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Hi!

I am having some distorsion problems with the Inpire 1394. Even with relatively low gain and volume on my guitar, I get distorsion here and there. The cabling between my guitar and the unit doesn't seem to be the problem, I tried a few different cables and the result is the same. I only get one firewire cable and port, so I can't test that for now.

I have an old Compaq Presario (2005) running WinXP, with a 4 pins firewire port. I use Cubase SX version 1 (2002). Yeah... I am stuck in the past...

The guitar is passive, an Aria Pro II Fullerton.

I join a sound clip where I play some random chords or else. You can hear it right from the beginning, but it gets worst around 0:11. Someone has a few ideas where that come from? I just bought the unit, so if this is a manufacturing problem or something like that, I would like to know so I could get a refound or some exchange.

Thank you very much!

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by cristofe on Wed Jul 02, 2014 8:36 am
It could be any number of things. Have you optimized your pc for audio production?

http://support.presonus.com/entries/119107-Optimizing-Your-Computer-for-Audio-Windows-XP

Have you disabled wi-fi? Have you tried disconnecting the ac adapter? Laptop power
supplies are often a source of noise.

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by Monolithent on Wed Jul 02, 2014 2:29 pm
Could you please explain exactly how you're connecting the guitar to the Inspire?
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by fredericlevesque on Wed Jul 02, 2014 5:38 pm
Monolithent wroteCould you please explain exactly how you're connecting the guitar to the Inspire?


The guitar is straight into the Inspire with a 1/4 cable, no preamp, amp or pedal. I tried a few cables, the last one being a road hog.
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by klypeman on Wed Jul 02, 2014 6:04 pm
I posted allmost the same on the old forum but here it is.

I tried it with a 4 pin Firewire on my old Asus laptop did'nt work proper too. With a 6 pin it did work, with my desktop but by then I allready got a Project......
What about your Compaq ? is your FireWire chip a Ricoh chip ? Heard lots of bad things about those...

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by fredericlevesque on Wed Jul 02, 2014 6:22 pm
cristofe wroteIt could be any number of things. Have you optimized your pc for audio production?

http://support.presonus.com/entries/119107-Optimizing-Your-Computer-for-Audio-Windows-XP

Have you disabled wi-fi? Have you tried disconnecting the ac adapter? Laptop power
supplies are often a source of noise.


Not sure at all it is currently optimized. I shall check that! I'll come back with the results ASAP. Thanks for the link!
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by fredericlevesque on Wed Jul 02, 2014 6:35 pm
klypeman wroteWhat about your Compaq ? is your FireWire chip a Ricoh chip ? Heard lots of bad things about those...


I am not sure how I'll check that, but I will surely try!
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by fredericlevesque on Thu Jul 03, 2014 5:02 am
fredericlevesque wrote
klypeman wroteWhat about your Compaq ? is your FireWire chip a Ricoh chip ? Heard lots of bad things about those...


I am not sure how I'll check that, but I will surely try!


It is a Texas Instrument one.
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by klypeman on Thu Jul 03, 2014 8:10 am
I think anyway that it's the 4-pin Firewire that's the culprit as I stated a thought about earlier.
Texas should be good on 6 pin but I suspect that a 4 pin FireWire is the problem.

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