Yamaha n12 and wndows 64bit problem


And first of all sorry for repeating this topic. Its seems that some others have had the same problem I´ml facing, but didn´t find proper solution from the old posts.

I receantly got a new computer:

Windows 7 (64bit)
Haswell Core i5-444
8G ddr3
Latest drivers

Yamaha n12 the setup is:

Yamaha IEEE1394 Firmware V1.08
n8/n12 Firmware V1.03
TOOLS for n Version2 V2.7.3

Everything is going well with this setup: Cubase and yamaha communicate fine, recording is working and soundpolicy is ok with all applications. Then comes the big BUT:

There are constant, short cracles, sound dropouts etc. with cubase and with all audio. Especially this grieves me, as these dropouts end to recordet stuff as well…sigh.

I have done some research of this problem, tried lecagy drivers etc, but no luck yet.

Any ideas for this situation would be more than welcome…



Just in case some other poor soul is having the problem described on my previous post, here´s the solution that my friend found me. First we tried the hard way and downgraded my windows to 32bit - no solution, and yes, you can just guess what was the mood after that failure.

But just as all the hope was gone, the solution found from here: https://www.steinberg.net/en/support/knowledgebase_new/show_details/kb_show/mr816-resolving-audio-performance-issues.html

In my case the solution was in step 3: Using the YSFWUtility (Windows only) for troubleshooting: I just had to add IEEE1394 buffer size and voila, things work like charm.

I downloaded the Yysfwutility (yamaha steinberg fire wire utility) from here: https://www.steinberg.net/en/support/downloads_hardware/downloads_mr816.html

Note that the needet ysfwutility-file is within the tools-package, so you have to download the whole set for your system.

Now all I hope that this solution won´t backfire, so fingers crossed, fingers crossed…(1 hour testing and going strong…:slight_smile: