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Author Topic: Edirol DA-2496 (2002)  (Read 2653 times)

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Edirol DA-2496 (2002)
« on: October 11, 2014, 01:56:57 AM »
windows 7 64 bit driver for rpc-1 roland + edirol da-pci systems : download, click here


The PCI card features two three-pin connectors labelled Clock In and Clock Out, which enable you to synchronise up to four DA2496 units as long as you have enough slots in your computer -- a short clock cable is supplied


tips on using this with windows 7:


Driver Support

The DA2496 comes with a CD-ROM containing drivers for Windows 98, ME, 2000 and XP, while Mac users have Sound Manager and OMS support for OS 9 (OS X drivers are in development), and the option of three different ASIO drivers. ASIO2 DA-PCI supports ASIO 2.0, ASIO Edirol DA-PCIv4 dispenses with the DirectMonitor function when used with Sound It!, while ASIO Edirol DA-PCIv3 is intended for use with Digital Performer, Cubase v3, Reason, Reaktor, Unity and Peak.

I downloaded the latest version 1.02 PC drivers from the Edirol web site. They support ASIO 2.0, EASI, GSIF and MME across all Windows versions, while those for Windows 2000 and XP also support WDM format. I installed the Windows 98SE version without a hitch, and I was soon back in action with the DA2496 running with no conflicts alongside my own Echo Mia and Yamaha SW1000XG soundcards. I found I didn't even need to remember to switch on the rackmount unit before powering up my PC.

As soon as I first launched the DA-PCI Control Panel, I recognised it as almost identical to the one used by M Audio for their soundcards; apparently, although Roland designed all the hardware including the PCI soundcard, they contacted M Audio to write licensed drivers for them. This makes sense, since M Audio already have huge experience in this area, but it's important to remember that although the software looks the same, the hardware it controls is completely different -- you can't for instance download and use M Audio's Delta 1010 drivers with the DA2496.
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