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Vista Home Premium fails to work correctly with 3rd party audio-ware, even though ALL audio product Vista drivers updated, and Vista OS software updated. Apparently the Vista audio problem is a common complaint with both manufactures and consumers. Anyway, I'm seriously thinking of replacing Vista with XP, as in the past I had no problems with XP audio tasks. My laptop specs: Dell XPS 1530 laptop; Vista Home Premium '32 bit'; - (w/updates). 200 GB HD; 3 Gb RAM; built-in Sigmatel audio. USB 2.0; Firewire; Tested audio products: - (all w/updates). XFi Extreme Audio; - (audio, but no 'stereo' mix option) EMU 1616; - (incompatible w/Express PCI card slot) Tascam 144 USB; - (crashes; browser/Cubase/Vista) Alesis USB 1.1; - (audio with USB, crashes; Cubase/Vista) Alesis USB 2.0; - (no-audio with USB, crashes Cubase/Vista) Cubase LE 4; - (audio glitches/fails with Vista OS.. not sure about XP)

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  • Anonymous Oct 06, 2008

    Same here. I just built a new top-of-the-line PC for recording BUT Vista won't let me do what XP always did. :-(

  • jobbymacnuff Nov 02, 2008

    I have the same problem! Alesis say the mixer does not need any drivers for Vista. It is (plug and play). I plug the mixer in install Cubass with the CD provided but i do not install the drivers. I open Cubass go to VST devices try to select an input but nothing. pleeeeeeeees help


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You will have a very hard time finding drivers for xp. dell will not support and dell does not have drivers for xp for your system. try vista sp1. i have no problems with my 1530

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