I’m running on Intel HD 770 graphics, latest driver, which supports OpenGL 4.5, etc. It’s a brand new i9-12900K system, 128GB Ram, Win 10. The program initializes fine, loads a wave file, play it once. Then the transport freezes with play highlighted and the program becomes un-responsive. Prior to the crash the UI seems fully responsive. Zoom, selection, etc. all work. But push play and it falls apart.
The log has these lines in it, which seem to be correct:
08:37:36.048 4bf0 INFO GPU: Intel / Intel(R) UHD Graphics 770
08:37:36.048 4bf0 INFO OGL: 3.3.0 - Build 188.8.131.524 / 3.30 - Build 184.108.40.2064 / OpenGL 3 . 3 Core
These are the last lines that print in the log file.
It runs fine on my brand new MBP M1 Max, but not on my main DAW. What can I do? I’d like to use it on my main computer.
The main initialization logs are below for context as they answer all the version questions definitively:
09:36:01.108 0be8 INFO C:\Program Files\Steinberg\SpectraLayers 8\Win64\SpectraLayers.exe
09:36:01.108 0be8 INFO auto-detected folder: C:\Program Files\Steinberg\SpectraLayers 8\Win64
09:36:01.617 0be8 INFO early init done
09:36:01.621 0be8 INFO creating app…
09:36:01.627 0be8 INFO loading properties…
09:36:04.149 0be8 INFO session SpectraLayers 2022.07.26-09.36.01.106 started - slp8srv
09:36:04.149 0be8 INFO SpectraLayers Pro 8.0.20 Build 281 (x86_64 - Qt 6.2.2 - qtnamespace: DivideFrame - MSVC 1928)
09:36:04.230 0be8 INFO OS: Windows 10 Version 2009 (Kernel: 10.0.19044) (en_US)
09:36:04.231 0be8 INFO CPU: 24 threads (AVX2)
09:36:04.231 0be8 INFO RAM: 128 GB
09:36:04.231 0be8 INFO HDD: 834 GB (101 GB free)
09:36:04.231 0be8 INFO SCR0: email@example.comHz (device pixel ratio: 1.5) (primary)
09:36:04.231 0be8 INFO SCR1: 1920x1080x32@60Hz (device pixel ratio: 1)
09:36:04.231 0be8 INFO creating window…
09:36:04.233 0be8 INFO loading plugins…
09:36:04.745 0be8 INFO 33 plugins loaded
09:36:04.745 0be8 INFO initializing UI…
09:36:04.772 0be8 INFO layout and graphic objects initialized
09:36:04.780 0be8 INFO setting shortcuts and properties
09:36:04.878 0be8 INFO UI initialized
09:36:08.111 0be8 INFO Ready
09:36:08.373 0be8 INFO Show
09:36:08.373 0be8 INFO dll directory set to: C:\Program Files\Steinberg\SpectraLayers 8\Win64
09:36:08.394 02d8 INFO checking ASIO…
09:36:08.394 02d8 INFO scanning 5 devices…
09:36:09.148 02d8 INFO ASIO Avid Driver (64/64 channels, 48000 Hz) (default input) (default output)
09:36:09.149 02d8 WARNING RtApiAsio::getDeviceInfo: error (Hardware input or output is not present or available.) getting channel count (ASIO Fireface USB).
09:36:09.149 02d8 INFO ASIO Fireface USB (0/0 channels, 0 Hz)
09:36:09.177 02d8 INFO Generic Low Latency ASIO Driver (2/2 channels, 48000 Hz)
09:36:09.178 02d8 INFO RedNet PCIe (128/128 channels, 48000 Hz)
09:36:09.179 02d8 WARNING RtApiAsio::getDeviceInfo: error (Hardware input or output is not present or available.) initializing driver (SQ ASIO Driver).
09:36:09.179 02d8 INFO SQ ASIO Driver (0/0 channels, 0 Hz)
09:36:09.179 0be8 INFO I/O: ASIO (RedNet PCIe/RedNet PCIe)
09:38:22.708 0be8 INFO importing: C:/Users/Nathanael/Documents/Guru Drum Sampling Project/Drum Sample Testing/Kick Samples_96K/NR Files/Kick OH_Wood_96k_NR_Overheads-St.wav
09:38:22.709 0be8 INFO session path: C:\Users\Nathanael\AppData\Roaming\Steinberg\SpectraLayers 8.0\Cache
09:38:22.709 0be8 INFO providing path: C:\Users\Nathanael\AppData\Roaming\Steinberg\SpectraLayers 8.0\Cache\layer(38b48d9f).pcm
09:38:23.170 0be8 INFO Read Kick OH_Wood_96k_NR_Overheads-St.wav SamplingFormat(Real, 96000Hz, Audio, 2 channel(s), mapping: 11) 33325885 samples, 24 bits int )
09:38:23.175 02d8 INFO Project Samplerate: 96000Hz Device Samplerate: 96000Hz
09:38:23.201 02d8 WARNING RtApiAsio::getDeviceInfo: error (Hardware input or output is not present or available.) getting channel count (ASIO Fireface USB). RtApiAsio::getDeviceInfo: error (Hardware input or output is not present or available.) initializing driver (SQ ASIO Driver).
09:38:23.312 0be8 INFO GPU: Intel / Intel(R) UHD Graphics 770
09:38:23.312 0be8 INFO OGL: 3.3.0 - Build 220.127.116.114 / 3.30 - Build 18.104.22.1684 / OpenGL 3 . 3 Core
I give up.
Ive upgraded Spectralayers three times over the years. It has never done a shred of actual work for me. Somehow I guess I hoped it would stabilize. It just doesn’t work. I’ve had different system configs, stable for Nuendo, ProTools, Ableton, video editing… But not Spectralayers. I deleted it. No more. So much promise but just very poor code. It runs fine on my M1 MBP, but I’m not exporting audio to a different system, just to use this software. There are alternatives. My last request for help here was ignored. It must work for someone. But I can’t speak the magic incantation, despite 20 years of computer music making.
Sorry, for some reason I never saw this thread - feel free to tag me for assistance.
Is your sound card available through WASAPI (instead of ASIO), and if so have you tried using WASAPI ?