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M-Audio Fast Track and Drivers used

1197 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Dec 7, 2012 5:20 PM by isteveus RSS
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Dec 6, 2012 1:05 AM

Hi !


I recently buyed a sound card USB M-Audio Fast Track (the last one) and plugged it in my macbook late 2009 running OSX Mountain Lion.

Everything seems to be ok (sound works fine, but i prefer sound from my embedded sound card from the macbook, it doesn't clip like the fast track that i find a bit sensible) but i've installed "drivers" that was on the CD with the package of the sound card.

So my question is: what is this F****** driver ? what is installed on my mac ?  i don't want ASIO or other driver , i just want my coreAudio and i can't see what was installed except a button in system pref that allow me to select 13 or 24 bit.


Do you think installer has installed ASIO drivers on my mac ? or just the control pannel for the bit level ?


i should never put this CD in my mac ... can you help me ?

MacBook (13-inch Late 2009), OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • isteveus Level 5 Level 5 (4,125 points)
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    Dec 6, 2012 6:37 AM (in response to Tb0b)

    First of all if you are getting clipping then you are overloading the preamp or you need to turn the gain down on the fast tracks input channel. If you are overloading the input it's better you are doing it to a cheap interface then your expensive Mac.


    Fast Tracks don't need a driver they are class compliant the software that usually gets installed is to switch the interface between 16 and 24 bit.

  • isteveus Level 5 Level 5 (4,125 points)
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    Dec 7, 2012 5:20 PM (in response to Tb0b)

    .kext is a kernel extension file it may be needed for some versions of os x or could be needed to do the 16/24 bit switch.


    The fast track is class compliant so drivers really aren't needed as you found out.


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