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Sound Card Problem...BIG Time

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  1. mixx941

    mixx941 Thread Starter

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    Hello everybody. Last night I was doing a HUGE event on my 2 internet radio stations welcoming my 2nd and newest station, and it was simulcast on both stations.

    I had another DJ from somewhere else in the world broadcasting which was linked to my main mixing console from another computer I use only for that purpose.

    Then the output of my mixing console goes into the Line Input of the computer that runs special DJ software with my Sound Blaster Augidy 2 Platinum card.

    This method has worked for me for years, but ever since I got my Augidy 2 Platinum, wierd things have been happening whenever I try to broadcast.

    1) I notice if I have yahoo messenger open when I open up the DJ software, the line input signal is totally choppy and unrecognizable. Then sometimes it sounds like a chipmunk with a very elevated pitch.

    So, back to me explaining the issue. Last night I left the stream on my brand new station because the DJ wanted to go all night. It was all going well for the 30-45 minutes I was relaxing to a little television/reading, but then this morning when I head into the studio I hear dead air. I assume he disconnected his server and I lost his feed, which happened....but what also happened was the real fast tempo/pitch thing that this Audigy 2 Platinum does.

    I try to put on a record to fill some space, and all I hear when monitoring the LIVE AIR feed (from the line out on the computer) is the fast, chipmunk sounding version of what I was playing...no pitch settings were incorrect because it was 100% locked on my turntables.

    So, my question here is if anyone has any ideas why all this is happening with my SB Audigy 2 Platinum? I know installing it was a real pain in the neck, took many calls to Creative, and then they finally said install DirectX9, but that was BETA then (I think).

    My DirectX Version is: 9.0. If I think of anything else, I'll edit it in because i'm not totally awake yet. :D

    -Mark
     
  2. zeddy

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    Try dx 9.0b the latest version (not beta)
     
  3. mixx941

    mixx941 Thread Starter

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    I was thinking of that, but what if I have a whole bunch of other problems? Is there a way to revert back?

    Would System Restore in XP do it?

    -Mark
     
  4. mixx941

    mixx941 Thread Starter

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    I updated to DX 9 and so far no problems...but the problem is still there.

    I hear the real fast speed whenever yahoo is open and I'm set to broadcast from the line input!

    Any other thoughts?

    -Mark
     
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    Hey everybody. Here is the latest problem.

    I left the remote DJ on last night coming from my sound card's line input into the program and nothing else was running, and I come here this morning and everything was really sped up like 10 times. I got on the mic and my voice was sped up just like the rest of the line input.

    So, I guess the Direct X upgrade didnt work.

    Any other ideas?

    -Mark
     
  6. ChuckG

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    Mark- Just a guess.

    Do you have a VIA chipset on your motherboard? If you do, go to the VIA website and download and install the latest 4 in 1 drivers. I know that some people have problems with the VIA...Creative combination.
     
  7. mixx941

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    Yes, I do have a VIA chipset. I have heard about these types of problems in the past, but I thought I updated back when I first started having problems with my card when I got it.

    I will go update the 4 in 1 drivers now...

    The VIA website says this:

    Since I'm using a GIGABYTE GA-7DXR+ motherboard, which has a VIA southbridge and AMD northbridge, I guess I'll update from GIGABYTE's website?

    Here is GigaBytes page for my mobo drivers:

    http://www.giga-byte.com/Motherboard/Support/Driver/Driver_GA-7DXR+.htm

    I would assume you are referring to the top "Chipset Driver" but it doesn't say WinXP in there anywhere...just 95/98/ME/NT/2000. They dont list a version or date or OS for the chipset driver :rolleyes:

    -Mark
     
  8. mixx941

    mixx941 Thread Starter

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    Well, I ended up updating my SOund Blaster AUdigy 2 Drivers and it didnt solve the issue. But now, a week later when I try to burn a CD using Nero it freezes up EVERYTIME i click "Write CD".

    I did make a system restore point before I updated the drivers, but if I restore to that will all the files I have modified/created in the past week be gone?

    -Mark
     
  9. mixx941

    mixx941 Thread Starter

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    Just so people know exactly what I am talking about, I cought it doing it tonight when just playing mp3s off my computer...not even the line input!

    I recorded it and made a RealMedia file out of it.

    You can listen to it here in Real Streaming Audio.

    -Mark
     
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