I'm so bummed. I just loaded GS3 into my brand, new, standalone
Giga machine, using components to match one of the "working
configurations" from a thread about machines that work, and...
No Audio!! well, that's not entirely true. If I stop and restart
the audio engine, I get a lot of weird time-delayed screeches and
So far I've only tried Gigapiano. I can see the MIDI volume jumping up
and down when I play, and I can see the CPU and memory
resources fluctuating, but all I get out is garbage.
I have in my system,
ASUS P4P800 Mobo
Intel P4 3.0 GHz/800fsb/1MB/fan
corsair twin 512 memory sticks
Diamond Stealth 9200SE D10-2004
maxtor DiamondMax 10 6L80P0 X2
NEC CD-DVD-RW N27-1878Mia MIDI sound card
Both hard drives are on separate IDE channels, with my sample library
all alone on IDE2. Both drives are supposed to be Ultra ATA 133,
and are on 80 conductor cables, but I don't know how to verify the
I have no sequencer or wave editor on this machine yet. I'm just
trying to use the Gigabox like a MIDI sound module, nothing
more. If only that worked, I'd be happy!! All I've tried to
do with it is play a few notes on GigaPiano, and I either get nothing
(when I first load it) or lots of time-delayed scratchy garbage,
if I restart audio engine. (I tried stopping and starting the
audio engine again, one time, and the program crashed.)
I tried running the basic diagnostic program, and it gave me what sounds
like a pretty scary error. It says that the maximum polyphony it
calculates my system can handle is -1 voices !! Anybody know what
that could mean?
I appreciate this forum, having lurked in it for several months while
I prepared to build this system. Someday, maybe I'll be smart enough
to contribute. Right now i'm just begging for salvation!!!