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Recording in Bootcamp Audio Interfaces
Old 27th December 2010
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Recording in Bootcamp

I am trying to use Reason 5/ Record 1.5 in Bootcamp Windows XP in my iMac quadcore but the latency is awful. I've played around with the buffer size, but the latency is unacceptable. It works fine in OSX, but I would like to have it on the Bootcamp side as well since I spend half my time in Windows. I'm using the iMac's internal soundcard for input/ output and using ASIO4all as the driver. Is this a common problem in Bootcamp? Does it just not work well under Bootcamp? Or is there some other way to make it work?
Old 28th December 2010
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Old 28th December 2010
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I use parallels 5, which the makers claim is faster than bootcamp.
If it's faster, I want nothing to do with bootcamp. Parallels takes an age to boot, and its glacially slow when running any anything.

I have an older aluminum MBP, but even so, this dual boot thing drives me nuts because of the time it takes. I need Win OS to run some audio/remote/IP camera programs that I use for work, and I have to have 'em. Been thinking of picking up a cheap netbook for that purpose, and dumping parallels. Makes me wonder if I don't have enough RAM, or if I setup the drive partitions incorrectly, though I just did the stock install per the manual, and I keep around 10gigs free space on my HD.

Sorry, no solution here for you, just a similar problem.

I've heard others who tell me VM fusionware is the route to go, but I/m dubious.
Old 28th December 2010
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i am a big bootcamp user (good ol 64 bit cubase makes it well worth it for any larger projects)

It is a pretty damn stable (especially in comparison to OSX cubase!), though the audio drivers can act a bit wonky (they seem to have trouble jumping between different applications sometimes)

My latency is pretty solid, be it i am using a RME Multiface II and HdspE Pcie card...

I venture a guess and say its using the internal mac sound card that is screwing the pooch (have ya tried with even a USB interface?)

Also be wary of how Windows using MIDI, I have heard some cases (on the Steiny forums) which it is recording it twice over (through the standard USB driver and some other generic one within windows) and that has thrown folks latency for a loop

best of luck!
Old 28th December 2010
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Thanks for the responses. Anyone have good experiences with USB 2.0 or Firewire audio interfaces in Bootcamp?
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