Firstly this is just a heads up for those Cubase users who have found themselves with a Creative Audigy RX soundcard in the last couple of months. On one level it is a great card - does a nice job for not many $$ at all - however it’s ASIO drivers leave something to be desired.
Once upon a time I had the old Creative EMU series soundcards with a comprehensive set of drivers - however somewhere along the line Creative decided to provide two flavours of driver - one “locked” to 48kbps the other “locked” to 96kbps - no ASIO driver for other bitrates at all.
AS documented elsewhere on the Steinberg site - this causes real problems when trying to use projects set up for anything other than these bit rates - unwanted pitch shifting in software synths and pitch/timing issues with audio tracks/samples.
To cut a long story short I am using ASIO4All drivers to get a full range of rates with the card and Cubase 7.
I have also contacted Creative support to ask the …what the…? question - they have confirmed this is the behaviour (the support tech was shocked to confirm this was the case) but no plan to fix as far as I can tell.
Does anyone know the history on this with Creative and why is looks next to impossible that it will change in future ??