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Ploytec - usb-audio - generic ASIO driver for Mac OS 9
« on: May 21, 2014, 02:39:26 AM »
Ploytec sent me this one for free some years ago.
I just hooked it up for my daughters blue bondi iMac (Mac OS 9.1)  , Logic 6.4.3 and an MBox (1) and it's working great.
« Last Edit: July 09, 2014, 07:28:01 PM by chrisNova777 »

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Re: Ploytec - usb-audio - driver for Mac OS 9
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2014, 04:08:02 AM »
Thanks! Maybe it can make Asio or direct I/O with my behringer usb soundcard.
 What adjustments you had made on logic to choose the m-box, direct-I/O or Asio?

Can you tell me something about the performance ( number of tracks/ plugs) of that iMac?

I have a PM B&W @450. Can you record with this setup? Or it has too much latency?
Looking for MacOS 9.2.4

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Re: Ploytec - usb-audio - driver for Mac OS 9
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2014, 07:55:42 AM »
Hi

I am using that driver too for my ESI Waveterminal U24. Just load the driver and all is pretty clear to understand. Most important is the AISO menu. Choose a speed/buffer setting that matches your audiocard performance. I've used the driver on my Imac G3, 500mhz and my G4's. Typical latency is about 9ms. The number of tracks you can use largely depend on your G3/G4 performance. I've used up to 32 tracks without a problem on both my G3 and G4's. (G3 without VSTi/plugins)

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Re: Ploytec - usb-audio - driver for Mac OS 9
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2014, 07:58:56 AM »
so wait.. this is a generic usb driver for mac os 9?????

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Re: Ploytec - usb-audio - driver for Mac OS 9
« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2014, 08:01:53 AM »
Yep works with a lot of cards. ESI comes standard with Ploytec drivers.
Take a look: http://www.usb-audio.com/download.html
There you'll find the free OS9 driver too......

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Re: Ploytec - usb-audio - driver for Mac OS 9
« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2014, 08:47:25 AM »
hmm esi waveterminal u24
http://www.esi-audio.com/products/u24/

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The commercial version of the USB Audio ASIO driver supports:
 Alesis' USB mixing desks,
ART USB,
Audiotrak EX / EX5 / Maya 5.1 USB (48kHz only),
Audiotrak EX7 / Maya 7.1 USB,
Audiotrak OPTOPlay,
Creative Audigy 2 NX (48 kHz only / not on Mac OS X yet),
Creative Extigy (48kHz only),
Creative MP3+ (48kHz only),
Creative SoundBlaster Live 24bit external,
Digidesign Mbox, http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/jun02/articles/digidesgnmbox.asp
Elektor USB audio,
Event EZBus, http://www.failedmuso.com/blog/event-ezbus-page/
Edirol UA-1A (44.1kHz only), http://www.roland.com/products/en/UA-1A/
Edirol UA1-X, http://www.roland.com/products/en/UA-1X/
Edirol UA-3(D), http://www.roland.com/products/en/UA-3/
Griffin iMic,
Griffin PowerWave,
HHB Portadisc,
Hercules MusePocket (48kHz only),
I-O Data D2VOX,
Lexicon Omega, http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/mar04/articles/lexiconomega.htm
M-Audio Audiophile USB, http://www.core-sound.com/audiophile_usb/audiophile_usb.jpg
Opcode DAT-/SonicPort (optical),
Onkyo MSE-U33(HB),
Onkyo SE-U55(X(S)),
Philips Aurilium (48kHz only),
Roland-ED UA-30, http://www.roland.com/products/en/UA-30/
Sitecom's 5.1 Audio Adapter (48kHz only),
SKNET Digital Sound Station,
Terratec Aureon 5.1 USB (48 kHz only), ftp://ftp.terratec.de/Audio/Aureon/Aureon5.1USB_MKII/Images/Aureon_5.1_USB_MKII_front_L.jpg
Vivanco 5.1 Audio Converter (48kHz only)
Waveidea UASC-1.

see graphic represenation here --------------->>> http://www.usb-audio.com/links.html

if it works with the edirol UA series it should probably work with the Behringer ones !! 8)
i have a EMU 0404 USB i coudl try to see if it works with that ?
http://www.creative.com/emu/products/product.aspx?pid=15185

« Last Edit: July 10, 2014, 10:39:26 PM by chrisNova777 »

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Re: Ploytec - usb-audio - driver for Mac OS 9
« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2014, 06:41:27 PM »
wow support for the alesis multimix mixers is pretty intense!
http://www.alesis.com/multimix8usb20

this would be a pretty intense little device to have working under os 9!!
they are fairly affordable too! for what u get its a pretty insane deal!

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10-direct outputs to your computer for recording and 2 return inputs for monitoring
it cant possibly provide 10 discreet inputs to the computer on os 9 with this driver tho? can it?? :o
but maybe it can! because some of the other interfaces seem to more mutlichannerl aswell! wow!

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Re: Ploytec - usb-audio - driver for Mac OS 9
« Reply #7 on: June 28, 2014, 08:29:25 AM »
Hi Chris,

I think the commercial version only supports the Alesis. It is not stated that free version does.....I would ask first before buying the Alesis.  ::) Just to be sure....Would be nice though!

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Re: Ploytec - usb-audio - driver for Mac OS 9
« Reply #8 on: June 28, 2014, 08:50:58 AM »
Hi Chris,

I think the commercial version only supports the Alesis. It is not stated that free version does.....I would ask first before buying the Alesis.  ::) Just to be sure....Would be nice though!

Greetz,
Arjen

actually it looks like they dont offer a commercial version of the os9 driver at all. thats my understanding... i think we would have to inquire as to a full list ofcompatible devices under 9??
i realized this after looking at : http://www.usb-audio.com/links.html and seeing many osx only non compatible w/ 9 interfaces listed here

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Please send a plain description of your problem (including OS, computer specs, software, hardware, etc.) to helpdesk@usb-audio.com. We'll do our best to work things out.


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Re: Ploytec - usb-audio - driver for Mac OS 9
« Reply #9 on: June 29, 2014, 11:35:42 AM »
i wish this driver could work for something like this:o
mac os x tiger+ only i think
dunno why tascam discontinued it so fast i cant even find one

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n16fopkYL-w" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n16fopkYL-w</a>

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Re: Ploytec - usb-audio - driver for Mac OS 9
« Reply #10 on: July 03, 2014, 11:08:38 AM »
I wonder if this driver would work for the RME babyface?
http://www.rme-audio.de/en_products_babyface.php

maybe not

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Re: Ploytec - usb-audio - driver for Mac OS 9
« Reply #11 on: July 03, 2014, 01:17:31 PM »
Thanks! Maybe it can make Asio or direct I/O with my behringer usb soundcard.
 What adjustments you had made on logic to choose the m-box, direct-I/O or Asio?

Can you tell me something about the performance ( number of tracks/ plugs) of that iMac?

I have a PM B&W @450. Can you record with this setup? Or it has too much latency?

I can definitely record and playback. But I did not test it on heavy load performances yet.

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Re: Ploytec - usb-audio - generic ASIO driver for Mac OS 9
« Reply #12 on: July 09, 2014, 07:33:23 PM »
just a reminder if u are using this with digidesign mbox 1 -
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Error Message: "Could not be loaded" / "No ASIO driver" / "Out of memory" / "At least two audiochannels needed"
The USB driver had not been loaded properly. Try plugging the interface after the boot process.
Win: If this doesn't help: Install the driver again. Extigy: disconnect Extigy from the power supply for a few seconds before restarting the computer after installation.
Mac: You can check if the driver's loaded using "About this Mac" / Software - Extensions. The "PGUSBAudio" extension has to be visible.
If you're using Digidesign's Mbox disable the Digidesign USB extension in order to use the USB ASIO driver.

u must disable the digi usb extension that pro tools uses or the driver wont work
do this by going into apple menu > control panels > extensions manager > scroll till u see digidesign usb and uncheck it
« Last Edit: July 10, 2014, 11:00:29 PM by chrisNova777 »

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Re: Ploytec - usb-audio - driver for Mac OS 9
« Reply #13 on: July 10, 2014, 10:29:58 PM »
i have a EMU 0404 USB i coudl try to see if it works with that ?
http://www.creative.com/emu/products/product.aspx?pid=15185


the driver seems to not see the emu0404usb;(
i was hoping it might! but no;(

is there a common Chipset used on all these usb devices that it *DOES* support?

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Re: Ploytec - usb-audio - generic ASIO driver for Mac OS 9
« Reply #14 on: July 10, 2014, 10:42:14 PM »
the usb audio driver for mac os 9 is dated late may / early june 2007
in the file properties of the files once downloaded from usb-audio.com!
 8)

other interfaces connecting via usb from around that time:

NI Audio Kontrol
http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/mar07/articles/niaudiokontrol.htm

Tascam US144 & US122L
http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/jul07/articles/tascamus144us122l.htm

RME Fireface UC
http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/sep10/articles/rme-fireface-uc.htm

Lexicon Lambda
http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/oct06/articles/lexiconlambda.htm

mbox 2
http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/nov05/articles/mbox2.htm

behringer bca2000
http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/feb05/articles/behringerbca2000.htm

** not saying that these work .. just trying to brainstorm other possible compatible i/o **
« Last Edit: July 10, 2014, 10:58:16 PM by chrisNova777 »

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Re: Ploytec - usb-audio - generic ASIO driver for Mac OS 9
« Reply #15 on: October 26, 2017, 02:57:37 PM »
Hi everyone.

Does anyone know how to adapt that proceeding to reaper running on OSX el capitan??

Thanks!!

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Re: Ploytec - usb-audio - generic ASIO driver for Mac OS 9
« Reply #16 on: October 27, 2017, 08:54:38 AM »
Sorry. It's OS9 - only.