I had a new PC (x99 Chipset and 8-Core CPU) built for me and they saved the drivers to the desktop for me to install. Here`s how it went:
PC Specs: x99 chipset/8 core/i7-5960X CPU @3.00Ghz/64 Gb RAM
Switched on the motu
Went to playback devices and made Mains Output as the default.
Motu is not playing any soundand neither is there any meter activity on the face of the Motu while there is meter activity in “playback devices”.
Upon loading cubase 7.5, in “devices setup”, it does show the motu asio, but when selected it says “the audio driver could not be loaded. Please make sure your audio hardware is connected correctly to your computer”
I have tried:
Installing 3 different driver versions for the Motu Ultralite.
Installing 3 different firewire drivers that come with Windows 7 (including the Legacy drivers)
Powering the Motu by the PC only and not plugging in to the wall socket.
The PC has all the recommended elements such as the TI chipset.
The shop that built it for me dug about for a while and managed to get it to the point where Cubase doesn`t show the error message but still no sound, and have suggested that the Motu may not be compatible with the x99 8 core chipsets as they are new.
I have issued a support note to Motu
Any advice here for a fix?
If the Motu is indeed incompatible with x99 chipsets then what would you recommend? I mainly do orchestration writing and need enough outputs for film (surround sound), but also need the ability to record guitar, vocals etc, budget of £500 MAX