Please 64Bit Drivers for the VSL 2020

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Please 64Bit Drivers for the VSL 2020

Postby Backbeat » Wed Nov 02, 2011 5:42 pm

I hope that Steinberg will release 64Bit drivers for my loved VSL 2020...
DAW 1: Win 7 Ult.64 , i7 870 8GB Ram ,SSD 830 256GB ,2x 2TB HDD, RME Babyface , Gap Pre 73 Mk2, M-Audio DSM 3, Neumann U87Ai , T.Bone SC450 , Mackie Control Pro, BCR2000 , Kore Controller , MPD 24 , MPK 88 , NI Maschine , Adobe Audition 3 , NI Komplete 8U , jBridge etc.

DAW 2: Win 7 Pro 64, i7 2600 , 16GB Ram , 2x 2TB HDD , Mackie Control Pro, BCR 2000, FCB 1010 , M-Audio DSM 3 , NS10M , Nubert AW400 Sub , Yamaha AN1x , Focusrite Saffire Pro 40 , SPL Goldmike , BPM CR73 , AKG Perception 400

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Re: Please 64Bit Drivers for the VSL 2020

Postby Pristudio » Fri Nov 18, 2011 12:41 pm

+1, it could be still used if we can get the drivers, thanx!!!
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Re: Please 64Bit Drivers for the VSL 2020

Postby Guest » Wed Nov 30, 2011 9:49 am

There is no plan to release new drivers for that device, sorry!
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Re: Please 64Bit Drivers for the VSL 2020

Postby Reddog » Thu Dec 08, 2011 9:43 pm

I own a VSL 2020 and have used it for several years to stream audio via ADAT lightpipe from my Spirit Digital 328 mixer into my music production computer. I am a licensed user of Steinberg SX 2 (it is still a great DAW platform that does almost everything that I want it to). The music production computer is running Windows XP Home 32 bit edition.
I would really like to upgrade the operating system at this time to Windows 7 Professional 64 bit. However, I am stopped because there is presently no 64 bit driver for the Steinberg VSL 2020 hardware... I think that Steinberg is a great company that has served me well over the years, but... I now feel that you have abandoned me because there is no Win 7 64 bit driver for my VSL 2020. It appears that if I want to upgrade to Windows 7 Professional 64 bit and still use the rest of my hardware I must then upgrade the VSL 2020 to an RME card with the number of ADAT ports that I require. This would be a US$ 700 upgrade. That's a lot of money to spend to upgrade an existing piece of hardware that I bought from Steinberg not all that long ago, just so that I can run Win 7 64 bit.

Dear Steinberg please don't forget the people that bought the VSL 2020... It would be sincerely appreciated if you would develop a Windows 7 64 bit driver for the VSL 2020. I would be willing to pay some money to you to get this driver. Perhaps others that own the VSL 2020 under similar circumstances would also be willing to pay something for this driver.
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Re: Please 64Bit Drivers for the VSL 2020

Postby Reiknir » Tue Dec 20, 2011 2:30 am

Reddog wrote:That's a lot of money to spend to upgrade an existing piece of hardware that I bought from Steinberg not all that long ago, just so that I can run Win 7 64 bit.


Been discontinued for almost 8 years

Anyhow, the card was designed and made by ESI which have gone titsup in the meantime and were bought out by one of their distributors, they do not even provide Win7 support for older ESI branded products from that timeframe, you can forget about ESI supporting OEM products that no-one still working for them had any involvement in writing drivers for.
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Re: Please 64Bit Drivers for the VSL 2020

Postby Pristudio » Sat Jan 07, 2012 11:28 pm

EdDoll wrote:There is no plan to release new drivers for that device, sorry!


I was hoping for a driver release as for the midex8, I thought it was kind of easy for a big company as steinberg.
I understand it was made by ESI and they closed down, but I bought it as a steinberg product.
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Re: Please 64Bit Drivers for the VSL 2020

Postby Reiknir » Wed Jan 11, 2012 12:09 am

Pristudio wrote:
EdDoll wrote:There is no plan to release new drivers for that device, sorry!


I was hoping for a driver release as for the midex8, I thought it was kind of easy for a big company as steinberg.
I understand it was made by ESI and they closed down, but I bought it as a steinberg product.


Look at the chips on the card, the main chip is a custom logic FPGA, if you do not have the info on what is going on in there you will have no hope in hell of writing new drivers, regardless of the size of the company. Steinberg staff hacked the Midex drivers in their own free time without having full documentation from the original vendor, doing the same for the 2000 would be quite literally a 1000 times more difficult.

Regardless of if you bought it as a Steinberg product, it has still been off the market for 8 years now ..... there are limits to what kind of service you can expect for a product that has not been generating any income for them for such a long time.

Would you feel right about asking for free upgrades and service on your model 2002 Ford in 2012 because the highway code has changed in the meantime ?
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Re: Please 64Bit Drivers for the VSL 2020

Postby Reiknir » Wed Jan 11, 2012 3:21 am

Reiknir wrote:
Pristudio wrote:
EdDoll wrote:There is no plan to release new drivers for that device, sorry!


I was hoping for a driver release as for the midex8, I thought it was kind of easy for a big company as steinberg.
I understand it was made by ESI and they closed down, but I bought it as a steinberg product.


Look at the chips on the card, the main chip is a custom logic FPGA, if you do not have the info on what is going on in there you will have no hope in hell of writing new drivers, regardless of the size of the company. Steinberg staff hacked the Midex drivers in their own free time without having full documentation from the original vendor, doing the same for the 2000 would be quite literally a 1000 times more difficult


This is probably also the reason all recent Steinberg hardware releases have been in-house designs or done in co-operation with owner Yamaha, they have had really bad luck with their hardware and software partners in the last decade or so.
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Re: Please 64Bit Drivers for the VSL 2020

Postby Sourden » Thu Sep 20, 2012 5:11 am

Hello, help me please
I need a driver for Steinberg VSL 2020 for Windows XP 32-bit
my cd broke.
please please please!!!
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Re: Please 64Bit Drivers for the VSL 2020

Postby Reiknir » Wed Dec 19, 2012 11:33 pm

Sourden wrote:Hello, help me please
I need a driver for Steinberg VSL 2020 for Windows XP 32-bit
my cd broke.
please please please!!!


Manuals and drivers are to be found here:
ftp://ftp.steinberg.net/Download/Hardware/VSL_2020
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