Topic: Multiset+PCMCIA = dumpster?

Hey guys,

I have a Multiset (Nuendo branding etc) PCMCIA combo that was sitting in my closet for years, is there any way to make use of this without spending a ridicules amount of money?
My Toshiba Portege has an Expresscard slot which i assume i can use? if so - do you think it is worth the hassle/cost?

Thanks you!

Re: Multiset+PCMCIA = dumpster?

Expresscard to pcmcia/cardbus adapter is about $60 or maybe cheaper if you shop around. There is a chance it doesn't work, but the risk is up to you to decide. If you can return the adapter it is a small risk (only time) AFAIK you will need a power adapter for the RME.

Vincent, Amsterdam
https://soundcloud.com/thesecretworld
HDSP9652 ADI-8AE HDSP9632
Cubase pro 9

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vinark wrote:

Expresscard to pcmcia/cardbus adapter is about $60 or maybe cheaper if you shop around. There is a chance it doesn't work, but the risk is up to you to decide. If you can return the adapter it is a small risk (only time) AFAIK you will need a power adapter for the RME.

Is there a specific Excard/pcmcia adapter that is known to work? Would it be ok on a Windows 10 system?
I have always needed (and have) a power supply so that is no issue smile

Thanks for your help!

Re: Multiset+PCMCIA = dumpster?

Also, I assume there’s no way to connect successfully via a USB to PCMCIA adapter, correct?

5 (edited by vinark 2017-11-01 07:14:26)

Re: Multiset+PCMCIA = dumpster?

Nomolos wrote:

Also, I assume there’s no way to connect successfully via a USB to PCMCIA adapter, correct?

No, correct.
And I have no experience with expresscard to cardbus, but I think it is more a question if the expresscard on the laptop is ok for audio then the adapter. (I have a working PCI to cardbus and I think a desktop with adapter has a higher chance of succes)

Vincent, Amsterdam
https://soundcloud.com/thesecretworld
HDSP9652 ADI-8AE HDSP9632
Cubase pro 9

Re: Multiset+PCMCIA = dumpster?

vinark wrote:
Nomolos wrote:

Also, I assume there’s no way to connect successfully via a USB to PCMCIA adapter, correct?

No
And I have no experience with expresscard to cardbus, but I think it is more a question if the exprescard on the laptop is ok for audio then the adapter. (I have a working PCI to cardbus and I think a desktop with adapter has a higher chance of succes)

OK.
Do you have any idea if Multiface 1 drivers are available for Windows 7/10?

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Re: Multiset+PCMCIA = dumpster?

Sure, the current ones. But I won't guarantee that they work with an ExpressCard to CardBus adapter under Windows 10. Never tested...

Regards
Matthias Carstens
RME

Re: Multiset+PCMCIA = dumpster?

MC wrote:

Sure, the current ones. But I won't guarantee that they work with an ExpressCard to CardBus adapter under Windows 10. Never tested...

Thanks. Got it. Will report back.

9 (edited by Nomolos 2017-11-03 12:05:34)

Re: Multiset+PCMCIA = dumpster?

Got the adapter and started testing and was able to get some sound! very choppy and buggy... a few blue screens on the way but actually heard some sound after many many years. Can't get a proper clean play of anything and the system is going crazy but i feel like there should be a way to get this done.

I want to ask and see if i am indeed running the right setup and see if there's a way to actually get this to work properly.

On my Windows 7 system I have installed and running:

Driver:
RME hammerfall DSP - windows WDM and ASIO 2.3 - version 4.21

Consul:
RME Total Mix FX: HDSP Multiface (1)

My settings are:
Windows sound consul set default to: SPDIF (RME Hammerfall)

Hammerfall DSP consul under the first tab 'Multiface 1' -
Buffer size 256
WDM Devices: Multi Channel
Sample rate: 44100Hz
Clock Source: Internal

worth mentioning: in the 'I/O box' section the options are 'Disconnect' and 'Multiface II' which is not what I have but still produces sound when checked..

Tried playing around with all these options but nothing fixed the choppiness...


your help is highly appreciated!

Re: Multiset+PCMCIA = dumpster?

Power adapter for multiface used ?

Vincent, Amsterdam
https://soundcloud.com/thesecretworld
HDSP9652 ADI-8AE HDSP9632
Cubase pro 9

Re: Multiset+PCMCIA = dumpster?

vinark wrote:

Power adapter for multiface used ?

Yes

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only thing left is different cable from card to mf...

Vincent, Amsterdam
https://soundcloud.com/thesecretworld
HDSP9652 ADI-8AE HDSP9632
Cubase pro 9

Re: Multiset+PCMCIA = dumpster?

vinark wrote:

only thing left is different cable from card to mf...

You reckon!? It seems in perfect condition..
What is that cable even called? Where do you think I can get it? And most importantly, how much should it cost?

Thanks again.

Re: Multiset+PCMCIA = dumpster?

No I don't reckon really. Point is that could explain the MF2 thing. But it is much more probable it is the adapter causing it. Or win10. Its all gambles!

Vincent, Amsterdam
https://soundcloud.com/thesecretworld
HDSP9652 ADI-8AE HDSP9632
Cubase pro 9

Re: Multiset+PCMCIA = dumpster?

vinark wrote:

No I don't reckon really. Point is that could explain the MF2 thing. But it is much more probable it is the adapter causing it. Or win10. Its all gambles!

I see. Thanks!