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Hi guys!

Sorry for the title, but i couldn't think of anything else.

I'm fairly new to REW and just started using it. I think it's great!

First i used my cheap large diaphram condenser microphone to do the measurements. It went great, even though the measurement wasn't really reliable. So a few weeks later i got the Behringer ECM8000 microphone(which most people here use i guess?), but now i get the message "Impulse peak is not where it should be, the measurement may have been corrupted. Check the impulse respone and the captured data plots.".

The measurement starts, everything looks good. But the 1M measurement takes about 8-10 seconds and only gets about 50-70% into the test. Then i get this message.

I searched this forum, but the problem seems to be a Mac issiue, and i use PC Windows XP.

Any solutions anywhere? I've spent the entire night yesterday to figure out the problem. But got nowhere.

Argh, i wish i could post the links to the pics and vid i got, but i'm a new member. :foottap:

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Hi Brucek!

I use the internal in the Mackie Onyx Satellite. I haven't had any issues with it earlier.

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When you run the Check Levels routine, are you able to set a correct level on the input VU meter in REW?

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Yes, i start of by setting my speakers at a good level. I've heard that 75 db is every day normal level, not too loud and not too low. So i did, and then i set my input level until i have about -18dbfs in the input, like it says in the help box.

Thank!
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Mmmm, I was going to suggest that you do have to be using WDM drivers. I don't know what drivers your firewire 1394 interface uses. Java (which REW uses) only supports WDM drivers for audio under Windows, not ASIO. So you have to ensure the card uses WDM drivers (if available).

But, if you're able to set up the input and output levels, the drivers probably OK, so I'm a bit confused why your levels return a poor impulse response.

Be sure that you're using the appropriate test signal in the Check Levels setup. i.e. subwoofer test signal for 0-200Hz measurement, and Mains test signal for full range measure.

Does the sanity check Check Levels in the Measure screen popup return a proper level?

BTW, try -12dB rather than -18dB for your input level in REW.

Also be sure all your monitoring capabilities are shut off.

Were you able to perform the soundcard calibration without any problems and get a good cal file?

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But i used this card before(a couple of weeks ago) with the other ldc mice and that worked fine?

I just tried the subwoofer test signal, but still the same result.

Yes, the sanity check says "Level Ok -15,9db".

I will try that.

Thanks for your help!

Edit: Nope, still the same result with -12dbfs.

This is the vid i made:

no sound because i couldn't record the sound meanwhile i measured.

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For the majority of the sweep, the input signal is very low. Only near the end is the signal acceptable. What are your measure screen limits (i.e. 200 - 2000Hz)?

You never answered, "Were you able to perform the soundcard calibration without any problems and get a good cal file?" If so, may I see the graph of the file.

BTW, are you using the ECM8000 cal file from our download site?

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Hi again!

EDIT: That test in the vid was between 20 and 300 hz, that explains the start with the low output in the beginning.

I'm doing a test between 50 hz to 300 hz. I'm using Adam a5, and those speakers are not very good at producing low end, so i started at 50 hz. My measure screen limits are 20 hz to 300 hz.

Yeah, here it is:
http://img39.imageshack.us/img39/1111/mackieonyxsatellitecali.jpg

No problems what so ever.

Yes, i am using the ECM8000 calibration file.

I'm starting to think that this is a bug or some sort. Maybe colliding with another process that is making the program to act wierd. I've tried to reinstall REW and my soundcards latest drivers, but with no luck. I'm starting to think that i may have to format my computer, since the tests worked perfectly a couple of weeks ago.

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Yeah, the soundcard cal is fine.... Too weird.

I guess you've tried shorter sweeps rather than the 1 M.

Did you try the REW pulldown Settings and select "Delete Settings and Shutdown". That can often remove something stuck in its brain......

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Yeah, but that calibration was made before this happened, and i just tried to make another calibration. But the same thing happens here as with the mic calibration! :foottap:
"Impulse peak is not where it should be, the measurement may have been corrupted. Check the impulse respone and the captured data plots."
Now i'm really angry :yay:

Yeah, i've tried every length there is.

I tried to do the delete settings and shutdown, but the same thing happens.

I've tried to install REW in another map, but i have the same issue there.
Another thing might worth mentioning, is that recording in Cubase and other programs works fine!

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Do you perhaps have some sample rate conversion being carried out somewhere. Try the opposite of what you have selected now. i.e set it to 44.1K if you have 48K selected now.

I would also check that java is up to date. Click on update in the java app located in the control panel.

You might also look in the REW error log located in your home directory. Usually it will be in c:\Documents and Settings\yourusername\

The error files are stored there and are called roomeq_wizard0.txt, roomeq_wizard1.txt, etc.....

You can open them with Notepad. There's a rotating list, so choose the one with the newest date.



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Hi again!

The latest drivers to my sound card is very special, cause it automaticly detects the sample rate required. This has driven me insane and chose to use a older driver normally. But this driver does not send any audio signals to REW, so i have to use the latest driver. I can not turn the sample rate detection off.

I've just updated java, but still the same problem. :(

I can only find the "roomeq_wizard0.log.txt", and it says:

"2009-aug-20 01:47:27 roomeqwizard.RoomEQ_Wizard main
INFO: Room EQ Wizard started", which is not very usefull information.

I've also tried to use both 44.1k and 48k but the same thing applies. To manually change the sample rate, i have to get into cubase and change the sample rate in a project.(It's a pain, right?!). Also stuff like some windows sounds and stuff changes the sample rate. I don't know if this only applies on my Mackie Firewire interface, but i've asked some qualified people on how to fix it, but i got no answer.

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Room EQ Wizard started", which is not very usefull information.
Well, that's the output when you have no faults. So, in that context, I guess it's useful.

I have to say I'm now officially stumped.

Funny thing, we find we have the most problems when someone has one of these sophisticated high end cards, and the least problems come from the el-cheapo run-of-the-mill soundcard. :)

If you just want to run REW to do a measure, the internal on-board cards work just fine.... but I do realize it's kind of a challenge thing to find out why your card isn't working.....

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Yeah, i've asked this question on two forums, and nobody except you has provided me with a few "checks". Thanks alot Brucek!

Since i really don't know what to do next, i might try to format the computer. I can't really use the inboard computer interface either, cause i don't own an external preamp. :(

I'm thinking about changing the card, but the hardware is so excellent, but the software is really .

Haha, yeah, i guess in this situation you might want a regular in board card, but i can't get mine to work :D I have never used it :)

If you think of something, please, do tell me! :)

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So you do hear the sweep OK? If you go to the Scope tab after a sweep does the captured signal look correct? A screenshot of that may help, worth zooming in on the plot also to make sure it looks correct. What do the Windows mixer settings show for record and replay?
 

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Hi JohnM, thanks for your time!

Yes, the sweep sounds good in the speakers.

But i do not think the scope is correct. It doesn't look normal.



Zoomed in:



Does this indicate sample rate issues or buffer size? What i can understand is that the Sweep and the captured sound should be somewhat on the same position? Right?

I can not access the Windows Mixer window with my soundcard. All is controled via the interface knobs. But my sound and audio devices are set to the Mackie Onyx Satellite.

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What i can understand is that the Sweep and the captured sound should be somewhat on the same position? Right?
Yeah, for sure the input should start when the output starts . You have some sort of latency there?

Here's a quick pic of a short sweep on my system and also an expanded view of the start. You can see the input starting just as the output starts.

SCOPE full.jpg
SCOPE expanded.jpg

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