Just got the a CS Tower and right when I'm firing it up for the first time I hear a few beeps and "CPU Fan Error" shows up at the bottem of the screen. Is this normal? I can tell the "extra quiet" fan is running and I'm still able to navigate through out vista with no problems.
Also I just installed Fl Studio 9.0 and for some reason it doesn't read/register my digi 002 as the audio card anymore. Everything is installed correctly on the digi side. What could it be? Thank You
Last edited by killakin559; 11-09-2009 at 12:45 AM.
Get in touch with our tech support department regarding the CPU Fan failure.
It may be that the fan is not correctly reporting it's speed to the motherboard.
As for FL Studio and the 002, did it work for you previously or is this something new you're doing now? 3rd party software can't normally address Digidesign hardware unless you install an unofficial support app like MME Helper. It's not officially supported by Digidesign, but sometimes works. The driver system changed under Vista and so MME Helper doesn't work as well on Vista as it does under XP.
Fl Studio and Acid Pro now both show the digi002 as an audio source. Nice! I noticed when I installed the latest update to Pro Tools, fl studio and acid pro no longer listed the digi002 as a soundcard...strange
Please tell me windows 7 will surpass where vista fell short in regards to audio apps. I called tech support and am awaiting a call back which will take place tomorrow.
Last edited by killakin559; 11-10-2009 at 01:43 AM.
Win7 and Vista share a lot of code. For the most part Win7 is the same tech under the hood as Vista, but with performance tweaks. It's mainly a response to a lot of customer feedback (complaints) about Vista. So most of the changes are about usability, and to fix customer annoyances.
Most of the audio engine is the same, but there are a lot of optimizations that make multithreading better.
thank you Arbiter! I have a windows 7 voucher that came with my creation station tower. If I were to switch from vista to windows 7 would it effect the performance of my tower in any way? Would installing Windows 7 erase all my current software causing me to reinstall? Or would it be better to send the tower to sweetwater and have one of the techs install windows 7? thanks ahead of time!
You can do an in-place install from Vista Home Premium to Windows 7.
We can't really provide a whole lot of support on Win7 yet, as most of the software and hardware vendors aren't fully supporting it yet. ProTools hasn't been updated yet. Many of our manufacturers are just now getting Beta programs started, and are 100% supporting Windows 7 at this time.
I'd recommend that you claim your upgrade now and sit on it until you're 100% certain that all your software and hardware supports it.
So I talked to a Sweetwater tech yesterday. Turns out a plug to the fan was not connected. I plugged it in and problem solved! The Sweetwater tech was very helpful, patient, and I appreciate that very much! Sweetwater has so far lived up to every expectation, great product and great support!
Arbiter, thank you for taking the time to reply to my questions. I have one more easy question. When installing vsts, should I store the sounds (to the vst instrument) in the c drive or d audio drive? Does it make a difference?
Don't put them on the drive where you will record your audio. Use the system drive for now, but if you're going to get into heavy sampling like the Vienna Instruments stuff, you may want to pick up an extra drive to dedicate to big sample libraries.
Generally you want the recording target to only hold the audio you're working on or recording. Having one drive dedicated to that will keep you track count up and reduce potential pops / clicks.