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M-Audio Dman 2044 Manual

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Version 2044-070799
Contents
FCC Class B/CE Compliance ...................................................................... 3
Introduction ................................................................................................... 4
What's In the Box .......................................................................................... 4
Quick Start ...................................................................................................... 5
About the DMAN 2044 ................................................................................. 5
DMAN 2044 Features ................................................................................... 5
System Requirements ................................................................................... 6
Hardware Installation ................................................................................... 6
Card Installation ..................................................................................... 6
Audio Break-Out Cable Installation .................................................... 7
Making External Connections to the DMAN 2044 ............................ 7
Configuring DMAN 2044 Input Gain ................................................. 9
Software Installation ................................................................................... 10
Windows 95 Driver and Utility Installation ..................................... 10
Windows 98 Driver and Utility Installation ..................................... 10
Verifying the Software Installation .................................................... 10
DMAN 2044 Operation .............................................................................. 14
Multi-Port Device Operation .............................................................. 14
Hardware Mixer Operation ................................................................ 15
Windows Playback Mixer ................................................................... 16
DMAN 2044 Audio Settings Property Page ..................................... 17
Windows Multimedia Properties ....................................................... 18
Windows Sound Recorder .................................................................. 18
Using Advanced 3rd Party Applications .......................................... 19
Mac Installation ........................................................................................... 20
Sound Manager Driver Installation.....................................................20
Changing Sample Rates ........................................................................21
Replacing an older driver .....................................................................21
ASIO Driver installation .......................................................................22
For Cubase 3.xx ......................................................................................23
Cubase 3.xx Switching between input pairs ......................................23
Changing sample rates..........................................................................24
For Cubase 4.xx ......................................................................................24
Cubase 4.xx switching between input pairs.......................................24
Changing sample rates..........................................................................25
About Digital Recording ............................................................................ 25
Digital Recording Do's and Don'ts .................................................... 26
Choosing and Audio Format .............................................................. 27
Troubleshooting Resource Conflicts ......................................................... 27
DMAN 2044
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  • Page 1: Table Of Contents

    Hardware Installation ................... 6 Card Installation ..................6 Audio Break-Out Cable Installation ............ 7 Making External Connections to the DMAN 2044 ......7 Configuring DMAN 2044 Input Gain ..........9 Software Installation ................... 10 Windows 95 Driver and Utility Installation ........10 Windows 98 Driver and Utility Installation ........
  • Page 2 Plug-and-Play (PnP) and Resources ..........28 PCI Interrupts ..................29 Recognizing an Interrupt Conflict ............. 29 Curing a Resource Conflict with a Legacy Card ........30 Troubleshooting ................... 31 Hardware Troubleshooting ..............31 Software Troubleshooting ..............33 Appendix A - Glossary of Terms ............... 34 Appendix B - Technical Specs ..............
  • Page 3: Fcc Class B/Ce Compliance

    FCC Class B/ CE Compliance WARNING: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a CLASS B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation.
  • Page 4: Introduction

    Introduction Congratulations on purchasing the DMAN 2044 Digital Audio Card and welcome to the world of digital hard disk recording. Please take the time to read this manual before installing your new card. This manual con- tains valuable information about the card's installation and operation. If you take the time now to familiarize yourself with the card's features, it can save a lot of time and frustration later.
  • Page 5: Quick Start

    Registration Card and mail or fax it to us. Registering your DMAN 2044 will help us to give you the best possible service and support. ** NOTE: Before installing the DMAN 2044, it is best to check your Device Manager’s Computer Properties (Control Panel/ System/ Device Manager /Computer /Properties) to verify that there is an available IRQ for the DMAN 2044 to install to.
  • Page 6: System Requirements

    DMAN 2044 Input Gain section) and set the jumpers on the DMAN 2044 card accordingly. If in doubt, use the factory settings. 4. Identify a PCI slot for installation of the DMAN 2044 audio card. There are primarily two types of slots in a PC compatible computer, ISA and PCI (although as of late 1997 there are some PC computers that have no ISA slots).
  • Page 7: Audio Break-Out Cable Installation

    Position the DMAN 2044 card over the chosen PCI slot and fit the card loosely over it with the DMAN 2044 card upright. Press the card gently but firmly downward into the slot until the card is com- pletely and squarely seated in the slot.
  • Page 8 DMAN 2044. Connect one or more of the DMAN 2044 output jacks to unbalanced input(s) of your mixer, amplifier, multimedia speakers, or whatever else you may be using to amplify and listen to the audio signals.
  • Page 9: Configuring Dman 2044 Input Gain

    DMAN 2044 Typical System Setup Configuring DMAN 2044 Input Gain Each DMAN 2044 audio input channel may be configured to accept either -10 dB or +4 dB signal levels. This configuration is accomplished by installing or removing a hardware jumper for each channel. An installed jumper (factory default) selects -10 dB;...
  • Page 10: Software Installation

    Windows 95 Driver & Utility Installation In order for you to use the DMAN 2044 with your Windows 95 applica- tions, you will be required to first load the DMAN 2044 Windows 95 soft- ware drivers. Follow the steps below for a no-hassle installation: 1.
  • Page 11 Click OK to install the DMAN 2044 driver software from the provid- ed Windows 95 Driver/Installation diskette. You will then be prompted for the Windows 95 Driver & Installation diskette (see figure below). Place the diskette into the A: drive and click OK.
  • Page 12 Windows Control Panel The DMAN 2044 Control icon should appear in your Control Panel. If not, then restart your computer and repeat from Step 1 again. Now double-click the System icon in the Control Panel. This should open the System Properties dialog box. Click on the Device Manager tab to reveal the Windows Device Manager.
  • Page 13 System Properties Dialog 5. Double-click the line Midiman DMAN 2044 device to expose the DMAN 2044 Properties page:...
  • Page 14: Dman 2044 Operation

    DMAN 2044 Operation Once the DMAN 2044 is physically installed in your computer, and the software drivers and utilities are installed, you are ready to put the DMAN 2044 to good use. This section will describe the general architec- ture of the DMAN 2044 hardware and how the various software drivers, utilities, and applications operate in conjunction with the DMAN 2044.
  • Page 15: Hardware Mixer Operation

    Hardware Mixer Operation The DMAN 2044 hardware mixer controls the playback levels of all 4 WAV audio streams, the levels of the input monitors, and the routing of the input monitors to output channels. Each hardware input (IN1, IN2,...
  • Page 16: Windows Playback Mixer

    Settings property page. Windows Playback Mixer The DMAN 2044 playback and monitor levels are handled by the mixer application (SNDVOL32) that is built into Windows. SNDVOL32 shows up as a little speaker icon on the Windows task bar. Double-clicking the...
  • Page 17: Dman 2044 Audio Settings Property Page

    The DMAN 2044 Audio Settings property page allows several DMAN 2044 functions to be configured. To display that page, click on the Windows Start button. Then select Settings | Control Panel | DMAN 2044 Control. The DMAN 2044 Properties page will be displayed:...
  • Page 18: Windows Multimedia Properties

    mode of operation that ensures synchronization between all four output ports. Typically, setting the sync switch is not necessary. However, if you notice OUT1/OUT2 either leading or lagging OUT3/OUT4, then you should try enabling this special sync logic. Windows Multimedia Properties Most of the standard applications that come with Windows (such as Windows Sound Recorder) use the audio configuration set up in the Windows Multimedia Properties page.
  • Page 19: Using Advanced 3Rd Party Applications

    Using Advanced 3rd Party Applications Sooner or later you will want to use the DMAN 2044 with some of the advanced 3rd party applications currently available. It is with these applica- tions that the DMAN 2044 becomes a true multi-track digital audio record- ing tool.
  • Page 20: Mac Installation

    Mac Installation System Requirements: • PCI bus slot • 120 Mhz or higher • System 7.55 or higher Please Note: Only 2 inputs can be used simultaneously on the Mac. When using the DMAN2044 with the standard Mac Sound Manager and NOT with Cubase, you can only play and record two channels (one stereo pair) at any one time in any configuration.
  • Page 21: Changing Sample Rates

    Panels under the Apple at the top left of your computer's screen) and doing the following: 1.) At the top of the Sound Control Panel select "Sound Out". 2.) Within the "Choose a device for playback:" box, click on the M2044 icon to select the DMAN2044 as the audio playback device.
  • Page 22: Asio Driver Installation

    DMAN2044 is NOT selected as either the record or playback device. You should probably set the playback and record devices to "Built-in". If mistakenly, the DMAN 2044 is set up as the play- back or record device in the Sound Control Panel, the Mac attempts to establish two sets of resources for the DMAN 2044 and the sound perfor- mance of the card will be compromised.
  • Page 23: For Cubase 3.Xx

    folder. If you are using Cubase VST version 4.xx drag ASIO 2044 v4 into the ASIO folder inside of the main Cubase folder. If the correct DMAN2044 ASIO driver is not placed inside of the ASIO folder you will not be able to properly access the DMAN2044 from with- in Cubase.
  • Page 24: Changing Sample Rates

    you want to record is plugged into desired inputs and that these inputs are correctly selected. Changing Sample Rates The Mac driver for the DMAN2044 supports two sample rates: 44.1 kHz and 48 kHz. If you are using Cubase 3.xx and wish to switch between these rates, do the following: 1.) Under the Cubase Audio menu go down and select System.
  • Page 25: Changing Sample Rates

    buttons which allow you to select which input pair (1 and 2 or 3 and 4) you wish to use as your inputs. You may now click on the desired pair and close this panel. 4.) You can now go to the Panels pull down menu and select “Audio Inputs”.
  • Page 26: Digital Recording Do's And Don'ts

    Using quality components and card design practices as in the DMAN 2044, the only way to make a noisy digital recording is to manually add the noise yourself! Digital Recording Do’s and Don’ts...
  • Page 27: Choosing And Audio Format

    Choosing an Audio Format The DMAN 2044 supports recording and playback in several audio for- mats. When selecting an audio format, you are usually trading off sound quality versus the amount of storage space the recorded audio will con- sume.
  • Page 28: Plug-And-Play (Pnp) And Resources

    Interrupt IBM PC Assigns This Interrupt To: IRQ2/9 2 NOT available in Windows 95. 9 sometimes available. IRQ3 COM2: Second Serial Port, sometimes available IRQ4 COM1: First Serial Port IRQ5 LPT2: Second Parallel Printer Port, usually available IRQ6 Floppy Disk Controller IRQ7 LPT1: 1st Parallel Printer Port IRQ8...
  • Page 29: Pci Interrupts

    PnP system is then aware of the “keep out” zones and avoids configur- ing PnP interface cards to those reserved resources. When your DMAN 2044 card’s driver is not able to properly install itself, you should first check what resources it is using, particularly the IRQ.
  • Page 30: Curing A Resource Conflict With A Legacy Card

    Resources tab to reveal the DMAN 2044 Resources page: DMAN 2044 Resources Page In the example above, the DMAN 2044 is using IRQ 9. If the IRQ is in conflict with another PnP device, the Conflicting Device list will identify the conflicting device.
  • Page 31: Troubleshooting

    Volume control misadjusted in the Windows Possible Cause 2: audio playback mixer. There is a playback volume slider for each DMAN 2044 output -- make sure the volumes are neither set too low nor muted. The audio application is not properly configured...
  • Page 32 Problem: Improper connections to the audio input(s) of the Possible Cause 1: DMAN 2044 card. Verify that the DMAN 2044 IN(s) are properly con- nected to an external audio source. The monitor volumes are set too low, or are Possible Cause 2: muted.
  • Page 33: Software Troubleshooting

    There is no record mixer associated with the DMAN Possible Cause: 2044. In order to obtain maximum dynamic range in its converters, the DMAN 2044 leaves the record levels at their maximum at all times. Input volume(s) should be adjusted to optimal settings at the audio source(s).
  • Page 34: Appendix A - Glossary Of Terms

    In an effort to eek out the best possible graphics Possible Cause 3: benchmark test results, many accelerated graphics cards hog the PCI bus in order to improve their performance. As a result, other hardware in the computer may be starved of bus and/or processor time. When starva- tion becomes bad enough, audio recording and/or playback can not keep up with the data requirements and this results in audible clicks, pops and other audio artifacts.
  • Page 35: Appendix B - Technical Specs

    Appendix B - Technical Specs Analog Audio Full-scale Input Signal: +14.9 dBu (+4 dB operation), +1.0 dBv (-10 dB operation). Full-scale Output Signal: 2 Volts RMS. Input Impedance: 10k ohms minimum. Frequency Response: 20 Hz - 22 kHz (± 0.5 dB). Channel Separation: 92 dB.
  • Page 36: Limited Lifetime Warranty

    Limited Lifetime Warranty MIDIMAN warrants that this product is free of defects in materials and workmanship under normal use so long as the product is: owned by the original purchaser; the original purchaser has proof of purchase from an authorized MIDIMAN dealer; and the purchaser has registered his/her ownership of the product by sending in the completed warranty card.