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192 kHz 7.1 HiFi Surround Audio Interface
User's Guide

Summary of Contents

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    192 kHz 7.1 HiFi Surround Audio Interface User’s Guide...

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    AUDIOTRAK - Copyright © 2006 - 2007 Revision 2, August 2007

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    AUDIOTRAK Prodigy 7.1 HiFi INDEX 1. Introduction..........................4 2. What’s in the box ......................... 4 3. Key Features..........................4 4. System Requirements ........................5 5. Connectors ............................ 5 6. Hardware Installation ......................... 6 7. Software Installation........................8 8. Prodigy 7.1 HiFi Control Panel ....................10 9.

  • Page 4: Introduction, What's In The Box, Key Features

    The Prodigy 7.1 HiFi driver software is based on the EWDM standard from pro audio manufacturer ESI providing perfect compatibility with Windows 2000 / XP / 2003 / Vista, offering high performance and low latency operation with all important famous audio applications. The DirectWIRE 3.0 and Advanced NSP (Native Sound Processing) support in the driver allows you to...

  • Page 5: System Requirements, Connectors

    AUDIOTRAK Prodigy 7.1 HiFi 4. System Requirements Prodigy 7.1 HiFi is a high end multimedia digital audio interface with many different functions and not just a simple sound card. Even though Prodigy 7.1 HiFi does not depend very much on the available CPU in your system, it is important that the computer meets the minimum system requirements.

  • Page 6: Hardware Installation

    AUDIOTRAK Prodigy 7.1 HiFi 6. Hardware Installation Prodigy 7.1 HiFi and other components in the computer could easily be damaged by electrical shocks. You should use an anti-static device that can discharge the static electricity of your body to avoid potential static damage to the cards. The Prodigy 7.1 HiFi card is shipped in an anti-static plastic pouch to protect it from static electricity - do not open the pouch before you install the card.

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    AUDIOTRAK Prodigy 7.1 HiFi Figure 3. Typical PC Motherboard Slot Configuration Figure 4. Removing the PCI Slot faceplate If the PCI slot is covered by a faceplate, you can remove it by removing the screw holding it in place or by prying it off with a screwdriver. Insert the Prodigy 7.1 HiFi card into the PCI slot, firmly pushing the card into the slot until it is seated securely.

  • Page 8: Software Installation

    AUDIOTRAK Prodigy 7.1 HiFi 5. Now it’s time to connect the D-SUB breakout cable to the 15pin D-SUB connector. Make sure it is connected properly. 7. Software Installation After completing the hardware installation, you need to install the Windows driver. The installation steps in the different versions of Windows vary, but they are typically very similar.

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    AUDIOTRAK Prodigy 7.1 HiFi 4. After you complete the driver installation (by following all the instructions on screen), you should restart your computer. 5. After restarting Windows, you will see the Prodigy 7.1 HiFi control panel icon in your system tray (lower right corner of your desktop).

  • Page 10: Prodigy 7.1 Hifi Control Panel

    AUDIOTRAK Prodigy 7.1 HiFi You can choose each stereo device or multi channel device for your use as Default device on Sound playback or Sound recording which will be used as default in your audio applications. 8. Prodigy 7.1 HiFi Control Panel The Prodigy 7.1 HiFi driver software provides a simple yet powerful interface with your computer.

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    AUDIOTRAK Prodigy 7.1 HiFi The Prodigy 7.1 HiFi control panel features a menu area for configuration: 1. Main You can control input and output on the MAIN panel. It is also the default screen you see when you first launch the panel. Basic functions of Prodigy 7.1 HiFi are controlled from this screen. 1) Input: You can change the input level on channels 1/2 by clicking and dragging the fader bar.

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    AUDIOTRAK Prodigy 7.1 HiFi Note: MAS (Master) refers to the actual audio output level. WAV (Wave) refers to the actual playback of (digital PCM) audio data. 4) Digital: It shows digital output signal monitor. 5) M-Clock: Shows the Master Clock of the digital output signal frequency. 6) S.R: Shows the sampling rate.

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    AUDIOTRAK Prodigy 7.1 HiFi 3. Speakers a) Input Gain fader: It is for controlling Input gain when you using 3D effect b) Select Output Mode: You can select output mode which you want. c) Test Speakers: You can test whole speakers for proper installation. 4.

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    AUDIOTRAK Prodigy 7.1 HiFi a) EQ On: The On/Off switch for the EQ effect. 6. QEM QSound Environmental Modeling (QEM™) on/off. 7. QSizzle QSizzle™ on/off. 8. QRumble™ QRumble™ on/off. 9. QNormalize QNormalize on/off. 10. 3D effect QMSS and QXpander, QRumble™ on/off. 11.

  • Page 15: Directwire 3.0

    1. What is DirectWIRE? DirectWIRE is a 100% purely digital wire! DirectWIRE is a driver technology, developed by from pro audio manufacturer ESI, which can be used for routing audio streams internally within applications using EWDM Audio/MIDI drivers, exclusively available for ESI and AUDIOTRAK.

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    AUDIOTRAK Prodigy 7.1 HiFi DirectWIRE also allows you to easily rip any audio stream in real time by transferring data thru DirectWIRE from MP3s, live On-line Broadcast and On-demand content, and more. 2. DirectWIRE Control Panel Click on DirectWIRE on the Prodigy 7.1 HiFi control panel. The DirectWIRE panel window as shown below will appear.

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    AUDIOTRAK Prodigy 7.1 HiFi 1) recording of a stereo mix for internet broadcasting with WinAMP If you set up DirectWIRE like shown, you can record a mix between a microphone signal and music (e.g. MP3) playback from WinAmp. If you want to record/broadcast only the MP3-Playback, disconnect the input lines.

  • Page 18: Application Setup

    AUDIOTRAK Prodigy 7.1 HiFi 4) recording from ASIO input 5) recording ASIO playback in a WDM application 6) recording from GigaStudio (GSIF) to Cubase (ASIO) 10. Application Setup Prodigy 7.1 HiFi is a premium multimedia audio device for (semi-)professional audio. It is simple to configure Prodigy 7.1 HiFi for use in games, (semi-)professional audio applications and media applications (e.g.

  • Page 19: General Information

    11. General Information Trademarks ESI, AUDIOTRAK and Prodigy, and Prodigy 7.1 HiFi are trademarks of Ego Systems Inc., ESI Audiotechnik GmbH and RIDI multimedia GmbH. Windows is a trademark of Microsoft Corporation. Other product and brand names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

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    AUDIOTRAK Prodigy 7.1 HiFi Note: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class A digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference when the equipment is operated in a commercial environment.

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