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FireStudio Mobile & FireStudio Project » Glitchy/warbly audio in OSX 10.9 Mavericks » Go to message
Metric halo have also issued a fix.
According to focusrite the issue is with Mavericks
Power management.
" Apple made changes to power management in Mavericks to reduce power consumption. One of these changes was increasing the buffer size when latency isn't critical (e.g. QuickTime). To accommodate this larger buffer size, small changes to the driver were required to allocate more memory. This has now been resolved in our latest release and it is something that we will test for in future releases.



Best regards,



Neil Marron

Focusrite"
FireStudio Mobile & FireStudio Project » Glitchy/warbly audio in OSX 10.9 Mavericks » Go to message
disregard
FireStudio Mobile & FireStudio Project » Crackling, Popping outside of S1 in OSX (Perian installed?) » Go to message
terryvinyard wrote:So, that's the answer: Blame Apple?? That's too easy. Apple has no reason to "break" anything. If it were broken, it wouldn't work at all, even in LPX.

Presonus directed me to read your reply before they provide me with any more help. Well, I did, and I think it's pretty lame. How about a simple, "We're aware that some of our customers are having a problem and we're working to try to resolve the issue?" That would be a better pacifier than the old "blame the other guy" routine.

I expected more. Perhaps I should rethink my investment in Presonus. It's still not too late to return my purchase.

T.


Hmmm, no .. it's not lame, it's just a fact that Mavericks and Firewire audio don't play nice
All you need to do is head over to the Apple Discussion pages and see that it's not limited to Presonus at all - in fact - most people are talking about Focusrite Firewire devices with exactly the same symptoms.
FireWire audio / Quicktime is broken in Mavericks. It's that simple.
This exact and widespread issue never existed prior to Mavericks.
Ultimately it's up to you what you want to do, you could try installing Mountain Lion on your iMac
It's something I'm contemplating because Mavericks has killed my workflow ( no midi file preview in QuickLook anymore either).

Good luck
FireStudio Mobile & FireStudio Project » Crackling, Popping outside of S1 in OSX (Perian installed?) » Go to message
Mavericks killed FireWire Audio . . .
There are work-arounds, but have to wait for Apple to fix it.
The one most people are using is to open Sound Control Panel, select input tab and highlight Presonus input and just leave it in the background.
Don't know why this works, but it does ??



I just stopped using Quicktime player X all-together (POS anyway).
Been using MPlayerX for viewing of video.
Logic Pro X works fine without having to resort to any tricks.
Hope that's helpful.
FireStudio Mobile & FireStudio Project » Mac 10.9 and presonus firestudio » Go to message
While I'm not experiencing the same loss of audio as you are - just garbled audio when I use Quicktime X.
There was a "work-around" posted that did indeed suggest using GarageBand and putting it in the background which seems to solve the issue.
However, there is a way of doing it with less overhead than having GarageBand open all the time.
Try opening your Sound panel in the System Preferences and navigate to the "Input" section.
Select Presonus interface and leave the control panel open in the background.

It may work
There is most definitely something craptacular going on with Mavericks and Firewire audio interfaces.

You can read more over at Apple Support, most people are talking about Focurite units, but essentially it's pretty much a Firewire / Quicktime / Mavericks issue.

Here's a link to it if you're interested in reading through it.
https://discussions.apple.com/message/24034676?ac_cid=tw123456#24034676
Regards
FireStudio Mobile & FireStudio Project » Glitchy/warbly audio in OSX 10.9 Mavericks » Go to message
I'm having this issue as well, but it seems to be isolated to Quicktime X.
MPlayerX and Quicktime 7 player work fine.
In safari, I get the same playback issues with HTML 5 based players.
Embedded Quicktime players seem to work ok.

Not sure what the real cause is . . . annoying though.
Luckily Logic X and my other DAW software work fine
FireStudio Mobile & FireStudio Project » FireStudio Mobile Win 7 drop outs and horrible screeching sounds {Solved} » Go to message
Hi all,
Hoping someone can help here.
As the title says, I'm getting short, intermittent drop outs combined with a horrible screech / distortion sound in Win 7.

Details:
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H
FW: Sonnet Allegro FW400 PCIe card. <--- this was on the compatibility list, but it actually has a different chip-set than listed.

It's Lucent/Agere (it was listed as Texas Instruments - which is why I bought it - ah well ) . . .

When I run OhciTool within universal control - it says unknown compatibility or something like that.
The onboard IEEE 1394 is NEC chip and apparently not fully supported ?

The problem only exists in Windows, I actually built this system as a Hackintosh and It's running perfectly on that platform!
No drop outs, can handle very large projects with well in excess of 24 tracks of audio / software instruments.
So it has to be a driver issue in Windows?
Basically I just wanted to use the FSM when I boot into windows to take a break and play games . . but the intermittent.drops outs and ear piercing screeching is not acceptable.

I've tried using Legacy drivers - there's actually 3 different drivers installed for IEEE 1394 and I've tried them all with no effect.
I've tried disabling onboard audio and IEEE 1394 port. - no effect
I've disabled all drivers for onboard sound chip - no effect.
I was considering trying to disable "Core Parking" - but decided against it.

I'm at my wit's end
Any ideas at all?
Regards
Brett

SOLVED . . ..
was Anti Malware software causing huge DPC latency spikes.
Sorry to waste your time.
Also, was joking about using Windows just for games
FireStudio Mobile & FireStudio Project » SPDIF problem » Go to message
As vaikl has said you need to have a look at the midi side of the Audio Midi Setup.
Here's a screenshot showing both Midi and Audio windows open.
In the midi window you can see "Mobile" which is the midi interface of the Firestudio Mobile.
You can see that it is blue - which means the system recognises it and is ready to use.
Hope that helps
FireStudio Mobile & FireStudio Project » Firestudio Project w/ these connections? » Go to message
Does it have a FireWire port?
If not, then no
FireStudio Mobile & FireStudio Project » FSM not syncing since UC 1.6 update. » Go to message
I don't use Windows much these days, but from memory, when I had issues I had to use a 3rd party driver uninstaller to make sure there was nothing left behind.
You could try something like Driver Sweeper to see if it finds any left-overs.

FireStudio Mobile & FireStudio Project » Mac Drivers and OSX Mountain Lion » Go to message
I couldn't help myself and against better judgement installed Mountain Lion.
FSM works fine so far.
I'm using Logic 9.1.7 with Universal Control in "Normal" mode.
So far so good.
FireStudio Mobile & FireStudio Project » FSM not syncing since UC 1.6 update. » Go to message
Sorry to hear that you are having trouble with the latest driver.
FWIW, I updated and all is working well and I'm actually on a hackintosh - so it appears there's hope for you on your real Mac.
What other things have you tried since going through the uninstall and reinstall loop?
I don't want to be insulting, but have you tried unplugging and plugging back in etc?
Did you unplug the unit before you installed the updated drivers?

In the end, if all else fails you could always revert back to the previous working driver, either manually or from time machine if you're using it.
Hope that helps in some way

FireStudio Mobile & FireStudio Project » Firestudio Mobile + Logic Pro 9 » Go to message
Dallas Takitimu wrote:I have the same problem; I received my Firestudio Mobile two days ago, and can't record into Logic. Tried changing the clock source back and forth in the audio MIDI set-up utility, but still no audio. Logic recognizes it, as playback is no problem, but just no signal input.

My setup is in my signature.

There must be an answer to this!


What physical input are you trying to record from?
Do you have that same input selected in logic in the track you are trying to record to?

FireStudio Mobile & FireStudio Project » Firestudio Mobile random clicks and crackles, please help - iMac / Lion » Go to message

glad it's working.
Yup, never would have thought Wifi would cause problems.
Interesting.
FireStudio Mobile & FireStudio Project » Firestudio Mobile random clicks and crackles, please help - iMac / Lion » Go to message
I've never had this issue but …
A couple of other things you can try are:

Check that your Audio Midi setup settings are correct, especially the clock source and sample rate (format)

If you have the break-out cable attached - disconnect that and see if the problem goes away.
Or reverse if you have it connected.

That's all I can think of for now.
Hope it helps.
 
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