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post #1 of 29 Old 03-26-12, 05:45 AM Thread Starter
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Need Help; Calibrating M-Audio Fast Track Pro Sound Card

Hi!!!!!!


I am having a problem calibrating my M-Audio Fast Track Pro Soundcard!






My operating system is Mac OS X Ver. 10.6.8 (waiting for Lion to stabilize).


On my M audio Fast Track Pro interface I got the loop connected from out 2 to input 2 (there is 2 outputs and 2 inputs on the Fast Track Pro).

When I start the sweep level I get a reading on the out but nothing shows up on the right or the left input bars on REW.


I have the output device selected to "Default Device" since I can not select Fast Track Pro.

On the input device I can select the fast track pro. The sample rate is selected to 44.1 k.


I have gone to applications - utilities - audio midi setup and selected the M-Audio Fast Track pro as the default clock source on the input and the output but i can't access these parameters within the software to regulate the levels.

There is a reading on the sound card that clips (a green and red indicator light on the soundcard) when I turn the sound cards input knob which should indicate that the sound card is receiving the signal.

When I proceed to calibrate the sound card there is a sweep that lasts a second, a reading stating Head room at 90 DB but the progress bar is stuck at "Ready To Measure" 0% progress.

I have also properly selected the Fast Track Pro on "preferences".



Any guidance resulting in me resolving these issues will be highly appreciated





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post #2 of 29 Old 03-26-12, 06:38 AM Thread Starter
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Re: Need Help; Calibrating M-Audio Fast Track Pro Sound Card

I think I solved it buy quitting REW and restarting it.






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post #3 of 29 Old 03-26-12, 08:50 AM
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Re: Need Help; Calibrating M-Audio Fast Track Pro Sound Card

> If you did get your FastTrack Pro to work properly with the MAC OS, how about posting a snap-shot ( screen-capture ) of the trace showing your initial soundcard calibration ( as well as the setting you used in REWs preferences window ) .

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post #4 of 29 Old 04-02-12, 09:16 AM Thread Starter
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Re: Need Help; Calibrating M-Audio Fast Track Pro Sound Card

I (think) I got it to work with 48hz; even though the program is buggy on the mac.

You fool the program by setting it up to 44.1 on preferences and then switching to 48hz.

It gave me wrong reading on 44.1hz. I don't know why. And it did not late me take snapshots inside of REW(saved through mac snapshots)
......


The black dotted line is the calibration file






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post #5 of 29 Old 04-02-12, 09:25 AM Thread Starter
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Re: Need Help; Calibrating M-Audio Fast Track Pro Sound Card

Here are the pref settings.





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Re: Need Help; Calibrating M-Audio Fast Track Pro Sound Card

Thanks !

> I'm not convinced though .
> I don't think everything is working as it should .




> It seems the number of phase rotations are way out of whack ( unless you actually measured from a far away distance ).

> JohnM would need to add his voice to this topic .

> How about reposting this pic with some smoothing applied ( such as 1/12 octave ) ?

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post #7 of 29 Old 04-02-12, 04:01 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Need Help; Calibrating M-Audio Fast Track Pro Sound Card

Wierd; My first name was highlighted in red; something I did not do (must be the REW troll(s) at work).





Good to get some help so I can get the readings correct.

Being new to the software I think closer attention could be placed both in terms of
making REW less buggy and easier to work with on the mac platform.

I would love to giva a donation; but it would be good if the software functions properly
before I do so.

I been contemplating using one of the mac native alternatives that are out there. Some of us are not that patient when it comes to system failures
(I know that's why I left the United States for Sweden;I am a believer in it is NOT what I can do for the Country ((or Company)) I happen to inhabit; it is what the Country ((or Company)) I inhabit can do for me).




That being said the phase was wrapped, don't know if that would make a difference with regards to your observation.

I am MORE THEN HAPPY (lol) to get assistance that would lead me to the proper use of this particular softwares functions.






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Re: Need Help; Calibrating M-Audio Fast Track Pro Sound Card

Tried to upload a pic; think the size was to big so I will try again.




Anoying; my first name was highlighted in red WITHOUT (lol) me doing it (even though my political convictions
are more red then the reds in that J Edgar movie that accordingly to the United States box office figures seems to be "commercially vibrant").





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Re: Need Help; Calibrating M-Audio Fast Track Pro Sound Card

I read the forums rules and need some clarification(s); as I stated in my first post; what is deemed to be ruled out to be polite by one individual; state; organization etc. might be rude to another individual; state; organization etc.

I am very (HONESTLY) interested in the norms that are one of the moral peelers of this particular forum.

ESPECIALLY since I (seriously) am considering spending the hard earned money of the Swedish taxpayers in order to support the people who made REW
(and who might not be "mac natives" by nature if you know what I mean??????)






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Re: Need Help; Calibrating M-Audio Fast Track Pro Sound Card

Here is the same pic with the 1/12 smoothing.

The reading is for my mix down room with no sound treatment applied to it (yet).
It is coming out of one of my M-Audio DSM 2 Studiophile monitors hooked up to my interface through
SPDIF digitally (I am never going back to "analog" monitoring after this experience).



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