Xio Synth 25 Audio Lack Under Mac Osx

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audioman
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Xio Synth 25 Audio Lack Under Mac Osx

Hi Guys,
I have a problem with Audio of my Xio synth 25
I have installed the latest drivers , the problem appears with mavericks
and mountain lion in two different computers (mac pro an macbook pro)
The problem regarding the audio out of the Xio Synth that sometimes lack !!
I found that if you change the sample frequency from 44.1 to 48 khz the problem at the moment disappear
but just for a few minute
Please let me know how to solve this problem
Thank you
Fabio

 

Jon
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Hi, I'm having the exact same problem. The levels are blinking on the Xio, and if I up my Amp's gain I can see the clip light flash so I'm fairly sure that side of things is fine; but nothing on OS X, either from the Sound Preferences pane, with the Xio input level being flat, or via Audacity (I'm trying to digitise some vinyl). I did read that you need to have it on AC power, so I did that; you also need to make sure it's in "normal Global mode", for Mic input (although I'm using line input), quoting the manual

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If in Synth mode, make sure that the normal Global mode is active and not the Synth Global mode – these two modes are activated by alternate presses of the GLOBAL mode button.

I'm not 100% sure about that one. You also need the synth in 'audio mode', I'm sure I got that right:

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Now, the row of knobs on the Xio must be put into Audio mode, so that the Input levels can be accessed. To do this in MIDI controlling mode, simply press the Menus/Audio button so that the top LED lights (indicating that the blue strip of AUDIO parameters running across the top of the front panel is now active). If in Synth mode, the Menus/Audio button must be pressed and held to light the top LED; pressing and releasing, so that the bottom LED lights, activates the Synth Menus mode.

 

I suspect a Mavericks compatibility issue. I'm going to try it with Windows and see what happens.

skijumptoes
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May be worth reading this thread guys, it's related to the x station but they're the same product family:-

http://forum.novationmusic.com/forums/legacy-products/x-station-driver-n...

Try the kext file removal (Or move it to your desktop), and class compliant mode sounds a good idea if the xio's have it.

Jon
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skijumptoes wrote:

May be worth reading this thread guys, it's related to the x station but they're the same product family:-http://forum.novationmusic.com/forums/legacy-products/x-station-driver-n... the kext file removal (Or move it to your desktop), and class compliant mode sounds a good idea if the xio's have it.

Thank you, that has helped a lot - I can get the audio right through to the Mac now and record it. Thanks!

The next problem for me to fix is that something in the path is horribly distorting the quality... hopefully it's a dirty cable or jack I can replace.

 

skijumptoes
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You're hearing the dry signal and a monitored signal or anything silly like that are you?  Try enabling/disabling direct monitoring if the option exists maybe?