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No Love From v1.2.2 beta.
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Phireally
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Joined: 01/10/2010 07:40:26
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Hi All,
Before I outline my issues .... Here are my computer specs...

MacPro 1,1 (Woodcrest) Quad Core @ 2.66 Ghz
16 GB ram, stock Nvidia GPU, No Wifi installed
Mac OSX 10.7.5

I like others, have been experiencing crackles, clicks and pops in my recordings using the Audiobox 1818 VSL.
First I did a complete un-install of v1.2 then installed the v1.2.2 Beta, after the update .... VSL would not open.
The app launches but the VSL window does not open.
(The Audiobox VSL menu appears in the Mac's MENU bar but no VSL window)

I completely un-installed the v1.2.2 Beta then installed v1.1 ... Which opened fully, then I updated to v1.2 which opened fully as well.
I then updated to v1.2.2 .... Same issue ... it launches but won't open fully.

Un-installed again and re- installed v1.1 which crackles, clicks and pops but not as much as v1.2.

This obviously renders the Audiobox 1818 VSL useless at this point.
I hoped to have the crackle free experience that others have been enjoying with v1.2.2.
Oh well .....
I'll call tech support on Tuesday as I'm still running an officially supported version.
Just wanted to share my experience.

I've been using Presonus' FireWire interfaces since 2006 and have had little to no issues ... but this USB VSL thingy .... Not so much.

My Apogee Duet for Mac & IOS is working flawlessly and is performing double duty as a mobile interface and the centerpiece of my studio for now.

I'm pulling for Presonus to get this right ... As it will probably save me $1349.00.

Happy Recording,
PhireAlly.
MacPro Quad 2.66 (Woodcrest) - 16GB - OSX 10.7.5
MacBook Pro 2.4 (Penryn) - 6GB - OSX 10.8.3
Apogee Duet 2 (Mac & IOS)
Presonus FireStudio 2626 with FC2626
AudioBox 1818 VSL with VSL 1.2
Studio One Pro 2.5.2
MOTU Digital Performer 7.24
Ableton Live Lite 8
Cubase 4 Ai
Bias Peak Pro 7.0.3
UAD 2 - TC Powercore 4.4 - Waves v9
Native Instruments Kontakt 4 & 5 - Guitar Rig 4 & 5
Garritan GPO 4 - JABB 3
IK SampleTank 2 - AmpliTube 3
UVI Workstation 2
EZ Drummer - BFD eco - Roland TD6V Drums
Steinberg Virtual Guitarist 2
Phireally
Prenoob

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Oh! One more thing ......

The release notes suggest upgrading to MacOSX 10.8 (Mountain Lion) but it also states compatibility with OSX 10.7.5 (Lion).

In another thread, some have had success going from OSX 10.6.8 (Snow Leopard) to OSX 10.8.

OSX 10.7.5 is the last system that will run on the MacPro 1,1
Lots of folks still use the MacPro 1,1 and OSX 10.7. I'm hoping that the Audiobox VSL series will be supported on OSX 10.7 for a bit longer.

I bought it with the intent to retire the aging, discontinued and no longer supported FireStudio 2626.
I'm patient, so ill wait and see what happens.

PhireAlly
MacPro Quad 2.66 (Woodcrest) - 16GB - OSX 10.7.5
MacBook Pro 2.4 (Penryn) - 6GB - OSX 10.8.3
Apogee Duet 2 (Mac & IOS)
Presonus FireStudio 2626 with FC2626
AudioBox 1818 VSL with VSL 1.2
Studio One Pro 2.5.2
MOTU Digital Performer 7.24
Ableton Live Lite 8
Cubase 4 Ai
Bias Peak Pro 7.0.3
UAD 2 - TC Powercore 4.4 - Waves v9
Native Instruments Kontakt 4 & 5 - Guitar Rig 4 & 5
Garritan GPO 4 - JABB 3
IK SampleTank 2 - AmpliTube 3
UVI Workstation 2
EZ Drummer - BFD eco - Roland TD6V Drums
Steinberg Virtual Guitarist 2
perceval
Presonic
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Do you absolutely need the VSL part of the 1818? (I know, it was emphasised by marketing as the new best thing after sliced bread...)

If you don't need the VSL software part of it (Live rendering, Fat Channel, .iPad control....) then I suggest you uninstall everything and use your Mac's own Core Audio drivers.

They will provide you with clear and noiseless recordings. No more popping or clicks when using the Core Audio drivers.
MacBookPro 15" late 2009, 2.4mHz, 8G RAM
OS X 10.9, 10.8, 10.7

Presonus 1818vsl (1.2.2 not beta anymore but still sketchy),
Yamaha mixer
Art USB Dual Pre
Samson, Blue mics

Logic Pro, Reaper, S1 Pro (can't use it in my case because of a lack in MIDI support)
Yamaha DXT700
Superior Drummer, Addictive Drums, Drumic'a!
Phireally
Prenoob

Joined: 01/10/2010 07:40:26
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perceval wrote:Do you absolutely need the VSL part of the 1818?.


Yep.... That's the main reason I bought it.
To have an 18 channel full featured mixer in a single rack space with iPad remote controllability, is undoubtedly a great concept.

Thanks for the suggestion, I appreciate that !!
I'll do that in the meantime to do some "in house" converter and preamp comparisons.

Blessings
PhireAlly
MacPro Quad 2.66 (Woodcrest) - 16GB - OSX 10.7.5
MacBook Pro 2.4 (Penryn) - 6GB - OSX 10.8.3
Apogee Duet 2 (Mac & IOS)
Presonus FireStudio 2626 with FC2626
AudioBox 1818 VSL with VSL 1.2
Studio One Pro 2.5.2
MOTU Digital Performer 7.24
Ableton Live Lite 8
Cubase 4 Ai
Bias Peak Pro 7.0.3
UAD 2 - TC Powercore 4.4 - Waves v9
Native Instruments Kontakt 4 & 5 - Guitar Rig 4 & 5
Garritan GPO 4 - JABB 3
IK SampleTank 2 - AmpliTube 3
UVI Workstation 2
EZ Drummer - BFD eco - Roland TD6V Drums
Steinberg Virtual Guitarist 2
 
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