I have been struggling for several days trying to get Gigastudio to work with Logic 7.1 on my Mac G5 dual running OS X 10.4.5
I have a PC with an M-Audio Audiophile 192 sound card installed and am sending MIDI from Logic into it. I am sending audio back to the Mac via an digital S/PDIF connection through an Edirol UA-25 connected to the Mac.
I finally got everything working except for the digital Out from Gigastudio 3.1. The hardware settings panel lists all of the outputs (1-2, 3-4) as analog only, no digital choices. To make a very long story somewhat shorter, M-Audio says its a Gigastudio problem, and Tascam says its an M-Audio problem. So here I sit. Stymied.
I've just about given up on the M-Audio Audiophile 192. The latest driver doesn't work on my Win XP system in any case, so it's a bit pointless to try to troubleshoot this any further.
Now I'm looking to get another sound card, this time one with 4 MIDI IN channels so that I can take full advantage of Gigastudio. And I'm looking around. Tascam makes their own box, the FW 1804, but I believe it has only 2 MIDI Ins. Someone I know is using the M-Audio Midisport which has 8 Midi Ins. There are a lot of high end cards with features I don't need, so I'm really puzzled.
I want to get a setup that will definitely work with Gigastudio 3.1 and will accommodate 4 MIDI Ins. I do all of my production work on the Mac, so the Giga PC is really just a slave sampler, but I want it to work.
Having spent days struggling with this, I really am more concerned with getting the best system rather than cutting corners. I can't afford to waste much more time fighting with hardware.
Any suggestions would be very welcome.