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How to find out if your PC is compatible with Presonus products and how to improve performance
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I hope this will help anyone considering a purchase of Presonus products to use with a Windows based machine. I am not the best writer in here but I hope this will at least get all the available answers in one place. The bulk of this is not my personal work so if this is your work and you do not want it here please send me a PM and I will remove it and replace it with a forum name so people who need it can contact you. For those who have gone to the trouble of finding and in some cases creating these solutions...many thanks.

First and foremost, this thread is not to be considered a replacement for Presonus' tech support. They are very very good at what they do and I don't claim to have the knowledge of the products possessed by the real technicians. These are merely guideline and links so folks can try to help themselves to make a good buying decision.

And above all else...there are things suggested in here that should be done as a last resort and AT YOUR OWN RISK. Neither I nor Presonus or any part of this forum take responsibility for any problems these suggestions may cause

I really wanted to rant a bit about the headaches and reasons for them at this point but I think it might prevent the ultimate goal. Helping folks to make informed decisions.

Feel free to add anything you think might be helpful and I will gladly edit it into the pertinant post.

And without further ado.

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Item 1: Available Tools
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a. TC Applied Technologies OHCI Tool is a must have in the tool box. It's like a #2 Phillips screwdriver. You'll use it for everything. http://support.presonus.com/entries/21749478-why-does-my-pc-keep-dropping-signal-and-or-disconnecting-sync. If you scroll to the bottom of the page you'll find it.

1. Running this tool is an absolute must do if you don't know exactly what IEEE 1394 chipset is in your PC. And is virtually critical for notebook users. This tool will tell you what IEEE 1394 (firewire) chipset is in your machine, what its capabilities are and if it is compatible with the DICE chipsets used in Presonus and many other audio interfaces.
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b. Presonus tested and approved firewire chipsets and known incompatible hardware. http://support.presonus.com/attachments/token/54x9vp15hhqxo9t/?name=PreSonus_FireWire_Chipset_Compatibility_7-25-12.pdf RECENTLY UPDATED!!!

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c. Just like no one would buy a school bus with a lawnmower engine in it we need to make sure that your machine has the horsepower to get the job done. With that said here is the link to Presonus owners manuals where you will find minimum and recommended system specifications.http://www.presonus.com/technical-support/downloads/tutorials-manuals/

1. Make sure you've got enough processor memory and Operating system to get the job done. If you don't then the shiny new hardware may become a door stop or paperweight (or something for others to snatch up at a discount online). I can't say this loudly enough READ THE MANUAL. It's there and will help answer many of your questions.
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d. Another critical item. And not doing this one has caused more problems then I ever care to think about...The latest driver.

1. You can find the latest drivers for you Presonus gear here http://www.presonus.com/technical-support/downloads/drivers-software/ This covers all of the current hardware Presonus has on the market. There are more drivers out there and a simple Google search can find most of them. Recommend you use the official drivers from Presonus. If you find something home brewed (very unlikely) it may not address everything you're looking for.

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The above should get you started and make sure that your machine will do what you want with the Presonus interface you're considering purchasing.

My next post will cover many possible solutions and things to do once you have your interface. Especially if you are experiencing crackling, dropouts, high CPU usage, latency spikes, etc., etc.,etc.,..........

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No I'm not a freaking pilot!! The Air Force won't let me have a suit with a zipper...or sometimes shoestrings.

My advice and suggestions should never be considered advice or suggestions. These are mostly insane ramblings of a poor aircraft mechanic who can, strangely enough, still hear.

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So now for part two.

At this point I am assuming you have already covered all the bases in the first post. If you haven't then this part may or may not be of any help to you.

Tweaking Windows to get more tracks, fewer clicks and pops, fewer dropouts. DB over in the Studio One forums has done a very thorough and well written list of things that are all about Studio One and use with Presonus gear and other items. There are many answers there as well. Have a look if you can't find what you need here.
http://forumsarchive.presonus.com/posts/list/2634.page#15614--You'll see just how deep the rabbit hole goes.

Again, as with the first post, this is an attempt to put all available data in one place, if I miss anything or if I reference your work and you don't want it here feel free to shoot me a PM or drop in a post and I will make the adjustments.

Also, many of these tricks and tips go very deep into the Windows operating system, so perform them at your own risk. I doubt your machine will catch fire or anything but I still have to say it.

The first weapon in this arsenal is a realtime processor latency checking tool. There are two that I know of. What these do are identify the turnaround time of your computer's processor. This is a very important tool and a must have for you to see how your machine will behave with the changes you've made. I personally prefer the one from the Sycon, but both perform well and the one from TC Applied Technologies will give you tips on which safe mode to use in Universal control if it finds a latency spike.
http://www.thesycon.de/dpclat/dpclat.exe
https://dev.tctechnologies.tc/tcat/tags/release/public/latest/binary/tools/dpc/win32/release/
Both will work on 32 and 64 bit versions of Windows.

If you are using vista or newer a very good latency tool that will tell you what drivers are causing your problem is LatencyMon. It takes a bit to figure out if you're not used to it but it is the best tool for troubleshooting. You can find it here. http://www.resplendence.com/download/LatencyMon.exe

And here is one that I found does a good job at testing audio latency. Very useful in the studio or live if you want to use plugins and audio interfaces for others to hear. Too much latency causes problems with timing.
http://www.centrance.com/products/ltu/
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Now to the real fun stuff. Adjusting Windows to work with realtime streaming audio.
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Here is one of the best articles I've been able to find on streamlining a system for audio use.
http://www.audioforums.com/windows-vista-optimization.php
It is geared towards Vista but most of the items are useable for the other platforms as well.
There are many others and a simple Google search will reveal others.
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More to come.........

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Round three......ACPI (Advanced level stuff so be careful)

Special thanks to tbcurtis for bringing this to us.

ACPI One of the most stupid brilliant ideas Microsoft ever came up with
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ACPI stands for Advanced Configuration and Power interface. And here is the explanation from Microsoft

The Advanced Configuration and Power Interface Specification, Revision 4.0 describes the structures and mechanisms necessary to design operating system-directed power management and make advanced configuration architectures possible. ACPI applies to all classes of computers.

Hard to read and understand I know. But in layman's terms ACPI decides how pretty much everything runs in your computer by hi-jacking IRQs. An IRQ is an interrupt request.

Why is that important? An interrupt request basically distracts your computer's CPU so that something else can happen. Normally this isn't an issue but when you are running a DAW your CPU is concentrating on the Audio stream. An interrupt request causes it to take it's attention off of the streaming audio for some other purpose. If you ever get the chance to see your IRQ settings you may find that very often ACPI makes your computer share the firewire connection with your IDE/SATA bus. An interrupt in this configuration while streaming audio will be to operate your hard drives (which tend to be long interrupts) and we get dropouts amd latency spikes.

We need to disable ACPI in some cases and here's how you do it. Special thanks to tbcurtis for bringing this to us.

1. Fire up DPClat.exe or thesycon latency tester - Run & watch for yellow or red spikes. Most spikes like to reoccur after a few seconds or even every minute or 10 minutes, but its just like clockwork! You can also use LatencyMon and if it says ACPI.sys then you know this is your problem.

2. Download Process Hacker - This is a very handy process monitor application. Also has a nice command line http://sourceforge.net/projects/processhacker/files/processhacker/processhacker-1.11/

EDIT Be sure to get version 1.11 or older. Version 2 is the latest and does not have the command line option anymore and it is a necessity as command line is the only way to get Windows to shut down ACPI while windows is running. It will take some digging but you must use the older version. The command lines created later won't work with anything newer. You can find v 1.11 here: http://sourceforge.net/projects/processhacker/files/processhacker/processhacker-1.11/

3. Open up Process Hacker & double click the System Process, usually PID 4. Click on the Thread tab, sort by Start Address and look for ACPI.sys. (there may be more than one)
Okay - In my case the TID(Thread ID) is 96 - I am on XP currently, this is usually operating system dependent. Now if you try to suspend the thread in process hacker you do not have access. But using the command line method works flawlessly! Just a note but Process ID and Thread ID are not the same.
Now lets create some batch files to suspend and resume the acpi.sys process using Process Hacker.

1. Open up Notepad
2. Paste the following into Notepad to suspend ACPI.sys: (This command will suspend any process running a thread id with 96!)

"c:\Program Files\Process Hacker\processhacker.exe" -e -type thread -action suspend -obj 96
3. Now, save this file as SUSPEND-ACPI.BAT

4. File -> New...Paste the following into Notepad to resume ACPI.sys:

"c:\Program Files\Process Hacker\processhacker.exe" -e -type thread -action resume -obj 96
Now, save this file as RESUME-ACPI.BAT

5. Now you can run the batch files to start and stop your ACPI.sys process!
I saved my batch files to the desktop. Now in some rare cases I have seen the ACPI.sys spawn another process after suspending it. But I have never seen it spawn any more than three. Just take note of the TID and add another line to your batch file suspending the other tid. Now be sure to resume ACPI.sys before you shutdown or restart your computer, with it suspended it will hang up the shutdown process. Hope this helps with your DPC issues! Good Luck!

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No I'm not a freaking pilot!! The Air Force won't let me have a suit with a zipper...or sometimes shoestrings.

My advice and suggestions should never be considered advice or suggestions. These are mostly insane ramblings of a poor aircraft mechanic who can, strangely enough, still hear.

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The Legacy driver--because sometimes Microsoft does get it right and other times they just completely botch the crap out of it. But for those who have jumped on the Win 8 train it seems they have made a usable repair and this is no longer required.

This one applies to Wndows 7. Microsoft developed a new driver for firewire with the W7 platform and it has provided mixed results.

If yo want to give the legacy firewire driver a shot here's how you do that

Go to device manager
Right click on IEEE 1394 device--click update driver
When the next window opens select the radio button that says no I do not want to use Wndows update to check for a driver--click next
Select the radio button that lets you pick froma specific location or from a list--click next
Select the radio button that says don't search I will pick from a list--click next
Unclick the checkbox that says show compatible hardware
Select the legacy driver--click next
A window should pop up with a nice warning--click ok
Reboot PC after it's done making the adjustments

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Tallest guy in the Mod Squad with all his hair still on his head.

No I'm not a freaking pilot!! The Air Force won't let me have a suit with a zipper...or sometimes shoestrings.

My advice and suggestions should never be considered advice or suggestions. These are mostly insane ramblings of a poor aircraft mechanic who can, strangely enough, still hear.

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Gigabyte motherboard--SYBA TI Firewire XIO2200A--i7 2600k Quad Core--16 GB DDR III--Custom 2U Rackmount--4 TB Raid (all internal SATA II)--19" Samsung HDMI LCD on pivoting VESA 1U Mount
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Its been about a week since my last lines in this and I've asked a fellow Windows user for some assistance. So tbcurtis feel free to impart your wisdom.

I asked Alcyon972 if I could post the Win7 firewire drivers he found. He graciously agreed so here are the links.
http://forumsarchive.presonus.com/posts/list/3452.page
There's some good reading to go along with them if you're interested as well.

More later. It's 3 am in Jersey and I just got done with a nearly 12 hour birthday party for a bunch of teenagers...It's a miracle I'm alive.
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No I'm not a freaking pilot!! The Air Force won't let me have a suit with a zipper...or sometimes shoestrings.

My advice and suggestions should never be considered advice or suggestions. These are mostly insane ramblings of a poor aircraft mechanic who can, strangely enough, still hear.

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Gigabyte motherboard--SYBA TI Firewire XIO2200A--i7 2600k Quad Core--16 GB DDR III--Custom 2U Rackmount--4 TB Raid (all internal SATA II)--19" Samsung HDMI LCD on pivoting VESA 1U Mount
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And here's a little something borrowed from an email sent to username hue and authored by the legendary Brandon Hayes of Presonus.

Brandon, if you don't want this here just shoot me a PM and I will remove it. As soon as I can find you in the forums I will shoot you a PM to let you know its here.

This is how to completely remove Universal Control from your computer and reinstall. Use with caution caus you'll be getting into the registry.

So without further ado......Here's the email...

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Let's start by manually uninstalling the drivers from your system and reinstalling them.

Just because Windows has the Add/Remove Programs feature it doesn't mean your application will appear in the list. Furthermore, even if it does appear, it's no guarantee that the uninstall feature will work.

*Be aware that these steps may not remove everything associated with the application and can impact other applications on the computer. Have a backup or restore point and use caution*

• First go to Start>>Control Panel>>Go to Programs and Features, find the drivers (your device and/or Universal Control) and remove.

• Next go to Start>>Computer>>Local Disk (C>>Program Files>>PreSonus and delete the device folder and/or the Universal Control folder. (It’s okay if it’s not there.)

• Go to Start>>Right click on Computer>>Select Properties>>Select Device Manager in the left column>>Go to Sound, Video and Game controllers. Find the PreSonus device, right click on it and uninstall.

Now we need to edit the system registry. First, disconnect your interface. (For the instructions below, "Go to" means click on the "+" sign next to the indicated file to expand its contents. You will only be working in the left-side window of the Registry Editor, please ignore the right window completely.)

• Go to Start. Type Run>>Type in regedit and click enter>>Go to H_KEY_LOCAL MACHINE>>System>>Current Control Set>>Enum>>1394>>right click and delete the PreSonus key. If it gives you an error, then right click again, select permissions, select Allow for Full Control. Click ok. Right click on the file again and delete.

• Next go to H_KEY_LOCAL_MACHINE>>Software>>PreSonus>>right click and delete the Devices folder.

• Next go to H_KEY_CURRENT_USER>>Software>>PreSonus folder. If you see a folder with your device name, right click and delete it.

• To remove the application entry from Add/Remove Programs (if present), navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall>>PreSonus and right click and delete the device folder in the title and/or Universal Control folder.

• Some applications have Services attached to them. If this is the case, navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services, locate and delete the service.

Exit the registry editor.

Now delete any PreSonus drivers you downloaded to your hard drive. Empty your recycle bin and restart your computer. After that, restart and reinstall the latest device drivers from our website:

http://www.presonus.com/technical-support/downloads/drivers-software/

After this, you should be good.
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Tallest guy in the Mod Squad with all his hair still on his head.

No I'm not a freaking pilot!! The Air Force won't let me have a suit with a zipper...or sometimes shoestrings.

My advice and suggestions should never be considered advice or suggestions. These are mostly insane ramblings of a poor aircraft mechanic who can, strangely enough, still hear.

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Hello all,

Just wanted to throw this disclaimer in as a precaution. Please note that you should use extreme caution when performing these optimizations. If you are confused about any of the steps listed please consult our technical support department here: http://www.presonus.com/technical-support/contact-tech-support/

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Thanks John,

I thought I put that in there in the first several posts. But maybe I didn't say it loud enough. I appreciate you stopping in and if there is anything you guys from down in Red Stick would like to add, please feel free. The more the merrier.

And if there is anything that needs correction or further explanation I have pretty thick skin.

Also, I've thrown in a notice in bright orange in the very first post.

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Tallest guy in the Mod Squad with all his hair still on his head.

No I'm not a freaking pilot!! The Air Force won't let me have a suit with a zipper...or sometimes shoestrings.

My advice and suggestions should never be considered advice or suggestions. These are mostly insane ramblings of a poor aircraft mechanic who can, strangely enough, still hear.

StudioLive 16.4.2, AudioBox 1818VSL, AudioBox 44VSL, Faderport, Digimax FS,, M-Audio Firewire 410
--MultiBoot System--
Win Vista 64/XP Pro/7 x86/7 x64 - Mac OSX Snow Leopard/Lion
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For a good time read the delete me thread in Studio One General Discussion. Bacon and hot nurses abound!!!

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Tallest guy in the Mod Squad with all his hair still on his head.

No I'm not a freaking pilot!! The Air Force won't let me have a suit with a zipper...or sometimes shoestrings.

My advice and suggestions should never be considered advice or suggestions. These are mostly insane ramblings of a poor aircraft mechanic who can, strangely enough, still hear.

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Gigabyte motherboard--SYBA TI Firewire XIO2200A--i7 2600k Quad Core--16 GB DDR III--Custom 2U Rackmount--4 TB Raid (all internal SATA II)--19" Samsung HDMI LCD on pivoting VESA 1U Mount
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Pardon the Interrupt Request...

BE EXTREMELY....AGAIN, EXTREMELY CAREFUL WITH IRQ. IF YOU DISABLE THE WRONG THINGS IT WILL KILL YOUR PC AND YOU MAY NOT BE ABLE TO GET BACK IN WITHOUT SERIOUS REPAIR WORK...ONE MORE TIME...BE EXREMELY CAREFUL!!

I'm sure if you've been following the thread lately you've seen a few discussions regarding IRQs. To keep it simple an IRQ is an interrupt request to the computer's processor. Processors are very busy little animals. It takes a lot to keep a computer runnning so Windows concentrates on it until something else needs it.

It's kind of like when you were a kid in Grandma's kitchen, she was cooking or cleaning to keep the house nice and you tugged on her skirt to get her attention to ask for a cookie.

An interrupt request diverts the processor's attention away from what it's doing to do something else. Now one of the problems is that there are a lot of things that would like to get the attention of the processor, so many in fact that a standard computer can't handle them all. So in order to get past the limitations of the system architecture computer builders and programmers decided to let some things share IRQ numbers. They figured it wouldn't be a problem (this was decades ago before we started recording on PC) but today it is if the wrong things share IRQ settings.

The HP DV7 is one that has been discovered recently, I originally thought it was the PCI-E bus causing it to lag excessively until someone pointed out that the firewire (critical to a firewire audio interface) IRQ was the same as one of the USB interfaces. This caused it to not play nice. He shut down the USB port in question through the device manager on his computer and was recording that night on a system that even the great Monolithent, whom the pygmy nations praise, thought was unusable.

So, how to check.
Start
Right click Computer (or My Computer if you're on XP)
properties
hardware
device manager
view
resources by connection
interrupt request

This will show you all your installed hardware by its IRQ setting.
Find the firewire or IEEE 1394 and figure out what its IRQ number is then look to see what else is on the same IRQ number.
Some items cannot be moved or shut down and for that matter shouldn't be moved or shut down. If you have questions, ask them before you try to shut down something you are uncertain of.

BE EXTREMELY....AGAIN, EXTREMELY CAREFUL WITH IRQ. IF YOU DISABLE THE WRONG THINGS IT WILL KILL YOUR PC AND YOU MAY NOT BE ABLE TO GET BACK IN WITHOUT SERIOUS REPAIR WORK...ONE MORE TIME...BE EXREMELY CAREFUL!!
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Tallest guy in the Mod Squad with all his hair still on his head.

No I'm not a freaking pilot!! The Air Force won't let me have a suit with a zipper...or sometimes shoestrings.

My advice and suggestions should never be considered advice or suggestions. These are mostly insane ramblings of a poor aircraft mechanic who can, strangely enough, still hear.

StudioLive 16.4.2, AudioBox 1818VSL, AudioBox 44VSL, Faderport, Digimax FS,, M-Audio Firewire 410
--MultiBoot System--
Win Vista 64/XP Pro/7 x86/7 x64 - Mac OSX Snow Leopard/Lion
Gigabyte motherboard--SYBA TI Firewire XIO2200A--i7 2600k Quad Core--16 GB DDR III--Custom 2U Rackmount--4 TB Raid (all internal SATA II)--19" Samsung HDMI LCD on pivoting VESA 1U Mount
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Have a migraine? A little giggle from a thread that exists for no reason might help.

Find and post to the delete me thread in studio one general. If you have to ask, you can't afford it anyway.

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No I'm not a freaking pilot!! The Air Force won't let me have a suit with a zipper...or sometimes shoestrings.

My advice and suggestions should never be considered advice or suggestions. These are mostly insane ramblings of a poor aircraft mechanic who can, strangely enough, still hear.

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Gigabyte motherboard--SYBA TI Firewire XIO2200A--i7 2600k Quad Core--16 GB DDR III--Custom 2U Rackmount--4 TB Raid (all internal SATA II)--19" Samsung HDMI LCD on pivoting VESA 1U Mount
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Merry Christmas Eve 2010 to everyone. I got another plug to add in here for the Win 7 x64 folks

I got this in a stocking from Fat Chief...deeply appreciated.

If your levels on playback start going all over the place try disabling the unused audio devices on your machine. Win 7 gets confused when there are multple audio devices installed and will sometimes cause your expensive 24 bit 192k interface to function at 16 bit 44.1 cause that'a what windows is set to use.

Hope that is helpful.
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My advice and suggestions should never be considered advice or suggestions. These are mostly insane ramblings of a poor aircraft mechanic who can, strangely enough, still hear.

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Another nice little tidbit to help out the notebook pre-purchase.

Nobody wants to buy a brand spankin new computer to use with a firewire interface only to find out that your chipset isn't compatible and may never be.

So how to figure it out for yourself ahead of time. Find the driver for the SD Card reader on the manufacturer's website. The chipset that controls the SD Card also controls the firewire in nearly every case. And every one I've ever seen.

This way you can make sure you don't drop two to three grand for a portable supercomputer that rocks at everything but what you need it to do.
http://support.presonus.com

Tallest guy in the Mod Squad with all his hair still on his head.

No I'm not a freaking pilot!! The Air Force won't let me have a suit with a zipper...or sometimes shoestrings.

My advice and suggestions should never be considered advice or suggestions. These are mostly insane ramblings of a poor aircraft mechanic who can, strangely enough, still hear.

StudioLive 16.4.2, AudioBox 1818VSL, AudioBox 44VSL, Faderport, Digimax FS,, M-Audio Firewire 410
--MultiBoot System--
Win Vista 64/XP Pro/7 x86/7 x64 - Mac OSX Snow Leopard/Lion
Gigabyte motherboard--SYBA TI Firewire XIO2200A--i7 2600k Quad Core--16 GB DDR III--Custom 2U Rackmount--4 TB Raid (all internal SATA II)--19" Samsung HDMI LCD on pivoting VESA 1U Mount
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BACON!!!!!

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http://support.presonus.com

Tallest guy in the Mod Squad with all his hair still on his head.

No I'm not a freaking pilot!! The Air Force won't let me have a suit with a zipper...or sometimes shoestrings.

My advice and suggestions should never be considered advice or suggestions. These are mostly insane ramblings of a poor aircraft mechanic who can, strangely enough, still hear.

StudioLive 16.4.2, AudioBox 1818VSL, AudioBox 44VSL, Faderport, Digimax FS,, M-Audio Firewire 410
--MultiBoot System--
Win Vista 64/XP Pro/7 x86/7 x64 - Mac OSX Snow Leopard/Lion
Gigabyte motherboard--SYBA TI Firewire XIO2200A--i7 2600k Quad Core--16 GB DDR III--Custom 2U Rackmount--4 TB Raid (all internal SATA II)--19" Samsung HDMI LCD on pivoting VESA 1U Mount
Studio One v1 Pro x64
Studio One v1 Artist
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Deleted by the Mod Squad representative as not pertinent to the conversation.

These aren't the Droids you're looking for.....move along

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