2 Replies Latest reply: Apr 8, 2008 6:25 AM by Richard Van Nostrand
Richard Van Nostrand Level 1 (30 points)
I'm using an Alesis iO26 Audio Interface plugged into the 1394 port. Mac side works great but I have to shut down my wireless connection to my router on the WinXP Pro side to stop audio stuttering. If I disable all the RealTek stuff in my Device Manager as well as the BlueTooth and Marvell Yukon Ethernet controller and set the Performance Options to Background Services, will I generate other unexpected problems?

My whole purpose of using WinXP Pro is to run SONAR 7. There are workarounds in Mac but after 10 years of Cakewalk, I don't want to learn another DAW. Has anyone done this??


Macbook 2.4gig Penryn w/4gig memory, Hitachi 200gig 7200rpm hd WinXP Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.2), Leopard 10.5.2 & Windows XP Pro via BootCamp
  • discothom Level 1 (10 points)
    Hi, I've just got my Alesis IO14 operational in bootcamp. There are the necessary steps on this forum - http://www.gearslutz.com/board/1961838-post3.html I've also installed the SP1 firewire drivers as instructed by RME regarding firewire performance (http://www.rme-audio.com/english/techinfo/fw800sp2.htm), and a Windows hotfix for firewire with SP2 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/885222). I'm not sure whether the last two steps are necessary.

    Hope this helps,
  • Richard Van Nostrand Level 1 (30 points)
    Thanks for the reply. The links you provided are helpful. I discovered that the major problem causing the Alesis iO26 to hiccup running Windows Media Player v9 was the wireless connection being on. As soon as I turned that off, my recording problems went away on the WinXP Pro SP2 boot. Interestingly, when I boot into Mac, I can leave the wireless router connection on and there are no problems at all. So that problem is solved.

    I still don't understand why Steinberg's Wavelab 5.01b won't allow me to run at 48khz. It always picks 44.1Khz/16bit mode, no matter what I set the Audio interface to. I'll have to do more research here.

    Next step is to load up SONAR 7 again and see if it likes the new (wireless off) environment.

    Again, thanks for the reply