Setting up your carpc using the M-Audio 1010LT
The 1010LT seems to be an awesome card in that it's:
c) has internal routing
d) supports ASIO
e) can combine multiple cards, each with 8 analog output channels for a total of 32 channels of analog out (if using multiple cards, you must use a 75 ohm spdif cable between EACH card)
a) you can't hibernate with this card: startup and shutdown ONLY
b) can't run more than one instance of Frequency Allocator (if you can even do that with any other cards)
Initial setup with the card has given me a few problems, but now that I have them all sorted out, I'm enjoying audio over ASIO. Here's how I did it.
First, open the M-Audio control panel.
Scroll all the way to the right and mute SW RTN for channels 1-8. This will stop any echoing caused by the card.
On the output tab, set SPDIF out to SPDIF In. This eliminates any chance of M-Audios "Mixer" or Windows to feed any extra info into the SPDIF channel. It doesn't matter if you use SPDIF in or SPDIF in INV as we're just using internal routing to mute the SPDIF channel.
We're done there. Next lets go to console.
On the Audio tab, select ASIO and then the channel button. The only channels you'll need are Monitor L and R. I have Analog 1+2 selected as well for my HD-radio to feed audio in.
And then you can do what you wish in console... Here is my "temporary" processing tree.
Next let's fix windows sound. Under control pannel, go to the Sounds and Audio settings. Click the "Audio" tab. We're going to change what channel windows outputs sound on to SPDIF. This will feed windows sound directly in to Monitor mixer and then to Console for processing. If you don't do this, windows will play all of it's sounds on channels 1 and 2.
Finally, lets configure winamp. Control + P will bring up the properties page. On the output tab, select DirectSound and click Configure.
On the the "Device" tab, select Delta 1010LT SPDIF. This will set winamp to directly output sound on SPDIF, and likewise, into mixer.
There you have it. You are now finished. Now go enjoy your processing ASIO power of the 1010LT and Console, the remarkable Professional Mixing card that's $135-150 shipped on Ebay!
Thanks goes to Durwood for helping me sort out some issues, especially muting the SW RTNs to fix echoing. I would not have thought of that.
See you in the lanes!