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Tascam midi and audio conflict error

Hi i bought a tascam us-144 and use it with logic 5.5 on my toshiba satellite A105-s4334 duo core, 2 gig ram. whenever i try recording midi or audio, and even playback, sometimes it crashes or i keep getting a midi/audio conflict error message. but when i just use the mini jack mic input on the laptop and dont use the tascam at all, everything is fine. wtf?
anyone able to help??!?
im beginning to think tascam sux s#$@....
plz help if you can!!! =(

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  • milo1sugar Feb 28, 2008

    hey thanks heaps m8!!

    i'll give it a go and see what happens =)

    cheers!

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Hi,
First try turning off the onboard audio device using the BIOS interface. Try pressing f4, f2 or delete key rapidly at the flash screen beginning when you first turn on the computer. Look around in the bios (usually in "integrated periperals" area) and disable any onboard audio options that you see.
-In windows XP you can go to Control panel - Sound Devices and change the "map through" feature, select your default device, and run a hardware test simulation with a microphone for each device. Nice setup btw.

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