Hi, I am brand new to gigasampler and so far I can\'t even start the application because of \"incompatible soundcard\" message. I have a Toshiba Satellite, which - as I now believe - may have a Yamaha soundcard that only runs with WMD drivers. Anyway, I searched Toshiba and Yamaha sites for a VXD driver, only found generic ones that I couldn\'t get to work.
So I went out and got a Soundblaster Extigy. Pretty nice, has all the in- and outputs you might need incuding Midi, plugs into USB and works great, except Gigasampler LE still gives me
the \"incompatible card\" message. I re-installed Gigasampler, and it gave me a different message, something about \"cannot start some dll file\". Took the dll out of the system folder, reinstalled giga, now the \"incompatible\" message is back.
Does anybody have an idea what else I should try? I left a message with Nemesys, but so far no answer yet. I need to know if the Extigy will work, otherwise I will have to return this nice piece of hardware.
Thanks for any help. As a pianist I\'m very eager to finally try this new technology, but instead I spend hours every day wading through all these thechnical problems.
The Toshiba Sattelites have newer model Yamaha Chipsets that only have WMD drivers. The generic vxd drivers wont work for them.
The extigy probably only ahs WDM drivers and doesn\'t have direct sound support. Unlesss its emulated, which is bad too... so I doubt it\'d work, no matter how hard you try.
I went through 3 laptops to get one to work with giga and the laps internal soundchip
This ended up being the Toshiba Tecra 8200. While its a higher end model compared to the sattelite, it uses an older version of hte Yamaha Sound Chip. Thus allowing it to use the older vxd/direct sound drivers.
You may want to look into the Tascam 428 or similar USB audio interface. It\'s compatable with Giga. Also RME makes a PMCIA interface that should work. As well There is a new Layla PMCIA interface that may work (not sure).