Microsoft Vista and VD2

Has, or will anyone be testing VD2 on the new version of Windows due out in 2007?

Vista - Beta 2 is now available for download to Microsoft Partners and MSDN Subscribers. I have downloaded and installed it on a test system and have started checking compatibilty with other business apps. I have also downloaded the Demo Version of Sibelius and it seems at this point to work fine.

Let me know if you need any help testing!!

Chazg
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I know there are some good tips around the web for fine-tuning XP for audio performance.  Is there anything like that up for Vista yet?  That might make some difference.
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For the most part, the same tips apply.
Ohhh ... maaaannnn!  MY BAD!!
So guess what? Everything seems to work with Vista (at least, based on my configuration).
I'm a happy camper again!
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I'm now 90% certain that the problem is Midi Yoke. I discovered that Sibelius was temporarily locking up evern without VDL2 running. When I went to Playback and Input Devices and set Midi Yoke to 'No', the problems went away. Who here has some pull with the people who make Midi Yoke ... (Jim)?
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If that fixed your problem, I'm wondering if (perhaps) you may have just had some midi settings set incorrectly. If you have midi yoke 1 set as your default playback device in Sibelius, and it's also selected as Sibelius' input device, that will create an unstable situation that is likely to crash your machine. Check this FAQ:
https://www.tapspace.com/support/faq/index.php?action=artikel&cat=4&id=12&artlang=en

If you are certain your input/output was correct in Sibelius, you might try the [b]Maple Virtual Midi Cable[/b] instead of Midi Yoke:
http://www.hurchalla.com/Maple_driver.html
I'm now 90% certain that the problem is Midi Yoke. I discovered that Sibelius was temporarily locking up evern without VDL2 running. When I went to Playback and Input Devices and set Midi Yoke to 'No', the problems went away. Who here has some pull with the people who make Midi Yoke ... (Jim)?
I tested the beta and I was not impressed.  I will probably wait to get Vista for at least a year, unless I get a computer with it pre-installed.  It is basically XP with a big bloated UI to bog your system down, plus some security features that are probably already hacked.  Win 98 to XP was a big change, while XP to Vista was to make it look like OS X and prevent piracy.

XP drivers and Vista drivers are mostly interchangeable, so if you are having trouble finding drivers, just get the XP ones. 
I know there are some good tips around the web for fine-tuning XP for audio performance.  Is there anything like that up for Vista yet?  That might make some difference.
For information to those interested ...

FWIW, I tried it on Vista. The latest Sibelius works fine. Playback with VDL2 is fine. And the Kontakt player keyboard works fine.

However, if you click on one of the VDL2 notes in Sibelius, it takes a couple of seconds for it to sound and a few more seconds for the selected note to be highlighted. If you click on a few notes or edit a note, you've pretty well locked up Siblius and it won't fully exit (even using Task Manager).

I don't know what the problem is ... if it's Kontakt or Midi Yoke or what. Anyway, the advice already given to wait is good (I had little choice due to my type of work).

I have MS Virtual PC, so I may try running a separate XP window and install this stuff to that for now.
I'm holding off on upgrading for a good while to Vista.  I finally got Pro Tools 7.2 running perfectly on XP, and I'm sure Vista is going to add a whole slew of new problems.
I've heard similar reports. There may be some success stories running certain audio apps on Vista, but since most VDL2 users typically require at the very least:

VDL2 (Kontakt Player by NI)
Sibelius or Finale
Driver for MIDI keyboard
Driver for Audio Card

It's important to be sure [b]all[/b] of these apps and drivers are compatible (and work together) before diving into that pool. To be safe, I'd wait for more official information from Native Instruments.
Apparently there have been some problems with some audio applications, however I don't know which build version they were using with Vista.  Seems like Vista didn't like some of the ASIO drivers.
Anything new on this? Vista is released in about a month and I'm considering upgrading but I want to make sure everything is compatible and supported by it before I do.
I haven't dug in to deep yet since I just installed Vista on  Friday, but the first thing I did was installed Sibelius to see if it worked.

Hopefully I can get you more detailed info in a few days.

Chazg
That's good to know.  I haven't made the switch quite yet...  I was worried about Office 2007 not working.

How was the individual audio stack working?  Is the per-app audio something to post about?
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