just bought a Tascam US-122 audio/midi
> interface for
> > use with my Dell laptop (circa 3 years ago). I am getting some annoying
> > skipping in the data stream when listening to CD's and wav files, and I
> > was wondering if anyone had any guess why that might be.
> You probably have USB 1.1 ports.  Go to the System dialog in the
> control panel, select the Hardware tab, and click Device Manager.
> (Assuming you have XP, it's a little different on 2000).  Look
> for the node marked "Universal Serial Bus Controllers".  One
> of the entries on the list should have the words "2.0" or
> "enhanced", such as "Intel(r)82801DB/DBM USB 2.0 Enhanced Host
> Controller".
> It is usually hard to put new ports in a laptop.  You can probably buy
> a PCMCIA card that has them.
> I've never used them but supposedly USB 1.1 audio interfaces can be made
> to work if you don't demand too much of them.  Limit yourself to stereo
> ins and outs and don't go above 16 bit 44.1 khz.
> Jeff