Emu 1212m PCI Express & Windows 7 32bit problems...You get the card with drivers but they are out of date. If you go to EMU site you will find the EmuPMX_PCDrv_US_2_30_00
for Windows 7 32 bit but this one can crash some set ups...I mean really crash ...Blue Screens, frozen screens, noises the lot...So go for the Beta version EmuPMX_PCDrv_US_2_30_00_BETA
...It Works..Make sure you uninstall thoroughly any previous Emu drivers, re-start the comp. Check in device manager to make sure the sound drivers have gone then uninstall the Patch Mix App, it won’t ask you to re-start the machine but do it anyway...Re-start. then install the Beta Driver .Re-start...then install the Patch Mix.. EmuPMX_PCApp_US_2_20_00
You may find that window media player won’t work or any other app for that matter..Here’s how we solved it.
.Right click on the speaker Icon (bottom right hand corner) Go into “Playback Devices
” You should see a Speaker Icon with the name of your soundcard and tick...This is good...Now click on that ONCE
..this will highlight the word “Configure
” at the bottom left hand side of the box..Click on that and you get an option to “Choose your configuration
”..You get a list of Audio options “stereo
” being the first and so on..Click on the button that says “Test
”..You will get a message that says “This device is being used by another application
” This takes you back a step, then go into “Properties
” and along the top of the box go into “Advanced
”...You will see box which says “Exclusive Mode
” with a check box that says “Allow applications to take exclusive control of this device
”...If this box has a tick in it, take it out...Apply then Ok.. Then go to your D.A.W. Audio Settings and look for Playback and Recording...If you see a box with a tick in it that says “Share Drivers with other programs
” or something similar, take it out.. Apply then OK then close D.A.W. Re-open D.A.W. then put the tick back in again ..Apply then OK...Close D.A.W. ... Go Back into Playback Devices as described above and make sure the Check Box that says “Allow Applications to take exclusive control of this device
” is unchecked (has no tick in it) ...Now if you press the Test
button in That Box YOU WILL HEAR SOUND.. (or you should)..End Result... All Apps Play Sound...I can play sound from my D.A.W. and Windows Media Player AT THE SAME TIME with my EMU 1212m PCI Express Card on Windows 7 32 bit.
I hope this helps for many..Just my way of saying thank you for all the wonderful advice I’ve received from this site over the years.
P.S. The procedure for.. (Allow applications to take exclusive control of this device
).. will work for windows 8...(If you find EMU drivers that don’t crash, or freeze your computer and work with your D.A.W.)
A Great big Thanks to James.. The Windows Genius for all his help on this thing