Topic: MADI / ADI648 Wake from sleep problem and midi-remote query
Hi fellow RME forum members.
I have recently purchased a PCI Madi/ADI648 combo. Prior to this I had been running two digifaces with my PC. I still require a digiface in the new setup as a way to output a SPDIF stereo master buss to my DAC.
Firstly, is it OK to run both the Digiface and MADI PCI cards together?
I assumed this should work fine as they both use the same new WDM/ASIO driver. Both cards have been flashed to the latest revisions (PCI:54 and Madi:204) and my old setup has always been rock-solid.
I have encountered a few problems with this new setup however.
1) It is now impossible to resume from sleep mode. The PC enters sleep mode as normal, however, upon waking, it can not restart. Fans kick in, peripherals receive power, but do not boot fully, and my screen does not turn itself on. A full power on/off cycle does not fix the problem, as the screen never restarts, and the digiface red light remains lit, showing that the driver can't load. The only way to get the PC to reboot is to turn it off completely, turn off the power supply, and then restart fully from scratch. This has only happened since the MADI PCI card was installed, and remains a problem even after removing the card. Anyone have a similar experience? or potential explanation? I don't think it can be the new WDM/ASIO driver, as I had been using this driver with my Digifaces for the past few weeks without a problem, before the MADI/ADI combo was set-up.
Now after having removed the MADI card, and leaving only the Digicface PCI card, I still cannot wake from sleep mode correctly.
2) The other problem was patchy communication between my ADI648 and the MADI card via Midiremote. I am using the specified duplex optical cable (3 metre length) and whilst the status shows online, it falls in and out, showing 'no response' every 10-15 seconds and not responding cleanly to changes. Is the link usually a little shaky, or is it meant to stay locked solidly at all times, without a hint of breakup. I just downladed the new 1.4 version of Midiremote, after trying 1.31 and am still having the same problem.
(Windows XP SP2, Asus P5AD2E-Premium MB, Cubase SX3.1, Mackie Onyx-800R mic pres, Mackie d8b digital desk).
Any help would be much appreciated.