I´m finally thinking of updating my Virus snow from OS 4.5.3 to OS 5.0.8.00 in Windows 64 bit. Will I have any problems updating? I read a lot of older threads where people had some trouble. Someone who has done it and has a similar setup as me?
Is there anything special I need to consider before updating?
Windows 7 64 bit
EMU 1212 m
Has anybody tried using a USB3.0 card at the PC and a USB3.0/2.0/1.0 hub sitting on that bus with the TI connected to one of the ports of the hub?
PC ======= USB3.0 ============ HUB >>>>>>>>>> TI (USB1.1)
................................................................ >>>>>>>>>>> Audio (USB 2.0)
................................................................ >>>>>>>>>>>Other devices (USB??)
The theory being that the USB3.0 controller should maintain a faster throughput to your PC if the USB3.0 is shared with other devices. eg. soundcard. This i hope will overcome USB overloading on the motherboard USB controllers in PCs particularly laptops. I see that alot and it results in crashes!
The hub would have to be port forward detection type that allows the full bandwidth to be realised through each USB connection. (as manufactured by Belkin)
Access..... any answer?
I tried it. Sadly it did not work. What i did was to use the USB3.0 to other things (like dongle, disks, etc). Then I ONLY connected the Virus Snow to the hub which is the only thing connected to the USB 2.0 on the PC. Also the mouse and keyboard is connected to the hub. Have been running smoothly for 1 mounth now.
But this probably depends on which USB 3.0 card and driver you have, i just bought a "noname" card. Maybe you have more luck with another card.
I had the exact same problem as you describe and also purchased a dedicated USB 3.0 card with no success.
I have almost the same MB as you (p8z68 pro-v). My solution was to buy this hub recommended by others here and support.
It is the only thing connected to my USB port in the back. Then i have my Snow, mouse and other things connected to the hub.
Now it works, strange but true .
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Ok, but which version is the best one for my setup? I am confused.
I use Cubase 6 64 bit with Windows 7 64 bit.
I have the Access Virus TI Snow. Which Vst - version should i run for stability? I have both the one with (X) and one with no symbol.
Right now i use the one with (X)
Well, the dedicated USB card did NOT help. Actually it did the opposite. More sparks and connection wont last for 3 min.
I reinstalled and used my old USB port placed in front. Now its working for one our and then i loose the connection.
How can i fix this? Could a powered USB hub help?
I don't understand how a synthesizer from 2008 can have so much problems.I spent more time to configure than making music.
Soundcard: EMU 1212m PCIe
OS: Windows 7 64bit
DAW: Cubase 6.05 64 bit
MB: Asus P8z68-v pro
RAM: Corsair vengeance LP 16 GB DDR3 PC - 1600 MHZ
Processor: i7 2600k @ 3,4 GHz
Dedicated USB card - PCIe to USB 3.0
we talk about the same. "live" notes are delayed, recorded notes (played back notes) are fine. the "live" button was designed aid in those cases. the throughput latency is based on the buffer size of your sound card. does it get better when you select the virus as your primary sound card and choose a small buffer size?
It gets better. But i opened a clean new project when tested. Did the same with my soundcard and its ok. The first time i tested i tried to open the virus in a old project, don't know if some settings differs from when i make completely new one.
And also my virus is loosing connection. Anyhowe, just got my PCIe to USB card. I will install now and update you on how it went.
I have been losing the USB connection on my Virus TI Snow lately. It seemed to start happening after i updated the TI OS to 4.5.3.00.
What happens is when i boot up my Macbook the Snow works fine but if i leave everything on for awhile (even an hour) without using the Snow, the Snow no longer communicates with my computer and virus control center does not detect it.
I went through the procedure of unplugging all cables, waiting 30 sec, then hold down the exit button while plugging the power cable back in but that still doesnt help. The only thing that i can do is to re-boot my computer.
I checked my system profiler and it is showing up on the USB port, but when i check Audio Midi setup the Snow is no longer there.
I also turned off my power saving options and have the screen saver set to come on after 3 hrs of not using my computer, this is happening long before the screen saver starts.
My specs are......
17 inch Macbook Pro 2010
2.66 Ghz intel Core i7
4GB 1067 MHz DDR3
Only difference i run Windows 7 64bit
When i choose "Live" button, latency is better. Still not optimal. Thanx for the tip!
Actually it is the opposite. Latency during playback and ok when recording. By recording i mean playing or hitting the notes. Especially the apprigator sounds.
After reinstall and changing USB - port suddenly everything work. Now only some latency problems. Work around for that anybody?
Before you buy a PCIe card (which might help - if you connect the Virus alone to it) you can try the following:
Disconnect all external USB devices from the computer (well, you can leave the keboard and mouse if you have no other choice) and follow the tutorial here: http://support.glidetv.com/ent…eceiver-in-device-manager until step 4, so that you can see what your USB architecture looks like. If you can connect everything back again (including changing the port of the keyboard/mouse if needed) so that the virus has its own dedicated "USB host controller" then it might work without needing to get extra hardware.
Thanx for answering my questions. I suppose the tutorial only is valid when Virus TI snow is installed, right?
I've seen Viruses that worked fine without addressing the "Sample Buffer Size" issue, but I guess you can never know unless you try. What DAW are you using? It could be that your DAW has an option to override the buffer size set by the soundcard.
Crackle and stuttering sounds very much like a USB load issue, but you can solve it by trying to figure out (Mac: profiler / Win: device manager) which USB bus on your computer is not shared by any other device, and connect your Virus to one of its ports. If you have too many USB devices you need connected, banish them to a USB2.0 hub, and free a bus for the Virus.
Hope that helps.
I use Cubase 6 64bit on Windows 7 64bit. My soundcard is EMU 1212m PCIe. I tried all my USB ports, none of them work. What do you mean with "banish them to a USB2.0 hub, and free a bus for the Virus"? i am so frustrated, please help! Tomorrow i try to buy a USB port thru PCIe, could this help?
I just bought a Virus TI Snow. Connected via midi and was impressed by the sounds. However, as many others I encountered problems when connecting via USB . After initial setup, everything worked fine. But after a restart Virus would not work. The first error message I get is that the virus software wants me to change the "Sample Buffer Size" to 64, 128 or 512.The sound card I have (EMU 1212m PCIe) set these values in milliseconds. How can i translate this? I tried all possible values without success. When I ignore the message the Virus crackles and glitches. My question is, can a dedicated USB port (PCIe) solve my problems?
Please help, i am frustrated!
I plugged into a USB input without a hub as recommended.