MR816 and Windows 10

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Re: MR816 and Windows 10

Post by AlakaLazlo » Thu Dec 24, 2015 4:06 am

I am glad to be proven wrong. Thank you Steinberg. BTW, crow tastes a lot like chicken....
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Re: MR816 and Windows 10

Post by fuzzydude » Thu Dec 31, 2015 1:04 pm

Thank you Steinberg :)
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Re: MR816 and Windows 10

Post by azone » Sun Jan 15, 2017 4:01 am

I'll add my experience with this problem....
I had previously used the MR816x with Windows 7 and Window 10 with the Gigabyte X58 motherboard and Siig 2-port firewire 400 card with no issues.

I just put together a new music computer and it took three days to get it working.

1) I tried two different Intel H110 chipset motherboards along with the Siig 2-port firewire 400 card and I got terrible glitching. The motherboards were a Dell 3650 and an MSI H110M.
2) I tried everything inlcuding the legacy firewire drivers, disabled LAN, Ethernet, Internal Audio.. didn't work.
3) Also changed the settings in the MR816x utility and still nothing helped.
4) I installed a dedicated PCIe grahpics card (GeForce 8400 GS) and no change.
5) On a whim I decided to try the Siig 3-port firewire 400/800 card. It's still PCIe and still uses the TI chipset. After uninstalling the MR816x drivers, installing the new firewire card, and reinstalling the MR816x drivers it works! It works with both the 'new' 1394 and legacy OHCI 1394 drivers. These are the 'same' drivers the other Siig card doesn't work with. Totally random.

A few more notes...
1) The MR816x does not work with the firewire 800 drivers that come with the Siig card. This driver is called "Unibrain driver (OHCI Compatible Board)". It only works with the new/legacy firewire 400 drivers as listed below...
a) 1394 OHCI Compliant Host Controller
b) 1394 OHCI Compliant Host Controller (legacy)

maybe this will help someone... it might be worth trying the different firewire card.

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Re: MR816 and Windows 10

Post by fuzzydude » Sun Jan 15, 2017 10:01 am

In one of my rigs using an mr816csx and n12, I installed a Siig 2 port firewire card to an Asus x99-ii motherboard. OS, Win 10 Pro x64. I've had no issues whatsoever. Driver is set to use 1394 OHCI Compliant Host Controller.
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Re: MR816 and Windows 10

Post by trmupstage » Thu Jan 19, 2017 7:39 pm

These are good things to hear. I have two MR816 and they were pretty unusable last summer during a tracking session. Randomly, Nuendo would give me an ASIO overload and stop the recording. I tried multiple different cards (I was working on a laptop) and nothing solved the problems. I set the latency super high and still had the same issues. I was using SSD drives as well. I'm still unsure about the MR816. It was a real problem that I don't want to go through again on a session.

It used to be that Firewire was the preferred connection method, but that hasn't been the case for me lately. Right now I'm using them connected to a Lynx via ADAT. That's fairly solid. I never had an issue with Lynx stuff. I'd love to be able to use the MR816x again and trust that it won't crash a session.
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