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Motu PCI-324 (1998?) win95+



part of the 2408 package from 1998:

windows 95 or higher. does not support windows 3.1!!!!!!
probably best used on OSX Tiger 10.4.11 or used on Windows 98SE or any Classic Mac OS 7-9

--- Quote ---What are the system requirements for the PCI-324 system?
System Requirements for the PCI-324 system

The PCI-324 system has the following system requirements:

For Mac OS 9 and earlier:
200 MHz 604e-based Power Mac or faster; Power PC G3 or faster recommended
32 MB RAM; 64 MB or more recommended
Mac OS version 7.6.1 to 9.2.2
Hard disk drive, preferrably 4 GB or larger
Available PCI slot
CD-ROM drive for installation

For Mac OS X:
PowerPC G3 CPU 500 MHz or faster, including all PowerPC G4 CPUs. Not supported on PowerPC G5 or Intel-based Macs.
128 MB RAM; 512 MB or more recommended
Mac OS X version 10.2, 10.3, or 10.4; v10.2.4 or later is required, and v10.2.8 or later is recommended. Mac OS X v10.5 or later is not supported
Hard disk drive, preferrably 20 GB or larger
Available PCI slot. The PCI-X or PCIe slots found in PowerPC G5 Power Macs and Intel-based Mac Pros are not compatible with the PCI-324 card.
CD-ROM drive for installation

For Windows:
Pentium CPU (or equivalent) 200 MHz or faster; Pentium II CPU or faster recommended
32 MB RAM; 64 MB or more recommended
Windows 95, 98, ME, 2000, or XP; Windows 3.1 or earlier and Windows Vista or later are not supported
Hard disk drive, preferrably 4 GB or larger
Available PCI slot
CD-ROM drive for installation

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--- Quote ---Cubase VST and MOTU PCI-324 Audio interfaces
Article #1712631 Added on Mar 20, 2012 at 3:14 PM
From the MOTU Core Installer, you can choose Custom Install. Select the PCI-324 ASIO driver and it will be installed to the ASIO Drivers folder in your Cubase Folder. On a PC, when you run the installer you will have the option to install the ASIO Driver as well as the Wave Driver. On a PC, the ASIO driver is installed into the Windows > System Folder.

Open the PCI-324 Console. Set the Clock source to Internal (when working with analog). Pick a sample rate. Assign one bank to Analog. Enable all 8 inputs. Then assign the output source as “From Computer”. If “Enable Routing” is unchecked you will not see the extra menus for inputs and outputs and we enable the inputs and outputs for you. For additional connections with digital devices you can refer to your 2408 manual as well as the Auto Setup Wizard for further instructions. For now, this basic configuration will get you going.

The following steps will help get you started in Cubase VST:

In the Options Menu > Audio Setup > System, you can choose PCI-324 as your ASIO driver. You can also assign the Clock Source and the Sample Rate in this window.
In the Panels Menu > VST Inputs, under Audio Inputs, you must also enable the PCI-324 Inputs that you will be using with Cubase. You will only have the option of selecting inputs that you have already enabled with the PCI-324 Console.
Under the Options menu you must also activate Multi-Record to record more than one input at a time in Cubase.
In the Mixing Window you can Command-Click on the input buttons to select any available input. Then you must assign the output of that channel to a Sub-group.
In the Master Mix window you can now assign your sub-groups to stereo output pairs on the 2408.
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--- Quote ---AudioWire Cable Length
For use with the PCI-324 card the maximum AudioWire cable length MOTU recommends is 15 feet.
For use with the PCI-424 card the maximum length is 60 feet.

A standard 6-pin FireWire cable of this length would work for such a setup.
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