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No internal wave signal

After emu1616 instalation external inputs work fine (like mic, guitar or external cd-player) but wave signal from computer (from hard disc or cd-drive via EDI cable) sounds too slow ( sampling- pitch problem) and distorted like overload.

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Sample rate is wrong. You most likely have a bad codec installed or the wrong drivers for the audio card. install direct x if your on windows and install the manufactures site

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