I'm using Sibelius 4, Midi Yoke, VD:2, and Kontakt 2. I've managed to solve all of my playback issues except for 2.
#1 There's a point in my score will playback always gets stuck. All of the sound will stop except for a timpani roll, which will keep going until I hit the stop button. If I start playback from a few bars before this point there's no problem.
#2 Occasionally during playback all my VD:2 sounds will cut out for a fraction of a second then come back in. The hornline sounds, which aren't going through Kontakt, will keep playing. If I watch Kontakt 2 while this is happening it indicates that it isn't receiving any midi information.
I have my latency set to 80ms. I have a 1 gig of ram and a 2.6 ghz Pentium 4 processor.
Here's what I think the problem might be; I'm using the onboard sound on my motherboard. At the moment, I don't have a soundcard for this computer.
How important is the soundcard? Will buying one make a big difference? How much do I need to spend? Is 1 gig of ram adequate?
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almost 16 years ago
Try setting your latency a little lower - around 40ms. 80ms isn't going to work too well. You might also try different options in the ";interface"; section of the VDL2 Soundcard setup window (if there are any). Read the sections of your VDL2 user guide pertaining to:
ASIO MMX Direct Sound
These are important concepts to understand when it comes to audio interfaces (soundcards).
It's never a bad idea to have a soundcard geared toward handling pro audio, but in a pinch you can get by without it. I'd suggest putting it on your wishlist. Check out the Audiophile 2496 (M-Audio) for a good entry level solution.