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  • alexj
    Contributor - Level 1
    2007-11-15
    Hi guys,

    I've just bought a new pc and was advised that all towers were a standard size, so there wouldn't be problems using my powercore.

    it arrived today and surprise surprise, the towers hard disc bay is right in the way.

    i may be able to persuade them to swap me a powercore express card, but i'm not sure if that'll fit. does anyone know how long the express card is?

    are the old element cards just too big to for towers???

    any help would be appreciated
    thanks
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    • alexj
      werner Hey Alexj,

      i use a Silentmaxx ST-11 Big Tower. This case has enough space for long PCI-Cards and is very silent. Informations here:

      http://www.silentmaxx.de/index.php?id=157&ftu=675e0d81c4&L=1



      Best regards,

      Werner
      • November 15, 2007
    • alexj
      hesnotthemessia

      alexj wrote:

      are the old element cards just too big to for towers???


      I had to cut some holes into the hard disc bay to fit an Element card into one PC but had no problem with an older PC. I think, as cards have got smaller (?) the general size of cases have also decreased. When I, recently, took my PC to a local shop to be repaired, the staff nearly died of shock when they saw the size of my Element.



      We might not have spam but I can still lower the tone.........
      • November 15, 2007
    • alexj
      HueJahFink Hey Messiah, where's this music then??



      I put in a request for a He's-not Promo months ago....



      PS I had to buy a new case for my PCI cards. Was worth it.

      My mates think my computer looks rubbish but we know it kiss ass!
      • November 15, 2007
    • alexj
      JamesSteele I'm lucky... I bought an Element card used and fortunately it has no problem fitting in a Mac G5 case. [edited... I put G4, but it meant G5]
      • November 16, 2007
    • alexj
      cowudders just to add to james' post: no problem in a G5 either.
      • November 17, 2007
  • DigitalDisasta
    Contributor - Level 1
    2007-11-15
    OK, so I have been using the K8 for some time now and are getting sick of a lot of the problems that I'm having with my Mac Pro. Here they are:

    1. When the audio interface is off, and I goto turn it on and iTunes, is open (but not playing anything) I get kernel panics.

    2. When my interface is off, and I open Parallels it opens, the problem is when I try to turn my interface on when parallels is open. I get Kernel panics.

    3. Using VMWare Fusion or Parallels, I can't use the K8 as my audio device in any DAW application (FL Studio, Live, Cubase, or anything else). It tells me that I need two open ASIO things, even if I change the sound drivers within OS X.

    4. Plugging in a USB flash drive while the K8 is on causes kernel panics no matter what is running.

    5. Having my K8 turned on and turning on my Final Scratch causes kernel panics (This is HIGHLY annoying).

    6. every once and a while while playing back in iTunes, or Cubase 4, I get audio cuts and drop outs.

    Can you guys PLEASE fix some of these issues. I have been using it for a long time trying to deal with them, but its getting to the point where they unbearable.
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    • DigitalDisasta
      jpleong Digital Disasta, have you submitted a support request directly to TC?

      http://support.tcelectronic.com/anonymous_requests/new



      JP
      • November 15, 2007
    • DigitalDisasta
      bashar so far Konnekt is a joke with intel macs, i have all the above problems + I can not even use it to produce any music, I will give TC a month, then I will sell it on ebay and buy RME, at least they are well known for there drivers, TC makes nice hardware and shitty software support, They dont realize how much this is hurting there reputation as a pro audio company, and it never fails to amaze me how fast they come up with new hardware when they cant even get there current ones running properly, its almost 2 years now for intel macs, powercore is still in beta, konnet is dysfunctional, seriously, TC needs to hire more software people, not just make vapourware hardware that runs on crack, Powercore x8 with version 3 software coming next month, and V2.5 is still in alpha............can you piss me off more please?
      • November 15, 2007
    • DigitalDisasta
      locojohn

      bashar wrote:

      so far Konnekt is a joke with intel macs, i have all the above problems + I can not even use it to produce any music, ... TC needs to hire more software people, not just make vapourware hardware that runs on crack, Powercore x8 with version 3 software coming next month, and V2.5 is still in alpha............can you piss me off more please?


      it's not only about intel macs. it's also about windows and unlucky owners of particular brands such as toshiba and such, like me. for some reason or another, M-Audio 410, ESI Quatafire 610, MOTU Ultralite all work reliably well across firewire on this laptop i have, not to mention E-MU 1616m which is rock solid across PCMCIA connection. with the Konnekt 24D i am still having various troubles and God knows when and if they will be ever gone... if i knew it would result in me waiting endlessly for the reliable TC driver update, i would never buy this interface.



      -andrejs
      • November 15, 2007
    • DigitalDisasta
      DigitalDisasta Well at least I know it's not just me, which is...good? Damn this really pisses me off, I don't have the money for an other interface at this point, and I need something to work with. Being that these problems are wide spread, I guess I have no choice but to sell it and see what else I can get to replace it. I don't even know how much I can get for the Konnekt 8...this is the last TC Electronic product I will ever buy after reading the last posts of this thread.
      • November 15, 2007
    • DigitalDisasta
      bashar How about we start a thread with daily system crashes caused by konnekt?



      here is a fresh one....



      Fri Nov 16 01:42:39 2007

      panic(cpu 1 caller 0x00427BC7): "getPhysicalSegment() out of 32b range 0x119e85000, len 0x1000, class IOGeneralMemoryDescriptor"@/SourceCache/xnu/xnu-1228.0.2/iokit/Kernel/IOMemoryDescriptor.cpp:1471

      Backtrace, Format - Frame : Return Address (4 potential args on stack)

      0x6699bb48 : 0x12b0e1 (0x455670 0x6699bb7c 0x133238 0x0)

      0x6699bb98 : 0x427bc7 (0x49897c 0x19e85000 0x1 0x1000)

      0x6699bc68 : 0x6e381450 (0x927c580 0x1000 0x6699bce8 0x6e38150f)

      0x6699bca8 : 0x6e386af5 (0x9383d00 0x93e2ab4 0x1 0x6699bce4)

      0x6699bd38 : 0x6e38123b (0x93e0380 0x9383d00 0x6699bd6f 0x0)

      0x6699bd88 : 0x6e31dce7 (0x9383d00 0x2 0x0 0xffffffff)

      0x6699bde8 : 0x6df1962f (0x93b4c00 0x9be5ca0 0x234 0x2)

      0x6699be98 : 0x6df19ec3 (0x7f95a000 0x4 0x7fd6dc34 0xffff)

      0x6699bef8 : 0x6df1a1fc (0x7f95a000 0x6df20444 0x6699bf28 0x401699)

      0x6699bf28 : 0x41f902 (0x7f95a000 0x90fe480 0x6699bf44 0x13971f)

      0x6699bf78 : 0x13e987 (0x90fe480 0x8270a75 0x0 0x3503)

      0x6699bfc8 : 0x19e2ec (0x0 0x0 0x1a10b5 0xa5953c0)

      Backtrace terminated-invalid frame pointer 0

      Kernel loadable modules in backtrace (with dependencies):

      TCNear(3.0.0 build 36)@0x6df10000->0x6df20fff

      dependency: com.apple.iokit.IOFireWireFamily(3.3.8)@0x6e306000

      dependency: com.apple.iokit.IOAudioFamily(1.6.4b7)@0x6de2c000

      com.apple.driver.AppleFWOHCI(3.3.5)@0x6e379000->0x6e397fff

      dependency: com.apple.iokit.IOPCIFamily(2.4)@0x66a10000

      dependency: com.apple.iokit.IOFireWireFamily(3.3.8)@0x6e306000

      com.apple.iokit.IOFireWireFamily(3.3.8)@0x6e306000->0x6e344fff



      BSD process name corresponding to current thread: kernel_task



      Mac OS version:

      9B18



      Kernel version:

      Darwin Kernel Version 9.1.0: Wed Oct 31 17:46:22 PDT 2007; rootnu-1228.0.2~1/RELEASE_I386

      System model name: MacPro1,1 (Mac-F4208DC8)
      • November 15, 2007
  • jpleong
    Contributor - Level 2
    2007-11-15
    Please add signatures with the following information to help streamline troubleshooting:

    1) TC Interface (maybe with firmware/driver version?)
    2) Computer make/model/type (ie, laptop/desktop)
    3) Processor, RAM, video card, video RAM, + Operating system, and any related hardware
    4) Software you're using

    At the least, this will help ease confusion between mac issues and pc issues.

    JP
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  • HansHenrik
    Contributor - Level 2
    2007-11-15
    Hej

    Does anyone know when the drivers will come for 64-bit vista ? The powercore software is the only that I miss, in 64 bit before I change my DAW to vista 64bit.


    Hans Henrik
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    • HansHenrik
      lonestar Seconded!!!!!
      • November 15, 2007
    • HansHenrik
      Purusha Powercore and Virus Ti are the only 2 pieces of the jigsaw I'm missing.
      • November 15, 2007
    • HansHenrik
      DiscoLfo I would take the 32 bit drivers please and thank you.



      Just came back to recording after 1 year away and was astonished that TC still doesn't have th 32bit vista driver let alone the 64bit



      My MoTU has them and they are solid





      HansHenrik wrote:

      Hej



      Does anyone know when the drivers will come for 64-bit vista ? The powercore software is the only that I miss, in 64 bit before I change my DAW to vista 64bit.





      Hans Henrik
      • November 15, 2007
    • HansHenrik
      Purusha According to the v3 thread, we're not even getting Vista 32 bit drivers as part of the new release.



      Gah!
      • November 22, 2007
    • HansHenrik
      Purusha I think TC have said they've nearly cracked Vista. The fear is: they're only doing 32 bit drivers, not 64 bit drivers.
      • January 13, 2008
  • skyaflya
    Contributor - Level 2
    2007-11-14
    can the konnekts mic pres and dsp be used without the computer? i heard this is so but don't see it posted
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    • skyaflya
      jpleong Yes.



      http://www.tcelectronic.com/Default.asp?Id=11057



      Read "Intelligent Stand Alone Mode"



      JP
      • November 14, 2007
    • skyaflya
      jpleong I use the Konnekt in stand alone mode as either a 1) live mixer for my singer-songwriter act, 2) D/A converter for my CD player in the studio (computer off), or 3) as a standalone mic preamp and A/D converter for recording classical music on location with an M-Audio Microtrack recording via s/pdif.



      JP
      • November 15, 2007
    • skyaflya
      skyaflya JP,

      Thanks for the info. Looks like stand-alone is unique to the 24D. I can't find any mention of it in the Studio 48 or K Live pages.

      Rob
      • November 17, 2007
    • skyaflya
      jpleong It takes some careful reading, but it's there (at least for the Studio Konnekt 48)...

      http://www.tcelectronic.com/Default.asp?Id=12372



      Two paragraphs down, under 24/8 channel digital mixer with 48-bit double precision summing it says, "The mixer runs on the DSPs of Studio Konnekt, and can therefore be used at all times; if your host application is not running or even if the computer is shut down."



      Since the Konnekt Live is, basically, a souped-up 24D, it should have the same functionality.



      You setup beforehand and save to one of three DSP preset states (common to the Konnekt 24D, Live, and Studio -the Digital x32 allows four).



      Hope that helps,

      JP
      • November 17, 2007
    • skyaflya
      jbible I have the Konnekt Live and it works as standalone.
      • November 18, 2007
  • HueJahFink
    Contributor - Level 2
    2007-11-14
    Having just jumped ship from the no-heaven forum (the captain went overboard and we got taken over by rats + pirates),
    may I extend a warm greeting to the forum moderators here & a little wave to all my fellow (ex) no-heaven-ites.

    I sure am glad that I can relax and enjoy the forum now, without having to delete page after page of absolute drivel every-time I login.

    So thank you TC for building an official forum. Let's hope that this will prove as helpful and friendly as the no-heaven site has been in the past.
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    • HueJahFink
      DaveBourke Here's a little wave back atcha, HueJahFink. It's so nice to come into a tidy house, don't you think?



      And yes, thank you to TC Electronic for providing this refuge for PoCo lovers.



      Kind regards.
      • November 14, 2007
    • HueJahFink
      owenp What's No-Heaven?
      • November 14, 2007
    • HueJahFink
      replicant

      owenp wrote:

      What's No-Heaven?


      It's were we used to hang out earlier



      This is the URL: http://www.powercore.noheaven.com/



      if you're into spam and cures for almost everything. Though there is a lot of valuable information on that board beneath the spam.
      • November 14, 2007
    • HueJahFink
      Purusha Yep - thanks to TC for giving us this platform.



      Here's hoping it's used to good effect!
      • November 14, 2007
    • HueJahFink
      owenp

      replicant wrote:



      owenp wrote:

      What's No-Heaven?


      It's were we used to hang out earlier



      This is the URL: http://www.powercore.noheaven.com/



      if you're into spam and cures for almost everything. Though there is a lot of valuable information on that board beneath the spam.


      To they have a cure for Powercore Firewires?
      • November 14, 2007
  • rjino
    Contributor - Level 1
    2007-11-14
    Is this supposed to work with the x32 box? So far the installation completes but will not see the hardware?

    Also after re-installing ver1.3 audio dropouts occur ....previous to this I experirnced no dropouts.....curious!
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    • rjino
      jpleong It is my understanding that it is supposed to work with all Konnekts running with Microsoft Windows including the Digital Konnekt x32.



      JP
      • November 15, 2007
    • rjino
      thomas Yes, it is supposed to work with x32, too.



      jrino, what firmware do you use?
      • November 22, 2007
    • rjino
      SamLord I'm having dropouts on the x32-to-laptop connection via firewire. I'm sure my clocking is right. I called ADK about the windows FW registry hot fix, and they said that with one device connected it always loads correctly. Besides, the dropouts happen with only 2 channels. Also at times I get extreme noise with the signal. I wonder if the little FW 800 connector on my laptop is the culprit, but it has been babyed and seems fine. I've searched this forum quite a bit already. Any thoughts? Thanks.
      • January 7, 2008
  • hednoize
    Contributor - Level 2
    2007-11-13
    Hi everybody

    I have a Studio Konnekt 48 on order, and have been reading some issues regarding certain firewire chipsets being problematic with the Konnekt series, specifically NEC firewire chipsets. I want to install a PCI card so I have a separate firewire bus for the Konnekt 48, keeping my Powermac G5's firewire bus open for multiple hard drives. I've heard that I should be looking for a firewire card with a TI firewire chipset. Is there any truth to that? Or can anyone confirm the NEC chipsets are in fact problematic?

    Any help would be appreciated.

    Thanks,

    Free
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  • werner
    Contributor - Level 2
    2007-11-13
    Hello,
    when will software 3.0 release and will it support vista?

    Best regards
    Werner
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    • werner
      husker to be very specific - will they support vista 64
      • November 13, 2007
    • werner
      Purusha Here's also hoping for Vista 32 and 64 bit versions ASAP.
      • November 13, 2007
    • werner
      nls will there be a public preview??
      • November 13, 2007
    • werner
      husker i also wonder if it will be vst 3 spec - I knwo steinberg have involved a few plug-in developers in the p[roduction of the vst 3 spec - If it was TC (and they have had previous links with steinbug) could they possible have included cubase acceptable sidechains in the plug's design ?
      • November 14, 2007
    • werner
      bashar I dont understand how can they announce V3 shipping next month with the PowC X8 when it is still in beta 2.5.16 and barely works?!
      • November 15, 2007
  • thomas
    Contributor - Level 2
    2007-11-13
    The output section of Studio Konnekt 48 is rather extensive, and these presets show some of the possibilites of it.

    Default
    This is the factory default setting of the output section. use this to get back to your starting point without using the RESET TO DEFAULTS option.

    ADAT surround
    Sets up the output section to use the ADAT outputs for surround. Adat channels 1-6 are in use. If you have a 7.1 setup, simply add the last two speakers to the setting.

    ADAT surround with bass management
    Same as above with added bass management for the sub speaker.

    Analog surround
    Sets up the output section to use the analog outputs for surround. Channels 5-10 are used. If you have a 7.1 setup, simply add the last two speakers to the setting.

    Analog surround with bass management
    Same as above with added bass management for the sub speaker.

    AUX 1 submix to headphones
    Sends the AUX 1 submix to the headphones outs. The level is controlled from the front panel of SK48.

    AUX 1 submix to headphones remote controlled
    Sends the AUX 1 submix to the headphones outs, and makes sure that the level is controlled by the level knob on the remote control. Remember to run up the headphones level on the front panel for SK48.

    DAW direct
    Sets up the output section so that all DAW channels are routed directly to the equivalent outputs.

    DOWNLOAD SK48 OUTPUT PRESETS
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    • thomas
      bdguitars Thomas



      how do you load those ? I only see the possibility of loading the .avt files



      thx



      BRUNO
      • November 13, 2007
    • thomas
      thomas Hi Bruno



      Output presets are *.opf files, as you've probably seen.



      As opposed to the Totall Recall presets (*.avt), that recall ALL settings of the device, opf files only affect the output section. This means that you can set up the mixer as you like, while trying out a number of output setups.



      To load these, go to the SETUP page and press the FILE button.




      • November 13, 2007
    • thomas
      bdguitars Hi Thomas



      thx for the info



      B.
      • November 13, 2007
    • thomas
      hednoize Hi Thomas



      I have a Konnekt 48 on order, and am trying to plan out my cabling -- I have an Alesis AI-4 ADAT to AES/EBU converter and JBL monitors with digital I/O. Is it possible to send two channels of digital out to my monitors (for example, through ADAT channels 7/8) and control that level to the speakers with the Konnekt 48 remote? I've read through through the Konnekt 48 manual and it looks like I probably can't, but I'm hoping I'm wrong.



      Thanks,



      Free
      • November 14, 2007
    • thomas
      thomas Fortunately, you are wrong



      Any of the outputs of SK48 can be remote controlled, any of the outputs can have a source that you select, meaning any mixer out (main, aux1, aux2, reverb sends), any signal coming from your DAW and any physical input.



      Since output control is done by the 56K DSP processor, and since such a processor has a limited amount of ins and outs, the maximum number of outputs that can be controlled at a time is 8. 8 is sufficient for 7.1 surround mixes, as you know. The maximum output channels of 8 is at the same time and not dependend on speaker set.



      This means that you can assign 8 output channels to one speaker set, 8 _other_ output channels to the second speaker set and some to the third.



      Since what you want is 2 simple channels, this is easily done.
      • November 15, 2007
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