I am trying to get into the Karaoke hosting thing.
I need to use 2 sound cards 1 card will be for DJ music between performers and the other card will carry the actual music track.I send both stereo signals to a mixer console on independant channels.
I have the Sound Blaster Audigy card and The Sound Blaster XFI .
How do I get them both working together?
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Re: enableing 2 sound cards
Err not sure but i think i remember trying to use 2 similar SBL cards and having nothing but problems with device manager.
Theoretically you should only need one of them , combined with your motherboards on-board audio.
This will enable you to play the two seperate samples , each exiting via its own lead to suit your mix console.
All you will need is windows media player using the standard on-board audio device
+ another similar player (configured to use the SB card via options)
Leave the on-board device set as the default audio device.
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Connections & Expansion Interfaces4 x USB 2.0 VGA LAN Headphone output Microphone input Memory Card Reader5 in 1 ( SD Card, Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO, MultiMediaCard, xD-Picture Card ) This means you only have on Headphone Output. However check to see if they are able to use USB solutions as I know there are speakers that can be run through USB.
There are quite a few services you can disable from starting automatically. This would be to speed up your boot time and free resources. They are only suggestions so I suggestion you read the description of each one when you run Services and that you turn them off one at a time.
Some possibilities are:
Alerter - Sends alert messages to specified users that are connected to the server computer.
Application Management - Allows software to tap directly into the Add/Remove Programs feature via the Windows Installer technology.
Background Intelligent Transfer Service - The Background Intelligent Transfer service is used by programs (such as Windows AutoUpdate) to download files by using spare bandwidth.
Clipbook - ClipBook permits you to cut and paste text and graphics over the network.
Error Reporting Service - Allows applications to send error reports to Microsoft in the event of an application fault.
Fast User Switching - Windows XP allows users to switch quickly between accounts, without requiring them to log off.
Help and Support - Allows the XP Built-in Help and Support Center to run.
IMAPI CD-Burning COM Service - You don't need this if you have other software to create CDs.
Indexing Service - Indexes contents and properties of files on local and remote computers; provides rapid access to files through flexible querying language.
IP SEC - Manages IP security policy and starts the ISAKMP/Oakley (IKE) and the IP security driver. If you are not on a domain, you likely don't need this running.
Messenger - Transmits net send and Alerter service messages between clients and servers. This is how a lot of pop-up windows start appearing on your desktop.
Net Logon - Supports pass-through authentication of account logon events for computers in a domain. If you are not on a domain, you don't need this running
Network DDE - Provides network transport and security for Dynamic Data Exchange (DDE) for programs running on the same computer or on different computers.
NT LM Security Support Provider - Provides security to remote procedure call (RPC) programs that use transports other than named pipes.
Performance Logs and Alerts - Collects performance data from local or remote computers based on preconfigured schedule parameters, then writes the data to a log or triggers an alert. If you don't need to monitor your performance logs, then you don't need this service.
Portable Media Serial Number - Retrieves the serial number of any portable music player connected to your computer
QOS RSVP - Provides network signaling and local traffic control setup functionality for QoS-aware programs and control applets.
Remote Desktop Help Session Manager - Manages and controls Remote Assistance. If you are not using Remote Desktop you don't need this service.
Remote Registry - Enables remote users to modify registry settings on this computer.
Routing & Remote Access - Offers routing services to businesses in local area and wide area network environments. Allows dial-in access.
Secondary Login - Enables starting processes under alternate credentials. This is what allows you to run an application as another user.
Smart Card - Manages access to smart cards read by this computer.
Smart Card Helper - Enables support for legacy non-plug and play smart-card readers used by this computer.
SSDP Discovery Service - Enables discovery of UPnP devices on your home network.
TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper - Enables support for NetBIOS over TCP/IP (NetBT) service and NetBIOS name resolution. This should not be needed in today's network environment.
Telnet - Enables a remote user to log on to this computer and run programs, and supports various TCP/IP Telnet clients.
Uninterruptible Power Supply Service - Manages an uninterruptible power supply (UPS) connected to the computer.
Universal Plug and Play Device Host - Provides support to host Universal Plug and Play devices
Upload Manager - Manages synchronous and asynchronous file transfers between clients and servers on the network.
Volume Shadow Copy Service - Manages and implements Volume Shadow Copies used for backup and other purposes.
Web Client - Enables Windows-based programs to create, access, and modify non-local files across the Internet.
Wireless Zero Configuration - Provides automatic configuration for the 802.11 adapters
WMI Performance Adapter - Provides performance library information from WMI HiPerf providers.
Sorry but is this a laptop or desktop? you have both in your listing! One of a couple issues! 1) Sound card went bad. 2) Volume control is set too low? 3) lost the sound card driver -may need to reload the driver. 4) CD drive crashed! - does it
1. Make sure the drivers are installed. I am going to assume you are using XP since you did not stat otherwise. Right click on "My computer" and click on manage
On the left side you will see device manager, click on that and a device tree will show up on the left side. Look for the catigory " Sounds, video and game controllers" if it is not listed then you do not have drives installed. Look for any device with a red of yellow symbol next to it. If this is your case, post about not having drivers for your sound card and list the model of your laptop. If you dont see either, then you may have to get into the BIOS to enable the audio hardware
2. Make sure windows knows what sound card to use.
Open control panel and make sure you are in classic view (left side, but if you see more then 15 icons then you are in classic view) Find "Sounds and audio devices" open that and click on the tab at the top called audio. In two of the drop down boxes, one under sound playback and one under sound recording, make sure your sound card is selected. (unimodem is your internet modem, not your sound card, don't select that, if you have no other option then your card is not setup to the system and you are back at step one)
Once that is done, click volume under the sound playback and make sure all of the sliders are up (except for the mic) and unmuted. Use what ever media player of choice you want and test the sound. Make sure the volume in the player is turned up too.
CM9880/8CH Azalia Audio CODEC onboard (found on ASUS boards) - basic microsoft UAA function driver installed by Vista works but misses soundinput. Install latest ASUS/C-Media software (set compatibility mode to XP for the installer) > reboot > set multiple streams enabled > switch input from microphone to wave and back > reboot
Creative Audigy (standard) -- No built-in support, but it works with beta drivers from Creative's site.
nForce3 (Realtek ALC850) - drivers obtained from windows update. (32 Bit)
Terratec 5.1 Fun PCI - sound works, controlpanel doesn´t work (32bit)
Terratec DMX 6Fire
SoundMAX Integrated Digital Audio (Tested with ASUS P4S800 Motherboard) - Needs latest drivers available to work correctly, otherwise install chipset drivers for AGP and IDE. Sound may skip and studder if not using the latest driver