I have a Pentium III, 800Mhz, 512Meg of ram with a dedicated 30GB 7200 rpm hard drive. I am
running Win98SE. I have both an SBLive and an Audiophile 2496 sound cards. Up until last
week, I only had the SBLive. A couple of months ago, a friend let me \"test drive\"
Gigastudio V2.2. It ran beautifully with my SBLive using Cakewalk Pro Audio 9. The sound
was amazing. My friends suggested that I purchase a real audio card. One that had the GSIF
drivers the that newer version of Gigastudio wants (V2.5) Last week, I purchased the
Audiophile 2496. After installing it and its drivers, I sounded quite a bit better than
the SBLive. I was smiling. The Audiophile card also came with GSIF drivers and a scaled
down version of Gigastudio V2.5. Awesome... I was on my way to great giga sample sounds.
Not to happen. After I uninstalled Gigastudio V2.2 and installed V2.5 (I new that SBLive
was not supported... but I have a \"real\" card now) my MIDI files didn\'t sound right
at all. As a matter of fact, the old Soundfonts played with the SBLive sounded much better.
When using Gigastudio, the files play choppy and stacatto-ee. They sound really bad. I did
some further checking and noticed that when I watch a track in Cakewalk using staff view,
it plays differently when solo or not solo. When solo, the track plays perfectly. When not
solo, it looks and sounds like its dropping notes and not playing them at all. I watch them
in staff view but I don\'t hear them. These files are all MIDI. There is no audio data/tracks in them at all.
I have de-fragged, I swapped the two cards so that the Audiophile card uses IRQ 9 and
SBLive uses IRQ 5. I have disabled the SBLive card from within Cakewalk. I have set the
buffer size to 1056 in Audiophile control panel with no change what so-ever. Not even a
little better. If I have to remove the SBLive, I will. I would rather not because I still
use the Soundfonts and for system sounds..... PLEASE HELLLLLLLLLLLP