Thanks. I think the main problem is that I am not reading the help file directions completely and carefully.:rolleyesno:
It has been quite a few months since you described that new drivers were available dated Aug, 23, 2007.Attention Vista Users
There are new Soundblaster Live 24-bit USB external sound card drivers dated August 23, 2007 for computers using the Vista operating system available here
Special attention should be paid to the instructions about uninstalling your previous driver.
What does it fix?
This resolves button functionality issues for Sound Blaster Audigy 2 NX, Sound Blaster Live! 24-bit External, Sound Blaster Surround 5.1 and Sound Blaster Digital Music SX
Removes distortion found in the recorded file when selecting Wave, MIDI or CD as your recording source
Generally we don't recommend using the digital output of the soundcard, since you aren't able to accurately create and use a soundcard calibration file. Using the new alternate method of the left channel calibrate cable isn't a good idea either, since it will compensate for the soundcards analog driver section that you aren't using.I have left output and input looped for reference and I loaded the mic calibration file. I checked the scope and it looks good still. Is that an acceptable connection?
I believe that the Help files are fairly specific that it doesn't work with VISTA, where it says:I purchased this sound card specifically because the REW Help claimed that it works.
Interesting.You're right. I got things to work today just fine
Would you mind posting some instructions for those of us not quite at the DUH! stage? I can't find a way to turn the monitor off to prevent feedback. I'm using Vista on a Toshiba laptop.You're right. I got things to work today just fine - had one of those "DUH!" moments regarding my SPL meter I was using as a microphone. Everything works fine on my Vista PC.
Well, things aren't great, but I got an input signal. I do get to choose the SoundBlaster card in the Output and Input device pulldowns. However, Wave Volume, Output Volume, and Input Volume are grayed out.Interesting.
So, in the Settings page, do you see the SoundBlaster card in the Output Device and Input Device selection pulldowns? Previously, REW had no access to the card and Default had to be chosen.
If you are indeed able to select the SoundBlaster card now, then is the Wave Volume and Output Volume and Input Volume not grayed out anymore? Do you have control of these parameters in VISTA?
I don't see a real problem there. I might suggest to simply use the left channel calibrate method and then you don't go through the soundcard cal routine.I cant get the output and input any closer together than about 8dB