| Posted: Mon Oct 15, 2007 6:43 am
I have verified Allocator (+ Lite) with 2 new cards.
Both the E-MU 1820 and 1820M work perfectly with allocator.
I am using CONSOLE and placing Allocator in the VST signal path.
To use CONSOLE with PatchMix (E-MU's soundcard driver), you MUST FIRST setup the number of ASIO inputs and outputs within Patchmix. The reason for this is because Patchmix actually realises (ie: Makes viewable by other windows applications) these virtual inputs/outputs. If you setup CONSOLE before creating the in/outs, CONSOLE will see an ASIO device without any I/O.
Therefore, here are the steps for using an E-MU product:
If its not already there, create a STRIP for WAVE 1/2.
Under INSERTS ,place a Peak Meter at the top of the STRIP - optional, but useful.
Beneath the Peak Meter, place a SEND(OUTPUT to ASIO) to ASIO1/2 (This will send the WAVE/WDM/Windows audio to the first pair of 'inputs' in CONSOLE)
If its not already there, create a STRIP for ASIO-OUT1/2. (Hint: Its called a HOST SOURCE in PatchMix).
Repeat as necessary... up to ASIO-OUT7/8
Under each ASIO STRIP, place a Peak Meter INSERT at the top - optional, but useful. (Shows if audio is being sent to the hardware outputs.)
For each ASIO STRIP, also place a SEND(Output to Physical Out) to each hardware output as necessary. (IE: ASIO1/2 - > Send to DOCK-OUT-1/2, ASIO3/4 - > Send to DOCK-OUT-3/4, etc)
Create your CONSOLE session as normal.
Chose the EMU ASIO device.
Drag the E-MU WAVE-IN & WAVE-OUT devices onto the work space.
Windows WDM/WAVE audio will appear at 1/2 of the EMU Wave-In.
Draw up your audio flowchart as necessary.
Audio will be presented on the E-MU hardware outputs 1/2...7/8 as per the routing coming into E-MU WAVE-OUT 1/2...7/8
I found that PatchMix and CONSOLE do not like to work after a hibernate/resume. If you need to get sound to work again after this, you MUST turn CONSOLE off then on again via the power button in CONSOLE. I am using a different solution, where I use a hibernate trigger program to kill CONSOLE upon hibernate and then reload the session when windows resumes. Works perfect.