MIDI - Tempo Slow Down
Posted on 1997-05-13
I am experiencing a slow-down in tempo when scrolling in Cubase (or indeed any MIDI playback facility (ie Cakewalk & Win'95's own MIDI File Player). This problem occurs when playing MIDI data alone.
I'm using a Turtle Beach Fiji/Yamaha DBXG50/MidiEdge Interface/Cubase combination. I also have an ESS Sound Card (SB Compatable)fitted for Games.
The following message usually only occurs when playing back Audio tracks, however I have got it when playing just MIDI data:-
System too slow. Playback stopped. Please mute 1 or more Audio Tracks or Switch to a lower sample rate
The Audio Test which comes with Cubase states I can record up to 8 Stereo Audio tracks. I'm lucky to be able to record 3 mono ones.
My system: Win'95 OSR2
Intel P166 MMX
32 MB EDO Ram
2 x 2.1GB HD's
Matrox Mystique Video Card 4MB
Cubase Score 3.05
EIDE Bases System
Rodney Orpheus (Cubase Users) wrote back to say "I'ts your video card driver. Get the latest one from Matrox, or try using a normal VGA driver
Tried this - no difference.
However, I've been told my IRQ settings are a little odd, see below:-
IRQ USAGE SUMMARY:
0 - System timer
1 - Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural Keyboard
2 - Programmable interrupt controller
3 - Communications Port (COM4)
3 - Communications Port (COM2)
4 - Communications Port (COM1)
6 - Standard Floppy Disk Controller
7 - Printer Port (LPT1)
8 - System CMOS/real time clock
9 - ESS ES1868 Plug and Play AudioDrive
10 - Standard IDE/ESDI Hard Disk Controller
11 - Matrox MGA Mystique PowerDesk
11 - IRQ Holder for PCI Steering
12 - Multisound Fiji Wave & MIDI
13 - Numeric data processor
14 - Intel 82371SB PCI Bus Master IDE Controller
14 - Primary IDE controller (dual fifo)
15 - Intel 82371SB PCI Bus Master IDE Controller
15 - Secondary IDE controller (dual fifo)
Also worth noting:- The MultiSound Fiji Card had a '!' mark by it, in both the IRQ and MEMORY listings. I don't know why, or what to do about it.
The Wave device for Modem in the properties listing also has a '!' by it. Also it has 2 rather than 1 entry in the Device Manager listing - can I safely delete one of them?
What can I do - any ideas?
Your help would be appreciated.