I would keep the Delta66, great card. The problem seems to lie with Cubase, and it\'s unwillingness to share. Check out this reply I received from the tech at Steinberg:
Yeah some manufactures do not program their asio drivers for multiple
clients (applications). The Asio protocol does support multiple applications
but it is up to manufacture to the design their driver to do such. For
example I have the identical problem with my studio and the DSP factory.
I don\'t recommend using any other application inside the same computer with
Cubase. If you think of the power of a program like Gigasampler and the
amount of money it saves you, it\'s worth building a separate computer just
Yeah sure, I\'ll just go out and drop a few more grand on another pc. Makes Gigasampler REAL cost effective over h/w samplers.
I\'ve been having exactly the same problem as you, cuz I have exactly the same gear.
I have an old Montego I in another computer that I might use for Giga, cuz the MontegoII that I have in my music PC, doesn\'t like Gigasampler, and the Montego I supposedly works with Giga.
Hi Kid Alex, I have exactly the same problem with you but with my Delta 44, which I thought as a multi client card. Two days now I am trying to find a solution surfing the net, but the conclusion is \"wait until the new drivers from Midiman will be released\". I really don\'t know if and when this will happen, so I\'m thinking very seriously to buy a second sound card(RME 96/8), and have the Delta 44 dedicated to Giga and the second card to Cubase.
You know, buying a second computer doesn\'t have to cost a fortune. I\'m using a PIII 500 right now and getting full polyphony, although there are some problems when I go over 130 for one of my instruments. And I haven\'t even bothered to set up my HDD\'s in the ideal fashion.
I am currently ordering the parts for a third computer (total = $500). This is of course not using a pro audio card, but so far I have had great success with Direct Sound drivers. I\'ll be happy to post my polyphony for this computer once I\'ve built it. Since it\'s a Thunderbird Athlon 700MHz system (266MHz FSB), there is potential for better performance from it than with my PIII 500 (100MHz FSB).
If you think about it though, buying two computers for a total of around $1000 isn\'t a terrible deal. Amazingly enough, $1300 total would turn them both into 1.2GHz Athlons.