Topic: Multiface 1 and PCI to PCMCIA adapter or Windows 10 20H2 issue

I have a working multiface 1 on a laptop running Widows 10 version: 2004 via a PCMIA card (flashed to Hardware Version 17) through a Cardbus to ExpressCard adapter and ASIO driver 4.3.0.0 working fine in Bitwig studio.

I am trying to use the same multiface and card through a PCI to PCMCIA adapter on a desktop machine running Windows 10 version 20H2. The card is recognised with driver 4.3.8.0 installed and TotalMix and DSP Hammerfall Settings present and working.

But when I select ASIO Hammerfall DSP in Bitwig (no option to set different input and output devices) I just hear distorted sound through the multiface outputs with midi and audio. When I attempt to record audio the metronome runs much slower than the selected BPM.

The Multiface outputs work fine for midi in and out with the WASAPI driver.

When I try and set ASIO Hammerfall DSP for input audio settings in the DAW Waveform I hear a quiet click and then the multiface is disconnected. if I just connect outputs the sound is distorted.

Is this a PCI to PCMCIA adapter issue or a Windows 10 20H2 issue?

Or something else please?

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Re: Multiface 1 and PCI to PCMCIA adapter or Windows 10 20H2 issue

Works for me using PCI Express. Your PCI adapter might be wonky, or the used PCI slot...

Regards
Matthias Carstens
RME

Re: Multiface 1 and PCI to PCMCIA adapter or Windows 10 20H2 issue

Thank you for the reply Matthias - I feel the PCI adapter and slot are working as they have recognised 2 other PCMCIA cards today although I cannot be totally sure as I could not find windows 10 drivers to run the vintage cards.

All other audio is disabled and RME DSP audio out works fine with a browser for example, just not when I use any form of recording software where on selecting inputs I just hear a click and then the card is deactivated or distorted audio on playback.

You mention it works for you with PCI Express so are you suggesting I should use a PCIe to PCMCIA adapter instead and run it through a PCIe slot and not the PCI slot?

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Re: Multiface 1 and PCI to PCMCIA adapter or Windows 10 20H2 issue

If you still get such an adapter (I doubt so) then it's worth it. They are (were) cheap.

Regards
Matthias Carstens
RME