Topic: Fireface 400 problems (Windows 7 32-bit)
Hello all. I'm a music producer and recently got a FireFace 400 and have some really annoying issues I would like clarification on (I want to love this interface!). Hope you guys can help:
Quick background: Running Fireface 400 on Windows 7 (32-bit). Also, had to use the "legacy" driver to get the Fireface to show up in Windows 7
1. For some reason the outputs for Channels 1+2 do NOT detect in Windows 7 and its impossible to set those to "default" stereo out in Windows, it doesn't even show up as an option. However, Channels 3+4 work fine, in Device Manager I can set them as my default outputs and everything plays in Windows 7. I am curious though if something is wrong with my card when 1+2 don't work or is it some sort of driver bug in Windows? I produce in Cubase and have gotten channels 1+2 to work intermittently but its unstable and everything else in Windows won't play, only Cubase sometimes when I route it to those channels (weird)
2. When I run Cubase routed to stereo outs 3+4, for some reason it somehow takes exclusive control of the sound output and nothing else will play simultaneously until I close Cubase. Why won't say Windows Media player or winamp or youtube etc play while Cubase is on ? I've never seen this before with my previous sound cards using Cubase. Would really love some help on this
3. As I mentioned earlier, I use outs 3 and 4. But sometimes theres a bug where audio cuts off from the Left channel aka output 3 (the right is still on). Then I notice in the Mixer that its trying to play the left channel out of channel 1 instead of 3 (and obviously since theres no connection from 1 to my speaker I dont hear it). If I reboot my machine the problem is solved and its playing back on channel 3. Weird.
4. Another bug is in the volume control. To adjust both channels 3 and 4 at the same time, I set the knob to L3. and then Adjust both. But sometimes it only adjusts 4 and 3 isn't affected. sometimes 3 goes to 0 while 4 plays as normal. What is going on there?
Also, is there a way to LINK channels in the mixer so that I can move the faders of 2 outs simultaneously? Seems silly if this isn't possible as most people listen to 2 channels at the same volume in stereo lol.
Please help guys! this stuff is killing my workflow. Thanks!